Former Giants VP of player evaluation, Marc Ross, gave his opinion on Big Blue's current quarterback situation, and he thinks it's time to move on from veteran mainstay QB Eli Manning.
"I think that's what you have to do," Ross said on NFL Network's "Good Morning Football" show Tuesday morning. "This is where they are right now. Their fortunes are tied to Kyle Lauletta, who was drafted in the fourth round out of Richmond. Wow. This is what they're really banking on. They can't get worse. You might as well try something different and see what happens."
"You have to move on if you want to win... You can't get worse, so you might as well try something different and see what happens."- GMFB (@gmfb) October 30, 2018
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But now there's a problem with Ross' explanation. It came just a couple hours before a report surfaced that the rookie Lauletta was arrested Tuesday on his way to practice due to an incident during a stop for a traffic violation.
According to the report, the 23-year-old was trying to make a right turn from the wrong land, and ignored a police officer's instructions to go straight. To make matters worse, Lauletta nearly hit an officer directing traffic while making the right turn. Head coach Pat Shurmur said the team was "made aware of the situation this morning, and we have been in contact with Kyle."
The Giants are in their bye week, and after an awful 1-7 start to their season, Shurmur has already made note of looking at all aspects of the team to potentially make changes. As Ross said, looking toward the future may have been one of those changes, but Lauletta's troubles might affect that now.
But Ross, who was with the Giants since 2008 and worked as former GM Jerry Reese's top college evaluator, knows the Giants must try to move forward and focus on the future if they want to get out of this rut.
"In the NFL you have to move forward," he said. "You can't go backwards. At this point I think everybody kind of knows that you have to move forward. You have to move on if you want to win. What is your goal? Is it to win? Make people happy? Or sacrifice other things to keep reputations in line?"
The Giants' crucial bye week has already gotten much more interesting.