Shortly after the move, the Giants fired McAdoo, installed

The New York Giants lost to the Philadelphia Eagles, 34-13, on Thursday at MetLife Stadium, perhaps signaling the end of the Eli Manning era.

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If hindsight is 20-20, then someone owes former Giants head coach Ben McAdoo an apology.

At least that appears to be the take from former Giants quarterback Geno Smith:

Y’all owe my boy Mac an apology!!

— Geno (@GenoSmith3) October 12, 2018

However, another former Giant, wide receiver Brandon Marshall, doesn’t like what Smith had to say:


— BEAST (@BMarshall) October 12, 2018

Marshall lasted just one season with New York, and played in just five games. He had 18 receptions for 154 yards before having season-ending ankle surgery.

Which means he missed the temporary changing of the guard in the huddle last season.

Smith replaced Eli Manning for one game as the No. 1 quarterback, getting the start on Dec. 3rd vs the Raiders. The move ended Manning’s streak of 210 consecutive games started and pretty much signaled the end of the Ben McAdoo era.

Shortly after the move, the Giants fired McAdoo, installed Steve Spagnuolo as interim head coach and returned Manning to the starting lineup.

Not long after that, the Giants also fired general manager Jerry Reese and turned the page by hiring general manager Dave Gettleman and head coach Pat Shurmur.

They doubled down on Manning, by passing on a quarterback with the No. 2 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

While there’s no denying the All-Pro skills being displayed by rookie running back Saquon Barkley, it’s also impossible to deny that Manning’s days as being the Giants’ No. 1 option at quarterback are over.

His performance Thursday Night at MetLife Stadium on national television: 24-of-43 for 281, 0 touchdowns, one interception and …read more

Source:: New Jersey Real -Time Sports


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