Ebs’ Hot Takes: New York Giants, New York Jets, Baker Mayfield, Cleveland Cavaliers

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WEST PITTSTON, PA – Who would have thought that through nine weeks the New York Jets and New York Giants would be going in opposites directions.

Well, maybe we all thought they’d be going in opposite directions but not this way. The Giants just got embarrassed by the Los Angeles Rams while the Jets got some revenge Thursday night against the Buffalo Bills.

I think I know where to start.

Enjoy a fresh set of Ebs’ Hot Takes.

Ben McAdoo has to go. It’s time.

Giants fans were excited when the team hired Ben McAdoo to replace Tom Coughlin, but after ending the team’s five-year playoff drought a season ago, the Giants are a complete disaster a year later.

At 1-7, the Giants look completely lost. Blown out 51-17 on Sunday, McAdoo looks like he’s lost control of his team.

He just suspended another one of his defensive play-makers for an undisclosed off-field violation and then when reporters asked him what he said to his team at halftime, down 27-10, the Giants coach didn’t have a response.

Then there’s this:

The idea of benching Eli Manning was even tossed around. Just stop. He’s the last person who deserves blame.

I know this team has severe injury problems, but an 1-7 start is unacceptable.

[Kyle Robertson/Dispatch]

Baker Mayfield is your 2017 Heisman Trophy winner. Yup. Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield locked up the Heisman Trophy over the weekend, after an historic performance against rival Oklahoma State.

Mayfield passed for almost 600 yards against the Cowboys. SIX HUNDRED YARDS! He threw for 598 yards, five touchdowns and two interceptions on 24 completions to be exact. The electric quarterback added another score with his feet too.

Mayfield and Oklahoma marched into Stillwater and in a battle of Heisman hopefuls (Mason Rudolph has also had a tremendous season) pulled off an impressive two-touchdown victory over No. 11 Oklahoma State.

With J.T. Barrett and Saquon Barkley suffering devastating losses while struggling and Sam Darnold and Lamar Jackson having underwhelming seasons, Mayfield is starting to pull away.

Don’t worry about the Cleveland Cavaliers. Was Sunday’s loss to the Atlanta Hawks bad? Yes. Absolutely. The Hawks are one of the worst teams in the NBA.

Am I worried about the Cleveland Cavaliers? Absolutely… Not.

LeBron James knows exactly what he’s doing.

Do the Cavs have flaws right now? They sure do. But there’s plenty of time to figure it out. Plus, this team, which is full of seasoned veterans, is well aware of what the regular season is about. It’s a formality.

Even though the Boston Celtics are off to a fast start, they’re not as good as Cleveland. You know it. I know it. They know it.

Oh, and this guy Isaiah Thomas hasn’t even played yet. He’s pretty good.

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DJ Eberle: The youngest of our team, DJ is also the largest. Offensive Tackle Large. In fact, this Albany native used OT for Western New England University – until he graduated in May of 2014. Like Junoir Blaber, he’s a regular on Rugby Wrap Up – his dad played rugby with The Matts. His cross to bear, however, is his love for the Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres. As for baseball and basketball, it’s the Yanks and Atlanta Hawks. Follow him on Twitter: @ByDJEberle.

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