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When Does Manning Meet the Bench?

When Does Manning meet the Bench?


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,

Go Giants.

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6 Responses to “When Does Manning Meet the Bench?”

  1. DaFuk says:

    Bench Macy Golder. She thinks she knows what the fack she’s talking about. Lol. Clueless

    • C says:

      When a team collapses like this to begin the season, there is not much that can be done. I would be an advocate for sitting Eli only to preserve his health. Otherwise he has to play. You don’t sit your best player when the team as a whole is the problem.

      The only players the Giants should keep are Eli, Cruz and JPP. Everybody else is unfortunately expendable. (I believe our secondary has some talent but isn’t putting it together). Getting significantly under the salary cap will allow us to rebuild our lines, the most important part of a team behind the quarterback.

      RB’s can be found in the later rounds of drafts and the Giants are particularly adept at finding WR’s. Give the team some money so we can sign top flight OL-men and DL-men. Get back to protecting Eli and harassing the other team’s QB. Skill players are nice, but useless if you can’t get them the ball.

      Overall I like the idea behind the article but believe the problems go way, way deeper. Shed the excess, keep the core and 2013 will be the only down year.

  2. ben says:

    Terrible post. Why don’t yoi just trade Eli to a team that has mediocre talent and possibly receivers that know how to run routes. Eli makes every team a contender with mediocre talent. That 2011 team wouldn’t have even made the playoffs with 99% of the league at qb. It would be comical to see Nassib or Painter in at qb.

  3. dave haase says:

    what are you joking? get a clue about football and then write some more.. Wathcing film on monday doesnt help and he should watch from the sidelines? Really? Two time super bowl MVP QB and he needs to watch Curtis Painter from the sideline to see whats happening instead of watching film? LOL

    How about this.. someone write about Firing Perry Fewell. tkae the defense from lazy, uninspired garbage that NO ONE SEEMS TO UNDERSTAND and replace him with someone who can make these underachievers play with some heart and desire.. and then watch the Giants start winning some games with Eli at QB.. he aint the problem and when hes done, everyone who thought he sucked is gonna realize just how good he was!!

  4. Jared says:

    This is gibberish….
    Why would you bench a 2 time SB MVP when the ENTIRE team is sucking it up? You only bench Eli if you are set on moving forward without him. Is Painter a better option over Eli? Do we not remember the 2011 Colts? Painter led them to a stellar record I suppose? I am afraid to say it, but we have to gut this season out and hope for a great draft and free agency season!

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