My opinion; if I were representing Eli Manning I’d strongly suggest that Eli take some time at the end of this season and have a nice candle-lite dinner with his wife Abby. Find a quaint restaurant and relax before – popping the question… Abby, I’ve been thinking, in order to get back to the playoffs what do you think about moving to another city? Kinda like Peyton did!
Watching Eli standing alone on the sidelines against the San Diego Chargers a couple weeks back made me nauseous. No player or coach in the NFL will get the New York Giants back to the playoffs like Eli Manning will. But this sad season totally rests at the feet of Reese, Coughlin and Mara and Tisch, not Eli! Letting Martellus Bennett go, loosing interest in the O-line by not bringing in players to protect your franchise player was unacceptable. Every year it seems Eli has to adjust to a new set of Receivers and Tight Ends. Ad to that an offensive scheme that the Giants continue to run after ten years that resembles a Manatee moving on dry land!
However, nothing was more obvious about the lack of focus of the Giant Big’s then drafting Ryan Nessib a well thought of quarterback on the fourth round when they could have gone for another O-Linemen. And then stand at the podium and say that they hope they never have to play him. Baffling to say the least. And why would you release David Carr if you wanted to keep Eli as effective as he could be? Bring in a first year Quarterback like Curtis Painter?
The Giant management should go back and watch the championship game in San Francisco a couple years back and how Eli carried his team and his franchise. Perhaps, the greatest game of his career as a Giant!
If I’m the person waiting on Eli and Abby I’d buy them a glass of wine – on him – because unless the Giants management and coaches remember that building around Eli is the best and only way to get back to the playoffs, they may eventually leave for another playoff run in some other city or town!