NFC East: Former Giants HC talks down about the Eagles
Former New York Giants Head Coach Ben McAdoo seems bitter about the Philadelphia Eagles recent success.
The last person who should be talking down about the Philadelphia Eagles is Ben McAdoo. Of course, Ben McAdoo has recently had some negative thoughts towards to Eagles. You guys do remember Ben McAdoo, right? The former New York Giants Head Coach who was hired at the same time as Doug Pederson and fired midway through the second season of him calling the shots. Fortunately, the Eagles dodged a bullet when they hired Pederson back in 2016 since McAdoo was considered.
It’s been a while since McAdoo has spoken to the media. Well, he couldn’t stay silent forever. In an interview with The New York Post, McAdoo spoke out about multiple topics. The topic that stood out most to Eagles fans obviously had something to do with his belief in the Giants winning the division next season.
You heard that right. McAdoo believes the team who is coming off of a two-win season will dethrone the reigning Super Bowl champions in 2018. The Giants will definitely be better this year, but to assume that they will lock in the NFC East after last year’s train wreck is flat out insane. But apparently McAdoo does not believe the Eagles know how to handle success. Here’s what he had to say about the state of the NFC East.
"“I think they’re gonna win the division,” McAdoo told The Post.“I think Philly, how much success has Philly had?” McAdoo said. “I think they’re gonna have a hard time handling success. Dallas, I like their offensive line, but how long have we been saying that? Their defense, they got a bunch of young guys playing DB, Sean Lee is banged up a lot, and their D-line, they got a bunch of guys getting in trouble all the time. And Washington is Washington, right?”"
Surprisingly, McAdoo has nothing but positive things to say about the team that fired him. That is quite shocking considering from the outside looking in things seemed sort of messy in New York. Whether he’s biased towards the Giants or not though, the last thing he should be talking about is the Eagles and success.
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Only time will tell if the Eagles can handle success or not. Seeing how they handled adversity last season, it is doubtful that a Super Bowl victory will go to their heads. This just sounds like another outsider that is wishing the Eagles fail by distractions. If we see the team as motivated as last season, then there should be no worries about the NFC East champions repeating that title.