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Eli Manning was not good enough for giants 2018 and will not be 2019 … or beyond | Politi

The latest ugly day of the giants began with a spell-inducing quote from the second largest quarter in franchise history. Phil Simms was on television talking about the man who is currently keeping it working and predicts that he would keep it through the next presidential election. "I think it's an absolute guarantee that Eli Manning will be the starter of Giants next year," Simms said Sunday morning at CBS . "I (NFL) Draft, they will not get any And I think he will be there not only next year. But I think he has a chance to start 2020. " No. 1 0? In 2020?! The giants had wondered if Manning would start next week to hear speculation from a franchise legend that he continues to continue with after his massive contract with the team expires. And given the lack of options on the roster and what had been a dunkling position in the draft order, the supporting evidence seemed compelling. Then came the game on Sunday, and just like that, you had a clean three-hour counter argument. Then another performance came where the Giants needed their quarterback to overcome a damage to the recipient Odell Beckham Jr., less than optimal passport protection and a Tennessee Titan defense defending the removal of rookie back Saquon Barkley. The Titans dared Manning to beat them and the 17-0 points served as additional proof that the giants just kick the jar if they really think they can come in next season with…

The latest ugly day of the giants began with a spell-inducing quote from the second largest quarter in franchise history. Phil Simms was on television talking about the man who is currently keeping it working and predicts that he would keep it through the next presidential election.

“I think it’s an absolute guarantee that Eli Manning will be the starter of Giants next year,” Simms said Sunday morning at CBS . “I (NFL) Draft, they will not get any And I think he will be there not only next year. But I think he has a chance to start 2020. “

No. 1

0?

In 2020?!

The giants had wondered if Manning would start next week to hear speculation from a franchise legend that he continues to continue with after his massive contract with the team expires. And given the lack of options on the roster and what had been a dunkling position in the draft order, the supporting evidence seemed compelling.

Then came the game on Sunday, and just like that, you had a clean three-hour counter argument. Then another performance came where the Giants needed their quarterback to overcome a damage to the recipient Odell Beckham Jr., less than optimal passport protection and a Tennessee Titan defense defending the removal of rookie back Saquon Barkley.

The Titans dared Manning to beat them and the 17-0 points served as additional proof that the giants just kick the jar if they really think they can come in next season with Manning as a starter. Eli 2020? That’s crazy talk.

Eli 2019? Perhaps, given the options, it will be the case. But if they do not find a better option, it’s a safer bet that they’ll be in the same place next December and prepare to watch another NFL postseason from their living room.

“We did not make it hard to get third downs and it was difficult to convert,” said Manning after completion of 21 out of 44 passes for 229 yards with two killers in revenue in Tennessee. “They did a good job and had some good systems. We did not perform well enough. “

This was not all Manning’s fault. It’s never. The recipients came up with Beckham sideways for a second straight week and released several passes. The logical game, that is, to get the ball to Barkley 40 times was thrown into Trash in the moment the Tennessee defense wrapped him behind the line scrimmage for a couple of losses in the first half.

Pat Shurmur also treats the most innocent questions about his team’s performance that attacks the core so it was fascinating to see the exchange out at MetLife Stadium during the head coach’s latest unnecessary sparring match with the press:

Q. What did you think of Elis achievement, obviously –

A. He fought.

Q. – The rain, how much of it was a factor?

A. I’m sorry. I let give you the answer and question. Continue.

] Alrighty then. Shurmu r is likely to find themselves in a familiar place. He can not criticize Manning, the franchise’s face for 15 years, without turning back from the team’s fan base. But it’s also hard to defend its performance, including two sales within a short distance that ended the giant season.

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The first late in the third quarter was a bad throw in the coverage of a third game with the giants already in the field-goal range. The second, at the next possession after a Titans point, was a rookie mistake, as several Tennessee passengers closed around him. He should have taken a bag, but instead he tried to throw in the ball in the receiver’s direction and fumbled it away.

“I saw (recipient Sterling Shepard) there and tried to print it to him later” Manning said. “It forgot out of my hands. Just there I have to back up, hold on the ball and take a bag if I have to. I can not turn it and give them the good field position.”

The fumble led to a second Giant touchdown and the inevitable end of some weak hopes that the team would make the afterseason. This means that 2018 will be the seventh straight season without a playoff, the longest stretch of this team since the dark ages between its five NFL championship games and Bill Parcell’s arrival in East Rutherford (1959-1981, to be exact). [19659002] Manning is the only common denominator now. Yes, when everything goes straight to a malicious defense, he can have the day he had in Washington last week, finishing 14 of 22 passes for 197 meters and three touchdowns. He had time to throw, a dominant Barkley and good protection.

NFL is about survival against adversity. Manning met it again on Sunday against a better Tennessee defense and failed. He will be 38 on his way to next season with a hit of $ 23 million. The giants are currently eighth in the draft order, a position that makes its decision more complicated than a year ago when they should have found Manning’s successor with the 2nd overall pick.

Kicking the canal on the way again is not going to change anything. Phil Simms is entitled to Manning 2019 and (Gulp) 2020, but the team’s decision makers could not have seen this ugly game and saw anything but in the future.

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