Ben McAdoo couldn’t manage to save his job — or that of his boss.
With McAdoo’s job on the line, Smith went 21 of 34 for 212 yards and a touchdown but turned the ball over twice on fumbles in a less than impressive performance.
According to NFL Network, Manning is expected to resume his starting role under center Sunday against the Cowboys.
McAdoo, 40, was named the Giants’ head coach in January 2016 after spending the previous two years serving as the team’s offensive coordinator. He led the team to an 11-5 record and a playoff berth last season.
Prior to his stint in New York, McAdoo held various coaching positions with the Packers (2006-13), 49ers (2005) and Saints (2004).
Reese, 54, was promoted to the GM position in January 2007 after working in the Giants’ front office since 1994.
“All I know is I was running a corner route, and when that DB came in and I got off on him, I knew I was gone,” Miller said. “I felt my leg pop. I wasn’t sure it was that bad. I knew I had an injury, but in my mind it was just hold onto the ball as long as you can.”
The injury happened in the third quarter of the game when Miller made an incredible one-handed catch in the end zone. The play was initially ruled a touchdown, but a replay review overturned the call as he was carted off the field with his leg in an aircast.
Said another club official to ESPN: “I think the perspective of the commissioner’s office has been, ‘Hey, we set up this system to limit your [financial] exposure, so you need to play by the rules.'”