But don't hide your heart, girl!
Sorry. Couldn't resist a little Three Dog Night paraphrase on a Saturday morning. Just know that Eli Manning participated in the usual Saturday morning walk-through (or jog-through as Tom Coughlin calls it). That's yet another positive sign that he'll be playing tomorrow.
With David Carr reporting that Manning's mechanics and movement looked good in Friday's practice, it's pretty obvious Manning will continue his starting string that now stands at 82 straight, including the playoffs. Whether Coughlin deems a third quarterback necessary, just in case, will be known by 4 p.m. today, when they either do or don't sign Rhett Bomar from the practice squad.
I'd recommend the move either way, since I've never been a real fan of keeping just two quarterbacks on the roster. I've seen instances where a team has lost both starter and immediate backup for considerable time within a handful of plays, so I always want that third guy ready to go in. To not have three is just inviting trouble. Coughlin got away with it last year, but he'd be wise to take Manning's heel injury as a warning omen and make the move whether Manning can play or not.
That's just me, though. Oddly -- and I'm a little offended here -- Coughlin hasn't consulted with me on any of this. So I guess he and Jerry Reese will just make that decision themselves. Harummphhh!!!!