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Paul Schwartz writes that a ceremonial start or appearance by Manning before the end of the season is unlikely to happen.
“Eli’s not into playing that game,” one insider says. “He’s into playing the game the way it’s supposed to be played.”
Manning, the insider said, would view a last-start spectacle as “ceremonial nonsense” and that he has given “zero thought to that” and “he would not want any part of that.” Remember in 2017, Manning stiff-armed the plan to have him start to keep his streak alive, sensing disingenuity.
"Building these things takes time," said one NFL source who has watched the Giants extensively this season. "Everybody wants the quick fix. But that doesn't always happen. And when it does it's not sustainable. You build through several drafts, several years, and it's not always smooth. At least that's the way it is when you do it right."
“They’ve built up a nice base of young talent,” said one NFC scout. “They’ve obviously got their QB for the next 10 years. There’s probably no stud player there other than Barkley. They need to find that game-wrecker on defense. But some of these guys are going to be a good supporting cast as they grow.”
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