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Eli skips practice due to bad foot

On Sunday, live from New York, it could be “The Battle of the Busts.”

Giants quarterback Eli Manning missed practice on Wednesday due to a previously undisclosed case of plantar fasciitis that flared up during Sunday’s win over the Chiefs and knocked him out of the game.

Manning took treatment on the injured foot instead.

“They think it would be much better off if they were treating him
during the course of practice,” Coughlin said.  “So he’ll stay inside.”

And so, if Manning ultimately can’t play, the Giants will be led by the first overall pick in the 2002 draft, quarterback David Carr.

For the Raiders, 2007 No. 1 overall pick and budding mega-bust JaMarcus Russell will take the snaps.

If he bothers to show up for the plane flight from Oakland.

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23 Responses to “Eli skips practice due to bad foot”
  1. TylerDurden says: Oct 7, 2009 12:11 PM

    If Carr has a good game, look for AD Football, Inc to go after him in the off season. And a few delusional fans to be happy about it….

  2. GurpBadesha says: Oct 7, 2009 12:25 PM

    The Giants could run the ball on every snap and still easily beat the Raiders.
    Al Davis you are off your rocker

  3. cantgetenough says: Oct 7, 2009 12:28 PM

    I don’t think Carr is as bad as some make him out to be. How many QBs would have performed well behind that Houston o-line?
    We will see though. If he doesn’t pull out a win over Oakland then you can call him a bust for sure!

  4. Chandler Bing says: Oct 7, 2009 12:33 PM

    They’re playing the stinking Raiders for crying out loud. Eli could be in a cot, hooked up to an IV, & they’d beat that bunch of loads…& I don’t even like Eli.

  5. RevSkip says: Oct 7, 2009 1:14 PM

    Eli will start the game, he takes a lot of pride in the fact that he has never missed a start. If the Raiders maintain form Eli will have 4 series and then sit for David Carr to finish up in mop up duty.

  6. BrohammadAli says: Oct 7, 2009 1:23 PM

    “I don’t think Carr is as bad as some make him out to be. How many QBs would have performed well behind that Houston o-line?”
    Definitely agree. In his spot duty as a Giant, he’s looked much better than he was in Houston, surely due in large part to the superior offensive line. Having Carr as a backup surely fosters confidence in the backup situation compared to previous years, where the likes of Anthony Wright and Dough Boy Lorenzen were the only options.

  7. Laz_the_Spaz says: Oct 7, 2009 1:28 PM

    “If he bothers to show up for the plane flight from Oakland.” When has he not shown up for a game Florio? Oh, that’s right, Esiason knows someone who knows someone who said he was late to a team meeting. Got it….Could you look anymore like you had an axe to grind?

  8. aj says: Oct 7, 2009 1:33 PM

    cantgetenough, you seem to forget that Carr was a disaster in Carolina too. Houston’s o-line wasn’t great during those years, but it wasn’t the only reason Carr couldn’t make the transition to the NFL.

  9. dietrich43 says: Oct 7, 2009 1:36 PM

    “The Giants could run the ball on every snap and still easily beat the Raiders.”
    I’ll add, that I think the NYG could field 10 men, not even bother with a QB, just direct snap to a RB, and still win.
    This reminds me of the Da Bears Fans having a discussion about how many games it would take Michael Jordan, Mike Ditka, and three midgets to beat any team in the NBA finals.

  10. encinitasraider says: Oct 7, 2009 1:38 PM

    “if he bothers to show up for the plan flight”
    boy your really make some insightful comments.
    2 rookie WR’s,2 2nd year RB’s, no offensive line,no running game,a new cordinator.
    Cant wait till JRUSS starts clicking with our young team so you guys can start talkin about Mark Sanchez 27qb rating or Tony Romo’s 34QB rating two weeks ago…

  11. giantsgab.com says: Oct 7, 2009 1:39 PM

    David Carr will probably come in the game at some point as he has been doing the past couple of games — Eli Manning will start and be effective.
    The only thing useful about bringing up Carr’s history is the fact that he got banged up real bad and now has a tendency to bolt and abandon the play. Even behind the Giants line the guy scrambles too much but heres the problem with that — he fails to elude tacklers and frequently takes huge sacs.
    If Carr instead moved up in the pocket and trusted his receivers the way Eli does things would be different. The Giants have tried to retrain Carr but the remnants of is old ways are still there unfortunately. One decent half from Carr was played last year in Minnesota in a meaningless game…. he’s got it in him to move the ball but he’s not Eli by any stretch.

  12. Kevin from Philly says: Oct 7, 2009 1:41 PM

    Does “get on the plane” mean Russell gets INSIDE the plane, or does he actually get strapped to the top (like when they bring the Space Shuttle back to Cape Kennedy)? ‘Cause lately, he’s looking about the same size as the shuttle.

  13. Fanamine says: Oct 7, 2009 2:27 PM

    AJ – “cantgetenough, you seem to forget that Carr was a disaster in Carolina too. Houston’s o-line wasn’t great during those years, but it wasn’t the only reason Carr couldn’t make the transition to the NFL.”
    You may not realize a player in his seventh season has made the transition. Granted, he did not make the mark his draft rank portended, but
    he is of equal or better ability than most backups in the league.

  14. Zaggs says: Oct 7, 2009 2:30 PM

    Carr’s biggest problem is that he holds onto the ball too long. Otherwise he seems to make good decisions and has a good arm. But he was thrown into the thick of it too early.

  15. Quagmire says: Oct 7, 2009 2:36 PM

    “Eli skips practice due to bad foot”
    I’m sure he was skipping on the good foot.

  16. Houstonian says: Oct 7, 2009 2:59 PM

    Thsoe of you saying that David Carr will perform well because he’s not behind the Texans’ OL any more are sounding just like Carolina fans circa August 2007. Ask them how that turned out.
    The Houston OL from 2002-06 was certainly not a great one, but Carr–often referred to around here as The Amazing Self-Sacking QB–made it look far, far worse than it actually was.
    If Eli is out, be afraid, Giants fans. Be very, very afraid.

  17. Fanamine says: Oct 7, 2009 3:38 PM

    “If Eli is out, be afraid, Giants fans. Be very, very afraid.”
    Translation: Be as afraid as all the other fans are afraid when their starting QB is in.

  18. east96street says: Oct 7, 2009 3:40 PM

    Houstonian says: “If Eli is out, be afraid, Giants fans. Be very, very afraid.”
    He’s already played a half against a very strong pass rushing D, Minnesota, that was desperate to make the playoffs and he did fine. Sorry it didn’t work out for you, but he’s not the same guy he was and he’s already shown that. Do I think NY can win a Super Bowl with him? Absolutely not. But I think very, very few teams in the NFL could win the Super Bowl with their backup QB. Time to move on man. BTW – what has your team accomplished since he left? I missed the part where all of sudden they became great because they were no longer burdened by “the Amazing Self-Sacking QB”. After all, you’re implying he was the root of the problem, so the difference should have been immediate and obvious.

  19. Houstonian says: Oct 7, 2009 4:01 PM

    In point of fact, it made a big difference having Carr leave. In his last season (his only one under Kubiak), the Houston offense ranked #27 in passing and surrendered the ninth-most sacks in the league. In the first year after Carr left (2007), the passing game was ranked 11th and only 5 teams allowed fewer sacks. Last year, the passing game was #4 and the sacks allowed were tied at #16.
    Houston has been anchored around .500 for the past two years because of its miserable defense, but the passing game took off once Carr left town.
    With Carr at QB, the Texans compiled a 24-56 record. Since he left, they are 18-18. No great shakes, but a darned site better than the old days.
    Hopefully Eli’s health renders the discussion moot, but I repeat my caution. Expect the worse when Carr plays. Again, ask any Carolina fan or the other Steve Smith if you don’t believe me.

  20. BigEasy says: Oct 7, 2009 4:25 PM

    Carr is a good back up but as a starter he is phenomenal…it must be the gloves!!!!
    Without Eli….well, lets just say in the NFL a good defense needs a good offense…(i.e. The Jets collapse against the Saints….Good D…Horrible Offense).

  21. JRLC says: Oct 7, 2009 5:22 PM

    this injury’s going to nag ShEli all year long if he dont let it heal properly. its not 100% then he will just keep reaggravating & end up with a bum foot by the end of the year. i’m sure NY can beat Oakland no matter who is QB

  22. east96street says: Oct 7, 2009 5:33 PM

    Houstonian – With the exception of a young Andre Johnson, he had no one on his team. When Ron Dayne, a guy who couldn’t make it as a backup on the Giants, is your starting RB, your team has problems. As for Carolina, I would bet a lot of Panther fans would have loved to have had Carr back for that playoff nightmare. Look, I agree that he’s not even close to HOF material, but I think you have fanboy glasses on and are still pissed that your team used a number 1 pick on the guy. I can’t stand it when the Giants picks are flops, so I get it. But I hope he does play against Oakland, so you can see, while certainly not great, he’s not absolutely awful either. Giants have drafted a couple of QBs and none them even threatened Carr for the backup job. Eli’s foot needs the rest and Carr needs the work in case Eli’s foot gets worse. Coughlin should let Carr have this game or, at least, the second half. After all, NY’s schedule just gets harder after the Oakland game. If Carr has to go in, this is the spot to do it. If Carr’s in, take a look. You certainly won’t be in awe, no one will, but you may be surprised to see he looks a hell of a lot better than he did in Houston. And yes, I know that’s not saying much. He is, after all, the backup.

  23. Ocelot138 says: Oct 7, 2009 5:39 PM

    Fanamine says: October 7, 2009 3:38 PM
    “If Eli is out, be afraid, Giants fans. Be very, very afraid.”
    Translation: Be as afraid as all the other fans are afraid when their starting QB is in.
    —————
    And he strikes out swinging! Try again, bucko, maybe next time it’ll be funny.

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