The New York Giants have a rogue player on their hands, and his name is Landon Collins. The star safety has always been open with the media, often publicly degrading teammates and attacking wayward players. The last victim of his tirade was Eli Apple in 2017, now, it’s Ereck Flowers and Ben McAdoo.
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What did Collins say?
Collins expressed his disdain over the Ereck Flowers situation, apparently stemming from the signing of left tackle Nate Solder. It was known with the old regime that Flowers had a soft ego, and now it’s in full effect as new GM Dave Gettleman has been openly frustrated with the former first-round pick’s carelessness.
Collins stated on WFAN that Flowers is ““upset with the Giants for signing Nate Solder.” He tried to reach out to the former left tackle but failed to make a connection. This could explain his absence from OTA’s, but, to be quite frank, the Giants are giving him another opportunity to revive his career at right tackle, and he’s completely blowing it. He must understand that he was a liability at LT and needed to be replaced. One of the most inspiring strengths is admitting when you need help or a change to be successful. Flowers has done the exact opposite.[sc name=”NYG Articles Thumbnail”]
How does Ben McAdoo fit into the equation?
In 2017, Ben McAdoo became the talk of the town after the locker room began to fall apart and players were leaving effort on the field. His actions were questionable, and the benching of Eli Manning attests to that sentiment. The consensus was that the former head coach had lost the respect of his players, but none seemed to turn on him.[sc name=”StubHub”]
Well, no longer! Collins has opened the floodgates to his feelings, and McAdoo’s struggles are now being opened up to the public.
The Giants’ safety was asked if McAdoo lost the respect of his players… Collins stated: “Yes, yes he did.”
Clearly, Collins feels comfortable opening up about the mismanagement of the team, and he must be quite snug with the new regimes game-plan. Although it’s not a good look for one of the Giants’ best players to openly attack current players and former coaches to the public, it’s something that needed to be said.