Jon Gruden could consider return to coaching with New York Giants

Ross Houston
December 7, 2017

Two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning is back as the New York Giants' starting quarterback.

In a season of discord, injuries, and upheaval, the Giants will return quarterback Eli Manning to his starting role with an eye on spoiling Dallas' playoff hopes. That's exactly what McAdoo was told to do in the first place, and his ability to carry out orders was the final straw for his dismissal.

Better late than never but this should have happened a long time ago.

"That may come up, I understand", Manning said.

But if Webb isn't starting against the 'Boys he at least should be active for the first time all season, serve as the No. 2 quarterback, and play at some point in the game.

Webb also is now in an awkward position: the GM and coach who drafted him were fired on Monday, and now a new general manager and head coach will arrive likely holding a top-three pick in next spring's draft, in position to take a top college QB. I want to be out there and help us go win these four games. "So, I took my gut and visited with the offensive coaches and together with that and my gut, Eli Manning is going to be our quarterback".

Manning said he was overwhelmed by the outpouring of support he received from fans, former teammates and the National Football League community in general following the events that led to perhaps the darkest day of his professional career. "I spoke to someone about something that kind of hit me last week which is a speech by coach Bobby Blick and it was about being an oak tree no matter if the sun is shining or if the wind is blowing and it's storming".

"I am just going to continue to be the same guy, continue to support my guys, my teammates", said Smith, a former Jet who was signed as a free agent in the offseason. "Continue to be prepared, you never know what can happen and we'll see from there".

I think I had an opportunity to play. So I think that comes into play especially more now. Until Ben McAdoo got involved. I think he did something maybe not a lot of people would have. I'm thankful for the adversity and I look forward to it.

New York Giants co-owners John Mara and Steve Tisch sent a letter to season-ticket holders on Monday, empathizing with the frustration of Giants fans during what has been one of the most trying years for the franchise in decades, according to Pat Leonard of the New York Daily News. I particularly want to thank the entire coaching staff for their dedication and hard work. A 2-9 football team, with a sobbing fan base.

Manning said on WFAN Monday that "me and Davis had a competition on who can get the most completions" when both were running scout team in last week's practices.

"I will always appreciate having had the chance to coach so many outstanding players. I wish them and the entire organization success in the future".

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