Ben McAdoo fiasco teaches Giants owner John Mara valuable lesson


SportsPulse: NFL insider Jarrett Bell discusses the major shakeups taking place for the New York Giants.

When Ben McAdoo was promoted nearly two years ago to succeed Tom Coughlin, the New York Giants thought they were catching a rising star. After all, while coordinating Coughlin’s offense for two years, McAdoo was apparently known around the team’s headquarters as “a young Andy Reid.”

Turns out, he was hardly the next Reid. Nor the next Mike Tomlin. Or Sean Payton.

Now McAdoo, 40, is another example of what happens when teams whiff after projecting that a first-time head coach will blossom into a long-term solution.

This looks like a Giant-sized regret.

“I don’t think so,” Giants co-owner John Mara maintained Monday, when McAdoo and general manager Jerry Reese were cast aside. “That’s semantics. I thought that he was the right guy for the job.”

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