Ben McAdoo refused to grade Eli Manning’s performance from last week, but the Giants head coach was critical of his quarterback in his weekly Q and A with Giants.com.
While discussing if Manning should take more chances downfield, McAdoo said sometimes you need to dump the ball off to the receivers and let them do the work.
He then mentioned Manning’s costly interception in the fourth quarter.
“We had the interception on a drive where we are still in the ballgame,” McAdoo said. “We had a chance to go down and score. We were getting close to midfield and if we just dumped the ball down there and continued to get north and south after the catch, we have a chance to go down and put points on the board.
“Sometimes, that’s what you have to do in those types of ballgames, where if they are dropping seven or eight with a lot of depth and rallying to the ball with vision, you have to set deep in the pocket, buy some time, and check the ball down and let the guys work for you there.”
McAdoo said he’s not worried about hurting feelings and that communication is key if they want to be successful.
“We don’t have time to handle things with kid gloves on here,” he said. “We’re going to be open and honest with our communication. We’re critical with ourselves as coaches and we expect the players to be critical of themselves. That’s the best way to…
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