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Coughlin not big on the Wildcat

2004: ELI MANNING Drafted: 1st round, No. 1

2004: ELI MANNING
Drafted: 1st round, No. 1 overall by the San Diego Chargers
College: Mississippi (10,119 yards, 81 TDs in three-plus years)
NFL: Manning refused to play in San Diego, forced a trade to the Giants and beat the 18-0 Patriots in Super Bowl XLII in 2008. He then beat the Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI in 2012 as he grew into a truly elite quarterback. He has thrown 229 career TDs but has led the NFL in interceptions three times, too. In 2013, Manning threw for 3,818 yards, 18 TDs and a league-high 27 INTs.
(Credit: AP)

The Jets will incorporate the Wildcat formation in their offense now that they've acquired quarterback Tim Tebow from the Broncos. But don't look for the Giants to consider using a   similar approach. Tom Coughlin has never been one to use the Wildcat,  and he's not about to start now.

"I don't have a lot of experience with that, becuase that's not ever the way we've done it," Coughlin said. "Once you start to develop your [quarterback], you like him with the ball in his hands as much as you possibly can."

No worries, Eli Manning. The offense is yours and yours alone. 

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