Phil Simms says Eli Manning and the Giants have hit “rock bottom.”
After Sunday’s 23-0 loss to the Seahawks in which the Giants’ quarterback threw a career-high five interceptions and set the franchise record for most picks in his career, Simms addressed the mess that his former team has become on today’s episode of NFL Monday QB on CBS Sports Network.
“Sometimes you just have to hit rock bottom, you really do,” Simms said. “And the Giants have hit it. So has Eli Manning.”
“It was as ugly as anything has been for the New York Giants this year,” added Steve Beuerlein. “There is no defense for it. There’s absolutely nothing Eli can say. And I guarantee you he won’t make any excuses. He knows it’s unacceptable and he knows he has to get this thing turned around if he wants to keep his job long term in New York.”
Interestingly, on the same day that Tom Coughlin expressed his support for offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride, both Simms and Dan Mario joined the chorus of those who believe it’s time for new voices in Eli Manning’s head.
“They’re going to have to change their football team, their structure,” Simms said. “And they’re going to have to change the way they’re going about what they’re trying to accomplish scheme-wise. So there’s a big overhaul coming for the Giants. It will be interesting to see.”
“I think it’s the system they’re running,” Marino said. “They have to re-look at what they’re doing offensively. And as far as their talent is concerned, they need to get better players out there for him… It’s not working. It’s just not working.”