New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo didn’t mince any words or spare anyone’s feelings as to who he thought was mainly to blame for their Monday night debacle against Detroit.
“Sloppy quarterback play,” McAdoo said after the game. “Quarterback and center need to be on the same page there. We need to get the ball snapped.”
He was mainly talking about a specific play – trailing by 10 on fourth-and-goal at the Lions’ 2-yard line, Eli wasted time resulting in a delay of game and a subsequent field goal.
“Because we have a veteran quarterback who has played a lot of football and I expect us to get the ball snapped,” McAdoo added. “Usually the clock goes from 3-2-1-0. Once it hits zero [the officials] look at the ball and look at the clock, usually it has to tick once it hits zero to get the ball snapped without it being a delay of game. I thought we had a chance to get it off.”