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Published: Tue, December 05, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Giants fire coach McAdoo, GM Reese

Giants fire coach McAdoo, GM Reese

Last week, McAdoo refused to say if this was the end of the Manning era.

The New York Giants fired second-year head coach Ben McAdoo in a housecleaning on Monday morning, less than a week after the benching of quarterback Eli Manning created a backlash from fans. He was 13-15 in less than two seasons and 0-1 in the postseason, and his dismissal doesn't come as a surprise. Afterwards, McAdoo told reporters that "I'm going to coach this team as long as my key card works". It did not sit well with plenty of people, especially among those within the camp of the Giants, who have many ex-players voicing out their displeasure about what they thought of as a disrespectful move to the two-time Super Bowl champion signal-caller.

The Giants also fired general manager Jerry Reese, who becomes the first GM known to be let go in-season by the team. The report comes mere hours after the Giants fired their head coach and general manager with four games left in a 2-10 season.

Spagnuolo already had a stint as an National Football League head coach. "About time", he tweeted.

McAdoo originally joined the-coach Tom Coughlin's staff in 2014 and served as the offensive coordinator for two seasons.

After a 2016 campaign going 11-5 and owning one of the best defenses in the National Football League, the Giants started 2-10 behind an offense netting 4.8 yards per play while boasting an injured reserve list that is now 16 players long. That nearly certainly played a role in the franchise's decision to fire both McAdoo and Reese, but given the Giants' placement in the standings, it didn't seem like Manning was getting his job back.

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