Ben McAdoo Takes Massive Shot At Giants’ LT Nate Solder

It’s one thing to say a player needs to work on his craft, but it’s another to say they’re plain bad. Former New York Giants head coach, Ben McAdoo, made the expected mistake of taking a shot at a new player.

Left tackle Nate Solder, a player who has fought through cancer and didn’t let up a sack after week two in 2017, was put down by McAdoo, the coach who was fired for making every wrong decision possible.

According to the NY Post:

“Getting a left tackle in there will help them in a lot of ways,” said McAdoo. “I don’t think (Solder’s) a very good player, but I think it will help them in a lot of ways where they needed help in that room in the past and they haven’t had anyone to do that.”

Wait a second… Solder isn’t a very good player but he’s going to help them in ways that nobody else could? That sounds about right coming from good ole McAdoo.

Ben didn’t stop there, as he continued on to Ereck Flowers, who struggled at left tackle for the Giants during the former coach’s reign. He proceeded to break down why Flowers is so porous at tackle and why switching to the right won’t make a difference.

“(Flowers) can’t bend, you got to be able to bend,” said McAdoo. “You can run around him on (the right side) just like you can on the other side, Eli just gets to see it, which may help Eli. It’s not the blind side, it’s in his vision, so if he’s comfortable with what’s going on over on the left side, it can help him move in the pocket a little bit better.”

Giants Make Two Big Free Agency Signings On Opening day

The New York Giants surely weren’t demoralized after losing out on All-Pro left guard Andrew Norwell to the Jacksonville Jaguars.

To kick-off the first legal day to sign players, the Giants and general manager Dave Gettleman went straight after positions of need.

Gettleman has earned the signings of former Arizona Cardinal’s LB Kareem Martin, and left tackle for the Patriots Nate Solder.

The Martin Signing:

The financial details aren’t yet available, but Martin’s signing gives the Giants a boost of familiarity in the middle of the field, as he’s a James Bettcher product.

Bringing in a guy that knows the new system is a good look for Gettleman, as he’s approaching this free agency with a steady mindset. Signing players because they’re good on a specific team doesn’t mean they will work well in any given system.

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His addressing of the linebacker corps with physical players is a good start, and Martin will play a key role on the special teams as well.

The Solder Signing:

Solder is coming to New York! But for a hefty price-tag…

Grabbing the left tackle will surely solidify the line for Eli Manning and co. but is it worth $15 million per-season? We will find out.

Solder played in every game last season, suring up a line that was oft-injured in 2017. He brings experience, grit and intelligence to a line that is made up of predominantly youth going forward.

But holy crap… $15 million per-season is absurd.

The bad news:

The Giants have about zero dollars left to play with. Cuts WILL be made.