Eli Manning Responds To Jalen Ramsey’s Comments, Says “Who?”

If you haven’t read Jalen Ramsey’s GQ article, take some time to read it. If you are a starting quarterback in the NFL, odds are Jalen called you out.

We always ask for honesty from athletes, but when we get it, we’re hypocrites. When athletes are not honest, we rip them. When athletes are too honest, we rip them. Jalen Ramsey loves to talk shit. That’s his M.O. This shouldn’t surprise you that he called out every QB. That’s how he stays sharp on the field and right now, it’s working as Ramsey is in discussion for best cornerback in the league. Here is the short rundown of what he said about each QB.

I really don’t have any problems with what he said besides a few things. Zero reason to call out Josh Allen. That’s a cheap shop. Calling Big Ben “decent at best” even though he’s going to the Hall of Fame and he carved up the Jags in the playoffs is hypocritical. Then, there’s what he said about Eli.

“Nothing without OBJ.”

Well, *checks watch*, I believe Eli is a two time Super Bowl MVP without OBJ. That being said, do you think these comments rattled Eli? Not a chance.

THAT’S MY QUARTERBACK! Did Eli crawl in his hole when the Giants had “no chance” to beat the undefeated Patriots in the Super Bowl? No. Did Eli go after McAdoo when he threw him under the bus? No. Do you think Mr. Cool Eli Manning is going to care what Jalen Ramsey says? Absolutely not.

Eli will bring his lunch pail and show up to work. Nothing scares him. We’ll see you in Week 1, Jalen.

P.S. The Jags defense scares me.

Mike Francesa Eviscerates New York Giants Brass After Eli Manning Benching

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Days like today remind you why Mike Francesa has been number one and a must listen at WFAN for thirty years. Days like today also remind us why we’re going to miss the legendary broadcaster dearly when he departs, as we savor the remaining 14 shows. Francesa has never been afraid to get on someone who he believes deserves it, and he’s not holding back to close out his time at the FAN.

Once the Eli Manning news broke Tuesday afternoon that he would be heading to the bench, Mike continued to eviscerate the Giants as an organization just firing haymakers at everyone from Coach Mcadoo, to Jerry Reese, Steve Tisch and the entire Mara family. Nobody was safe from the harsh criticism, which has been described as the “hardest he’s ever went after a coach,” according to Mike’s producer, Brian Monzo. He called the Head Coach “worthless” and said Reese would be “unemployed” without Eli.

For someone that many believe may have lost a step at his advanced age, the 64-year-old was on the money today and has been for much of this week. The Big Fella has been locked in, destroying whoever he wants in his path, turning the WFAN studios into a war zone. I’m happy we got a polarizing moment like this to experience while he’s still on the radio, rather than this “gutless move” happening in a few weeks when Francesa is nowhere to be found on the NYC airwaves.

Where as many of our sports heroes become a shell of themselves at the end of the road, Mike turned back the clock to come to the aide of the two-time Super Bowl MVP and remind everyone he’s still got a lot left in the tank. He’s not retiring anytime soon. The Father of three even got under the skin of Giants All-Pro DT Damon Harrison.

Not many things will get me out of bed the Sunday after Santa Con, but seeing Mike one last time at WFAN sure will. See you soon Mikey F. Two NYC legends going out together, Eli Manning and Mike Francesa. The end of an era.

P.S. Enjoy this clip of Francesa rightly demolish Dean Blandino for his awful performance interpreting calls wrongly for FOX time and time again.

 

Eli Manning Will Be Benched And I Am Embarrassed To Be A Giants Fan

Giants.com – For the first time in more than 13 years, the Giants are changing starting quarterbacks. Coach Ben McAdoo announced today that Geno Smith will start in place of Eli Manning when the Giants face the Raiders in Oakland on Sunday. Rookie Davis Webb will also play, if not this week, then sometime before the end of the season. “Geno will start this week,” McAdoo said. “Over the last five games, we will take a look at Geno, and we will also give Davis an opportunity.” 

Manning has started 210 consecutive regular-season games, the second-longest streak by a quarterback in NFL history, behind Brett Favre’s 297. He has started every Giants game since Nov. 21, 2004, when he took over for veteran Kurt Warner in the 10th game of his rookie season. Manning has also started 12 postseason games, and twice led the Giants to Super Bowl victories.

Manning was given the option of starting against the Raiders to keep the streak alive, but declined. “Coach McAdoo told me I could continue to start while Geno and Davis are given an opportunity to play,” Manning said. “My feeling is that if you are going to play the other guys, play them. Starting just to keep the streak going and knowing you won’t finish the game and have a chance to win it is pointless to me, and it tarnishes the streak. Like I always have, I will be ready to play if and when I am needed. I will help Geno and Davis prepare to play as well as they possibly can.”

November, 28 2017 – I am embarrassed to be a New York Giants fan.

What a sad day to be a Giants fan. This is rock bottom. I’m at a loss for words. You know what? Scratch that. I have too many words to say about how this decision is the worst organizational move in over a decade. Yes, this is worse than forcing Tom Coughlin out of town, which honestly, I got over the move because it was best for both parties. I didn’t like how it happened with Coughlin because he should not have been forced to resign. He deserved to finish his contract, but that was then and this is now.

Now, Eli Manning has been benched for Geno Smith and eventually, Davis Webb. For starters, if you blame Eli Manning for this season, you haven’t been watching the games. Eli has not played well, but do you see what he’s working with? 19 players are on injured reserve. Beckham, Marshall, and Harris are hurt. Shepherd has missed 4 games. They have no running game. The offensive line can’t block. You can’t make chicken salad with chicken shit so how can you expect Eli to win games? I haven’t even mentioned the defense yet.

We know the writing was on the wall. Eli Manning had 1, maybe 2 years left as the Giants QB. He’s been the epitome of class. He helped us win 2 Super Bowls. He has started for over 200 games. Eli gets crushed every week. Takes big hit after big hit. Gets destroyed in the media on a regular basis. And yet, he shows up to work each and everyday. ELI. SHOWS. UP. That’s something that no one else on this team can say. Yet, Eli and his legacy were just shit on.

Eli Manning built this whole organization for the past decade. Everyone who has ever had a job in the Giants organization should thank Eli Manning. I’m looking at you, Jerry Reese.

This is why this decision hurts.

Eli gave his blood, sweat, and tears for this franchise. He does not deserve this. The man has won 2 Super Bowl MVPs. He’s started over 200 games straight and he gets benched…………………………………………………..

for Geno Smith.

GENO SMITH.

Not Davis Webb, but Geno Smith.

Eli Manning is a Hall of Famer. He does not deserve this disrespectful treatment. Ben McAdoo just said in his press conference that “Geno Smith gives us the best chance to win this week.” Excuse me while I destroy this computer. I’m so embarrassed right now.  I do not care if Geno Smith wins every game by more than 100 points. This move is such a slap in the face to Eli. To think Ben even offered Eli the chance to start just to keep his streak in tact. Hmmm you said you were going to bench the guy, but you’re giving him the opportunity keep his streak alive by starting him for a half? Why would Eli accept that offer? Good for Eli. He should take that offer and throw it back in McAdoo’s face.

Eli, I truly wish you the best. You deserve so much better than to be disrespected by the team who you have given your everything to. I hope you go somewhere else where you have a chance to win. I seriously mean that. Escape this dumpster fire right now. However, I know you are too classy to ever speak badly about the Giants. That’s why you are best.

Thank you, Eli. Thank you.

Eli Manning Needs To Start AND Davis Webb Needs To Play

Just when you think that things could not get any worse, Ben McAdoo decided to weigh in on the face of the franchise and his playing time.

NFL.com – When asked whether Eli was “his quarterback” going forward, embattled Giants coach Ben McAdoo told reporters Monday that the veteran will be his starter … that is, until he isn’t.

“Eli, he’s our quarterback. But that doesn’t mean at some point in time, we won’t throw another guy in there to get a look at him,” McAdoo said. “Every position needs to be held accountable and every position needs to play to a high standard. Same thing with the coaches. And obviously, when you lose in the fashion that we lost yesterday, it’s not good enough. Anywhere. Coaching or playing.”

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Why Ben, why? The defense just got slaughtered by the Rams, giving up the most points, 51, at the Meadowlands in franchise history. Yet, it’s Tuesday morning, and all people can talk about is the “quarterback controversy.” Eli is my dude and he deserves his fair share of blame. The last couple games have been hopeless because of injuries, but those first 5 games could’ve changed our season had we won a few instead of lost. Eli did not play well in a few of those games and you know who would be the first to tell you that? Eli Manning, because that’s the type of guy he is, one who takes responsibility.

That being said, you can’t make chicken salad out of chicken shit. Look at what Eli has had to work with. Beckham and Marshall are done for the year and Shepherd has been injury prone. Running game? Nope. Offensive line? Bigger nope. Defense wearing down and playing crappy? Absolutely. Locker room problems? Hell yes. COACHING PROBLEMS? YOU BET! We won 11 games last year. We’re a talented team. It just hasn’t worked out this year. That’s baseball, Suzyn. This has been a season from hell, but to say this is all on Eli is ludicrous.

Eli Manning is the starting quarterback and it should remain that way until his contract runs out. Despite having no weapons, Eli has compiled the highest completion percentage and the lowest interception percentage of his career. He’s still a top 20 QB and that’s with me as the number 1 receiver. Imagine if he was on a team in contention? You don’t think the Jaguars, Bills, Ravens, Dolphins, and Texans would love to have Eli right about now? Eli has earned this job through his talent, toughness, and ability to come through when the pressure is at an all-time high. It’s a slap in the face to bench him.

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Eli Manning is the starting quarterback of this team, but Davis Webb needs to play. The Rams were beating us by 30 last week. Why didn’t Davis come in during the 4th quarter? There’s no reason for Eli to be out there. Zero. We can’t win and we need Eli healthy. Eli playing during blowouts helps no one. I’ll tell you who it would help: David Webb. We spent a 3rd round pick on the kid so obviously management sees some potential.  Let’s see what the kid has to offer in a regular season game. I’m not saying he is the heir apparent to Eli, but it doesn’t hurt to see if Davis can play in the big leagues. We’ve got absolutely nothing to lose.

What I would do: Treat the second half of every game like it’s the preseason. If we’re down by less than 20, Eli plays, no questions asked. If we’re losing by more than 20, Davis Webb plays. Eli is still the starter, but Webb gets his playing time. I think that’s the compromise that needs to happen in a season that belongs in the toilet.

Tony Romo Breaks a Bone In His Back aka The Giants Rule the NFC East

*Romo Injury* Anotha one. *Romo Injury* Anotha one.

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NFL.com – Cowboys coach Jason Garrett announced Saturday that starting quarterback Tony Romo underwent an MRI on Friday that revealed a broken bone in his back, per David Helman of the team’s official website.

Garrett labeled Romo “day-to-day” and refused to give a timetable for his return, but NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the quarterback’s “best-case scenario” is returning by “mid-season” after suffering a compression fracture of his vertebrae, per a source informed of the situation. Rapoport noted that Romo “broke a different bone” in his back than in 2014 and would “likely need an epidural to play.”
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Tony Romo hurts his back again and will be out for 6-10 weeks. The best case scenario is that Romo returns mid-season and the Cowboys have managed to stay afloat. At this point, are we even surprised that Romo got hurt again? The man is a bull in china shop as of late. Eugene from Hey Arnold has more luck than Romo.
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As talented as Romo is, he can’t seem to stay healthy. It’s kind of ironic since the Cowboys boast one of the best offensive lines in the game. Zeke Elliot is bound to be a stud (dammit) and Dez Bryant is still one of the most talented WRs in the game. Pair that with the O-line, and the Cowboys were arguably the favorites to win the NFC East. Now, their hopes rely on Dak Prescott, who has looked sharp this preseason…against backups and scrubs. Things are just a little bit different when the 1st teamers are coming for your head so I’m not ready to crown Dak the next Cam Newtown.
More importantly, the football gods continue to shine light on the Giants. The Eagles are an absolute mess. The DeadSkins are going to take a step back unless Josh Norman can figure out a way to get Odell suspended for the whole year (which is my biggest fear when playing the Redskins.). Now, the Cowboys have lost their stud QB and will give the keys of their offense to a rookie QB and RB. I was convinced the Giants would win the division at 10-6, but now, if they don’t win the division at 10-6, this season will be a huge disappointment.
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