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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) leaves the field after the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) (Bill Kostroun/AP)
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) leaves the field after the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) (Bill Kostroun/AP)

Interim Giants GM Kevin Abrams spoke with reporters during practice on Thursday.

Abrams, who took over after Jerry Reese was fired earlier this month, said that he wants the full-time job and is ready for it.

Giants co-owner John Mara said after firing Reese and head coach Ben McAdoo that Abrams and interim head coach Steve Spagnuolo would both receive interviews for the respective full-time jobs if they were interested.

Tags: Davis Webb, Eli Manning, Geno Smith
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 (Kirby Lee)
(Kirby Lee)

The Giants will select UCLA QB Josh Rosen with the second overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, predicts ESPN's Todd McShay.

The Giants' quarterback situation has been in flux all season, and with the aging Eli Manning under center, they need to be looking to the future. Enter Rosen, who McShay touts as the most NFL-ready quarterback entering the draft in April. 

CLICK BELOW TO SEE MCSHAY'S ANALYSIS

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The Giants insist they are doing everything they can to get Davis Webb ready to play. And the rookie quarterback insists he prepares each week like he's a starter.

Tags: Davis Webb, Eli Manning, Geno Smith
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New York Giants quarterbacks Eli Manning (10), Geno Smith (3) and Davis Webb (5) work out during NFL football training camp, Saturday, July 29, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (Julio Cortez/AP)
New York Giants quarterbacks Eli Manning (10), Geno Smith (3) and Davis Webb (5) work out during NFL football training camp, Saturday, July 29, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (Julio Cortez/AP)

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - It is sounding more and more like the Giants will finish out this season without ever getting a meaningful look at rookie quarterback Davis Webb.

Tags: Davis Webb, Eli Manning, Geno Smith, Ralph Vacchiano
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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning on the sidelines during the game against the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium (Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning on the sidelines during the game against the Dallas Cowboys at MetLife Stadium (Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports)

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- When Eli Manning took the field to a standing ovation on Sunday, there was hope that his return would provide a boost to the Giants' sagging offense.

It didn't.

What did everyone expect?

Tags: Bobby Hart, Brandon Marshall, Dallas Cowboys, Davis Webb, D.J. Fluker, Eli Manning, Ereck Flowers, Geno Smith, Justin Pugh, Odell Beckham Jr., Roger Lewis, Sterling Shepard, Weston Richburg, Ralph Vacchiano
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Aug 26, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Former NFL head coach Rex Ryan during a NFL football game between the Los Angeles Rams and the Los Angeles Chargers at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports (Kirby Lee)
Aug 26, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Former NFL head coach Rex Ryan during a NFL football game between the Los Angeles Rams and the Los Angeles Chargers at Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports (Kirby Lee)

Former Giants K Lawrence Tynes slammed former Jets head coach Rex Ryan after he compared QB Geno Smith's chin to a marshmallow on the set of ESPN's Sunday NFL Countdown.

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 (Cary Edmondson)
(Cary Edmondson)

Geno Smith's father, Geno Smith Jr., received a death threat in the wake of his son's start against the Raiders last Sunday, per The Post's Hannah Withiam. 

It was another day at work for Smith Jr. when he got the call from his son that he would be making the start against the Raiders. However, soon after, Smith Jr. would receive a death threat from an anonymous caller last Tuesday. 

"I was just at work," Smith Jr. said. "I answered and he was like, 'Geno? Is this Geno?' I was like, 'Yeah.' He was like, 'Your son better not start or we're going to kill you.' I kind of just laughed and then he hung up."

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GEICO SportsNite: Giants 00:04:00
Ralph Vacchiano gets reactions from the Giants after it was announced that Eli Manning would be starting for the Giants on Sunday.

With the news that Eli Manning has once again been named the Giants' starting quarterback, rookie Davis Webb again finds himself on the outside looking in. 

Just one week after ex-coach Ben McAdoo benched Manning in favor of Geno Smith while simultaneously opening up the possibility of Webb receiving playing time to see what the club had in the rookie from Cal.

After McAdoo's firing on Monday, interim coach Steve Spagnuolo reversed course and reinstated Manning as the Giants' top QB with Smith sliding into the backup role once again.

Tags: Davis Webb, Eli Manning, Geno Smith
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New York Giants quarterback Geno Smith looks to throw a pass against the Oakland Raiders in the first quarter at Oakland Coliseum. (Cary Edmondson/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants quarterback Geno Smith looks to throw a pass against the Oakland Raiders in the first quarter at Oakland Coliseum. (Cary Edmondson/USA TODAY Sports)

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - When Geno Smith survived the firestorm created last week when he replaced Eli Manning as the starting quarterback of the Giants, he never imagined the decision would be reversed one week later.

And he wasn't happy when it was.

"I wasn't," Smith said on Wednesday, one day after he found out that his streak of consecutive games as the Giants starting quarterback would end at one. "Any competitor wouldn't be. To be put in that situation where you get a chance to play and then you're being pulled, but it's not because you played bad so you try to figure out why. But you've got to understand that some things happen in this business, and you've just got to roll with it."

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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) passes the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md., Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) (Nick Wass/AP)
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) passes the ball during the first half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md., Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Nick Wass) (Nick Wass/AP)

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The Giants are doing their best to undo the mess they've created, by giving Eli Manning his starting job back. It's the right thing to do, and the only way to really quell the mob building at their gates.

But what ever happened to their grand plan to take a look at their younger quarterbacks? Is that suddenly just not important anymore?

That's a reminder of just how badly the Giants continue to bungle the whole Manning Mess, and just how lost and dysfunctional this franchise has become. A week ago their season was lost, they were eying a Top 3 draft pick, and they were insistent -- from ownership on down -- that it was time to take a look at the young quarterbacks on their team...

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Giants to start Manning again 00:05:03
The DNL panel discusses Giants interim head coach Steve Spagnuolo's decision to start Eli Manning against the Cowboys on Sunday.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The first decision Steve Spagnuolo made as interim coach of the Giants will likely be his biggest, and he didn't really have to give it much thought.

When Spagnuolo decided to reinstate Eli Manning as the starting quarterback of the Giants, he simply went with his "gut."

"All I can tell you is this," Spagnuolo said in his first press conference since taking over for the fired Ben McAdoo. "When John Mara and I talked, one of the first things he asked me was about the quarterback situation and I said, 'John, my gut right now is that Eli should be the starter.'

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Back to normal for Giants? 00:03:16
The DNL panel discusses how the Giants might choose to move forward after the dismissals of Jerry Reese and Ben McAdoo.

Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | Archive: After his streak of 210 consecutive starts at quarterback for the Giants was snapped on Sunday, Eli Manning's streak of consecutive games as the Giants backup quarterback will end at one.

Manning has been given his old starting job back by interim head coach Steve Spagnuolo in the wake of the firing of head coach Ben McAdoo and GM Jerry Reese -- a development that had been expected since Monday

Manning said on Monday that part of him was "taken away" when he was benched, and that he had told Spagnuolo that he wanted to start this Sunday.

Tags: Davis Webb, Eli Manning, Geno Smith, Ralph Vacchiano
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Archie Manning on Eli 00:00:35
Father of Eli Manning, Archie Manning, talks about Eli and the difficult season he has endured on the field.

Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | Archive: When Archie Manning comes to the Meadowlands on Sunday to watch his son play, he knows it might be one of the final times he sees Eli at quarterback for the Giants.

Or maybe not.

The patriarch of the Manning family insisted that his youngest son has not decided anything about his future in the wake of his shocking benching by the Giants and ex-coach Ben McAdoo last week. Archie said Eli was hurt by the decision, but not angry at the coaches or the organization.

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 (William Hauser)
(William Hauser)

The Giants lost their 10th game of the season to the Raiders, 24-17, in Oakland. Here's what's going on today...

Need to Know

Ben McAdoo and Jerry Reese were boh fired on Monday >> ICYMI

With McAdoo out, interim head coach Steve Spagnuolo may start Eli Manning on Sunday >> Read More

Keep an eye on SNY Giants throughout the day for the latest news, notes, and opinon on Big Blue...

Tags: Eli Manning, Geno Smith, Scott Thompson
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GEICO SportsNite: Eli's future 00:03:29
Taylor Rooks, Pat Leonard recap Monday's developments including the firing of Ben McAdoo and Jerry Reese and wonder what's in store for Eli.

Giants quarterback Eli Manning said he has no hard feelings toward former head coach Ben McAdoo or GM Jerry Reese after the franchise's co-owners, John Mara and Steve Tisch, fired them Monday morning amid New York's 2-10 start to the season.

Manning told WFAN's Mike Francesa that he was "surprised and shocked" by McAdoo's decision to bench him last week in favor of Geno Smith for Sunday's 24-17 loss to the Oakland Raiders, but said given the Giants had lost nine of the first 11 games of the season, "You've got to be willing to accept the consequences of that."

When asked his thoughts on the Giants' decision to clean house, Manning said that was not something he thought about.

"I'm not happy about Jerry Reese getting fired or Ben McAdoo getting fired," said Manning, who credited Reese for helping build the rosters that led the Giants to two Super Bowls and McAdoo for revitalizing New York's offense. "That wasn't what I wanted."

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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

The Giants lost their 10th game of the season to the Raiders, 24-17, in Oakland. Here's what's going on today...

Need to Know

Geno Smith couldn't muster enough offense to stop the Raiders >> Recap here

Head coach Ben McAdoo not worried about rumors he may be fired on Monday >> Read More

Keep an eye on SNY Giants throughout the day for the latest news, notes, and opinon on Big Blue...

Tags: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Eli Apple, Eli Manning, Geno Smith, Janoris Jenkins, Scott Thompson
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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

The Giants lost their 10th game of the season to the Raiders, 24-17, in Oakland. Here's what's going on today...

Need to Know

Geno Smith couldn't muster enough offense to stop the Raiders >> Recap here

Head coach Ben McAdoo not worried about rumors he may be fired on Monday >> Read More

Keep an eye on SNY Giants throughout the day for the latest news, notes, and opinon on Big Blue...

Tags: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Eli Apple, Eli Manning, Geno Smith, Janoris Jenkins, Scott Thompson
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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning stands on the sideline during action against the Oakland Raiders in the fourth quarter at Oakland Coliseum. (Cary Edmondson/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning stands on the sideline during action against the Oakland Raiders in the fourth quarter at Oakland Coliseum. (Cary Edmondson/USA TODAY Sports)

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After spending his first Sunday on the sidelines watching in more than 13 years, Eli Manning was able to draw one big conclusion.

He doesn't want his career to end like that.

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New York Giants quarterback Geno Smith looks to throw a pass against the Oakland Raiders in the first quarter at Oakland Coliseum. (Cary Edmondson/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants quarterback Geno Smith looks to throw a pass against the Oakland Raiders in the first quarter at Oakland Coliseum. (Cary Edmondson/USA TODAY Sports)

Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | Archive

Geno Smith wasn't terrible in his first start with the Giants and his first extended action in more than two years. Even Giants head coach Ben McAdoo seemed pleased with Smith's performance.

Just not enough to guarantee Smith another start next week.

Tags: Davis Webb, Eli Manning, Geno Smith, Oakland Raiders, Ralph Vacchiano
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New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo on the sideline against the Oakland Raiders during the first quarter at Oakland Coliseum. (Kelley L Cox/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo on the sideline against the Oakland Raiders during the first quarter at Oakland Coliseum. (Kelley L Cox/USA TODAY Sports)

Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | Archive

If the Giants' 24-17 loss in Oakland was the final game of the Ben McAdoo era, the embattled coach swears he doesn't know it. He plans to show up for work, bright and early Monday morning.

At least he will, as long as he can still get in the door.

"I'm going to coach this team as long as my key card works," McAdoo said in his postgame press conference at Oakland Coliseum. "I'm going to show up tomorrow morning ready to go tomorrow and get this thing cleaned up and move onto the next one."

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New York Giants quarterback Geno Smith on the sideline before the game against the Oakland Raiders during the first quarter at Oakland Coliseum. (Kelley L Cox/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants quarterback Geno Smith on the sideline before the game against the Oakland Raiders during the first quarter at Oakland Coliseum. (Kelley L Cox/USA TODAY Sports)

Giants quarterback Geno Smith called out former Jets head coach Rex Ryan after Sunday's 24-17 loss to the Oakland Raiders by calling him a "coward."

Smith, who started for Eli Manning on Sunday, played 30 games under Ryan with the Jets in 2013 and 2014. Amid the news the Giants were turning to Smith, the former second-round pick, Ryan said, according to Bleacher Report's Mike Freeman, "I love Geno Smith. Great guy. I just don't want him playing quarterback for me."

The 27-year-old Smith told reporters after Sunday's game he was hurt by Ryan's comments.

"I did see one of my ex-coaches say he didn't want me to be his quarterback. That really upset me," Smith said after the game. "A guy that we saved his job in 2013. We fought our a-- for him both years. For him to say that shows how much of a coward he is."

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New York Giants quarterback Geno Smith on the sideline before the game against the Oakland Raiders during the first quarter at Oakland Coliseum. (Kelley L Cox/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants quarterback Geno Smith on the sideline before the game against the Oakland Raiders during the first quarter at Oakland Coliseum. (Kelley L Cox/USA TODAY Sports)

Giants quarterback Geno Smith called out former Jets head coach Rex Ryan after Sunday's 24-17 loss to the Oakland Raiders by calling him a "coward."

Smith, who started for Eli Manning on Sunday, played 30 games under Ryan with the Jets in 2013 and 2014. Amid the news the Giants were turning to Smith, the former second-round pick, Ryan said, according to Bleacher Report's Mike Freeman, "I love Geno Smith. Great guy. I just don't want him playing quarterback for me."

The 27-year-old Smith told reporters after Sunday's game he was hurt by Ryan's comments.

"I did see one of my ex-coaches say he didn't want me to be his quarterback. That really upset me," Smith said, according to Newsday's Bob Glauber. "I saved his job in 2013. We fought our a-- for him both years. For him to say that shows how much of a coward he is."

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New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo speaks to quarterback Geno Smith and quarterback Eli Manning on the bench during the second quarter against the Oakland Raiders at Oakland Coliseum. (Kelley L Cox/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo speaks to quarterback Geno Smith and quarterback Eli Manning on the bench during the second quarter against the Oakland Raiders at Oakland Coliseum. (Kelley L Cox/USA TODAY Sports)

Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | Archive

For the first time in 13 years, Eli Manning got to stand on the sideline and watch his Giants teammates play. And what he saw sure must have looked familiar.

Despite the new quarterback, it was the same ugly result for the Giants, proving pretty clearly that he was far from this team's biggest problem. The Giants couldn't run; their receivers couldn't get open with any regularity; and the offensive line, as usual, couldn't block.

Geno Smith? He did just fine. But his offense managed a measly 265 yards in a 24-17 loss to the Oakland Raiders.

Tags: Eli Manning, Geno Smith, Oakland Raiders, Odell Beckham Jr., Paul Perkins, Sterling Shepard, Ralph Vacchiano
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GEICO SportsNite: Giants' loss 00:04:53
The Football Night in New York panel discusses the rumors surrounding Ben McAdoo's fate and Geno Smith's comments about Rex Ryan.

Geno Smith turned the ball over twice and threw for one touchdown, however the Giants were outgained 401-265 in Sunday's 24-17 loss to Derek Carr and the Oakland Raiders at Oakland Coliseum.

Smith, starting for Eli Manning, whose consecutive starts streak of 210 games was snapped, completed 21 of 34 passes for 212 yards, however he was sacked twice and lost two fumbles, including one at the Oakland 4-yard line with 36 seconds left before halftime.

New York totaled just 65 rushing yards on 24 attempts, while the Raiders, led by Marshawn Lynch's 101 yards, ran for 109 yards as a team.

Evan Engram recorded seven catches for 99 receiving yards, while Sterling Shepard had three catches for 56 yards. Carr threw for 287 yards and a touchdown for the Raiders, who are in a three-way tie for first place in the AFC West. Without Michael Crabtree (suspension) or Amari Cooper (concussion), Cordarrelle Patterson led the Raiders with 97 receiving yards.

Tags: Eli Manning, Evan Engram, Geno Smith, Oakland Raiders, Sterling Shepard
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 (William Hauser)
(William Hauser)

QB Davis Webb is inactive for the Giants on Sunday, making Eli Manning the only backup for starting QB Geno Smith.  

Earlier in the week, McAdoo said he was not willing to answer whether he would have three quarterbacks available.

Tags: Davis Webb, Eli Apple, Eli Manning, Geno Smith, Jonathan Casillas, Justin Pugh
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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) warms up before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (Julio Cortez/AP)
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) warms up before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (Julio Cortez/AP)

A group of former Giants players are discussing a plan to attend next week's game and wear Eli Manning jerseys on the sideline, reports Jay Glazer of Fox Sports.

 

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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) warms up before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (Julio Cortez/AP)
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) warms up before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (Julio Cortez/AP)

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The Giants blew the benching of Eli Manning, and they absolutely know it. It was clumsy, undignified, and made the entire organization look small. Unfortunately for everyone, there's nothing they can do about that now. The damage to the franchise is already done.

But there is one way they can salvage something out of this calamity.

They can give Eli Manning one last start.

Tags: Davis Webb, Eli Manning, Geno Smith, Ralph Vacchiano
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Oct 1, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA;New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) talks with head coach Ben McAdoo during the second half against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Oct 1, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA;New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) talks with head coach Ben McAdoo during the second half against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

ICYMI: Part one of Ralph Vacchiano's leftover questions from the Eli Manning mess

For all the things Ben McAdoo and John Mara said (and Jerry Reese didn't) they certainly didn't clear up everything about the benching of Eli Manning. They left a lot to the imagination - too much for a decision this big.

Earlier, I ran through some of the many unanswered questions from this hard-to-understand, completely botched, undignified quarterback decision. 

And yes, I still have a few more:

Tags: Eli Manning, Geno Smith, Ralph Vacchiano
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Oct 22, 2016; London, United Kingdom; New York Giants co-owner John Mara (left) and quarterback Eli Manning during NFL Fan Rally at the Victoria House prior to game 16 of the NFL International Series against the Los Angeles Rams. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports (Kirby Lee)
Oct 22, 2016; London, United Kingdom; New York Giants co-owner John Mara (left) and quarterback Eli Manning during NFL Fan Rally at the Victoria House prior to game 16 of the NFL International Series against the Los Angeles Rams. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports (Kirby Lee)

Ben McAdoo spoke to the media three times since he benched Eli Manning. John Mara spoke once. Jerry Reese, of course, didn't speak at all.

Mara and McAdoo used a lot of words, too. It's just hard to make sense of most of them.

In fact, there are so many unanswered questions from this hard-to-understand, completely botched, undignified quarterback switch from Manning to Geno Smith, it's really hard to know where to start.

Tags: Davis Webb, Eli Manning, Geno Smith, Ralph Vacchiano
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SNY Exclusive: Geno Smith 00:02:46
SNY NFL Insider Ralph Vacchiano chats with Giants quarterback Geno Smith ahead of his first start of the season on Sunday.

Giants QB Geno Smith spoke one-on-one with SNY's Ralph Vacchiano as he gears up to start against the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. 

Smith has obviously been in the spotlight this week as the Giants announced they were benching Eli Manning for the 27-year-old former Jets starter. The critics will continue to put him under a microscope on Sunday, but Smith is only worried about proving his worth to his teammates and the rest of the Giants organization. 

"I'm not going to go out there and try to make things happen if they aren't there. Go out there and execute the game plan, put the ball in the hands of the playmakers, get us into the right place and then let my natural ability take over," Smith said. "As far as proving anything to anyone, not even close. Not on my radar. The only thing I need to prove is to my teammates, to the guys on this staff, to the people in this building that I can get it done."

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Big Blue is in a Giant mess 00:01:00
SNY.tv looks back at some of the worst moments of the Ben McAdoo era as head coach of the Giants.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - As bad as this week has been for the Giants, there's the potential of something even more awkward, more undignified happening on Sunday in Oakland. Just imagine if Geno Smith gets hurt against the Raiders -- or worse, he's a disaster early in the game.

Wouldn't it be just a little awkward if Ben McAdoo has to tap Eli Manning on the shoulder and ask his now-backup, former franchise quarterback to go into the game?

"Eli's a pro," McAdoo said. "He'll be ready to go if his number is called."

Tags: Davis Webb, Eli Manning, Geno Smith, Ralph Vacchiano
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Oct 22, 2016; London, United Kingdom; New York Giants co-owner John Mara (left) and quarterback Eli Manning during NFL Fan Rally at the Victoria House prior to game 16 of the NFL International Series against the Los Angeles Rams. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports (Kirby Lee)
Oct 22, 2016; London, United Kingdom; New York Giants co-owner John Mara (left) and quarterback Eli Manning during NFL Fan Rally at the Victoria House prior to game 16 of the NFL International Series against the Los Angeles Rams. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports (Kirby Lee)

Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | Archive: The benching of Eli Manning felt like the beginning of the end of an era.

Then again, maybe it wasn't.

"I don't think you should be writing his obituary just yet," Giants co-owner John Mara said on Wednesday. "A lot of things can change between now and next spring and next season. We obviously have some tough decisions to make at the end of the year and who knows what's going to happen?"

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New York Giants defensive end Olivier Vernon tries to tackle Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Jacquizz Rodgers during the first quarter at Raymond James Stadium. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Giants defensive end Olivier Vernon tries to tackle Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Jacquizz Rodgers during the first quarter at Raymond James Stadium. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

The Giants (2-9) travel to the West Coast to face the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. Here's what's going on today...

Need to Know

Eli Manning open to waiving no-trade clause >> WATCH

Justin Pugh returned to practice Thursday 

Keep an eye on SNY Giants throughout the day for the latest news, notes, and opinon on Big Blue...

Tags: Davis Webb, Eli Manning, Geno Smith, Scott Thompson
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Sep 18, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; 
		New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) with the offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan late in the 4th quarter against the Lions at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports (Robert Deutsch)
Sep 18, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) with the offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan late in the 4th quarter against the Lions at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports (Robert Deutsch)

Despite the Giants being one of the worst teams in the league this season at 2-9, they're dominating the national conversation this week after Ben McAdoo announced that, for the first time since 2004, Eli Manning would not start the Giants' next game. Instead, Geno Smith will get his first start since joining the team. 

Offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan has been with the Giants since 2004, when he joined the coaching staff as a wide receivers coach, the same year the team drafted Manning. Sullivan has been through the full gamut of emotions throughout Manning's career...

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 (William Hauser)
(William Hauser)

The Giants (2-9) travel to the West Coast to face the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. Here's what's going on today...

Need to Know

Eli Manning took scout team reps, on the depth chart as backup quarterback to Geno Smith >> Read More

Jonathan Casillas, Damon Harrison, and Justin Pugh all missed practice Wednesday >> Read More

Keep an eye on SNY Giants throughout the day for the latest news, notes, and opinon on Big Blue...

Tags: Davis Webb, Eli Manning, Geno Smith, Scott Thompson
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McAdoo, Giants on Eli benching 00:01:26
Giants head coach Ben McAdoo, LB Mark Herzlich, WR Sterling Shepard, and safety Landon Collins discuss the benching of Eli Manning.

One day after announcing that Eli Manning would sit in favor of Geno Smith and ultimately Davis Webb, head coach Ben McAdoo defended in the decision while speaking with reporters on Wednesday.

"It's obviously emotional. A lot of reactions out there," McAdoo said. "I get the reactions and I understand the emotions. I understand the responses. It's been a tough couple days. We feel we have to put our emotions aside and make the best decision for the New York Football Giants and I'm at peace with the decision."

Tags: Davis Webb, Eli Manning, Geno Smith
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 (Stew Milne)
(Stew Milne)

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Geno Smith will start for the Giants on Sunday, and he might even get a start after that.

But make no mistake: As the Giants look to a future without Eli Manning, they are really looking at Davis Webb.

That point was stressed by multiple team sources in the wake of the Giants' stunning decision to bench their iconic franchise quarterback after 210 straight starts. With that announcement, they also anointed Smith as their starter this Sunday in Oakland. But they did not announce anything beyond that, other than that "at some point in time" they'll play Webb, too...

Tags: Davis Webb, Eli Manning, Geno Smith, Ralph Vacchiano
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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) looks down at the turf during the second half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md., Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) (Patrick Semansky/AP)
New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) looks down at the turf during the second half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md., Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) (Patrick Semansky/AP)

The Giants have benched Eli Manning in favor of Geno Smith, ending Manning's games-started streak at 210 and potentially ending his Giants career. 

After the announcement, Manning, head coach Ben McAdoo, Smith, and Davis Webb responded, and former players -- and former head coach Tom Coughlin -- ripped the Giants for their decision. 

Keep an eye on SNY Giants today as Ralph Vacchiano will be reporting from practice. In the meantime, here's a recap of what went down...

Tags: Davis Webb, Eli Manning, Geno Smith
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Geno Smith to start Week 13 00:02:50
Eli Manning and Ben McAdoo discuss the decision to give QB reps to Geno Smith and Davis Webb after being eliminated from playoff contention.

The Giants (2-9) travel to the West Coast to face the Oakland Raiders on Sunday. Here's what's going on today...

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Geno Smith will be the Giants' starter for Sunday's matchup against the Raiders, ending Eli Manning's start streak >> Read More

The Giants have officially been eliminated from playoff contention with their loss on Thanksgiving.

Keep an eye on SNY Giants throughout the day for the latest news, notes, and opinon on Big Blue...

Tags: Davis Webb, Eli Manning, Geno Smith, Scott Thompson
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Aug 31, 2017; Foxborough, MA, USA; New York Giants quarterback Geno Smith (3) drops back to pass against the New England Patriots during the first quarter at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports (Stew Milne)
Aug 31, 2017; Foxborough, MA, USA; New York Giants quarterback Geno Smith (3) drops back to pass against the New England Patriots during the first quarter at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports (Stew Milne)

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Ben McAdoo raved about Geno Smith shortly after the Giants signed him. He was nearly giddy about his rare "skill set", which included a quick release and fast feet. He insisted "You can't find guys out there that have that type of arm talent" and said it was "exciting" to have him on the team.

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Geno Smith to start Week 13 00:02:50
Eli Manning and Ben McAdoo discuss the decision to give QB reps to Geno Smith and Davis Webb after being eliminated from playoff contention.
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Oct 22, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) leaves the field after a game against the Seattle Seahawks at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Oct 22, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) leaves the field after a game against the Seattle Seahawks at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

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The last time something like this happened with the Giants was June 15, 1994 - a day late Giants owner Wellington Mara called "a day of overwhelming sadness." It was the day then-coach Dan Reeves pulled Phil Simms aside and shocked him, telling him his days as a Giant were done.

Tags: Davis Webb, Eli Manning, Geno Smith, Ralph Vacchiano
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Jun 13, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo looks on as quarterback Eli Manning (10) and quarterback Geno Smith (3) throw the ball during mini camp at Quest Diagnostics Training Center. Mandatory Credit: William Hauser-USA TODAY Sports  (William Hauser)
Jun 13, 2017; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo looks on as quarterback Eli Manning (10) and quarterback Geno Smith (3) throw the ball during mini camp at Quest Diagnostics Training Center. Mandatory Credit: William Hauser-USA TODAY Sports (William Hauser)

Giants coach Ben McAdoo on Tuesday said the team is undergoing a "complete evaluation" of the roster -- starting at the quarterback position -- as Geno Smith prepares to start in place of Eli Manning on Sunday.

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New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo, left, and quarterback Eli Manning (Bill Kostroun/AP)
New York Giants head coach Ben McAdoo, left, and quarterback Eli Manning (Bill Kostroun/AP)

Former players and former Giants head coach Tom Coughlin bashed the Giants' decision to bench Eli Manning for Geno Smith.

Manning, who was choking back tears when discussing the situation, will see his consecutive-starts streak of 210 come to an end. When asked if he had played his final game as a Giant, Manning said he wasn't sure.

Some of the reaction...

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QB Eli Manning on benching 00:03:20
Giants quarterback Eli Manning reacts to Ben McAdoo's decision to start backup QB Geno Smith on Sunday vs. Oakland.

Eli Manning, fighting back tears at times, said on Tuesday that he is not sure if he's played his last game as a Giant, in the wake of him being benched in favor of Geno Smith.

"I don't like it, but it's part of football -- you handle it. I'll do my job," said Manning, who was called in by head coach Ben McAdoo earlier on Tuesday to be told the news.

Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | Archive: Eli Manning deserved better than this. He deserved better than a press release announcing that he was going to be benched for Geno Smith, just like he deserved better treatment from his coach the last two years and more support from the GM who picked his supporting cast over the last several seasons. Whatever your feelings on Manning, he has been the model spokesman for the franchise, he was the driving force behind two Super Bowl champions, the engineer of two heart-stopping, championship winning drives...

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Giants bench Manning 00:06:52
Giants insider Ralph Vacchiano reports from the Giants facility on the news that quarterback Eli Manning will not start Sunday in Oakland

Geno Smith will start at quarterback for the Giants on Sunday against the Raiders in Oakland, ending Eli Manning's streak of consecutive starts at 210, the Giants announced.

"Geno will start this week," head coach Ben McAdoo said. "Over the last five games, we will take a look at Geno, and we will also give Davis (Webb) an opportunity." 

Manning, whose games-started streak was the second-longest ever (behind Brett Favre's 297), was given the option of keeping the streak alive but declined.

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Stanford, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins quarterback Josh Rosen (3) (Sergio Estrada)
Stanford, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins quarterback Josh Rosen (3) (Sergio Estrada)

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Jerry Reese spent his Saturday night in Los Angeles searching for the Giants' quarterback of the future. And it likely won't be the last time the Giants GM watches some 2018 quarterback prospects up close.

But whether he likes USC's Sam Darnold or UCLA's Josh Rosen best, or whether the Giants are even in position to draft either one of them in April, the odds still remain strong that Eli Manning will be the opening day starter next season. That's barring injury, of course.

It's also not a complete guarantee, given the Giants' suddenly dire circumstances and uncertain future.

Tags: Davis Webb, Eli Manning, Geno Smith, Ralph Vacchiano
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Oct 1, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Giants quarterback Geno Smith (3) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Adam Humphries (10) stretch prior to the game at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Oct 1, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Giants quarterback Geno Smith (3) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Adam Humphries (10) stretch prior to the game at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

Giants fans continuously call for 2017 third-rounder Davis Webb to hit the field to see what he is made of. But what about backup Geno Smith

Eli Manning may have had his worst performance in a Giants uniform on Thanksgiving night with just 113 yards passing in their 20-10 loss to the Redskins. With only five games left, it is apparent the Giants should look toward their future. Many say give Webb a shot before looking ahead to the top quarterback talent coming out for the 2018 NFL Draft in April. 

But what if the answer is already on the Giants' sideline? 

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Stanford, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins quarterback Josh Rosen (3) (Sergio Estrada)
Stanford, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins quarterback Josh Rosen (3) (Sergio Estrada)

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Jerry Reese spent his Saturday night in Los Angeles searching for the Giants' quarterback of the future. And it likely won't be the last time the Giants GM watches some 2018 quarterback prospects up close.

But whether he likes USC's Sam Darnold or UCLA's Josh Rosen best, or whether the Giants are even in position to draft either one of them in April, the odds still remain strong that Eli Manning will be the opening day starter next season. That's barring injury, of course.

It's also not a complete guarantee, given the Giants' suddenly dire circumstances and uncertain future.

Tags: Davis Webb, Eli Manning, Geno Smith, Ralph Vacchiano
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