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Eli at the Helm

Eli at the Helm

While it's not totally true that Eli Manning hasn't made any significant progress as the Giants quarterback, he sure didn't improve nearly as much as everyone would have liked. In his second full season as Big Blue's starting signal-caller, Manning regressed more than he progressed.

And that was a big reason why Tom Coughlin had to sweat out his future after the season ended – and perhaps the main reason the season ended in playoff defeat for a second consecutive campaign. During the end of the season meetings that led Giants management to give Coughlin a one-year extension, it was no secret that Manning was the most talked-about part of the team. Did Coughlin think he could...

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