Players upset with anonymous report ripping McAdoo

FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2017, file photo, New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning leaves the field after the team's NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks in East Rutherford, N.J. Manning is set to start his 208th consecutive game, tying big brother Peyton for the second longest streak by a quarterback. The Giants play the San Francisco 49ers this week. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun, File)

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Ben McAdoo and players are in a defensive mode after published comments by two anonymous New York Giants players that the second-year coach has lost the team and guys are giving up in the wake of a 1-7 start.

The ESPN report also quoted a player as saying the guys are giving up on the season, the coach is not a leader, that he is handing out more fines this season and that they did not like his policy of having players work out at 80 percent the day before a game.

McAdoo, who usually does not talk to the media on Thursdays, changed his routine. He said he has an open-door policy for anyone who wants to vent.

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