T-Rock's Take on the Giants
Even the guy who would benefit the most from benching Eli Manning seems to be against the idea.
“Eli is our quarterback and I think he’s doing a great job and he’ll continue to do a great job,” backup quarterback Curtis Painter said (apparently using the word “great” as a euphemism for “interception-prone”). Manning leads the league with 15 interceptions and some questions have started to...Read more »
The Giants have the most turnovers in the NFL with 22, and Jared Allen and the Vikings would like to add to that number.
“When a team is turning the ball over, we went through it last year for a spurt, it can be one of those things that can be like a domino effect and it keeps happening,” the Vikings defensive end said. “Anytime a team is struggling, you want to put them in situations to remind...Read more »
The Giants’ quarterback is broken, but do they need a new one?
That was the question posed to four former NFL passers on CBS Sports Network’s show “NFL Monday QB” today. And here are their answers:
From Phil Simms: “It has been a rough year. But there is no doubt in my mind that I would stay with Eli Manning. And so will the Giants, because you know what you have. And, if you bring someone...Read more »
Don’t tell Eli Manning the season is over. As far as he’s concerned, the 0-5 Giants are in the thick of things.
“Yeah because (the division is) wide open and obviously we’re two games back right now,” he said. “Obviously we’ve got to play better football and do those things, but we still feel that we can get hot.”
The Giants are running out of time, but there are 11 games left with four...Read more »
In a scene that could conceivably become part of the trailer for next year’s string of episodes, Justin Tuck was asked today about the new NFL rule that could force a team to be filmed on “Hard Knocks.”
“The NFL is trippin’,” Tuck said. “Seriously. How you gonna pass a rule to force you to be on Hard Knocks? … That’s hilarious. Wow. That’s hilarious.”
They NFL did that on Tuesday. Of...Read more »
Tom Coughlin wanted us to stop maligning his quarterback. But one of Eli Manning’s predecessors says sorry, that’s part of the deal.
“You always have to give a lot of the blame to the quarterback, especially when you’re throwing interceptions at the numbers that he has,” said Phil Simms on this evening’s broadcast of “NFL Monday QB” on CBS Sports Network. “All quarterbacks know this situation.”
Simms...Read more »
Tom Coughlin tried to shield the players from criticism today by saying that the blame for the 0-5 start should be placed squarely on his own shoulders.
“What should happen is people should shift it to me,” he said of the blame.
Of course that’s not entirely true. And Spencer Paysinger, for one, knows it.
“Coach Coughlin, he’s one of the best coaches I’ve ever had,” Paysinger said....Read more »
A day after he called some of Eli Manning’s plays “almost unbelievable” and “terrible” in the wake of the loss to the Eagles, Tom Coughlin made it clear that not even the three interceptions that doomed the Giants were entirely the quarterback’s fault.
“I know that we’re maligning my quarterback today, and believe me there’s a bunch of people involved in that,” Coughlin said. “Those things...Read more »
The big number for Big Blue sticks out like a sore thumb – that unchanging “zero” in the Giants’ win column. And while the winless Giants are obviously off, even to the naked eye, a deep dive through the stats confirms the prevailing notion: this is the worst team in the Eli Manning era.
That statement is no exaggeration. We examined the numbers during the Giants’ first five games of every...Read more »
David Wilson is out for the game against the Philadelphia Eagles with a neck injury, the Giants announced just before the start of the second half.
The Giants' running back left the game after the last play of the first quarter when he was nearly dropped in the end zone for a safety.
Before suffering the injury, Wilson scored his first touchdown of the season on the Giants' opening drive...Read more »