Pat Shurmur “can’t wait to get to work” with Eli Manning

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New Giants G.M. Dave Gettleman made clear his interest in keeping quarterback Eli Manning around. New Giants coach Pat Shurmur has now done the same.

“He’s an outstanding player and I can’t wait to get to work with him,” Shurmur said during his introductory press conference.

Shurmur also said that he likes Eli’s calm demeanor, and Shurmur said nothing to suggest that he’ll want to move on from the first overall pick in the 2004 draft.

“I think he’s got years left,” Shurmur said of Eli.

It’s still unclear what Eli wants, but it’s becoming more and more clear that the Giants still want Eli. If that’s the case, it’s bad news for guys like Sam Bradford or Case Keenum, who likely would have gotten consideration to start for the Giants if Eli wasn’t staying.

38 responses to “Pat Shurmur “can’t wait to get to work” with Eli Manning

  1. Why can’t my Packers have good coaches that get promoted by other teams this year? We just fire our coaches. Because they are not good. In Green Bay, “can’t wait to get to work” is a common statement. So we go over to other states for work. Maybe Aaron’s arm will work all season again. Maybe.

  2. Shurmur will now have access to a full downfield passing attack with a pocket QB that can deliver every throw. Keenum doesn’t possess that arm. Be glad if you don’t get him Giants fans.

  3. Based on last week’s Vikings game plan, it looks like Shurmur started working with Eli right after the New Orleans miracle win.

  4. I’m not sure why the Keenum/Bradford rumors exist. The Giants were certainly not going to replace a 2-time SB winner and face of the franchise with some also-ran FA. I like the idea of giving Eli the next 1-2 years. And as much as I would LOVE the Giants to draft a QB (especially Darnold, since I am a USC fan and had my hopes crushed at age 12 when the Giants passed on Rodney Peete 9 times in the ’90 draft), I think they might try to trade down and get an impact OL or two, maybe a LB, or Barkley at #2. And while I thought Webb was the 2nd best prospect in last years draft, behind Watson, I wouldn’t mind seeing the Giants sign Bridgewater, the Vikings QB nobody is talking about (and the one with upside),and give him a year to get back to full-strength and the maybe he could take the reins.

  5. What has happened here? Eli’s been mediocre for years but because of his last name the Giants are going to keep him as the face of the franchise? Or is it this tippy toe approach where they say all the right things and draft Rosen or Darnold and let Eli throw balls into the ground another year while the youngster gets ready to take over?

  6. Pat Shurmur “can’t wait to get to work” with Eli Manning
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    “Hi Eli, nice to meet you. You’re fired because you suck. Nice working with you!”

  7. Barkley becomes a no brainer. Don’t trade back. Don’t trust the Colts as they might trade the pick, even though it may be QB related.

    Too many red flags for the year for QB’s, for trade ups. I would think the Jets and Broncos will stand pat and see what happens. The Jets don’t need another kid who can’t hit the broad sign of a barn and would take Rosen or might consider Mayfield.

    Can’t see the Broncos taking a a 3rd big guy who can’t make the tight throws either (but I can see them trading into the Browns spot for Rosen). I see Allen falling fast. But there’s always a coach who thinks he can fix anything.

    I don’t think the Browns will pass on Darnold. They really are just a QB away from being legit. But he is he legit? Crappy Oline at USC this year and the Browns had a great one two years ago but the front office screwed that up. Then there’s Joe Thomas.

    If the Browns pick Darnold and a the BPA at 5 (instead of the dreaded trade back) I can see Thomas playing out his contract. I just think that being hurt for the first time has made him realize that losing isn’t worth the pain anymore. He doesn’t spend his money, anyway. He needs hope and fast.

    This isn’t a trad up year but then again, it happens when you least expect it…

  8. lol. I love how everyone talks such crap about Case Keenum. The guy won 14 games, had the second high QBR in the NFL. He is hardly the reason the Vikings lost the NFC title game. The line didn’t protect him so he got strip sacked, and he got hit while throwing which resulted in a pick.

    He is better than Teddy, and he is more durable and mobile than Bradford. The Vikings defense are the ones that let a guy named Nick Foles of all guys, do whatever he wanted.

    Shumur deserves this chance. He is great at getting talent out of offense.

    The Vikings had a undrafted QB, a undrafed WR (Adam Theilen), a 5th round draft Pick (Diggs), two low draft RB’s, most of the offense line were low draft picks. And they went to the NFC Championship game.

  9. DadJeans says:
    January 26, 2018 at 11:55 am
    Clearly Mario Manningham was the sole reason for any and all of Eli’s successes.

    Mario Manningham was ill suited for the run and shoot (google the O, if you don’t understand or know what it is). He made one great play at a great moment in time but he was in the wrong place too many times and let the sidelines beat him too many times.

    Tommer was perfect and Plax was always open do but he still ‘got it’. Look at the final play of the 07 SB. Classic RNS play.

  10. I’m really going to miss Pat. He was an absolute breath of fresh air after dealing with a stubborn and washed up Norv Turner (seriously, have fun with him, Carolina…).

    I wish him nothing but the best in NY.

  11. “ajzinnecker says:
    January 26, 2018 at 12:44 pm
    lol. I love how everyone talks such crap about Case Keenum. The guy won 14 games, had the second high QBR in the NFL. He is hardly the reason the Vikings lost the NFC title game. The line didn’t protect him so he got strip sacked, and he got hit while throwing which resulted in a pick.”

    The best indicator of future performance is past performance. Keenum is a newer version of Ryan Fitzpatrick.

  12. It’s been pretty obvious that Shurmur is excited about his new job. He neglected his old one with the Vikings the week before the NFC championship.

  13. I’d love to see Eli under center next season. However, I can see a scenario where the Giants draft a QB at #2, and Eli asks for a trade or to be released. In that case, I could see Bradford or Keenam coming in as a placeholder.

    Hope it doesn’t come to that – but it wouldn’t be the world’s biggest surprise

  14. ajzinnecker says:
    January 26, 2018 at 12:44 pm
    lol. I love how everyone talks such crap about Case Keenum. The guy won 14 games, had the second high QBR in the NFL. He is hardly the reason the Vikings lost the NFC title game. The line didn’t protect him so he got strip sacked, and he got hit while throwing which resulted in a pick.

    He is better than Teddy, and he is more durable and mobile than Bradford. The Vikings defense are the ones that let a guy named Nick Foles of all guys, do whatever he wanted.

    Shumur deserves this chance. He is great at getting talent out of offense.

    The Vikings had a undrafted QB, a undrafed WR (Adam Theilen), a 5th round draft Pick (Diggs), two low draft RB’s, most of the offense line were low draft picks. And they went to the NFC Championship game.

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    And a former #1 in Treadwell, if we’re going to lay all the cards on the table. Shurmur got nothing out of him in 1.5 seasons.

  15. They’ll never win anything again with Eli at QB – but Giant fans seem to be OK with this, choosing to live off past glory as the current team is among the league’s worst.

  16. Something wrong with Treadwell. Heckuva blocker so you know at least likes the game and it’s in his heart. Or pounding someone is, at the least.

    I don’t watch enough but either he has never learned the offense, can’t get off the line or runs lousy routes or some combo.

    He’s 4 years in the Not For Long category and everyone swore by him. That Ole Miss threesome is two back ups and a LT drafted way to high to be an okay Guard.

  17. Lil’ bro Manning won two (2) SB rings with Tom Coughlin. Me thinks Shurmur will be too zaftig (soft/plump).

  18. hardheadedrb says:
    January 26, 2018 at 11:35 am
    Shurmur will now have access to a full downfield passing attack with a pocket QB that can deliver every throw. Keenum doesn’t possess that arm.
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    Huh?!?! I would keep Eli too, no doubt. But Keenum can throw any pass you need him to throw. He did it in college and has done it all year!

  19. Eli has a cap hit of over 20M. His salary isn’t bad, but his roster bonus puts him above what Sam Bradford would cost. As a Vikings fan, I can tell you Shumurs love Bradford. Bradford is younger than Eli and knows Shumurs system. Eli has trade value to a team like the Viking’s who need a proven quarterback who can win in the playoffs.. now. What is Eli’s trade value, and how disgruntled is he with the Giants? If Shumur wants to draft a quarterback, Bradford might be the better option moving forward?

  20. Eli wasn’t the problem. They couldn’t protect him and he had no weapons to throw to. Couldn’t run the ball and the defense was out of gas by week 8.

  21. For all the criticism about Shurmur and the NFC Championship, he is a good solid coach. I’m not a NYFG fan and I think it was a good hire. Besides, Shurmur ran the O. The Vikings D gave up 38 points…

    Look, KShanahan blew the Super Bowl and, relatively speaking, did OK in his first year as a HC of the Niners. Granted, it helped a lot when they got a solid competent QB.

    Regardless of whether Manning stays with them, is traded or just retires, I do think they picked a good coach in Shurmur and I wish him very well.

  22. Wisconsin’s Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says:
    January 26, 2018 at 11:26 am
    Why can’t my Packers have good coaches that get promoted by other teams this year? We just fire our coaches. Because they are not good. In Green Bay, “can’t wait to get to work” is a common statement. So we go over to other states for work. Maybe Aaron’s arm will work all season again. Maybe.
    __________________________

    Why can’t Barney fans ever just find satisfaction and solace in their own team’s accomplishments, without having to trash other teams by pretending to be their fans.
    It’s lame and pathetic and screams of desperation.

    Listen, I understand when you grow up cheering for a team that’s mired in a culture of losing, it must be tough.
    57 years of bad/mediocre football has to be excruciating.
    So your only reflex response is to lash out at your tormentors and try to ease your tortured soul.

    Seriously, enjoy your year of success.
    Yes, it’s true they flamed out in an epic and embarrassing fashion.
    But you’ll always have the memory of the Minneapolis Missed Tackle Miracle.
    Live it. Breathe it in. Because next year will likely be a far different story.
    Things will be back to normal.

  23. After Thaddeus Lewis, Colt McCoy, Seneca Wallace and Brandon Weeden (during Shurmur’s tenure as HC in Cleveland), I would be MORE THAN THRILLED to work with lil’ bro Manning, too!

  24. Maybe he should have spent a little more time on the game plan for the Eagles rather than negotiating his contract with his next employer. His offense was a no show in the NFC Championship

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