Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Benching of Eli Manning Ends an Era for the Giants

Eli Manning will be back before you know it.

Manning was unceremoniously benched Tuesday afternoon after 14 seasons and 210 consecutive starts. The two-time Super Bowl MVP will be replaced by former tabloid back-page chew toy Geno Smith, a quarterback so inept that he deserved about half of the criticism he received during his Jets tenure.

The Giants have a more likely quarterback of the future on the roster in rookie Davis Webb, but Ben McAdoo, a lame duck whose New Year's Day plans involve updating his LinkedIn page, is now the coaching equivalent of a movie character climbing into the cockpit of a crashing spaceship and randomly mashing buttons.

Comments

A QB that beat Tom Brady twice to win Super Bowls for the Giant is bench for Geno Smith.

Let that sink in.

#1 | Posted by 726 at 2017-11-29 03:45 PM

Geno Smith stats
CMP% YDS TD INT Rating
Career (2013-2017) 57.7 5,962 28 36 72.3

#2 | Posted by 726 at 2017-11-29 03:47 PM

Geno Smith sucks. Even the Jets thought that he sucked. You will see. Meanwhile, Who cares? The Eagles are the future.

#3 | Posted by cookfish at 2017-11-29 03:57 PM

Awwwk!

#4 | Posted by cookfish at 2017-11-29 03:57 PM

Eli is a good but not great. The Giants' season is over and Eli is getting old so why not try other QBs?

#5 | Posted by Pirate at 2017-11-29 06:00 PM

Because Geno Smith is not an alternative to Eli. Eli (and the fans) are being disrespected. A quarterback like Eli comes along for a team once in a generation. Eli has accomplished what only 7 QBs have accomplished in their careers. And done it with class. Eli is not why the Giants suck this year and really he is the only draw they have at this point. It is disgraceful what McAdoo and Reese are doing. 210 straight games-2nd all time! why not allow that streak to continue in a losing season! Geno Smith gives the Giants a better chance at winning? Give me a break. The Giants suck this year cause they didn't replace their injured receivers and Reese and McAdoo did NOTHING to address their offensive line and running game.

McAdoo and Reese are toast at the end of the season and Eli will be starter next year.

FWIW the Giants used to be able to avoid such embarrassing actions. This all falls on Reese's shoulders.

#6 | Posted by truthhurts at 2017-11-29 06:27 PM

Geno frigging Smith? You have GOT to be kidding me. Truthhurts is right. They have nothing around him.

#7 | Posted by willowby at 2017-11-29 10:36 PM

"Truthhurts is right. They have nothing around him."

That's what my favorite diehard Giant fan said too.

#8 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-11-29 10:44 PM

#6 | POSTED BY TRUTHHURTS

I agree with everything you said.

I'd get the benching if a young prospect was being inserted. But that's not the case. Geno Smith??? This is a huge slap in the face to Manning for seemingly no other reason than being complete d-bags. He's never missed a game in his career and these clowns are going to bench him for...nothing???

#9 | Posted by JeffJ at 2017-11-30 10:28 AM

How is it Eli's fault that the Giants have no offensive line, running backs or wide receivers?

Geno will turn them into the Cleveland Browns.

#10 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-11-30 10:51 AM

Peter King has a good point...

The Giants are 2-9, playing for nothing. And the most important thing for this franchise is to fact-find for 2018 -- particularly March and April 2018, when you have to decide if you want to use your top-five draft choice on a quarterback of the future, or if you want to ride a 37-year-old quarterback into his sunset. Maybe you want to do both. But think of the franchise here. Don't think of the person. When the person is gone, the franchise has to keep playing the games, and the best thing for you to do is figure out everything you can about the people to replace that person. The way to do that is to find out what's behind Manning.

www.si.com

#11 | Posted by Pirate at 2017-11-30 01:12 PM

Eli is a steady workhorse that needs the right pieces around him.

Also, you never know if you'll get hero Eli or Dopey Eli from one week to the next.

#12 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2017-11-30 10:11 PM

Peter King has a good point...
The Giants are 2-9, playing for nothing. And the most important thing for this franchise is to fact-find for 2018 -- particularly March and April 2018, when you have to decide if you want to use your top-five draft choice on a quarterback of the future, or if you want to ride a 37-year-old quarterback into his sunset. Maybe you want to do both. But think of the franchise here. Don't think of the person. When the person is gone, the franchise has to keep playing the games, and the best thing for you to do is figure out everything you can about the people to replace that person. The way to do that is to find out what's behind Manning.
www.si.com
#11 | Posted by Pirate

They don't have anyone behind Eli, Webb is a 3rd rounder soon to be journeyman. Geno Smith is a joke. Go 2-14 and pick a great QB at 2 or 3 in the draft and give Eli a year or two to tutor him. Eli is a fan favorite and the Giants are screwing him. As a life long Giant fan I am beyond disgusted at this decision. Franchise QBs like Eli don't come along often for a team. When you get one you treat him with respect until you have a replacement lined up for him. This season is lost, the only thing the fans have to root for is Eli and the defense. You don't disrespect a 2 time Super Bowl champion. That is disgraceful.

#13 | Posted by truthhurts at 2017-11-30 10:41 PM

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