Published: Tue, November 14, 2017
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Ben McAdoo's seat gets warmer with NY Giants' loss to winless 49ers

While traditional heavyweights such as the Seattle Seahawks, Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys are not yet out of the mix, some new teams are staking a serious claim when it comes to making a run all the way to Super Bowl 52.

"They all proceeded, grim-faced, to the team bus after the latest in a season saturated with embarrassing moments - 49ers 31, Giants 21 on Sunday at Levi's Stadium".

Do it now or at the end of the 2017 season, that is the question. As a team, the Cowboys gave up eight sacks on the night having entered the game with just 10 conceded on the entire season.

"It's definitely shocking to lose to that team that we just lost to", Giants offensive lineman Justin Pugh, a Syracuse University alum, said. "Everything we should have done, I felt we did not do it".

If New York pulls the trigger on firing McAdoo during the season it would represent a break from protocol.

Shanahan has been tasked with turning around a team that won just two games last season. We're not a good team right now. "Doing some good things, in the first half I thought we came out well and moved the ball well and the second half just didn't execute well enough". We've gotta be able to compete and hang around until the end and pull out a victory at the end.

The Giants have never fired a general manager during a season.

The relentless NY media is pounding the "Fire McAdoo" message.

But McAdoo wasn't the only part of the Giants that set Francesa's hair on fire. But even he had to admit, after re-watching Sunday's lackluster 31-21 loss to the 49ers, that there was something missing from some defensive players.

It appears that this will continue to be the case heading into Week 11 as 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan revealed that there is no current plan in place to ease Garopollo into the fold as the eventual starting quarterback, according to Scott Ostler of the San Francisco Chronicle.

"When Giants coach Ben McAdoo got to the bus, he was admitted on board without incident".

Columnists and fans are calling for his head, but Giants owners John Mara and Steve Tisch gave a statement of support for Ben McAdoo on Monday. It's the biggest play of the 49ers season and helped the team land their first win.

Sports-talk radio in New York City should be a fun listen this week.

"What situation?" McAdoo said emphatically. "We appreciate the hard work he and the staff put in each and every week for us". McAdoo called it "fake news" during his Friday press conference and then denied it being an issue that caused him concern after Sunday's loss to the 49ers.

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