Eli Manning OK with coach’s criticism: ‘It’s all for the better of the team’

Eli Manning OK with coach’s criticism: ‘It’s all for the better of the team’

New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo’s blatant under-the-bus throw of QB Eli Manning after Monday night’s debacle against Detroit had many envisioning bad blood territory has been reached in the Big Apple with no chance of return to normalcy.

But not so fast – Manning, at least publicly, is OK with McAdoo’s “sloppy quarterback play” slight…

“He knows I can take it. If you’ve played 14 years in New York, you’ve been criticized,” Manning said, per the team’s official website. “You can take pretty much whatever they throw at you. So Coach McAdoo and I are on the same page and anything he says — whether it’s to the media, to me, to the team — it’s all for the better of the team and I’m okay with it.”

“It’s part of being in the NFL,” he added. “You can’t be sensitive and I think everyone’s gotten very sensitive — players and everybody. If someone says anything negative about you, or you did something wrong, then you’ve got a problem. Coach McAdoo and I have a great relationship. I think he understands that. I told him when he first got here, ‘I enjoy being coached, if I screw something up, let me know.’ I want to be coached, so we talked about things and there’s some things I’ve got to do that I’ve got to be better at.”