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The beginning of the end of Eli

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07:25 AM ET 12.16 | As the saying goes, with a star quarterback, you have a chance. But [Eli Manning is] not Peyton. Never has been, never will be. Eli isn't Peyton and he isn't Tom Brady, either. ... Eli turns 33 in a few weeks, and after another horror-show performance Sunday in a horror-show season, Giants fans have to start asking themselves these sobering questions: What if Eli Manning has entered the early stages of an irreversible decline? What if he's done elevating the lesser teammates around him, done making breathless runs through the postseason tournament? What if you're going to see plenty more of the five-interception Eli everyone saw against the Seattle Seahawks over the next two or three seasons? "I just don't believe that," Tom Coughlin said after Seahawks 23, Giants 0.

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December 16, 2013  07:27 AM ET

Eli is what he is...

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December 16, 2013  07:47 AM ET
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Give the man time to throw the ball.....problem fixed

Funny isn't it... He's supposed to make the O-line better.

December 16, 2013  08:24 AM ET
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Funny isn't it... He's supposed to make the O-line better.

As I've often said....


The most over rated QB of his era.

December 16, 2013  08:29 AM ET

More than his play, it is his demeanor that worries me. The day you stop believing in yourself in his business is the bigger problem, and that is the way he looks this year too often. If he/they cannot restructure his contract, then there is not a lot they can do to fix the problem around him.

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December 16, 2013  08:38 AM ET

The truth has to come out eventually. Besides, it's not like he's going to get better.

December 16, 2013  08:39 AM ET
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More than his play, it is his demeanor that worries me. The day you stop believing in yourself in his business is the bigger problem, and that is the way he looks this year too often. If he/they cannot restructure his contract, then there is not a lot they can do to fix the problem around him.

Thought I read he is willing to restructure. He has a $20 million cap hit next year.

December 16, 2013  08:41 AM ET
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The truth has to come out eventually. Besides, it's not like he's going to get better.

It was always there except for Giants fans.

2 SuperBowl wins clouded their evaluation of him.

Now after 2 straight Playoff missed they're seeing all his warts.

December 16, 2013  08:41 AM ET

Jerry Reese should be on notice. Keeping OLs like Snee and Bass and Diehl , aging and coming off injuries? Really? Drafts that have not produced players of starting material too often? Maybe it was Gettleman who should have been made the GM in NY instead of letting him walk to Carolina last year?

December 16, 2013  08:41 AM ET
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Give the man time to throw the ball.....problem fixed

And tell Eli to throw it to the guy with the same color uniform.......oh never mind he can't throw anyways.

December 16, 2013  08:43 AM ET
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Thought I read he is willing to restructure. He has a $20 million cap hit next year.

He should be. He should be taking a cut. Let his play agaisnt the Lions because it has playoff implications, but the Washington game? Let him start ot keep his record intact, but then play Nassib three quarters of that game. Eli needs some push behind him. He has never had that.

December 16, 2013  08:44 AM ET

Yesterday I said between 7 and 9 starters on this team will be replaced next year. I could have underestimated.

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December 16, 2013  09:01 AM ET
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Come on eli.....he's not mark Sanchez.He's been in the league forever.He is what he is.....he throws it up and hopes his receivers make a playAlways been that way

You can never take away the solid and sometimes special Playoff performances he mad in 2007 and 2011. The question is, how much time does that buy a guy? The offense, and skill players ( cruz excluded) around him are not good, but he has done nothing to raise them up either.

December 16, 2013  09:04 AM ET
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He should be. He should be taking a cut. Let his play agaisnt the Lions because it has playoff implications, but the Washington game? Let him start ot keep his record intact, but then play Nassib three quarters of that game. Eli needs some push behind him. He has never had that.

This^^

December 16, 2013  09:08 AM ET
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Jerry Reese should be on notice. Keeping OLs like Snee and Bass and Diehl , aging and coming off injuries? Really? Drafts that have not produced players of starting material too often? Maybe it was Gettleman who should have been made the GM in NY instead of letting him walk to Carolina last year?

Yep... Reese got a lot of latitude for the 2007 and 2011 successes.

He deservs plenty of scrutiny for this.

December 16, 2013  09:13 AM ET

You gotta have a running game to throw the ball. No Tiki, no Bradshaw, no wonder. This guy is Archie's son. He can't do it all himself. Wilson had lots of help beating him yesterday.

 
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