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Davis Webb makes Eli Manning feel old

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The Giants have made clear that it’s not Eli Manning’s job to mentor rookie quarterback Davis Webb. But Webb treated Manning more like a coach than a peer when the two met for the first time.

“I just wanted to welcome him to the team, let him know if he has any questions or needs anything in the next few days, I was here for him,” Manning said. “He responded to that with, ‘Yes, sir.’ I told him we were off to a bad start. Please do not refer to me as sir. I appreciate the manners, but we’re teammates. I was always taught the same thing. Anyone older than me, I have to call them sir. But hopefully, we straightened that out.”

Manning said he’ll be happy to help Webb in any way he can, even if that’s not really his job.

“I really don’t know much about Davis,” Manning said. “I know he started off at Texas Tech and transferred to Cal his senior year. I know he’s a big kid and it sounds like he has a strong arm. I know a few of the other names and several other quarterbacks that were in the draft. A couple of them I had met before at our [Manning family] passing camp in [Louisiana in] the summer. Several have been to that. You get to know them a little bit and watch them in college. I look forward to meeting Davis, welcoming him to the team and see if he needs any help from me. I’m always happy to give it.”

But next time, Davis, call him Eli.

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49 Responses to “Davis Webb makes Eli Manning feel old”
  1. tylawspick6 says: May 5, 2017 1:59 PM

    Goober Manning is old. So is Gomer.

    But, there’s always a quick call to the memorabilia dealer or to Guyer to get that fixed!

  2. therealraider says: May 5, 2017 2:01 PM

    Beautiful response by the rook “yes, sir” .. whatever you say sir .. lol

  3. lightcleric says: May 5, 2017 2:01 PM

    It had to be extra weird for Webb to call someone sir when they still look like they’re 15…no offense to Eli!

  4. DawgPound83 says: May 5, 2017 2:11 PM

    Oh course he called him Sir. Davis Webb was in like 4th grade when Eli was drafted.

  5. anon5121 says: May 5, 2017 2:12 PM

    Very funny story and shows what a great leader and person Eli is. If nothing else, Webb fell into a competitive but supportive situation, as a project QB. It certainly won’t be toxic with Eli leading the way.

  6. waynefontesismyfather says: May 5, 2017 2:15 PM

    Perhaps Eli can learn something from the rookie. How not to look “dazed and confused” every waking moment of everyday. Well, actually, never mind.

  7. 4sacroc says: May 5, 2017 2:24 PM

    Eli 2
    Brady 0

  8. cletuspstillwaterjr says: May 5, 2017 2:31 PM

    Not a Giants fan but Eli is a class act.

  9. troylok says: May 5, 2017 2:31 PM

    And then he asked him if he wanted to buy an authentic game-played jersey…

  10. Does this look infected? says: May 5, 2017 2:32 PM

    Eli throws too many picks but he’s had a great career

  11. weepingjebus says: May 5, 2017 2:33 PM

    Eli 2
    Brady 5

  12. bleedingfacemask says: May 5, 2017 2:38 PM

    One day late, but…

    Webb: I see, sir.
    Manning: Uh, you can call me Eli.
    Webb: I see, sir Eli.
    Manning: Just Eli.

  13. patriots123456 says: May 5, 2017 2:49 PM

    Eli said remind me to show you the Superbowl helmet catch pass…

    Only I have that down pat…

  14. pattyarbuccholz says: May 5, 2017 2:51 PM

    4sacroc The offense plays against the defense. Brady and Eli are both QBs, which is an offensive football position. The offense cannot play against another team’s offense.

    Got it? Glad we got that squared away.

  15. jag1959 says: May 5, 2017 2:53 PM

    tylawspick6 says:
    May 5, 2017 1:59 PM
    Goober Manning is old. So is Gomer.

    But, there’s always a quick call to the memorabilia dealer or to Guyer to get that fixed!
    ______________________

    About that 18-1, it’s never going away.

    Eli is 4 years younger than Brady. In football years they are both ‘old’ but given the age discrepancy Giants fans could just as easily speculate on what besides avocados is in Tom’s ice cream. Most of us won’t because we respect a quality opponent but if some do keep in mind you bring it on yourself with your infantile comments.

  16. medialovesthecowboys says: May 5, 2017 2:58 PM

    Hate the Giants as a Cowboy fans, but I’ve always liked Manning. Even though he’s the worst twice-champion of all time. Name another if you don’t agree.

  17. longislandcowboysfan33 says: May 5, 2017 3:00 PM

    Giants Suck!

  18. justbegbaby says: May 5, 2017 3:01 PM

    Eli is a good guy, classy, polite, but never anything more than a good game manager. He didnt have the true skills of Peyton or Brady and he deserves his two rings to many team mates. Likeable guy. Overhyped because of his last name. I wish him the best in the twilight of his career.

  19. allseeingone says: May 5, 2017 3:05 PM

    This serves as a great example of how teammate should act. Not a hint of “it’s all about me” in that conversation. Heck, everybody can learn something good from this.

  20. thegronk87 says: May 5, 2017 3:09 PM

    every year it’s the same thing with these giants fans. they disappear after the giants lose, then come back after the draft and act like they have a shot at winning the following sesson. rinse and repeat.

  21. walker1191 says: May 5, 2017 3:15 PM

    jag1959 says:
    May 5, 2017 2:53 PM

    Giants fans could just as easily speculate on what besides avocados is in Tom’s ice cream.
    ————————————————————
    What tipped you off? Was it Brady’s huge gain in muscle mass?

  22. inyourmind says: May 5, 2017 3:15 PM

    brady will last longer then eli

  23. youbettercallsaul says: May 5, 2017 3:18 PM

    Now get off of my lawn!

  24. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: May 5, 2017 3:25 PM

    Of course grandpa Brady could not be reached for a comment, he was taking his afternoon nap.

  25. timmmah10 says: May 5, 2017 3:26 PM

    “Yes Sir, Mr Eli.”

  26. aj66shanghai says: May 5, 2017 3:26 PM

    For how much Pats fans like to claim the rest of the NFL’s fans are all jealous haters, they sure do like to troll certain players/teams. They must be trying to tell us something.

  27. gmen05 says: May 5, 2017 3:32 PM

    And here come the incessant, whining Patriots* fans who are “over” those two Super Bowl losses to insult Eli and the Giants.

    For a team who has won two Super Bowls in the last few years, you girls are sure still upset about Eli.

    Quite sad, actually.

  28. walker1191 says: May 5, 2017 3:35 PM

    aj66shanghai says:
    May 5, 2017 3:26 PM

    For how much Pats fans like to claim the rest of the NFL’s fans are all jealous haters, they sure do like to troll certain players/teams. They must be trying to tell us something.
    ————————————————————
    It’s not a question of trolling, it is simply pointing out that 5 is a higher number than 2.

  29. tinkletinkleonyourstar says: May 5, 2017 3:42 PM

    weepingjebus says:
    May 5, 2017 2:33 PM

    Eli 2
    Brady 5*****

    you forgot the asterisks!

  30. walker1191 says: May 5, 2017 3:53 PM

    tinkletinkleonyourstar says:
    May 5, 2017 3:42 PM

    weepingjebus says:
    May 5, 2017 2:33 PM

    Eli 2
    Brady 5*****

    you forgot the asterisks!
    ————————————————————-
    Oh, right:

    * Won 5th title with greatest comeback in SB history.

  31. maust1013 says: May 5, 2017 4:00 PM

    medialovesthecowboys says:
    May 5, 2017 2:58 PM
    Hate the Giants as a Cowboy fans, but I’ve always liked Manning. Even though he’s the worst twice-champion of all time. Name another if you don’t agree.
    ================================

    That’s easy enough just going with well known QB’s, never mind other players. Griese, Morall, Plunkett, Rypien and Wilson all have 2 rings. Heck, Griese’s 2 got him in the HoF just for handing off the ball, his overall playoff performance was pedestrian at best. It sounds strange to say it but Manning is superior to every one of them. I figured he was better than most of them but wanted to be sure before I posted just from memory. I plugged them all into the comparison tool at Pro Football Reference and was shocked that Manning smoked them all, even just using the stats that safely compare from era to era. Eli is a much better QB than he gets get credit for and the Giants should be chastised for not putting better teams around him.

    A Pats fan

  32. steeler43 says: May 5, 2017 4:00 PM

    I have the same reaction when a Millennial calls me “ma’am” at work…

  33. jag1959 says: May 5, 2017 4:14 PM

    aj66shanghai says:
    May 5, 2017 3:26 PM

    For how much Pats fans like to claim the rest of the NFL’s fans are all jealous haters, they sure do like to troll certain players/teams. They must be trying to tell us something.
    ========================

    Whatever that may be it’s doubtful a 12 would figure it out.
    Here’s your cookie, now please let the adults talk.

  34. thegreatgabbert says: May 5, 2017 4:17 PM

    Webb Davis psyching out the old guy. He didn’t just say “yes sir”, he said it slowly and loudly in case Eli was developing hearing impairment, or comprehension difficulties.

  35. noknoknokpenny says: May 5, 2017 4:25 PM

    Eli’s career QB rating is only two points behind Jay Cutler! Only two!

    In those two superbowl victories, Eli put up 17 and 21 points on the Pats! That was exactly the average amount of points that the Pats gave up in all games those seasons!

    Exactly average!

    #straighttothehall!

  36. daysend564 says: May 5, 2017 4:42 PM

    Just don’t buy any of his memorabilia

  37. cdace13 says: May 5, 2017 4:51 PM

    You forget during Eli’s rookie year, Kurt Warner was there. Eli also learned from a class act.

  38. antkowiak666 says: May 5, 2017 5:11 PM

    waynefontesismyfather says:
    May 5, 2017 2:15 PM

    Perhaps Eli can learn something from the rookie. How not to look “dazed and confused” every waking moment of everyday. Well, actually, never mind.
    ——————————————————-
    Dazed and confused while polishing his two Lombardi’s!?

  39. raiderinva says: May 5, 2017 5:26 PM

    The true story as I heard it was that Davis asked Eli for a game used helmet. Eli blew up and asked for some respect,

    So Webb then asked.. Can I get a game used helmet… Sir?

  40. anon5121 says: May 5, 2017 5:38 PM

    I’m actually starting to find the Jay Cutler QB rating comparison a bit stranger than the memorablia digs. Not sure how those metrics are relevant when you’re talking about Eli as a future HOF, 2xSBMVP, Ironman QB who is in the Top 10 All time in passing, TDs and completions and will even sniff the top 5 in some of those categories when he’s when he’s done.

  41. ikeclanton says: May 5, 2017 6:42 PM

    patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    May 5, 2017 3:25 PM
    Of course grandpa Brady could not be reached for a comment, he was taking his afternoon nap.

    Brady probably accomplishes more before 9am than you do in a week.

    Get ready to sadly excuse-make some more this year as he racks up the wins you claim he’s to old to acheive…

  42. richiethegreek says: May 5, 2017 8:05 PM

    Gotta laugh at Giants fans taunting the Pats for going 18-1 like it’s some horrible stain on their reputation. Guys, they’re the only team to go undefeated in a 16 game regular season. They came three points and a couple of Giants miracles away from pulling of the undefeated Championship season. They have 5 titles and and seemingly countless division titles to go along with it. God, how embarrassing. How could they ever go on?

  43. bencoates57 says: May 5, 2017 8:10 PM

    I wish WeBB would have refused to go to the Giants and demanded instead to be sent to his home state Chargers.

  44. gcsuk says: May 5, 2017 9:42 PM

    medialovesthecowboys says:
    May 5, 2017 2:58 PM
    Hate the Giants as a Cowboy fans, but I’ve always liked Manning. Even though he’s the worst twice-champion of all time. Name another if you don’t agree.
    ——————————————————

    How about a 3 time “champion” named Troy Aikman? Aikman played 12 years, Manning 13, so close enough to the same.

    Manning – Passing yards – 48214
    Aikman – Passing yards – 32942

    Manning – TDs/INT – 320/215
    Aikman – TDs/INT – 165/141

    Manning – Games – 201
    Aikman – Games – 165

    Manning – Rating – 83.7
    Aikman – Rating – 81.6

    Manning – Comp % – 59.7
    Aikman – Comp % – 61.5

    Additionally, I don’t think all the Giants running backs that Eli has played with combined compare to Emmitt Smith. And let’s not forget about the O-Line that Dallas had all those years.

  45. seahawkfanfrom1970s says: May 6, 2017 2:45 AM

    Unlike a quarterback up the east coast from him, Eli’s Super Bowl wins will never come under scrutiny for being, oh what’s the word, oh yes – tainted.

  46. yourunclerico says: May 6, 2017 7:52 AM

    little sheli should be excited – now she can have twice the amount of “game used” equipment to defraud her fans with!

  47. streetyson says: May 6, 2017 8:33 AM

    gmen05 says:
    May 5, 2017 3:32 PM
    And here come the incessant, whining Patriots* fans… you girls… Quite sad, actually.
    —————-
    Pot, kettle, black. Eli played his part in those two wins against the Pats, but for G-fans to suggest that it makes “Eli 2, Brady 0” and makes Eli a superior QB than Brady is sheer “incessant, whining” childish nonsense. For a start they are never on the field at the same time – no QBs really face off against each other. Secondly, Brady has lead the Pats to 11 out of 16 Championship games (sometimes with otherwise mediocre teams) whereas Eli, outside of those two great late-season runs has been a near complete playoffs-bust (and more often failed to even reach the playoffs). And as for age, Brady is older but Eli is the one who needed (an illegal) hearing aid from his coach.

  48. noknoknokpenny says: May 6, 2017 11:18 AM

    anon5121 says:
    May 5, 2017 5:38 PM
    I’m actually starting to find the Jay Cutler QB rating comparison a bit stranger than the memorablia digs. Not sure how those metrics are relevant when you’re talking about Eli as a future HOF, 2xSBMVP, Ironman QB who is in the Top 10 All time in passing, TDs and completions and will even sniff the top 5 in some of those categories when he’s when he’s done.

    ==================
    The point is that although Manning has done some good things, he’s really just a slightly-above-average quarterback.

    Sure, you can cherry pick a stat or two to make Manning sound impressive, but if you view all the stats comprehensively through a measure like the QB rating, then Manning doesn’t look good.

    Philip Rivers, Tony Romo, Matt Ryan.

    These are fine quarterbacks, better at playing quarterback than Manning by most (if not all) measures. None of them will even get a whiff of the Hall of Fame.

    The two Superbowl MVPs–look at how many points the Giants scored in those games versus what the Patriots defense gave up that year.

    It’s not like Manning put up 50 on the Pats. It was 17 points and 21 points. Exactly what the average team scored on the Pats that years. Average. Average.

    The Giants defense won those games. Congratulations! The better team won.

    But that’s not the kind of thing that should send the QB to the Hall of Fame.

    The primary complaint (for most of us) is that if Manning goes to the Hall of Fame, it will only be because he played in New York, not because he deserves it.

  49. ibillwt says: May 6, 2017 10:12 PM

    Face it, he’s just not very good. Won some games with a very stout D, but just throws up pick after pick. Horribly inconsistent at best. And now the fraud stigma; don’t think that ever washes off no matter the charm offensive.

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