Welcome to The Truda Report everybody. Today I just wanted to highlight a couple big stories that came out today in the NFL. Hopefully tomorrow I can get out my game analysis article for Week 13. Make sure to share this as it helps TTR grow.
Giants Shake Things Up: Today the New York Giants made what seems like every fan of their team happy by ending Ben McAdoo's stint as head coach. He went 13-15 over the almost two season long job, going 2-10 this season. The Giants also fired General Manager Jerry Reese, who won two Super Bowls with the team. This move came with some backlash, but I agree with the decision. He had failed for years to put together a respectable offensive line, hindering the offense almost ineffective on multiple occasions. Steve Spagnuolo, the teams defensive coordinator, is taking over as interim head coach to finish the season. Personally, I'm happy for Spagnuolo as he was the defensive coordinator for their Super Bowl winning team in 2007. Hopefully these moves start a successful turnaround for New York.
Rob Gronkowski Suspended: Today the NFL suspended Rob Gronkowski for what Max Kellerman called, "the worst hit I've seen all year." After Tre'Davious White picked off Tom Brady, Gronk ran over to where White was on the ground and dove, elbow first, into the upper back/head area. It was a hard and dirty hit, but Gronkowski wasn't ejected (because Patriots are favored by the referees...not a hunch it's a fact). This suspension will mean that Gronk misses next week's Monday Night Football match up against the Dolphins, who are fighting for their lives right now. After beating Denver this week, if Miami can win at home against the Pats they are back in the Playoff picture, so that should be a hard fought game. The loss of Gronk would be big for the Patriots, so Pats fans should hope his appeal goes through this week. I'll make sure to keep everyone posted.
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