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The Benefit to the Giants of disclosing their plans for Eli.

Marty in Albany : 1/4/2019 4:31 pm
NONE, that I can think of.

And there are plenty of reasons NOT to, which are
apparent if you think about it.
Marty, Do you  
joeinpa : 1/4/2019 4:44 pm : link
Believe they ve made the decision internally?

I m not sure they have.
Perhaps the Giants aren't disclosing  
Jay on the Island : 1/4/2019 4:57 pm : link
what was said in the meeting because they don't want to show their hand. If Eli is seriously considering retiring or if he wants to move on to another team then the Giants will obviously be desperate to find a replacement either short term (Free agency) or long term (draft).
Jimmy Googs : 1/4/2019 5:02 pm : link
In fact we should not even talk about it on BBI anymore.

just to be safe...
Here's a wild idea  
KeoweeFan : 1/4/2019 5:49 pm : link
What if DG told Eli what he told the rest of the world Wednesday.

That until all of the cards are dealt, a decision on what role Eli will play next year is still undecided.

That would be an honest thing to tell Eli and apparently he took it like the mensch he has been all of his career.
RE: Marty, Do you  
Ten Ton Hammer : 1/4/2019 6:35 pm : link
In comment 14247654 joeinpa said:
Believe they ve made the decision internally?

I m not sure they have.

Of course they haven't. Unless Gettleman is a massive liar, theres a ton of self-scouting that goes on now.
There is almost certainly nothing to disclose at this point  
Mike from Ohio : 1/4/2019 8:12 pm : link
There is a ton of film to evaluate, as well as free agents and draft eligible QBs to evaluate. I would expect none of that is done yet.

The plan is most likely stick with Eli, but that will depend on what happens on draft day. If they fall in love with a guy and can get him, it will depend how ready he is whether he starts the season or not.

There is likely no secret plan that is not being divulged.
Giant John : 1/5/2019 7:20 am : link
Spot on. You donít give the competition information to use against you.
RE: None  
5BowlsSoon : 1/5/2019 7:56 pm : link
In comment 14247681 Jimmy Googs said:
In fact we should not even talk about it on BBI anymore.

just to be safe...

Haha.....thanks for the laugh on this one.
We may know sooner than later.  
wgenesis123 : 1/6/2019 12:05 am : link
On March 17th Eli is due a bonus of 5 million. The Giants will have to make some sort of decision by that point. Releasing Eli has 5 million less reasons after March 17th.
I would think  
fkap : 1/6/2019 12:49 am : link
that the Giants know what they want to happen. They know whether they want Eli back. They know all the vet possibilities (that includes backups they might be able to poach or trade for). They have a pretty good idea on the draft candidates (this area is still fluid).

Now it's just a dance to make happen what they want to happen, and adjust plans as the dance goes on.
if they haven't been evaluating Eli and potential replacements all season, they've dropped the ball big time.
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