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Damage control and moving forward from here (my plan)....

Milton : 12/1/2017 9:25 am
1. I would bring Eli into my office and...
a) Tell him we want to revise his contract to guarantee the $16M he is due in 2018.
b) Tell him that he is a player and not a coach and so short of being injured, he doesn't get to decide when he plays and when he sits. The plan will be for him to start each game and for McAdoo to determine if and when he is replaced based on how well the offense is performing. It could even be a situation where he starts, exits for several series, and returns later in the game.

2. After the season is over and McAdoo is replaced, I would be aggressive in free agency. Focus on OL, WR, LB.

3. On draft day, I would take a QB (if one is worthy), maybe even trading up for one, if the price is right (if Cleveland thinks the Giants are trying to leapfrog San Fran in order to get Barkley, they might be more willing to move down two spots, thinking they will still get themselves the QB they want).

These steps accomplish a few different things...

1. Damage control with the fans in terms of how Eli was treated.
2. The streak continues and nobody can blame Eli for any tarnish associated with it since he offered to sit.
3. If the Giants do in fact fall in love with a QB, they will be in a better position to conceal their love if all prior moves point to them being in a win-now mode and satisfied with Eli as their starter and Webb as the QB of the future.

p.s.--I don't see guaranteeing Eli's 2018 compensation as a big deal since he arguably gives the Giants the best chance to win next year and the year on the bench learning from him will do the rookie QB good. And I sincerely believe the Giants are only a few choice free agency moves away from being a Super Bowl contender (assuming better luck in the health department).
Let Webb play the 2nd quarter  
Chip : 12/1/2017 9:45 am : link
I don't get Geno playing at all. It accomplishes nothing. the quicker they fire Reese and Mcadoo the better. I would not spend a lot of time at WR and go with Beckham and Shepherd and let Marshall go or reduce his salary if Marshall will go along. Then fix the OL and find some LB who can keep there ass on the field. Also need RBs. This can be fixed.
RE: Let Webb play the 2nd quarter  
Milton : 12/1/2017 9:53 am : link
In comment 13716021 Chip said:
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I don't get Geno playing at all. It accomplishes nothing. the quicker they fire Reese and Mcadoo the better. I would not spend a lot of time at WR and go with Beckham and Shepherd and let Marshall go or reduce his salary if Marshall will go along. Then fix the OL and find some LB who can keep there ass on the field. Also need RBs. This can be fixed.
Marshall looked like toast even before he got hurt, so the Giants need another #2 WR. Shepard is a good slot receiver, but he's not the ideal complement to OBJ in two-WR sets. There will be veteran receivers available for a reasonable price even if it's just a one-year prove it deal. And the draft is another place to go fishing for one.
The Eli/McAdoo relationship is over,  
Section331 : 12/1/2017 10:04 am : link
I don't see any way that can be repaired. Any plans for Eli remaining a Giant will have to be focused on next season, unless you can McAdoo's fat ass. Not that I'd be against that.

I was at the SF game, and a buddy and I were talking about this on the bus ride back from the game, fire McAdoo and promote Sullivan. It isn't the Giant "way", but ownership allegedly really likes Sully, and this season has been such a shitshow, it may be time to take a detour off of Giants Way.
If Mac stays Eli is gone as well as a lot of others I suspect  
PatersonPlank : 12/1/2017 10:09 am : link
It will also be very hard to get quality FA's here. Mac is a cancer and taking the franchise back to the 1970's.
The damage is done, IMO.  
an_idol_mind : 12/1/2017 10:11 am : link
No reason to make any guarantees to Eli until a new coach is hired.

The only damage control that could have been done is to change course before the plan went public. Now it's just a matter of swallowing this shit sandwich and hoping everybody gets something better in the future.
RE: The Eli/McAdoo relationship is over,  
81_Great_Dane : 12/1/2017 10:55 am : link
In comment 13716056 Section331 said:
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I don't see any way that can be repaired. Any plans for Eli remaining a Giant will have to be focused on next season, unless you can McAdoo's fat ass. Not that I'd be against that.

I was at the SF game, and a buddy and I were talking about this on the bus ride back from the game, fire McAdoo and promote Sullivan. It isn't the Giant "way", but ownership allegedly really likes Sully, and this season has been such a shitshow, it may be time to take a detour off of Giants Way.
Promoting a guy they know, who's part of the "family," is so much the Giants Way that it turns my stomach. The Giants are loyal, sometimes to a fault, and when things have gone bad in the organization cronyism has been a problem.
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