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08:07 AM ET 03.06 | No doubt, Eli Manning is less a fan of the Saints than he once was. [Manning, reacting to Bounty-gate,] sounds sickened by the entire sordid situation. ... Thus far, no prominent NFL players have come out and ripped into the Saints, until now. Manning, who grew up in New Orelans a big Saints fan, said he has been in meeting rooms and heard how Tom Coughlin instructs the Giants defense to get after opposing quarterbacks. "I'm kind of sitting there and I say 'I know the opposing teams are saying the same thing about me,'" said Manning. "But when you start talking about injuring a guy and carting him off and trying to end his season or career, that's not what this game is about."

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March 6, 2012  08:15 AM ET

This is the best statement by a player so far: "that's not what the game is about."

March 6, 2012  08:15 AM ET

As you can see from my avatar, I'm not a Giants fan, but I'm going to give two thumbs up to Eli for standing up and saying this.

March 6, 2012  08:21 AM ET

Apparently, "Piling on" is no longer a penalty.
And so it begins...

March 6, 2012  08:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

This is the best statement by a player so far: "that's not what the game is about."

Ed Zachary!

March 6, 2012  08:26 AM ET

There's no fine line between making a QB uncomfortable in the pocket and carting him off the field.

March 6, 2012  08:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

There's no fine line between making a QB uncomfortable in the pocket and carting him off the field.

(though a great line tends to reduce either situation)

March 6, 2012  08:38 AM ET

Cant wait til Mark Brunell joins the fray. lmao

March 6, 2012  08:40 AM ET

As long as players stay silent on this it will seem like they accept the existence of bounties. They should not. There's no place for that crap. Good to see Eli take a league leadership role by standing up and calling out the thugs.

March 6, 2012  08:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

SUPER BOWL XLVI!!!!!!You tell'em Eli

Tell them Eli.. Tell them..

GO GIANTS!!!

March 6, 2012  08:43 AM ET

I'm liking Eli more and more, put him with the ELITE group.

March 6, 2012  08:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

There's no fine line between making a QB uncomfortable in the pocket and carting him off the field.

The line seems to be that one can do it, but one can not ever indicate the intent, and one can not receive remuneration outside the CBA.

March 6, 2012  08:44 AM ET

All it takes for evil to succeed is for good men to do nothing.

March 6, 2012  08:53 AM ET

Here is the funny part about this- I don't hear him "ripping" anyone in these quotes he is just saying what all OFFENSIVE players say and think! You don't hear and won't hear a WORD from anyone on a defensive side of the ball because as Tom Jackson said he was trying to hurt someone EVERYTIME he hit them!

March 6, 2012  08:56 AM ET

I should give him more respect but as long as he looks like Gomer Pyle in pads, it's hard to do.

March 6, 2012  09:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Here is the funny part about this- I don't hear him "ripping" anyone in these quotes he is just saying what all OFFENSIVE players say and think! You don't hear and won't hear a WORD from anyone on a defensive side of the ball because as Tom Jackson said he was trying to hurt someone EVERYTIME he hit them!

There's a legal difference between trying to "hurt someone" (a figure of speech) and "conspiring to hurt someone." (a criminal offense)
Just saying. Let's see what Louisiana has to say.

March 6, 2012  09:08 AM ET

SLIDE Eli, SLIDE!

March 6, 2012  09:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

All it takes for evil to succeed is for good men to do nothing.

All it takes for evil to succeed is for Goodell to do nothing.

March 6, 2012  09:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

All it takes for evil to succeed is for Goodell to do nothing.

Good one. You got it right. Now it is all on Goodell, he decides if this is serious or just PR by his office.

 
March 6, 2012  09:23 AM ET
QUOTE(#19):

Good one. You got it right. Now it is all on Goodell, he decides if this is serious or just PR by his office.

Wonder how many former players currently suing the league over concussions played for Williams?

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