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Eli Manning misses second straight day of practice

Eli Manning was hoping to return to Giants practice Thursday, but it didn’t happen.

New York’s franchise quarterback was not on the field for a second straight day, and his status for Sunday’s game against the Raiders is in greater doubt.

Manning’s shoulder problem in 2007 is a different case, but the Newark Star-Ledger points out he was doing limited work on the side of practice on Thursday after that injury.  There has been no visible progress from Manning this week.

Still, Giants coach Tom Coughlin said previously that Manning could play in Sunday’s game even if he doesn’t practice all week.  So we probably won’t know Manning’s status until just before gametime.

Even if Eli does play, the Giants would be well served to have him hand the ball off all day against Oakland. 

The team around Manning, especially the offensive line, is strong enough to carry the team no matter what No. 1 overall pick is taking snaps from center. 

(As long as it’s not JaMarcus Russell.)

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16 Responses to “Eli Manning misses second straight day of practice”
  1. GurpBadesha says: Oct 8, 2009 12:59 PM

    They can run the rock on every down and still easily win the game. Big Back Brandon Jacobs will be NFC Player of the week

  2. RaiderChile says: Oct 8, 2009 1:02 PM

    He should sit this game. There’s no way the Raiders gonna beat the G Men. Giants can start who ever and put up 24 points. THE RAIDERS STINK!

  3. Ottawa RoughRiders says: Oct 8, 2009 1:07 PM

    Well is David Carr handing the ball off better then Jamarcus Russell running for his life? I guess we will find out.

  4. east96street says: Oct 8, 2009 1:38 PM

    Carr should start for two reasons.
    1) No better game for NY to be without Eli . Oakland is not a division opponent, not even in the NFC. Another week to heal never hurt any injury.
    2) If Eli’s foot problems linger or get worse, Carr will be forced to start. Therefore, Carr should have a full game being the starter under his belt PRIOR to facing a crucial opponent (Saints, Eagles, etc). Yes, Carr has been a starter before in the League, but not with these players, especially the WRs. Most of Carr’s snaps in NY has come with the second unit. Allow him a full game to work with the O line and WRs before NY’s schedule gets nasty.

  5. BigEasy says: Oct 8, 2009 1:39 PM

    They could run the Wildcat with an Offensive Lineman and get passed “da Raida’s!!!!”…wait isn’t that the Raiders offense now with JaMarcus!!!
    Hopefully, Eli can heal quick so the Saints can play staright up (no opposing team excuses) next Sunday!!
    Who Dat!!!

  6. Hap says: Oct 8, 2009 1:48 PM

    Wouldn’t it be best if they gave their backup some work in case something actuallyn did happen to Elly-Mae during the course of the season ?

  7. JerseyJints says: Oct 8, 2009 2:03 PM

    i think if he can take the pain you play him. we need to ensure victories in the games against lesser teams before the gauntlet schedule and who knows what can happen if carr is playing. oakland played SD tough and with carr the gmen will have no passing threat. when thats the issue other teams can just stack up the box and tee off on a qb who gets hurried and wont step up in the pocket. if eli says i dont feel up to it then go with carr, if he can be effective theres no reason to treat this game as anything less than a competition in the national football league where you play your best players.

  8. RaiderChile says: Oct 8, 2009 2:10 PM

    Kevin Boothe was let go by the Raiders who are thin on Oline. Who dumped this guy? Was that Kiffin or Cable? Whoever did it, you suck.
    He starts for the Gmen and should have never been let go by the Raiders now with the WORSE ONLINE in the league and no one to develope what little talent they have.
    David Carr is better that Jamar-suck Russell. In fact, any 2nd stringer is better than JR. Maybe we can get the person “Who Shot JR” from the Dallas TV show to shoot Russell and his fat ass. Or Plex could let him use his pistol and JR can shoot himself in the ass and RETIRE FOREVER!
    Ottawa RoughRiders says:
    Well is David Carr handing the ball off better then (THAN, learn basic grammar) Jamarcus Russell running for his life? I guess we will find out.

  9. Zaggs says: Oct 8, 2009 2:22 PM

    Its not as if Eli needs to gel with his receivers more or learn more of the offense. He needs to pick up the tells from the Raiders defense. So yeah it doesn’t matter if he can practice and he can go out there for the first series and see how things feel. That way he gets 83 starts and can come out if need be.

  10. Iron Tex says: Oct 8, 2009 2:28 PM

    It would be interesting to see Carr’s performance with a good OL.

  11. Kevin from Philly says: Oct 8, 2009 2:47 PM

    “The team around Manning, especially the offensive line, is strong enough to carry the team no matter what No. 1 overall pick is taking snaps from center.”
    So…you’re saying they should bringing back Testeverde?

  12. Saintnation says: Oct 8, 2009 2:55 PM

    RaiderChile says: (THAN, learn basic grammar)
    RaiderChile says: He starts for the Gmen and should have never been let go by the Raiders now with the WORSE ONLINE in the league and no one to develope what little talent they have.
    Hey, Mr. grammar policeman, why don’t you learn how to spell before calling people out…..
    develop

  13. shazard01 says: Oct 8, 2009 4:54 PM

    I hope he sits and they get beat. There a fake 4-o team.

  14. Krow says: Oct 8, 2009 5:31 PM

    There, they’re, their…

  15. shazard01 says: Oct 8, 2009 6:00 PM

    Douche

  16. Beezer says: Oct 8, 2009 9:21 PM

    RaiderChile,
    Boothe does not start for the Giants. He has been a valuable reserve for them.

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