November 2017


The removal of Eli Manning as starting quarterback of the New York Giants presents an opportunity for rookie Davis Webb to get on the field this season. While Geno Smith is getting the first start this Sunday against the Oakland Raiders, Webb will get his chance to play as well over the remaining five weeks of the season. When that chance comes, Webb says he’ll be ready to go.

Instead, the veteran quarterback who has started 210 straight games for the Giants was standing before a crowd of reporters, at times fighting to hold back tears as he talked about the stunning decision by Giants coach Ben McAdoo to name Geno Smith the starting quarterback for this weekend's game. Manning, who has two years left on his contract, was asked about the future.

Michael Crabtree's two-game suspension without pay has been cut in half. The Raiders receiver appealed the ruling in a Tuesday afternoon hearing, and appeals officer Derrick Brooks reduced the punishment later that evening. The Raiders will get Crabtree back in time to play the Kansas City Chiefs on Dec. 10, possibly a pivotal contest in deciding the AFC West champion.

The Eli Manning era with the New York Giants may be coming to an end. The Giants announced Tuesday that the two-time Super Bowl MVP was being benched for the first time in more than 13 years so they could evaluate the other quarterbacks on the roster over the final month of a lost-and-injury-filled NFL season. The decision to sit the 36-year-old Manning was totally unexpected, especially with five games left in the regular season.

While Tuesday was almost certainly the end for Eli Manning with the New York Giants, he's almost certainly not alone. I use (and repeat) the hedgy phrase "almost certainly" not by accident, because the Giants are a staid and deliberate organization not given to dramatic change. They've historically prided themselves on their commitment to loyalty and continuity. They've had only three different GMs in 39 years. They eschew mascots and cheerleaders. Their "color rush" uniforms are just white with blue numbers. But this? This feels a little bit seismic. An in-season move to bench Eli Manning, who has started an incredible 210 straight games for them at quarterback and beaten the Tom Brady Patriots

Garoppolo was named as the San Francjsco 49ers starter for Sunday's game in Chicago against the decrepit Bears, and presumably from this point forward, as the experiment to see how much punishment C.J. Beathard could take before the spring in his neck broke and he became irreparable ended with him leaving the Seattle game . Now the clock really begins on him, Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch. Across the bay, though, the Oakland Raiders now have to prepare (if that is the word) for Geno Smith as the Giants' guide Sunday rather than Manning, who was clumsily replaced by Ben McAdoo in a move that almost surely will lead to his demise and maybe that of general manager Jerry Reese as well.

The Eli Manning era with the New York Giants may be coming to an end. The Giants announced on Tuesday the two-time Super Bowl MVP was being benched for the first time in more than 13 years so they could evaluate the other quarterbacks on the roster over the final month of a lost-and-injury-filled season. The decision to sit the 36-year-old Manning was totally unexpected, especially with five games left in the regular season.

New York Giants coach Ben McAdoo explained his decision to drop quarterback Eli Manning in favour of Geno Smith. According to McAdoo, it was not his decision alone and it was a "hard, tough choice". In his Tuesday news conference, McAdoo further explained why he decided to play Smith over Manning and what he hopes to accomplish.

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Eli Manning is not going to be the starting quarterback for the New York Giants for the first time in more than 13 years. The Giants announced on Tuesday that Geno Smith will start in place of Manning when the Giants (2-9) face the Raiders in Oakland on Sunday. Coach Ben McAdoo gave the 36-year-old Manning the option of starting to keep his streak of 210 consecutive starts alive, but the two-time Super Bowl MVP didn't want any part of that.

Eli Manning's run of 210 straight regular-season starts for the New York Giants will end Sunday when the struggling NFL team starts Geno Smith at quarterback against the Oakland Raiders. "Geno will start this week," Giants coach Ben McAdoo said Tuesday, adding that over the final five games of the season the team would also give rookie quarterback Davis Webb a try. "It's hard, hard day to handle this," the 36-year-old Manning admitted in comments to reporters.

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