EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.--Evidently New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin hasn’t lost any confidence in quarterback Eli Manning. Speaking with reporters at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center, Big Blue’s head man offered another vote of confidence for his embattled man under center.
“He’s the guy,” said Coughlin of Manning. “We’re going to win again with Eli.”
The former two-time Super Bowl MVP has struggled mightily with ball security this season; compiling a league high 17 turnovers and has absorbed the lion’s share of the blame for New York’s 0-6 start.
While Coughlin didn’t deny the fact that his team’s miscues are a growing concern, the 67-year-old remained positive and upbeat in the middle of a torrent of criticism.
“We talk about some of the issues,” said Coughlin of the conversations with his quarterback. “Some of the problems that we’ve had and how we can handle that going forward and usually it’s a pat on the back and let’s see if we can change this around.”
When pressed by the media as to whether he would consider benching Manning if the turnovers continue to pile up, Coughlin simply replied, “No.”
While Manning’s suspect decision making in the pocket has been one of the culprits for the Giants’ losing ways, it’s merely the tip of the iceberg.
New York’s pass rush has been nonexistent and its running game finally broke out in Week 7 as Brandon Jacobs became the Giants’ first running back to eclipse 100 yards on the ground this season.
The Giants welcome Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings into MetLife stadium on Monday night as Coughlin and company continue to search far and wide for their first win of the season