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Ben McAdoo plays Step Brothers scene to motivate his players

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Every team has their individual way of motivating their players before each game so that they perform at the best level possible. Every head coach usually has their own unique way.

The same applies for recently appointed New York Giants head coach Bem McAdoo, who decided a scene from the Will Ferrall movie 'Step Brothers' would be a good way to motivate his players before their week six game against the Baltimore Ravens this weekend.

But it wasn't just any old scene from the comedy movie. It was the one where the two step brothers (the other played by John C. Reilly) decide to take the quickest route home rather than avoid the school yard where the child bullies are.


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Weird way of motivating players, as the message was to not allow the Ravens (the bullies) to come into their house and beat them up, but the bullies had won by the end of the scene by making the step brothers eat dog poop. So will the Giants eat dog poop on Sunday?

The Giants players had mixed reactions to the video, according to Wide receiver Dwayne Harris said: "Basically (McAdoo) said was, 'They're gonna try to come in and try to bully us'. We're at our house, and we gotta come out and just play like it's our house."

Fellow wideout Victor Cruz said: "I kinda got that, you gotta just relax. At the end of the day, it's just a game, we just gotta go out there and play, and play it at a high level, but it's just a game. We just gotta relax and play the game, and have a little fun, and realize that it's football, but we gotta smile at the same time, you know?"

Guard Justin Pugh wrapped up the meaning nicely by saying: "That (the Ravens are) 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."

That makes sense, but personally, I would have just played the Al Pacino speech from 'Any Given Sunday' and told Eli Manning not to throw up on the field like Jamie Foxx did.

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