The bye week wasn’t welcomed by Ben McAdoo, the New York Giants head coach instead preferring the rhythm and cadence of the NFL regular season. This in a season for the first-year head coach where he admits to having to put out “dumpster fires,” something he said he fully expected was part of the job.
From Odell Beckham’s many and varied antics this year to Ereck Flowers allegedly threatening a reporter to Josh Brown’s suspension and then dismissal from the team due to domestic violence, McAdoo’s first year with the Giants has been anything but smooth sailing. But as he heads into a Sunday game against the Philadelphia Eagles and their own rookie head coach, McAdoo said he expected some choppy waters as a head coach.
He likely didn’t expect to be seasick as much, truth be told.
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But the drama and issues are simply, he says, part of the job.
“You knew going in that there were going to be three dumpster fires every day and you deal with them as they come,” McAdoo said on Wednesday. “A lot of things cross your desk that you don’t want to deal with, but it is part of the job and you handle it and you move on. You stay consistent, you stay in the moment and you keep everyone’s best interest in mind.”
It could be worse for McAdoo. He could be head coach of the New York Jets.