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
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I guess McAdoo & Co. can't even transition to the future without messing something up.
Eli Manning was taking scout team reps on Wednesday, and my heart sank to the floor as I watched the highlights all over TV. It wasn't just because it's sad watching Manning take snaps from a backup center who's tossing it at his ankle.
No, it is because Manning is the backup quarterback for this squad as Davis Webb continues to be third string.
Now, this could get really awkward on Sunday. What happens if Geno Smith implodes like Nate Peterman did with the Bills in his first start two weeks ago? Are you going to pull a Tyrod Taylor, and bring your normal starter back in the game? That would be the ultimate punch in the face to Manning as it would show there was no point for all of this commotion to happen in the first place.
Webb did split time with Manning during scout team reps, but that's not the point. Webb should be getting all the reps if you really are trying to transition toward the future. Manning's heart was just broken, and he almost broke down on national television. But you're going to keep him as your backup?!
This is absolute insanity, and I must say that I agree with the billboard on Route 46: Big Blue, Shame on you.
Today's Giants links roundup
After yet another debacle, the 'Giant Way' is no more in East Rutherford>> Pat Leonard, NY Daily News
If Manning's days with the Giants could be over, where might he end up in 2018 >> Mark Maske, Washington Post