The Giants suffered their sixth loss of the season to the Seahawks, 24-7, at MetLife Stadium on Sunday. They will have a bye week in Week 8.
Need to Know
Ben McAdoo gave the team the entire week off to regroup.
GM Jerry Reese will host a press conference Tuesday to talk about the state of the Giants.
McAdoo said Eli Manning will stay quarterback for the Giants despite losing record >> Read More
SNY's Ralph Vacchiano will be out the team facility, and will be posting the latest news, notes, and opinion later on. Follow @RVacchianoSNY on Twitter to keep up with all the happenings at practice.
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With a 1-6 record and playoffs way in the distance, most teams would attempt to put their potential future quarterback out on the field to see what he can do. It only makes sense if the games are meaningless.
For the Giants, though, that isn't a smart idea. McAdoo has already stated that Manning will stay the Giants' starting quarterback, and rookie Davis Webb will continue to stay on the sideline for now.
Here's why this is the right move by McAdoo (I know we haven't that too much this season): Webb wouldn't be showing the Giants anything with a broken offense.
Telling Webb to go under center with this unit would be like throwing him in the ocean, and telling him to swim until he reached land. I get that it is regular-season playing time, but what does he have to gain from it? He wouldn't be building chemistry with anyone except Evan Engram, who will likely start in the future for the Giants. The rest of the receivers are just replacements that will take a backseat next season once everyone is back healthy.
Plus, how would the Giants look if they decided to make their face of the franchise, a $13 million player ride pine for the next nine games of the season? It would look really bad if they decided a two-time Super Bowl champion should sit behind a baby-faced third-rounder who saw garbage time in preseason games.
I get where some are coming from that with this quarterback-loaded draft coming up, it may be worth seeing if Webb can work in the Giants' system. But the offensive line can't guarantee his safety, the receivers he will throw to won't be on the field much next season (hopefully), and most importantly, Manning is still here.
We can talk about this maybe down the road, but for now, Webb should continue to stay with an earpiece on the sideline.
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Today's Giants links roundup
McAdoo gave the Giants off the entire week to regroup. Will the time away fix the team's problems? >> Jordan Raanan, ESPN
With Seahawks chants heard during Sunday's loss, the Giants should get used to opponents cheering as fans rush away from MetLife Stadium. >> Paul Schwartz, NY Post
The Giants should start planning for the post-Manning future with quarterbacks galore in the 2018 Draft >> Steve Serby, NY Post
Stat of the Day: Manning's Streak
The Giants may consider Webb at quarterback, but they should keep in mind Manning's consecutive start streak. Since being the first overall pick in the 2004 draft, Manning has started 171 consecutive games for the Giants.
He ranks third all-time behind his brother, Peyton Manning (208), and 2016 Hall of Fame inductee Brett Favre (297).