Former Giants RB Tiki Barber said QB Eli Manning could end up in a "body bag" if LT Ereck Flowers is allowed to keep playing.
"If Ereck Flowers has a job on Wednesday morning, then Eli Manning might be in a body bag three weeks from now. I'm serious," Barber said during the Tiki and Tierney show on CBS Sports Radio on Wednesday.
"The Philadelphia Eagles' defense is really good, and they get after the quarterback," Barber said. "If Ereck Flowers is allowed to protect Eli Manning's backside any longer, Eli is going to get killed. Ereck Flowers can't be your left tackle any longer. Ereck Flowers either has to go to tackle or has to go inside to guard or sit on the bench."
Flowers had an abysmal game on Monday night against the Lions as Manning was sacked five times.
Giants head coach Ben McAdoo said Tuesday that Flowers would "absolutely" still be the starter when the Giants play the Eagles on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Manning said Tuesday during an appearance on WFAN that sacks are a part of football.
"Hey, the fact of the matter is there's gonna be more sacks this year,'' he said. "They're gonna happen, that's part of football, and you can't let one lead to another. You give up a sack, so be it. You go onto the next play, don't do it again. Just keep fighting."
Barber, who said Manning is no longer capable of making inferior players great, reiterated that Flowers simply can't continue to play left tackle.
"Whatever it is, he [Flowers] cannot be on Eli's backside. He's terrible. He gets run over, he gets bulldozed, he gets bull-rushed, he gets swum through -- it doesn't matter. He's confused. He's staring up into the third row into the stands. He can't figure out what happened to the guy that was standing in front of him. He is going to get Eli killed."