That’s my quarterback and no, we’re not speaking about Eli Manning.
Giants gamers Olivier Vernon and Landon Collins each stood up for Geno Smith on Thursday, expressing disappointment that the followers didn’t give him sufficient help when he was named beginning quarterback for final week’s recreation towards the Raiders.
“We all the time respect the help relating to the followers. The one factor I simply had an issue with was, there wasn’t the identical help when Geno Smith was in at quarterback,” Vernon stated.
Manning acquired an outpouring of help final week when it was introduced he wouldn’t begin, snapping his 210-recreation streak, as followers and even former teammated rejected the notion of giving Smith, who had a profession 12-18 document in 4 seasons with the Jets, an opportunity to play in a misplaced season.
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The followers rejoiced earlier this week when Manning was renamed the starter beneath interim head coach Steve Spagnuolo.
Each Vernon and Collins have been clear they’re additionally completely happy to have Manning again beneath middle and respect what he has achieved in his profession, however nonetheless consider Smith deserved higher.
“He’s an excellent man, good quarterback,” stated Collins. “He’s completed a lot to get to this place so yeah, no matter the truth that Eli is the person, on the similar time the coach felt totally different, our group felt totally different for him they usually needed to attempt one thing new and type of simply help us as a result of, on the finish of the day everybody needs help.”
Added Vernon: “I perceive Eli, a terrific quarterback, however on the finish of the day, we’re all teammates, all of us help one another and that’s one factor certainly one of our man wasn’t getting help like that like he wanted to. … Eli Manning is again because the quarterback and we occur to have one other quarterback as nicely. We’re all teammates on the finish of the day and all of us help one another, no matter what it’s.”
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Whereas the gamers seem to help no matter choice the teaching employees makes, Smith additionally didn’t essentially do something to lose his job, both.
The backup quarterback accomplished 21 of 34 passes for…