Published: Sat, December 09, 2017
Sport | By Billy Aguilar

Geno Smith Doesn't Understand Why He Won't Start For Giants

Geno Smith Doesn't Understand Why He Won't Start For Giants

After starting 210 consecutive games for the Giants before being benched last week, Eli Manning is about to start a new streak at one. After firing coach Ben McAdoo and GM Jerry Reese this week, the team gave Manning back his gig. "And Eli was all first class all last week, especially in the game, helping Geno, and he and I were pretty much hip-to-hip on the sideline discussing throughout the game what was going on".

The benching of Manning set off a firestorm in NY that eventually led to the firing of both McAdoo and Giants general manager Jerry Reese on Monday. "You have to understand things happen in this business and you got to roll with it". Everyone had something to say about how badly the Giants fucked up, with an outpouring of support perhaps unprecedented for a player of Manning's decidedly average talent. "So, we talk a lot of football stuff and off the field, I've learned a lot about him and as a teammate, I have nothing respect for him". Smith said, via the New York Post.

The Giants are 2-10 heading into a Week 14 matchup with the Cowboys. "I took my gut and visited with the offensive coaches and together, with that, and my gut, Eli is going to be our quarterback".

Shortly after Spagnuolo was named interim coach, Manning went to him and asked for his job back for the final four games of the regular season. Manning was predictably pensive about the benching.

"I told Spags that I want to play and be the starting quarterback", Manning said Wednesday, via the team's official Twitter account.

Expressing gratitude for the messages he received following his axing, Manning added: "I appreciate all the support the fans have given me over this past week - it's been overwhelming. I wish them and the entire organisation success in the future".

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