Eli Manning wants no part of this Davis Webb talk

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The Giants are reeling, and no one seems to know what button to push next. Coach Ben McAdoo even alluded to the possibility of looking at rookie quarterback Davis Webb before the end of the season.

That’s news, and not welcome news, to the current occupier of that position.

Via Bob Glauber of Newsday, Manning was not excited to discuss coach Ben McAdoo’s statement that he was considering anything to spark the 1-7 Giants, even a quarterback change.

“Hey, I want to be out there,” Manning said. “I want to be playing.”

He then paused and added: “Yeah, I want to be out there.”

Asked if he’d understand the idea of looking at the 2017 third-rounder, Manning went on to make it clear he wasn’t prepared to cede his ground.

“They gotta do what they gotta do. I want to be out there,” Manning said. “I want to keep playing with my teammates and keep working.”

Manning wasn’t nearly the biggest problem yesterday or this season, but he hasn’t been able to be the solution. He lost a fumble, threw an interception and didn’t find his odd lot of receivers often enough. But he also passed 50,000 passing yards yesterday and is about to tie his brother for second place on the all-time list for consecutive starts by a quarterback.

It would seem that kind of lifetime achievement (and the two Super Bowls) would be enough to exempt him from this kind of talk. But he wants to make it clear what his preference is, and since that’s the way he ended up in New York in the first place, it’s worth noting.

52 responses to “Eli Manning wants no part of this Davis Webb talk

  1. Back in 2004, the Giants abandoned a 5-4 record with future HOFer Kurt Warner as their starting QB because they didn’t think they had a realistic shot at the Super Bowl with their current offense, so they decided to look to the future and start a rookie QB — Eli Manning. Although he went 1-6 as a starter and killed their playoff chances that season, the experience he gained eventually paid off with two Super Bowl victories.

  2. Maybe we can get the Giants to play the Bucs. Two of the most futile teams in the league. Week 17 can’t come fast enough for either of them!

  3. siriusred67 says:
    November 6, 2017 at 8:53 am
    Back in 2004, the Giants abandoned a 5-4 record with future HOFer Kurt Warner as their starting QB because they didn’t think they had a realistic shot at the Super Bowl with their current offense, so they decided to look to the future and start a rookie QB — Eli Manning. Although he went 1-6 as a starter and killed their playoff chances that season, the experience he gained eventually paid off with two Super Bowl victories.

    The difference being, Webb is a third round “project” pick. Eli was the overall number-one pick, albeit by San Diego. The overall #1 should be playing in his rookie year… the #87 pick should not.

  4. eli needs to get hurt so david web can become a great player. Ppl forget the only reason tom brady is good is cuz Drew Bledsoe wasnt that tuff. I think I’m going to start calling him Wal-Eli Pipp

  5. wib22 says:
    November 6, 2017 at 8:53 am
    2-0 vs brady in the big game though.

    What about that pats fans?

    Yep…..he’s a perfect has been

  6. The Mannings have a knack for breaking records at the worst times. I seem to recall Peyton breaking the all time passing record with a heroic 4 yard pass during a blowout loss to the Chiefs in which he threw 4 INTs. Some of you may also recall how they actually stopped the game so the cameras could circle Peyton at midfield while he looked like he wanted to throw up. It was my desktop for a while.

  7. wib22 says:
    November 6, 2017 at 8:53 am
    2-0 vs brady in the big game though.

    What about that pats fans?

    _____________________

    I notice a trend with Giants fans in recent years – being satisfied with the two Superbowl wins against the Pats and nothing else seems to matter anymore. The smell of feeling inadequate even in victory is strong with them…….

  8. wib22 says:
    November 6, 2017 at 8:53 am
    2-0 vs brady in the big game though.

    What about that pats fans?

    ————

    Tom Coughlin put together some great defensive schemes in those games. Now Tom is gone and we see the end results up there in NJ. We also see those results down in Jacksonville. Coincidence? I think not

  9. i think if they went down that road, ownership would just cut mcadoo loose. Him and Reese are the cancers anyway. Mcadoo is completely destroying this franchise.The team hates mcadoo, they hate playing for him. He is as arrogant as they come and he has used Eli as his whipping boy to the media because he knows Eli is great at interviews and handling journalists.
    Lets defiitely put webbb in. with no receivers, no lead back and no offensive line, and let’s watch him flourish and progress. I think it’s disgusting that at this stage of Manning’s career they put him in this situation to begin with and havent addressed the line in years. Eli is fine, it’s mcadoo’s antequated system that is a train wreck. Only Rodgers is good in that system, without him they can’t even complete a pass.
    what makes webb such a great pick? because reese picked him in the third round? he also picked Nassib in the third round and people were giddy. The difference is, the giants had coughlin at the time. Mcadoo doesn’t know what to do with himself.
    Also, that warner comparison isn’t all that accurate. wasn’t he on a one year deal and his contract was expiring?

  10. Eli lucked into those 2 superbowl wins. A lucky fluke catch in David Tyree and Gronk was hurt in the 2012 game. Take away the fluke catch and Gronk is healthy and Eli is a 2 time Super Bowl loser. He played like crap in both games

  11. @ metitometin
    eli played like crap in both games? i love the same old rhetoric of how bad he was in those playoff runs and it was all about the D. in 2012, weren’t the giants ranked dead last in D?

    check out his stats in both playoff runs. i think in 2012 he set an NFL record for most yards in a postseason. He also had to face that ridiculous niners D in SF.

    he also played really well in both SB’s The one pick in 07 was off of steve smiths hands and chest in the red zone. not on him. He was able to manufacture two winning drives, and yes , brady is the greatest ever but that’s something he couldnt do in those two meetings. Gronk was hurt. Funny. because i remember him playing, he was even in on the last hail mary of the game. Keep talking about the tyree catch and neglecting how well he played in both games.

  12. Apparently, Giants fans are satisfied with the 2 SB wins over the Pats, because they certainly haven’t even sniffed the SB since. Pats have 5 and still competing for more.

  13. I think that you give Eli the utimatium you have two games as the starter (he gets the record it really is more important than he’d ever let on), but if your not performing well in those two games we’re replacing you in the third game. At this point they have to win out to even sniff a winning record let alone the playoffs.

    So it might be time to see what the backups have. It won’t be much, but it will benefit Manning to not have to carry the almost assured 6 additional losses This season has in store for him. Maybe Webb has a Russell Wilson story in him, maybe he’s a career backup, but you’ll never know with him on the bench. If he’s getting 1st string reps at prartice he’ll be far more likely to light a firr under Eli than running the scout team.

  14. Lifelong Giants fan. Thanks for the memories Eli. But he is the 4th rated QB in our OWN division, its well past time to move on.

  15. Maybe it’s just me, but it seems that Eli is the only guy who shows up to represent after these debacles.

    I know a lot of Giant fans want Webb in there, but like Parcells once said when talking to reporters about Phil Simms (while smoking a cigarette)…”Let me tell you about number 11…you’ll miss him when he’s gone.”

  16. wib22 says:
    November 6, 2017 at 9:55 am
    hey wib22
    Eli two superbowl wins

    TB12 five superbowl wins

    nuf said

    ***

    two legit rings vs 5 tainted ones

    who wins?

    5 rings >2 in case you can’t count that high….nothing tainted about a single one of them, either.

  17. Those 2 Giants Super Bowls should be viewed in a different light. Their QB bucked decades of NFL draft protocol designed to promote parity. With help from his father, Eli chose his destination. What if any other #1 ranked QB did that? What fates would have been changed?

  18. Spygate, deflate gate, IRgate, I can go on and on
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    Right but faking injuries to stop the opposing offense is perfectly OK… & I could go on & on, too with a Saintly persona like John Mara controlling things…

  19. wib22 says:
    November 6, 2017 at 10:29 am
    nothing tainted about a single one of them, either.

    ****

    Spygate, deflate gate, IRgate, I can go on and on

    ————-

    Cry baby nation lives on….

  20. 2-0 vs brady in the big game though.

    What about that pats fans?

    You can keep your two and ensuing mediocrity, irrelevance and interception records.
    I’ll take our five, and continued dominance.

  21. two legit rings vs 5 tainted ones

    who wins?

    How do we know you guys weren’t using walkie-talkies in those two as well?

  22. Pats fan here, but have liked Eli going back to jos college days. I’m not really sure what anyone wants Eli to do with his top 2 receivers done for the year, a ridiculously porous offensive line and no running game to speak of. I don’t care who you are, you’re not winning games with those issues.

    Endtimesparty? Pretty sure John Elway was the 1st to “buck the trend” of refusing to play for the team who held the #1 draft pick.

    I also noticed that the Giants started to suck once McAdoo starting slicking his hair back like Gordon Gecco. Go back to the Buster Brown haircut Ben.

  23. Eli lucked into those 2 superbowl wins. A lucky fluke catch in David Tyree and Gronk was hurt in the 2012 game. Take away the fluke catch and Gronk is healthy and Eli is a 2 time Super Bowl loser. He played like crap in both games.

    2007 was luck, 2011 was not.

  24. The Mannings have a knack for breaking records at the worst times. I seem to recall Peyton breaking the all time passing record with a heroic 4 yard pass during a blowout loss to the Chiefs in which he threw 4 INTs. Some of you may also recall how they actually stopped the game so the cameras could circle Peyton at midfield while he looked like he wanted to throw up. It was my desktop for a while.

    Don’t forget they played a *premeditated* game of “hot potato” with the ball after his record-breaking TD pass. Man, what heart. The heart of a champion, and a leader of men. A fiery, premeditated game of hot potato. Man.

    The Mannings are the absolute worst.

  25. rpmcanes says:
    November 6, 2017 at 10:48 am
    2-0 vs brady in the big game though.

    What about that pats fans?

    _______________________________________

    You guys realize you don’t have Tom Coughlin anymore right? lol

  26. Eli lucked into those 2 superbowl wins. A lucky fluke catch in David Tyree and Gronk was hurt in the 2012 game. Take away the fluke catch and Gronk is healthy and Eli is a 2 time Super Bowl loser. He played like crap in both games

    PLEASE……..

    Poor play call by Pete Carroll, Long Range Field Goals at Game ends, collapse of Falcons. Need I say more? Your “GOAT” has had his share of “Lucky” games.

  27. I’m not sure why there’s such a rivalry or hatred between New York Giants and New England Patriots fans. The Giants did beat them twice but the Patriots have won five super bowls. Both teams have enjoyed the ticker parades – just respect the teams and enjoy your individual success.

  28. wib22 says:
    November 6, 2017 at 8:53 am
    2-0 vs brady in the big game though.

    ————–

    Very true. He will always have these two shining moments in an otherwise mediocre career. He’s kind of like Phil Simms with one additional good game on his resume.

  29. wib22 says:
    November 6, 2017 at 8:53 am
    2-0 vs brady in the big game though.

    What about that pats fans?

    —–

    20 years from now that’s still all you’ll have, and still all you’ll probably say

  30. Bill Parcells said it best…”we are involved in a performance based business”. Eli’s performance has been average to poor these last few seasons and I see nothing to make anyone think it’s gonna get better.

  31. azwildcats96 says:
    November 6, 2017 at 11:42 am
    Next year’s starting QB for the Denver Broncos: Eli Manning
    —————————————-
    That sounds closer to the truth than any of the other comments here.

  32. coming off of a bye week, at home…and you put up that kind of performance? Inexcusable. Somebody needs to go. 1. McAdon’t. 2. Eli. 3. Reese.

    Get the culture right. Then draft QB next year. And a RB.

  33. nfella says:
    November 6, 2017 at 9:21 am
    wib22 says:
    November 6, 2017 at 8:53 am
    2-0 vs brady in the big game though.

    What about that pats fans?

    _____________________

    I notice a trend with Giants fans in recent years – being satisfied with the two Superbowl wins against the Pats and nothing else seems to matter anymore. The smell of feeling inadequate even in victory is strong with them…….

    ***************************************************
    I have noticed a trend with Patriots fans in recent years- after 40 years of being one of the most, if not THE most insignificant franchises in the NFL, they hit the football lottery when Bledsoe almost died and they were forced to play a QB they coveted so much that they waited until 6th round to draft him. The went on a great run of football success (which is only tied to one coach and one QB), and to hear them talk, you’d think that they invented football.

    Yeah, this league will be a better place when Brady retires and the Patriots go back to their rightful place of mediocrity and slide back in to the shadows of the NFL. Brady cannot play forever!!!!

  34. wib22:
    Remember when you measured that Steeler’s ball and it was under inflated? Mara dismissed it as “much ado about nothing” Yet Father Flanagan represented the NFL at one of Brady’s court dates over the same issue. Maybe he was just trying to get a feel for the courtroom ahead of his bogus memorabilia suit. And was it luck that only got Josh Brown a one game suspension when a Cowboy player got six with far less evidence? Nah, the fix wasn’t in, look at that crippling punishment for the walkie talkies!

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