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Giants to Eli Manning: Focus on performing, not Davis Webb

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The Giants drafted quarterback Davis Webb in the third round of the draft and General Manager Jerry Reese said he hopes Webb can “learn the pro game” behind Eli Manning for two or three years before possibly succeeding him as the team’s starter.

Part of that learning process will come from watching Manning go about his business, but that’s about as much as the Giants want Manning involved in Webb’s growth. Coach Ben McAdoo said Tuesday that Manning’s first, second, third and only focus should be on his game.

“Eli needs to do his job. He needs to focus on getting ready to go out and play at a high level this year and being a good teammate like he always is,” McAdoo said, via “I’m sure the young guy is going to have some questions for him, but it’s not Eli’s job to get anybody ready to play this season and it’s not Eli’s job to go out and develop another quarterback. That’s not in his job description. His job is to prepare and perform.”

It’s pretty good advice for Manning if he wants to continue as the starter in Jersey. Manning’s performance will dictate how much desire there is to see Webb get his chance to run the offense and an uptick from last year will keep the urgency on a low boil.

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22 Responses to “Giants to Eli Manning: Focus on performing, not Davis Webb”
  1. rhamrhoddy says: May 3, 2017 7:45 AM

    He should focus on getting tackled in areas on the field where there’s some paint so ‘game-ready’ merch isn’t questioned #honesteli

  2. margoadams says: May 3, 2017 7:50 AM

    Media are doing their utmost to keep his memorabilia fraud suit out of the news. Just like they did his brothers HGH Guyer Institute scandal.

  3. tcostant says: May 3, 2017 7:53 AM

    If the Giants hit on Webb, 3 of the 4 NFC East QB’s were draft 3 round or after.

  4. shooter28 says: May 3, 2017 8:00 AM

    I don’t think Webb will ever be a good starting NFL QB . As for Eli I think he will just continue his decline , he was so bad last year the coaching staff actually hid Eli Manning within the offense over the last 7-8 games.

  5. elyasm says: May 3, 2017 8:03 AM

    “Ok, Webb, now when you throw the ball to the other team by mistake, you want to let your jaw just go slack and hang open, and let your eyes lose focus a little bit, as if you had just been hit in the face by a basketball. Good, good! Don’t show any emotion whatsoever, just stand there like you’re waiting for a bus. This way, no one will really expect all that much from you and they’ll shower you with praise if actually manage to have some level of success. Now, let me show you how to scuff up a helmet so it looks game-used…”

  6. mannyiac says: May 3, 2017 8:06 AM

    He shouldn’t take any advice from Manning when it comes to selling game used equipment.

  7. nflrulebook says: May 3, 2017 8:11 AM

    On the plus side, if Webb gets some snaps then Manning can pawn off some of Webb’s gear as “game used”

  8. streetyson says: May 3, 2017 8:16 AM

    Draft-dodger Eli, please don’t try to teach your career 86.0-rated turnover-method to Webb. But before your memorabilia fraud case forces you away from the field, please give Webb one of your 2,500 game-authentic signed 2016 helmets, or at least make sure Webb’s helmet is set to the same wavelength as McAdoo. Oh, and don’t forget to tell him to blame every failure to progress to or through the playoffs on OBJ.

  9. ricko1112 says: May 3, 2017 8:20 AM

    How mentally fragile must Eli be that he has to be told this? The Bears had to say the same thing to Glennon!

  10. vdaigglesfan says: May 3, 2017 8:20 AM

    Even my car knows, “Objects in rearview mirror are closer than they appear.”

  11. midnightcusk says: May 3, 2017 8:36 AM

    Webb: “So, Eli, if i put a bunch of shirts in a duffle bag and bring the bag on the field while holding my clipboard, can I sell them as game worn?”

  12. willyalistentothis says: May 3, 2017 8:50 AM

    At least the headline is only slightly misleading.

  13. Della Street says: May 3, 2017 9:14 AM


  14. gotitan says: May 3, 2017 9:19 AM

    Webb replacing Manning during the 2017 season due to Eli’s performance? I doubt we’ll see that this season.

  15. anon5121 says: May 3, 2017 9:28 AM

    I happen to think it’s pretty good advice to the other QBs who might start believing their own press that they’re Eli’s heir. Davis Webb, Geno, whomever, watch and learn from Eli but don’t pester him.

    Good job from McAdoo who I’ve been pretty critical of. The media loves to act like Eli was the sole problem with that offense last season. He wasn’t.

    They also love to act like some third round project QB who needs a lot of work is the heir apparent. Focus on winning the backup spot first and let Eli focus on ripping defenses apart with Marshall, Odell, Sheppard and now Eazy E.

  16. baltimoresnativeson says: May 3, 2017 9:37 AM

    Eli has 2 rings and a boat load of money, I doubt he feels threatened by David Webb.

  17. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: May 3, 2017 11:35 AM

    He should feel threatened. What you don’t think Brady feels threatened by Garropolo? If you don’t feel threatened by your potential replacement at your job then you’ll soon be replaced.

  18. QB Film Room says: May 3, 2017 12:34 PM

    Davis Webb will never be the thrower Eli is, but Webb is about as extraverted and out spoken as they come. Eli has never had to deal with that type of pain in your ass talking 24/7 backup qb..

  19. QB Film Room says: May 3, 2017 12:41 PM

    trust me, eli nor brady feel threatenes by webb or garroplo, it does motivate them to show the coaches what fools they were for drafting them tho

  20. QB Film Room says: May 3, 2017 12:41 PM

    trust me davis webb is about as RAW as they come. No Feet nor anticipation on quick strike routes

  21. tommyribs says: May 3, 2017 3:31 PM

    I am a GIANTS fan and an Eli fan. Eli may make the Hall when all is said and done.

    Eli does not have a lot left though. what he had in 2014 and 2015, accuracy on the deep ball, betrayed him in 2016, and that is the strength of his game.

    Webb will be starting by 2019.

  22. gfan8611 says: May 3, 2017 5:34 PM

    Eli has nothing to worry about from any of the other QB on the roster. Johnson is a career clipboard caddy who probably won’t make the roster. Geno Smith wasn’t good enough to QB the Jets…….that’s really all that needs to be said. And Webb is will spend most of the year inactive. Barring career ending injury Manning will start at QB for the Giants for the next 2-5 years. Maybe more if he still wants to play. He lacks the personality to be a studio yapper so when he decides his football playing days are over the only place we’ll probably ever see him again is when he shills for one of his brother’s pizza shacks.

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