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Coughlin not big on the Wildcat

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

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 320 career TDs but has led the NFL in interceptions three times, too. In 2016, Manning threw for 4,027 yards, 26 TDs and 16 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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