Giants quarterback Eli Manning said he has no hard feelings toward former head coach Ben McAdoo or GM Jerry Reese after the franchise's co-owners, John Mara and Steve Tisch, fired them Monday morning amid New York's 2-10 start to the season.
Manning told WFAN's Mike Francesa that he was "surprised and shocked" by McAdoo's decision to bench him last week in favor of Geno Smith for Sunday's 24-17 loss to the Oakland Raiders, but said given the Giants had lost nine of the first 11 games of the season, "You've got to be willing to accept the consequences of that."
When asked his thoughts on the Giants' decision to clean house, Manning said that was not something he thought about.
"I'm not happy about Jerry Reese getting fired or Ben McAdoo getting fired," said Manning, who credited Reese for helping build the rosters that led the Giants to two Super Bowls and McAdoo for revitalizing New York's offense. "That wasn't what I wanted."