Sports Giants suspend Rodgers-Cromartie indefinitely after McAdoo meeting

21:02  12 october  2017
21:02  12 october  2017 Source:   theScore

Ben McAdoo concerned about Giants ‘going numb’

  Ben McAdoo concerned about Giants ‘going numb’ The New York Giants would have to overcome incredible odds to reach the postseason now that they have lost their first four games, and their head coach is concerned that his players could pack it in. In a conference call with reporters on Monday, Ben McAdoo said the Giants have the talent to dig themselves out of a hole but admitted he worries about the team “going numb.” “It’s fight-or-flight time,” McAdoo said, per James Kratch of NJ.com. “We have talented men of integrity in the locker room. It’s not going to be easy. But we have to go out there and we have to fight. I expect us to fight. We have character in the building, upstairs and down. I expect us to go out there and fight. “The biggest thing I get concerned about is just guys going numb. We can’t go numb. We can never accept this. You’ve got to fight through it. You’ve got to work for that first one. Work for the first win.” The Giants were expected to have a solid defense this year, and the sky was seemingly the limit for their offense after they added Brandon Marshall to a receiving corps that includes superstar Odell Beckham Jr. and breakout candidate Sterling Shepard. Needless to say, the team is in a tailspin after a brutal 25-23 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. “It’s hard to win in this league,” McAdoo added. “When things aren’t going well, you have to dot your I’s and cross your T’s, and you have to play fundamentally sound football. We haven’t done that. It’s no reflection of the team. It’s just not surprising when things aren’t going well that you really have to buckle down.” Most of the players in New York’s locker room would probably echo the statements recently made by Beckham. The only thing the G-Men can do now is try to make history.

Giants CB Dominique Rodgers - Cromartie remains suspended indefinitely after McAdoo meeting . Dominique Rodgers - Cromartie met with coach Ben McAdoo Thursday morning and was informed the timetable for his suspension remains indefinite .

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — The New York Giants suspended veteran Dominque Rodgers - Cromartie after the cornerback left the team’s facilities before practice on Wednesday. Coach Ben McAdoo announced the indefinite suspension after practice.

New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo informed cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie that he will be suspended indefinitely in a meeting Thursday, the team confirmed following a report from Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

Under the collective bargaining agreement, the Giants can sideline the veteran for a maximum of four weeks, added Rapoport.

Rodgers-Cromartie returned to the team facility Thursday following an argument with McAdoo last week over his playing time.

  Giants suspend Rodgers-Cromartie indefinitely after McAdoo meeting © Robert Deutsch / USA TODAY Sports

The veteran threw his helmet after being taken off the field in Sunday's loss to the Los Angeles Chargers due to an injury, according to Jordan Raanan of ESPN. After being informed he would be inactive for Week 6, Cromartie left the team, leading to his initial suspension.

Rodgers-Cromartie stands to lose $410,588 each week he is suspended, according to Raanan.

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