Overhaul of the Giants Starts With a Return to Eli Manning

Overhaul of the Giants Starts With a Return to Eli Manning

Spagnuolo is expected to announce on Wednesday that Manning will start against Dallas, and the team's subsequent interview session will be Manning's first general availability to members of the news media since the McAdoo and Reese dismissals.

During Monday Night Football, as the Grumors-to-Tennessee have slowed, Gruden was ready to pick up right where he left off not even 24 hours after the New York Giants canned their head coach and general manager.

"My gut right now says Eli should be the starter", Spagnuolo said in explaining the move after practice Wednesday.

"I went in the next day and just said, 'I can't do it that way, '" Manning told Francesa. I appreciate and love the New York Giants. "So that's what I will work on".

Manning said he had been offered the chance to start Sunday's game in Oakland to keep his streak alive - but only on the condition that he would play no more than the first half - and simply rejected the idea.

Of course, some of the offensive linemen appeared to tease him as he entered the huddle. I just felt like we needed a complete overhaul. It was good to see 10 in there.

As for next season, Manning said: "I don't know what's going to happen".

Better late than never but this should have happened a long time ago. While football should never be played with individual stats or streaks or milestones in mind, there is something to be said for recognizing what you have in a particular player.

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Last week, Giants coach Ben McAdoo, who was sacked by the team on Monday, announced that Manning was being relegated to a backup role for the floundering Giants for the first time since November 2004.

Spagnuolo was not sure whether the evaluation would be done, adding his goal is to win games.

The Giants need to see what they have in Davis Webb.

. Although team ownership has expressed a desire to see what they have in Webb, who was their third-round pick this year, thus far the rookie's role hasn't really changed much from his usual scout-team duties.

Spagnuolo had a long meeting with Smith and understood his disappointment at losing the starting job through no fault of his own.

One: John Mara shouldn't be crowdsourcing how to handle his quarterback situation.

"I am just going to continue to be the same guy, continue to support my guys, my teammates", said Smith, a former Jet who was signed as a free agent in the offseason.

"I don't wish to go anywhere else". The Giants will also attempt to take advantage of Dallas' aggressive front four with screen passes to their running backs.

"I feel bad for Geno, too", Pugh said. While the injury-ridden squad may not have the talent to take down the Cowboys this weekend even with Eli back at the helm, it needs the calm, cool and collected Manning to lead them through the mess management has made of this season.

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