Giants coach Ben McAdoo has not addressed the suspension with the team, according to players.
EAST RUTHERFORD — The Giants seem to be falling apart from the outside, but players say Thursday was business as usual after head coach Ben McAdoo suspended cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie indefinitely.
McAdoo did not address the team about his decision before or during practice, several players told NJ Advance Media. Some said they weren’t sure why McAdoo hasn’t spoken on the matter, while others admitted they were blindsided by the news and did not know until they were informed by reporters – both that he was suspended Wednesday, and that the suspension became indefinite Thursday.
The players spoke on the condition of anonymity in order to discuss team matters. The Giants have a team meeting later Thursday, but one player said he thinks it’s unlikely McAdoo would speak to the team then.
There has not been a players-only meeting to discuss the situation, nor is one expected or planned, according to several players.
“We have to get ready to win a football game,” one player said, referencing Sunday’s trip to face the Broncos in Denver.
The players said they wish Rodgers-Cromartie was with the team, but they accept McAdoo’s decision to suspend him. While McAdoo has not discussed his decision with the team, the fact Rodgers-Cromartie walked out the facility Wednesday is seen as justification for the suspension.
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One player said “it’s a business,” while another said the team “has no choice but to accept” McAdoo’s decision and move on.
Most Giants were hesitant to say much about Rodgers-Cromartie’s suspension on the record. Fellow cornerback Janoris Jenkins said “no comment” each time he was asked about his teammate. Defensive tackle Damon Harrison was forceful in saying the Giants don’t have to do anything …read more
Source:: New Jersey Real -Time Sports