Justin Tuck says he would take Eli Manning before Peyton Manning

Giants defensive end #91 Justin Tuck practices during

Giants defensive end #91 Justin Tuck practices during training camp. (July 27, 2013) (Credit: James Escher)

Justin Tuck doesn't get to decide which quarterback he'd rather have playing on his team this Sunday. But if he did, he'd choose the one he has now.

"Eli has been in the league less years and has more Super Bowls," Tuck said Wednesday when asked to decide -- hypothetically -- between Eli and Peyton Manning. "That makes him the quarterback I'm going to go with."

Tuck made it clear that he doesn't think Eli is a "better" quarterback than Peyton. But he did say that winning rings counts for more than racking up record numbers of yardage and touchdowns.

"If you ask Peyton that question, I guarantee you he'd rather have another Super Bowl (than the stats)," Tuck said. "Ninety-nine percent sure . . . Go ask Dan Marino, Jim Kelly if they would take a few less yards and touchdowns for a Super Bowl. I know I would."

 

Baas is back

Center David Baas took what he called "a big step forward" when he practiced for the first time since spraining his MCL Aug. 18. He was still limited in the workout, but if he can play on Sunday he would likely start at center and Kevin Boothe would return to left guard.

"I think I've got a good shot," Baas said of being ready for the Broncos.

 

Giant steps

CB Prince Amukamara (concussion) was not cleared to practice but did work on a side field and is expected to be ready Sunday . . . DE Jason Pierre-Paul (back) said he played 52 snaps against the Cowboys and didn't like any of them. "Terrible," he said of his performance, which included the only full sack of the game by a Giant. He said he expects more this week . . . Rookie DE Damontre Moore (shoulder) was limited in practice.

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