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Eli understands the situation
Say what you want about Eli Manning, he made it clear Monday during his weekly spot on WFAN with Mike Francesa that he doesn’t have his head in the sand when it comes to his future with the 1-7 Giants.
“You try not to think about it,” Manning said on WFAN. “You understand and see the big picture. Hey, you understand when you get to year 15 and you’re not winning games, you don’t know how many more opportunities you have. You want to make the most of what you have. It makes it tough when you’re not winning games and not scoring points and not doing everything we want to do. But it doesn’t change the effort and the dedication, I know that. I’m going to do everything possible for the offense, for the team, for the coaches, for the fans, to go out there and change this season and get some wins.”
Manning is third in the NFL in completions (215), seventh in completion percentage (68.3) and fourth in passing yardage (2,377). But he has thrown only eight touchdown passes, and the Giants are 28th in the NFL in scoring with an average of 18.8 points a game. In the red zone, the Giants have scored just 10 touchdowns in 25 trips, a 40 percent rate that is the league’s second-worst.
Manning has consistently said he won’t waive his no-trade clause before Tuesday’s 4 p.m. ET deadline.
Weird numbers from Pro Football Focus
Pro Football Focus data is a wonderful tool, but sometimes the numbers just don’t make any sense. In the chart below, PFF shows three of the five highest-graded offensive players Sunday vs. the Washington Redskins were offensive linemen.
If you watched the game you probably have the same question I do — how is that even possible? As poorly as the line played overall — seven sacks allowed, 10 quarterback hits, 2.9 yards per rushing attempt — those numbers don’t add up.
In its weekly press packet, PFF said Solder allowed five total QB pressures (one sack and four hurries) which was tied for the fifth most among tackles in week 8. On top of this, Solder finished the game with a 94.3 pass blocking efficiency which ranked 33rd out of 43 eligible tackles from Week 8. Yet, he is the second-highest graded offensive player?
Doesn’t make sense.
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"I'm probably going to say what Eli won't say and that (is) he doesn't need to be the quarterback of the New York Giants any longer," Carr said on NFL Total Access. "I think it's not beneficial for either side. I think Eli would be better off in Jacksonville.
"If we're going to talk about, 'Does Jacksonville need to trade for a quarterback?' there is a perfect one sitting up in New York that would be fantastic to come down there and help Tom Coughlin figure out what's going on there."