Ben McAdoo presided over last week’s benching of Eli Manning, a move that went over so well with everyone McAdoo was fired today.

Ian Rapoport was certainly plugged into the McAdoo situation, as evidenced by his tweet from earlier in the day:

This perhaps sums up Ben McAdoo in perfect fashion: come up with a highly questionable plan, execute it terribly and with minimal communication or apparent thought about optics, the locker room, or how ownership could react.

And then it failed miserably, perhaps even spectacularly, to the point that McAdoo wasn’t the only person shown the big blue door:

Giants ownership didn’t mess around here. Even if Eli Manning retires or heads elsewhere this offseason, he’ll have outlasted the head coach and GM that presided over this late season shitshow of moves. It’s tough to get fired before the end of the year, even when the team is clearly not going anywhere; if it were easy, John Fox would have been dumped on the sidelines after he challenged his way from first and goal to a Packers touchback.

This opens up prime positions in the front office and on the sidelines for a marquee NFL franchise, and kicks off the season of turnover that tends to happen every offseason. With the Bears job likely opening as well, there will be two major market franchises looking for coaches, with more potentially opening up in short order.

At a certain point, perhaps NFL teams will realize they’ve been entrusting billion-dollar enterprises to people with the decision-making and management skills of, well, Ben McAdoo, and look to hire coaches who have sense enough to not go out in public with a haircut like that.

Reese has two Super Bowl rings, having been with the Giants since 1994, and having served as GM since 2007, but McAdoo’s tenure was so disastrous it was enough for the Mara family to hold Reese accountable; this team was 11-5 just last year, after all. Now a new GM will spearhead a rebuild, which likely means finding a successor to Manning, whether or not he comes back next season.

About Jay Rigdon

Jay is a writer and editor for The Comeback, and a contributor at Awful Announcing. He is not a strong swimmer.

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    I know it’s still early, but we can all go home now. The absolute best analysis of this firing has been crystalized in this paragraph:
    “…At a certain point, perhaps NFL teams will realize they’ve been entrusting billion-dollar enterprises to people with the decision-making and management skills of, well, Ben McAdoo, and look to hire coaches who have sense enough to not go out in public with a haircut like that…”
    Well done Jay. I tap my stick on the ice for you sir.