"I'm not going to lie to you, but I don't necessarily have to tell you the truth, either." -- Ben McAdoo The Giants coach made the above statement while declining to disclose the team's play-caller during an interview with WFAN's Mike Francesa in May. McAdoo considers the identity of the play-caller a competitive advantage, so it's understandable that he doesn't want to share that information publicly. But it's much more difficult to grasp why McAdoo was misleading when asked Monday about the absence of three players from the team's first post-bye practice. "We had a few guys that were excused for personal reasons today," McAdoo said of cornerback Janoris Jenkins, cornerback Eli Apple and running back Paul Perkins. McAdoo added that he expected all three players to report for the team's next practice on Wednesday. But when the Giants announced Jenkins' indefinite suspension for a violation of team rules on Tuesday, McAdoo said, "At that point (on Monday), neither myself nor any of the coaches had heard from Jackrabbit." How, then, could McAdoo excuse Jenkins' absence if none of the coaches had communicated with the All-Pro cornerback? Jenkins, Apple and Perkins were at the team's facility on Tuesday, according to a person familiar with the situation. Apple and Perkins had informed McAdoo of travel issues before missing Monday's practice, according to a person familiar with the situation.
Giants' Ben McAdoo further erodes credibility with misleading comments
Newark Star-Ledger | Nov 1