The New York Giants got off to a fast start this season, winning their first two games and sitting in a tie for first place in the NFC East. But since then, they’ve hit a rough patch, losing their last three games and falling to last place in the NFC East.
Rookie head coach Ben McAdoo tried to pump up his team to get them out of this funk by playing them a clip from Step Brothers. As if using a Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly comedy classic to motivate a football team isn’t strange enough, the scene McAdoo chose was downright bizarre. This, of all things, is what McAdoo went with to get his squad fired up.
According to the New York Post, here’s the message that McAdoo was trying to convey.
“Baltimore’s a very physical team, and we just want to make sure we’re ready for that when they come in here on Sunday and we show how physical and heavy-handed of a football we can be.”
Also courtesy of the Post, here’s what a couple of Giants players thought about the Step Brothers clip.
“Basically he said was, ‘They’re gonna try to come in and try to bully us,’ ” Dwayne Harris said. “We’re at our house, and we gotta come out and just play like it’s our house.”
Big Blue’s skid started by not defending MetLife Stadium from the Redskins. I asked Justin Pugh what he thought of the Step Brothers video.
“I thought it was funny,” he said.
What was funny about it?
“They’re licking white dogs—-,” Pugh said, and laughed. “How do you not laugh at that, you know what I mean? He’s got a belly full of white dogs—-, that’s funny.”
Asked what he took from it, Pugh said: “That this team’s gonna come in, they got some veteran guys, they’re gonna be bullies. But this is our house. This is our stadium. We set the tone, and we gotta come out and do that early in this game.”
I still don’t know what the hell McAdoo was thinking. Literally any other Step Brothers clip would’ve been better than watching Brennan Huff and Dale Doback get their ass kicked by kids. If he wanted his team to stand up to bullies, he should’ve just played the clip where Dale punches Derek Huff in the face and knocks him off the tree house. Or, he could’ve showed them the scene where Brennan comes to Dale’s aid at the Catalina Wine Mixer to demonstrate the importance of teamwork.
McAdoo is such a goddamn moron it’s unbelievable. He better show his team how Brennan and Dale got revenge on those kids or the Ravens are going to beat them by a million points on Sunday.