When Does Manning meet the Bench?
BY: MACY GOLDER
I don’t know where else the Giants could go wrong this season. The offense is a mess. The defense is a mess. Everything related to the Giants is a mess. Even us the fans are a mess… I think some of us are forgetting that it’s even football season.
The Giants need to sit Eli Manning. Start him so he doesn’t lose his record of 3rd most consecutive starts as a NFL QB ( currently ranked behind his brother Peyton and Brett Favre and highest of the active), but soon after bench him. Manning needs to see for himself what is going wrong on the field. Watching film Monday morning is not helping.Being a Monday Morning quarterback is not winning the Giants a game. I am not blaming this on Manning at all, but he is the leader of the offense and I believe as the leader he needs to take a step back and watch everything that is happening on that field. With the Giants being 0-6 it’s obvious that something is not clicking. Maybe receivers are running the wrong routes, or Eli isn’t throwing the right ball. I don’t know. I wish I had the answers as to why the Giants a struggling so much this year.
Now I know what you are all thinking that sitting Eli would be the worse move ever. But realistically, playing Curtis Painter wouldn’t be completely awful… Worse comes to worse you put Eli back in and if all else fails… don’t forget we have Ryan Nassib too… Which I mean come on, we drafted him for a reason… Let’s use him or at least give him a shot.
I’m a firm believer that defense wins games, (Please don’t even get me started on the Giants D.) but when it seems like your defense doesn’t even show up to games, then your offense needs to play their hearts out and make every play count. EVERY PLAY!
With the game coming up Monday night, at home against the Vikings, (BTW Adrian Peterson is going to have the game of his life..calling it now) the Giants need to make some type of change. Whether it’s on the O-Line, the QB or the receivers something needs to be done…. right now. I don’t think I can sit through many more games with that Eli face and the other team catching all of his passes.
I still have faith in the Giants and I truly believe deep down in my heart that they will have this whole game of football thing figured out by October 28 when they take on the Philadelphia Eagles in the City of Brotherly Love. (And yes I will be there and maybe I’ll learn some Witchcraft since its right around Halloween and make the Eagles lose.)
Forever True to Big Blue,