Considering the fact Giants quarterback Eli Manning has started 146 straight regular season and postseason games, it almost doesn’t matter who the Giants backup quarterback is.
(Knocks on wood, so Tom Coughlin doesn’t have to.)
But the decision to bring back long-time backup David Carr has as much to do with what he can do Wednesday through Friday as Sunday.
Coughlin said this week that Carr’s mobility made him an asset for practice, especially with the proliferation of spread option options they might have to face.
“I like the room with he and Eli and whoever else is in there,” Coughlin said, via Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News. “Don’t forget, there’s another side to David Carr. David Carr can run, he’s fast, he’s athletic, no matter who we’re going to play he can be the opposition’s quarterback and do it very well. He does a good job of it. He runs the option.”
Carr’s also a good locker room guy, who isn’t going to make a stink about anything. While the former No. 1 overall pick in the draft looked around for a chance to play, when that didn’t present itself immediately, he came back to the Giants, where his biggest contribution might be playing Robert Griffin III in practice during the week.