Giants Football Mess Continues in Lost Season as Jack Rabbit Jenkins is Suspended

Published on: 31st October, 2017

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Pro Bowl cornerback Janoris Jenkins has been suspended indefinitely for violation of team rules, the Giants announced today. The suspension takes effect immediately, meaning Jenkins will miss Sunday’s home game against the Los Angeles Rams.

The Giants returned to the Quest Diagnostics Training Center on Monday following their bye week. Jenkins was not in attendance on Monday. At the time, McAdoo said he had been excused for personal reasons.

“At that point, neither myself nor any of the coaches had heard from Jackrabbit,” McAdoo said. “I did not speak with him directly until Tuesday morning.”

“As a member of this team, there are standards and we have responsibilities and obligations,” said coach Ben McAdoo. “When we don’t fulfill those obligations, there are consequences. As I have said before, we do not like to handle our team discipline publicly. There are times when it is unavoidable, and this is one of those times.”

This continues a season in which the Giants have not played well under the watch of the second-year head coach, McAdoo. After an 11-5 season and a playoff appearance in McAdoo’s first year as head man, his control over this team seems to have withered away in one fell swoop.

Earlier this season,  Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, another veteran cornerback, was also suspended indefinitely for a violation of team rules after he was told he would be benched for his actions late in a loss to the Los Angeles Chargers and then eventually walked out of a team meeting.

When the veterans on a football team are not responding to the coaching staff, it sets a terrible precedent for the young players, who ideally learn about professionalism from the vets. This Giants squad does not have the type of veteran leadership that projects towards championship contention.

McAdoo’s inability to control star wide receiver, Odell Beckham, Jr. has created a cancer in their locker room, as other players have privately wondered why Beckham gets preferential treatment from the organization.

New York Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins suspended

The Giants (1-6) disappointing season where they have dealt with multiple suspensions and the loss of a good chunk of their receiving corps for the season in Beckham Jr. and Brandon Marshall is putting McAdoo’s job security up for question. 

If there is one thing John Mara learned from his father, Wellington, about running the Giants, it’s that November and December games need to be important, and not just playing out the string kinds of events. If Mara sees thousands of empty seats at Met Life Stadium in these coming weeks, the betting is one McAdoo being a two-year experiment gone bad. He will be out the door. 

 

Jenkins was informed of the suspension on Tuesday. McAdoo said that he will review the status of the suspension at the beginning of next week.

 

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