11 thoughts on Eli Manning's benching, including the possible nightmare scenario

Former Giant Shaun O'Hara Eli Manning was the only one still trying to win

Former Giant Shaun O'Hara Eli Manning was the only one still trying to win

Archie Manning has no doubts about his youngest son's ability to cope with a football setback.

Just one day after trumpeting Eli Manning's surprise benching in NY, the Giants are back to work - with no apologies. The Giants' decision shocked many and angered others, but Archie Manning focused on his son's mindset, instead of the raging debate.

"I think that the manner if which this was handled and the manner that Eli Manning is being treated by the Giants' organization is disgraceful", Christie said at a public event in Newark Wednesday.

Just like Manning, who may have made his last start in blue and white on Thanksgiving night, Francesca is on the way out of WFAN. "I will help Geno and Davis prepare to play as well as they possibly can". "I don't like it, but I'll handle it'". Coach Ben McAdoo announced yesterday that Manning would be benched this week in favor of Geno Smith.

The move itself is expected to clear the way for rookie quarterback Davis Webb to eventually take the offensive reins at some point over the final five games of the season.

Asked if Manning had requested his release in the fallout of Tuesday's announcement, McAdoo stated: "Not that I'm aware of, no".

"The game plan going in was to play [Manning] for a half and play Geno for the second half", McAdoo said on Tuesday.

Spoken like a true proud father. "He's a very tough guy, and I'm very confident he'll handle it".

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