The loss condemned NY to a 1-8 start and it feels like head coach Ben McAdoo has officially lost his team. He's on the proverbial hot seat as the losses pile up on his resume.
The 49ers removed the monkey off their back with a 31-21 victory over the New York Giants. McAdoo admitted afterwards he was outcoached. Why?
He not only hurt the Giants on that 83-yard play, the 49ers' longest touchdown pass since 2005, but on the 49ers' next touchdown, a 47-yard pass play to Garrett Celek, Goodwin sprung Celek with a crunching block at the 25.
"That doesn't have anything to do with anything", McAdoo said of his job security.
Francesa opened his show Monday by going after the Giants following their 31-21 loss to the 49ers, who had previously not won a game until Sunday. We need to go take a long hard look at the tap, at the game, make sure we get everything corrected and be honest with each other.
Fans are disgusted with McAdoo not only because of this week's loss - his offense has struggled dating to past year. The team seems to have hit rock bottom several times this season and there are still seven games left.
There has also been enough drama to validate his belief that a head coach puts out fires on a daily basis.
It's clear that McAdoo has lost this team as anonymous players have spoken out against him and have sent text messages to various members of the media on how the players have given up on him.
It has the heat turned up on the coach, and made it a situation that will receive a lot of attention as the Giants' season continues to spiral out of control.
McAdoo said he would not "throw anyone under the bus" by pointing out the specific plays he was concerned about, but surely a few belonged to cornerback Janoris Jenkins.
"His desire to finish consistently needs to show up, and we need to get the guys on the ground", McAdoo said. We knew we were going to face a hungry young football team today. Same for general manager Jerry Reese, who declined to speak to reporters when asked on his way out of the locker room. Still, they get kudos for proving they aren't on the sleepwalking Giants level. They've lost their past three games by a combined 61 points.
Justin Pugh played half a game in his return from a sore back and may miss an even more extended period after aggravating it Sunday. It's the players who are on the field.
Can you put into words how shocking it is to be 1-8 after the expectations coming in? "It doesn't matter what scheme you're in". While I guess there's still a possibility, head coach Kyle Shanahan said that he doesn't have a plan yet for Garoppolo to start. The Giants went 11-5 and ended a five-year playoff drought last year.