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All four QBs expected to play Friday night
Coach Pat Shurmur has indicated that he would like to get all four of his quarterbacks into Friday’s preseason game against the Chicago Bears.
The expectation, though, is that both Eli Manning and Daniel Jones will be on the field for more than the single series each received against the New York Jets.
“I do plan on playing all four quarterbacks, like I did last week,” he said. “We’ll see. I’d like to see Eli get a little bit more time. We’ll just see how that plays out. But there’s a chance that he (Jones) could play behind the one (offensive) line.
“I think Daniel’s going to play throughout (the preseason). We’ll just have to see how it plays out. I think it’s important for him to compete in all four of the games, and certainly you’d like him to get as many reps as you can as he gets himself ready to play.”
This type of second-guessing won’t go away until Manning is no longer a Giant.
Paul Schwartz believes Manning needs to play well against the Bears:
What Manning needs, in order to quell the sentiment that Jones should get the ball right away, is to assert his superior experience and command of an offense that is not likely to feature star running back Saquon Barkley at all in the preseason.
I, too, would like to see Manning play well. I would like to see some real production. I’m not going to write him off, though, if it doesn’t happen.
Michael Lombardi just continues to hammer the Giants:
Giants co-owner John Mara said offseason changes were necessary because the team wasn’t winning with those players, according to Tom Rock of Newsday.
“You don’t like to see all of that talent go out the door,” Mara said of the departures of Odell Beckham Jr., Landon Collins and Olivier Vernon. “But let’s face it, we’ve had one winning season, 2016, here and the other five or six years have not been so good since we won that last Super Bowl. So we needed some drastic changes.”
I agree on the Giants needing changes, but how does Mara not see those changes must start with quarterback Eli Manning? The Giants are 2-13 combined in September and October over the last two seasons. No team with a so-called “franchise quarterback” has only two wins in the first two months in the last two years. The Giants need more changes.
Daniel Jones, their first-round pick, looked excellent in his first live action of the season. He showed good touch, timing and accuracy. He needs to play a ton in the next three weeks and be given a “real” chance to become the starter.
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