Kyle Lauletta “just not happy” about move back to No. 3 on depth chart

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Giants rookie Kyle Lauletta made his NFL debut in garbage time against Washington last week and went 0-5 with an interception to close out the Giants’ 40-16 win.

The Giants were on the wrong side of a 17-0 loss on Sunday that featured little good play from Eli Manning, but turning to Lauletta was never a consideration. Lauletta was dropped back to the No. 3 spot on the depth chart and a spot on the inactive list, which means Alex Tanney was the only other quarterback in uniform against Tennessee.

Lauletta said he was surprised to find out that he wouldn’t be active for the game.

“I’m disappointed,” Lauletta said, via the New York Post. “Just not happy, but I’ll do what I can to do my role the best I can, and that was to be on the sideline and try to see stuff out there.”

Shurmur said that having Tanney as the backup gave the team the “best chance to win” on Sunday.

14 responses to “Kyle Lauletta “just not happy” about move back to No. 3 on depth chart

  1. Tanney should play. Why force a player in that hasn’t come close to earning it? Tanney has been a journeyman thus far but teams keep bringing him in for a reason. He’s at least proven he deserves a place in the league.

  2. Saw the report that Eli was coming back for another season. Truly a clueless organization at this point.

  3. You’d think with the Giants likely having the first or second pick, and a great chance at getting the top QB that will be available they’d want to get their rookie as many game reps as possible to see whether they need to use that pick on the QB, or trade down for a bunch of picks in order to strengthen the o-line and defense as much as possible around Lauletta? Continuing to play Manning makes zero sense when it’s a foregone conclusion that he will (and should) be gone after this season.

  4. atwatercrushesokoye says:
    December 16, 2018 at 8:28 pm

    You’d think with the Giants likely having the first or second pick, and a great chance at getting the top QB that will be available they’d want to get their rookie as many game reps as possible to see whether they need to use that pick on the QB
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    Sounds like they have already made their decision.

  5. Having Tanney on the active roster gave the Giants the “best chance to win.”
    They got shut out. I don’t understand. Someone please explain.

  6. The Giants are a train wreck and wasting the years of Odell.If Lulleta is not the right player Draft one and move on from Eli.Yes he has done Great things for the orginazation buy my oppinion it’s time to move on

  7. Eli won’t be going anywhere…they out played their draft position to grab a pick and plat replacement and he’s scheduled to make 16 mill next year which is peanuts compared to current QBs…Anyone who watches can see as the o-line improved, manning’s play improved dramatically… he can still get it in the in tight spots when he has the time…and of course it’s Eli so you’re gonna get a boneheaded throw spread in here and there, as a giants fan I’ve become accustomed to those over the last 15 years.

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