Giants ownership apologizes to season-ticket holders in letter
New York Giants ownership recognizes the team’s season-ticket holders are profoundly — and rightfully — disappointed with the nightmarish season the team has endured. Perhaps a letter to that embittered party would help smooth things out, which is the angle Giants owners initially have opted to take.
The Giants of course earlier this week fired head coach Ben McAdoo and general manager Jerry Reese, moves which presumably were precipitated by the bungled benching of Eli Manning.
The letter, signed by John Mara and Steve Titsch, apologizes for an “extremely disappointing” season with a look to the future.
“Dear (Giants fan),
“Today, we made the difficult decision to relieve head coach Ben McAdoo and general manager Jerry Reese of their duties. This season has been extremely disappointing for our organization, and we determined now was the right time to make these changes.
“Steve Spagnuolo, our defensive coordinator and a former NFL head coach, will serve as interim coach for the remainder of the season. Kevin Abrams, our assistant general manager for the last 16 years, will assume the duties of interim general manager. As owners of this franchise, our goal is to deliver the highest quality of football to you, and we know we have fallen short of that goal this season. We will conduct a diligent and thorough search for a new head coach and general manager.
We know you and all of our fans have been frustrated this year, and many of you have voiced your disappointment and displeasure. Your passion for our franchise does not go unnoticed, and we appreciate your continued support as we move forward to provide you with a renewed sense of Giants Pride.”
To say the Giants’ season has been a disaster would be an understatement. At 2-10, the team will return to Manning as starter after his benching last week, a move that was seen as unforgivable by Giants fans and the NFL world at large.
That said, at least Mara already has some experience with writing letters to disgruntled fans from earlier this season. That’s something, albeit not a good thing, really.