NYDailyNews The Giants have suspended Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, and the cornerback — who left the team — said he and Ben McAdoo had an altercation during Sunday’s loss to the Chargers. Rodgers-Cromartie told ESPN Wedneday afternoon that his argument with McAdoo was over playing or not playing. While he told the network that he handled the issue the wrong way, the cornerback said “but to sit me a game had me hot, so I left.” He added to ESPN that he left because what McAdoo said “was BS.” McAdoo told reporters Wednesday that he had a personal conversation with Rodgers-Cromartie, and on Wednesday morning, the veteran corner decided to leave the team. McAdoo said the Giants therefore would be suspending Rodgers-Cromartie but didn’t provide further information. Rodgers-Cromartie signed a five-year, $35 million deal with the Giants before the 2014 season. He was scheduled to become a free agent after the 2018 campaign.
Just when you thought the season from hell could not get any worse for the (0-5) New York Giants, defensive back Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie has left the team, and the team has in turn suspended him indefinitely. Rodgers-Cromartie, who is no longer a starter, was unhappy about playing time following Sunday’s home loss to the Los Angeles Chargers and got into an argument with head coach Ben McAdoo in the locker room. McAdoo met with Rodgers-Cromartie on Wednesday, at which point Rodgers-Cromartie informed McAdoo that he was leaving the team, and the team suspended him.
With the New York Giants shockingly winless, it seems that head coach Ben McAdoo has lost the team, and it would not be surprising if he was fired shortly. General manager Jerry Reese, who failed to repair a dismal offensive line and made luxury draft picks and offseason signings instead, could follow shortly after. NFL trades are rare, but it would not be surprised if the Giants trade several veterans to contenders at the trade deadline, in exchange for draft picks they can use to rebuild.
This version of the New York Giants led by quarterback Eli Manning was extremely successful and produced two Super Bowls, but it is time for an organizational overhaul, and what Giants fans hope is a quick rebuild. As a Giants fan, I find myself watching top prospect quarterbacks like Sam Darnold and Josh Rosen, as I fantasize about what the Giants will do with their early draft pick next spring. It was a great era, but it’s over, and it’s time for a rebuild.