To start: I know many, many, MANY Giants fans who have gotten on Eli over the years. Interceptions thrown, fumbles, delay of game penalties, etc. I have had to defend him over and over again to the best of my ability. Sometimes it was difficult, but in my mind I knew that this team was nothing without him. This man has been beaten, battered, and stood behind some of the worst offensive lines in football but has NEVER blamed anyone else. Always found a way to make it about him even if others are to blame. The #10 in Blue was the first jersey I purchased with my own money, and for good reason. He is my quarterback and always will be...
Ben McAdoo and Jerry Reese have slapped every single one of us across the face and kicked Eli Manning when he's already down. And it is a fucking atrocity. Unfortunately, Mara is in NYC at owners meetings, but he's on my shit list too.
Let's start with the coach:
After a season FULL of terrible roster move after terrible roster move, the McAdoo has decided that benching Eli Manning for Geno Smith would be better for the team. What does it tell me? That he wants us to believe Eli Manning is one of the main reasons for this absolutely abysmal start.
Ben McAdoo, YOU have lead this team to a 2-9 start. It is YOU. You have lost multiple players at multiple times throughout this season. Your offensive genius mind has prevented the Giants from scoring 30 points in 28 consecutive games. Your lack of creativity and inability to figure out a way to score points with what players you have (more on that in a minute) is a main reason why this team is the laughing stock of the league. Not Eli Manning. It is you.
This is a decision that McAdoo and Reese have made. On their way out the door, they have decided to give the Giants fans the biggest "Fuck You" they could find in their pockets.
Mr. Reese, your ass should have been gone last year. But instead, somehow you weaseled your way back and let Coughlin take the fall for your inability to draft more than a handful of players. Thanks for that great defensive free agent class by the way. That same class that is leading this team to one of the worst defensive performances in the league this season. You know you're gone. You have nothing to lose. You don't care about what the fans want or what is best for the team, you're in it for yourself and yourself only. You and McAdoo can take your smug ass answers and stick them. I'm going to have the biggest smile on my face after you're gone. I hope you and McAdoo enjoy unemployment.
This is a decision that McAdoo and Reese have made with the backing of John Mara. On their way out the door, they have decided to give the Giants fans the biggest "Fuck You" they could find in their pockets.
Unbelievable that John Mara was made aware of this decision and thought, before speaking to Eli first, that this was the way to go. You are the same man that decided that Tom Coughlin was at fault for a couple bad seasons. Kicking him out the door in the nicest way possible. And at the same time, deciding that Jerry Reese deserved another shot. You not stepping up and defending Eli is completely disrespectful to a man who has given you everything you could've ever wanted from your starting quarterback. The quarterback that has started 210 CONSECUTIVE GAMES for your team. The quarterback that has brought you 2 Super Bowl rings. Absolutely ridiculous. You decide that it is the "Giants way" to not fire Reese or McAdoo during the season but in the same breath decide that benching Eli is okay? What world are you living in?
When I first saw the news, I thought, "probably not, but hey maybe Eli decided it's time." Then I saw this:
As fans we deserve more than this. After sitting here week after week, watching this terrible product, this should've never happened.