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Giants co-owners: 'Ben McAdoo is our head coach,' no in-season changes coming

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SAN FRANCISCO — Ben McAdoo is safe. 

For now, at least. 

In a uncharacteristic gesture that underlines the grave state the Giants find themselves in, co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch released a joint statement Monday expressing their support in McAdoo after his team fell to 1-8 on Sunday with an ugly 31-21 loss to the previously-winless 49ers at Levi’s Stadium.

The statement is far from a vote of confidence – Mara and Tisch make it very clear changes could come at the end of the regular season – but their comments indicate McAdoo is at least guaranteed to finish the final seven games of the season. 

Mara and Tisch had previously voiced support for McAdoo at the NFL fall owners meeting in October.

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The team says the statement was “issued in response to media inquiries about the team’s 1-8 record, the team’s performance of the past two weeks in losses to the Rams (a 51-17 loss at home on Nov. 5) and 49ers, and regarding status of head coach Ben McAdoo.”

Here is the statement:

Ben McAdoo is our head coach and has our support. We are in the midst of an extremely disappointing season. Our performance this year, particularly the past two weeks, is inexcusable and frustrating. While we appreciate that our fans are unhappy with what has occurred, nobody is more upset than we are.

Our plan is to do what we have always done, which is to not offer a running commentary on the season. It is our responsibility to determine the reasons for our poor performance and at the end of the year, we will evaluate the 2017 season in its entirety and make a determination on how we move forward.

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