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Times they are a changin

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#1 yogib8



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Posted 03 December 2017 - 03:06 PM

On or about 4:30 this afternoon a NY Giants era will end.  Short of an pregame injury or illness to Geno Smith, Eli Manning will not take the first Giants offensive snap. 


This has not happened since mid November 2004.  Over those years when the Giants have had one starting QB, the winless Browns have had 24, our neighboring Jets 13, America's Team 11, even the almighty Patriots have had 4.  Those same Patriots have played in 5 Super Bowls in that time frame beginning Nov 2004 and have won 3.  The two losses were at the hands of Eli and the Giants.


All things end, but should not happen if the QB has played for a team that has had 20 players on the IR, including his two best receivers ,and much of his offensive line.   Admittedly this hasn't been Eli's finest season, although his completion rating is higher than his career avg.  


The completion rating is the product of his lowest Yards per Completion.   The loss of your best receivers eliminates deep threats, the porous offensive line which has yielded Eli's highest sack % since his first season forces a QB to look to the safety valve.  


The clock eating long drives are seldom, putting the equally oft injured defense on the field for lengthy and frequent periods....a systematic failure due to injuries.  Not cause to sit the iconic QB.

#2 mjjm367



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Posted 03 December 2017 - 03:52 PM

A shitty way to treat a franchise player.  I would have totally understood if they had cut Eli after the season due to cap issues.  But to bench him now is disgraceful.  Half the damn team is on IR.  The O line sucks.  The defense doesn't care.  The team is already eliminated.  And this is to start Geno freakin' Smith.


The only silver lining is that the jackass coach may be let go this weekend.

#3 Saxon



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Posted 05 December 2017 - 04:15 PM

I don't watch football but...


he's the 22nd ranked NFL QB...he had a 2-9 record...he's 36 years old (which is glue factory time in the NFL)...true his replacement is a bigger joke, but Sandy wouldn't let the Giants talk to Tebow so what other choice did they have?

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