Current And Ex-Giants Beefing On Twitter About Eli Manning, Meanwhile, Philip Rivers Calls It ‘Pathetic’
Pretty much no one agrees with Eli Manning’s benching, including many current and ex-Giants (and even the founder’s great-granddaughter Kate Mara). Even the guy who will forever be linked with Eli Manning, Philip Rivers, who was traded for Manning on day one of the 2004 NFL Draft has weighed in on it. He’s not happy either.
“I honestly thought it was pathetic,” Rivers said Wednesday. “He’s been out there 210 straight games — with no telling how many bumps and bruises and injuries — for his team. He won two Super Bowl MVPs. And with the respect he’s had in the locker room over the years, and really the respect he’s gained throughout the league, you feel like the guy has earned the opportunity — if they are, in fact, deciding to go another direction — he’s earned the opportunity to finish it off these last five weeks.”
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I will say this without saying too much. Right is Right and Wrong is Wrong. One guy should not be demoted because of a TEAMS effort and lack production. If Eli gets demoted then the entire team should be demoted. All of his weapons are non existing and still the guys shows up every week and gives his all. That has to stand for something. There are ways to go about things and this is not the right way to go about this. Give him a fair evaluation under fair circumstances. I understand that this is a WHAT HAVE YOU DONE FOR ME LATELY LEAGUE… I posted this picture for one reason and one reason only. YOU NEED THE ONES WITH YOU THAT WILL RIDE FOR YOU!!!! ✌🏾💯
However, one current Giants player, defensive tackle Damon Harrison, has a problem with all the complaining, in particular taking issue with legendary Giants linebacker Carl Banks’ tweets.
Banks also spoke about Manning’s benching and his beef with Harrison while appearing on WFAN…
Pretty hard to argue with that take.