Good morning, New York Giants fans! Here is your Giants morning report for Saturday.
Amani Toomer: 'I feel sorry for Tom Coughlin'
I missed this earlier in the week, but Amani Toomer took a huge swipe at Giants GM Jerry Reese during an appearance on Sirius XM NFL Radio earlier this week. Here it is:
"The bottom line is they are injured and now you've gotta find out what Jerry Reese is doing with the bottom half of this roster. Is he wasting roster spots on guys that are just wearing a jersey, that are not contributors?
"There's some guys on this roster that just seem like ‘oh, we're waiting three or four years for them' and I feel sorry for Tom Coughlin ... I don't know if the roster decisions were his. I think there would be some differences on this team because there are some guys on this team I look at and I'm thinking ‘that can't be a Tom Coughlin guy.'
"It seems like there are some guys that are on the bottom half of that roster that aren't playing that seem to be content in being that."
Lots of speculation Friday about the status of punter Steve Weatherford. While he is listed as probable the team is worried that Weatherford's balky back won't handle the long flight Seattle well. If they are going to add another punter to the roster they need to do that before 4 p.m. ET today. The Giants reportedly worked out former New York Jets punter Robert Malone on Friday.
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... buried beneath yet another disappointing Giants season has been an impressive bounce-back for the 33-year-old centerpiece of their franchise. With a struggling offensive line in front of him, a lack of playmakers around him and a brand new offense he was forced to learn, Eli Manning is proving that 2013 wasn't the beginning of the end.
"What he's doing with nothing around him is a miracle," said one NFC personnel executive. "(Injuries) took away the only guy they had that scared you (Victor Cruz) and his best running back. The only reason they move the ball at all, it seems, is because of him."