Had some pretty good opinions both ways on whether the Giants should continue to play Eli Manning in Sunday's meaningless game. Remember, he is playing with an injured foot that has kept him on the injury list as probable since he originally hurt it against Kansas City.
Well, no matter what anyone thinks, it's a sure thing Manning will start. And neither coach nor quarterback would have it any other way.
"If we felt – the medical people felt that there was an issue there with risk, then we would certainly take that into full consideration," Tom Coughlin said. "But I would say this to you, if you were to speak with Eli Manning about not playing in the game, that would not be a very pleasant conversation."
Would have loved it if Coughlin channeled Herm Edwards on that one. "You play to win! YOU-PLAY-TO-WIN!"
Said Manning, "No, that wouldn’t be a good conversation. I definitely want to play and play well.
"We still have some young guys on this team. There are things we need to improve on and fix after last week. We are trying to fix those things and make sure we get better this week."
So expect him out there, at least at the start. If things get out of hand early, then maybe a glimpse of David Carr wouldn't be outlandish in the second half.
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