Ben McAdoo: Eli Manning is our quarterback

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In the aftermath of Sunday’s 51-17 drubbing at the hands of the Rams, Giants coach Ben McAdoo talked about looking at younger members of the team to see if they would put forth better performances than some of the guys who have been out there for the team’s 1-7 start.

McAdoo was asked if that included quarterback, where the team has third-round pick Davis Webb behind Eli Manning, and said it included everybody on the team. On Monday, though, McAdoo said that nothing is imminent in terms of a quarterback change that Manning said he didn’t want any part of on Sunday.

“He’s our quarterback. I have a lot of confidence in Eli. That hasn’t changed,” McAdoo said, via Bob Glauber of Newsday.

McAdoo added that Manning being “our quarterback” didn’t mean that the team “won’t throw another guy in to get a look at” before the year is out. More days like Sunday will likely increase the chances of that happening, but McAdoo’s comments on Monday suggest it would be a consideration for the final stretch of the season rather than the next few weeks.

44 responses to “Ben McAdoo: Eli Manning is our quarterback

  1. Just keep losing. Hire someone who knows how to evaluate QBs, and draft the best one coming out. Keep Eli around another year to show him the ropes, and then offer him a front office position (if he wants it). Eli deserves to be a lifetime Giant.

  2. Tom Coughlin should be a first ballot HOFer because no other coach in history could have got two rings with Eli. Not even one.

  3. steves11 says:
    November 6, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    The Broncos are going to make a big push for Eli at the end of his career just like they did with his brother.
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    Peyton was consistently great and knew how to protect the ball until he was physically unable to do it anymore; Eli has had a couple of hot runs in otherwise utterly average career. I just don’t see the demand for an average turnover machine with a high price tag – given the success of so many young QBs in the league, I think most GMs would rather draft a guy who can play for 5 years on a rookie deal.

  4. Giants vs. 49ers 1986/2011…for the right to go to the Super Bowl
    Giants vs. 49ers 2017…for bragging rights in the Toilet Bowl

    Oh how the mighty have fallen (cue Coughlin and Harbaugh in the background laughing while having a beer together)

  5. Macadoo still has a career as an NFL coordinator; Manning will transition full time into memorobelia sales, title loans, or endorsing medical malpractice lawyers.

  6. joshhatesthesteelers says:
    November 6, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    There has to be about 20-25 teams out there that would love to have Eli as their QB. I know I’d rather have him then that red headed trash Andy Dalton.
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    Talk about a lateral move. Another loss or two this year and Cincinnati should hand the keys to McCarron and see what he’s got.

  7. joshhatesthesteelers says:
    November 6, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    There has to be about 20-25 teams out there that would love to have Eli as their QB.
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    I can come up with 2. Three if you include the Giants.

  8. The Eli-era Giants are .526 and have gone 40-48 since their last SB. If not for the insane helmet catch and extreme luck to get thru the 2011 NFCCG, this team would be little better than the Jets. And don’t try to tell me Eli with a career rating of 83.8 is somehow “elite”.

  9. The 9ERS are missing 3 starters from the D-line, 2 of the 3 starting LB’s, starting nickel back and both safeties. Eric Reid was replaced by Tartt but Tartt was hurt on Sunday.

    The offensive line will be missing two to three starters depending on health. The RT is playing LT. Rookie QB under center. FB is out, two rookie WR’s are starters and yesterday was their first NFL game seeing the field on offense.

    I’m obviously a 9ER fan but I don’t see them winning this Sunday. I expect the Giants to come out and play hard and show fight after being slapped around at home by the Rams. The only way the 9ERS win is if the NYG have quit on Mcadoo.

  10. streetyson says:
    November 6, 2017 at 10:36 pm

    The Eli-era Giants are .526 and have gone 40-48 since their last SB. If not for the insane helmet catch and extreme luck to get thru the 2011 NFCCG, this team would be little better than the Jets. And don’t try to tell me Eli with a career rating of 83.8 is somehow “elite”.
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    I won’t dismiss the Giants two SB wins as luck; they played great in those stretches (including Eli at times), they got some breaks (like most SB winners) and they deserved those titles.

    But the record clearly shows that for most of his career he has been a model of mediocrity at best, and a turnover machine at worst.

    To suggest that there is a line of teams out there waiting to pay him big bucks for his services at this stage of his career is absurd.

  11. steves11 says:
    November 6, 2017 at 7:53 pm
    The Broncos are going to make a big push for Eli at the end of his career just like they did with his brother.
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    with deferred payments maybe, otherwise they cannot pay him! (or her, as is the case with wittle sheli)

  12. weepingjebus says:
    November 6, 2017 at 9:00 pm
    “Can we hurry this up? I have an appointment in Pittsburgh.” — Father Time
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    “And after that I have to make a quick trip to New England. You guys a really getting me off schedule!”

  13. Keep drinking the blue kool-aid. There are active 20 QBs with a career passer rating above Eli. Ryan Tannehill is 3 points higher, Phillip Rivers is 11 points higher and right on Eli’s tail are Blake Bortles, Josh McCown, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Matt Cassel, Chad Henne, Mark Sanchez and Derek Anderson. Either Eli is the worst of the best or the best of the worst. Either way, the Giants parlayed his last name into starting for way too many years in the NFL.

  14. I am beyond surprised that McAdoo still has a job after the lemon the Giants laid on Sunday. He has lost the team, and his one hope at pulling off a few wins this season was the defense – and they gave up on him. To threaten to bench Manning… well, that says the guy has no idea how to fix what is broken with the Giants.

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