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Rapoport: Giants have a full-fledged quarterback competion

BSIMatt : 6/12/2019 1:11 am
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"Loud and clear a very, very big-time important message was delivered by Pat Shurmur before everyone goes away for the summer -- this is now a quarterback competition," Rapoport said on NFL Network. "For the first time, Pat Shurmur went out in public and used the words right now (Manning is the starter). Anytime a coach says right now, that means it's on. Even later, getting all the questions you would expect him to get, he essentially said have it. He has now opened up his training camp to be a full-fledged quarterback competition.

"Either it is a competition or it's not. If it's not, you simply say Eli is the starter and Daniel Jones is going to sit and we'll address it when it becomes an issue. Or you do what Pat Shurmur said, which is, we'll play the best player, both the guys look good, and we'll see what happens. That makes it one of the more intriguing training camps and obviously shows the Giants love what they've seen from Daniel Jones."



Shurmur’s presser as translated by National Insider for NFL Network and NFL.com.
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Any competition at QB is great news for us as fans  
NYG007 : 6/12/2019 10:09 am : link
I love Eli. Always will. I love winning more. I don't want to hear about not having 5 superstar lineman, 3 superstar Tight Ends, a generational RB. 8 Slot WRS.

I dont care. I want to watch us WIN!!

ENOUGH. Lets win, with Eli or Daniel. If we suck after 4 games, you move on from Eli. Thats it. No more wasting years so people dont cry. LETS GO!!!

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Why shouldn't there be?  
Marty866b : 6/12/2019 10:14 am : link
When your record is 8-24 over the last two years every position should be looked at to be upgraded. Granted, I don't believe there is a back in the league that would better our running back.
RE: RE: yeah but this part, ummm...  
Zeke's Alibi : 6/12/2019 10:16 am : link
In comment 14470239 Gatorade Dunk said:
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"Either it is a competition or it's not. If it's not, you simply say Eli is the starter"

Actually Shurmur said exactly that, and the muck rackers refused to acknowledge it.

I'll lay 2:1 odds Eli starts vs. Dallas game 1. Anyone fool enough to take that?


2-1 isn't exactly strong odds if you're feeling bullish about Eli being the starter.


Yeh I see that expression used incorrectly a lot. If a book lays 2-1 odds it means they are offering a 2-1 payout. So Eli wouldn't actually be the favored to start in his statement. Eli in actuality is probably like 1/10 and that probably would cover just for injury. There is almost no way a healthy Eli doesn't start the season.

In May odds games DJ starts averaged out to 4. I have a feeling that number is going to get to 8 or whenever our bye week is by season's end.
Season's start I should say.  
Zeke's Alibi : 6/12/2019 10:17 am : link
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wow  
giantfan2000 : 6/12/2019 10:41 am : link
so all the thing Gettleman was saying the past couples of years were just blowing smoke up everyone's butt

What happen to the KC model?

A QB competition is the worse possible outcome
either Eli wins and Jones distractors say he wasn't worth the 6th pick and maybe he is damaged long term
or Jones wins and everyone wonders why did we pay Eli so much money to be on roster if he is done
RE: Eli  
Bill L : 6/12/2019 10:44 am : link
In comment 14470215 AcidTest said:
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will start week one, and continue to play as long as the Giants are winning. If they're not, even if he's not the reason, he'll be pulled for Jones. Jones is the future. This is Eli's last year with the Giants in all likelihood. It's been a great ride, but "all good things must come to an end."


Precisely.
RE: wow  
Eric from BBI : Admin : 6/12/2019 10:46 am : link
In comment 14470295 giantfan2000 said:
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so all the thing Gettleman was saying the past couples of years were just blowing smoke up everyone's butt

What happen to the KC model?

A QB competition is the worse possible outcome
either Eli wins and Jones distractors say he wasn't worth the 6th pick and maybe he is damaged long term
or Jones wins and everyone wonders why did we pay Eli so much money to be on roster if he is done


That's a weird way to look at it.
I’ll ask Rapsheet Sunday when I see him at the club  
The_Boss : 6/12/2019 10:50 am : link
If he really thinks Jones could beat out Eli this summer. He’s playing with his bro and father at like 1:38
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Big Rick in FL : 6/12/2019 10:52 am : link
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cut when camp starts...



We have a new contender for dumbest post of the day.



I'm sure that was sarcasm.

All these articles claiming Jones could be the starter is just stirring up shit.



I don't think they are just stirring up shit. The people "stirring up shit" are the HC and OC. They've spoke numerous times to the media and neither one has given a definitive answer that Eli is the starter.



You are lying. Go straight to the source - Shurmur's transcript:

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Q: So, Eli is the starter?
A: Eli is the starter and this guy is getting ready to play.



He never just answers that Eli is the starter. Has to throw something out after that everytime. If Eli is your starter you say "Eli is our starter" That's it. You don't need to say and the other guy is getting ready to play. He had numerous chances to definitively name Eli the starter for Week 1 throughout OTAs & Mini Camp and never did.
RE: I’ll ask Rapsheet Sunday when I see him at the club  
Bill L : 6/12/2019 10:52 am : link
In comment 14470305 The_Boss said:
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If he really thinks Jones could beat out Eli this summer. He’s playing with his bro and father at like 1:38

If he does, then OMG he must be spending all of his working hours creating Haskins Canton bust. Since we took the lesser QB and all.
I have a feeling Eli's rope will be a lot longer  
ron mexico : 6/12/2019 10:56 am : link
than many here predict. Hopefully he wont need it

RE: RE: give me Jones.  
montanagiant : 6/12/2019 10:57 am : link
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I don't want another season of checkdowns and missed opportunities because our quarterbacks arm is dead. his brother's arm was garbage his last few years as well but he had more of a defense to cover it up.



Dumbest post of the day... Congratulations!

Yes it is
Three weeks ago, the big question was...  
Klaatu : 6/12/2019 10:58 am : link
Could Daniel Jones move up past Alex Tanney to take the #2 spot on the Depth Chart? Alex Tanney.

Now it's will Daniel Jones start in place of Eli Manning.

Talk about rapid progress.

The transition from Manning to Jones is inevitable. Exactly when it happens is debatable. But lost among all of the dissection and analysis of the HC's statements is a post by ron mexico, where he said something like, "Wake me when Jones is practicing with the 1st Team," or words to that effect. He's absolutely right. The HC's actions will speak louder than any of his words, and right now he's saying that Eli is the starter for the foreseeable future, and any "competition" will be to see who his principal backup is.

That could change. Change is inevitable, too, but as long as it's not forced (or the transition is botched in any way), I'm content to sit back and see how it all plays out over the course of the 2019 season.
I think having a $23 million QB on the roster...  
sb from NYT Forum : 6/12/2019 11:16 am : link
...that isn’t guaranteed to be the starter is a stupid waste of resources.

I also think if Shurmur didn’t mean that Eli would be competing for a starting spot in training camp when he said “we are going to play the very best player” and “you just see what happens with it” then he’s an idiot.
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CalZone : 6/12/2019 11:45 am : link
This is so irritating. I agree with a poster above who said this was a message from Shurmur to Gettleman.

All of this would be so easy to digest if they just cut Eli at this point. It makes no sense for him to be on this team, for all parties!

I agree with Francesa's point 1 month ago about Eli being someone who doesn't get signed to a team right away, but "steps in" at the right time and the right place.

Just ******* do it already!
It was never a question that DJ was going to supplant Tanney.  
Zeke's Alibi : 6/12/2019 11:54 am : link
He just started there because that is what you do with rookies, make them earn their way.
RE: Shurmur could have shut this down a 100 different ways  
TMS : 6/12/2019 12:02 pm : link
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the fact that he was given ample opportunity to shut it down and did not leads to the inescapable conclusion that it was intentional. For my money, he's sending a message to both QBs.
Argree here. Shurmur is creating controversy, especially in this town, with his handling of the interview. Not the first or last time this will happen. Now the press can see he can be baited so easily. Hope it was his intention
This was 100 percent intentional. The front office and  
Zeke's Alibi : 6/12/2019 12:08 pm : link
coach knew they'd be getting these questions all summer. If they truly were committed to Eli as some here want to believe, they would have just said what Andy Reid said.
Mind boggling that some people think eli  
Ned In Atlanta : 6/12/2019 12:32 pm : link
Is entitled to start. The same people who continue to group Eli with aging but far more effective peers like Brees, rivers and Ben
QB Competition Will Only Benefit This Team  
Jeffrey : 6/12/2019 12:34 pm : link
Eli will either rise to the challenge or he should be replaced if the Jones is playing better. Eli is well-paid and beloved by most of the fan base. He has earned his salary and his status as an all-time Giant icon. He has not earned the right to remain the starter if there is a better player on the team.
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Diver_Down : 6/12/2019 12:41 pm : link
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cut when camp starts...



We have a new contender for dumbest post of the day.



I'm sure that was sarcasm.

All these articles claiming Jones could be the starter is just stirring up shit.



I don't think they are just stirring up shit. The people "stirring up shit" are the HC and OC. They've spoke numerous times to the media and neither one has given a definitive answer that Eli is the starter.



You are lying. Go straight to the source - Shurmur's transcript:

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Q: So, Eli is the starter?
A: Eli is the starter and this guy is getting ready to play.





He never just answers that Eli is the starter. Has to throw something out after that everytime. If Eli is your starter you say "Eli is our starter" That's it. You don't need to say and the other guy is getting ready to play. He had numerous chances to definitively name Eli the starter for Week 1 throughout OTAs & Mini Camp and never did.


He states it as clear as possible. The "this guy" addendum was only for the beats who repeatedly asked what he meant. Pat repeated a statement 3x in his presser, "I’ll say it, I guess, for the third time: Eli is getting ready to have an outstanding year and Daniel is getting ready to play." But the beats who have a preconceived agenda just couldn't accept or comprehend what he was saying.
Wow, the media really sucks. I mean really really really sucks.  
rasbutant : 6/12/2019 12:42 pm : link
Not that anything said in June matters. But wow, these people really suck. Bunch unethical click bait whores.
Its Exciting  
lax counsel : 6/12/2019 12:52 pm : link
That DJ showed enough in OTAs to garner any sort of buzz around a qb competition. He should have, he's the 6th overall pick. What I take from this and other news around OTAs is that DJ dispelled a lot of the myths about his physical abilities, namely his arm strength.

Like a lot said, it changes when he puts the pads on and has defenders in his face, but at the very least he's doing everything he can right now and more to look like the future.

I'd think it very unlikely, barring an injury, that Eli is on the bench at any point in the early quarter to half of the season. It seems that the Giants would need to be really bad to have a shot at DJ starting before week 8 or 9.
Eli probably gets cut  
Jimmy Googs : 6/12/2019 12:57 pm : link
so just a matter of when best to effectuate that...
Any coach would say the same thing  
PatersonPlank : 6/12/2019 1:12 pm : link
You always want to give your back up players hope and motivation. Eli is the starter, nothing has changed. If he falters, or the team sucks, then Jones will get time since he is the future.

Tanney is #3
Lauletta should just be cut now.
One line of thinking  
Jay in Toronto : 6/12/2019 1:35 pm : link
is that is Eli really screws it up (especially if losses can be pinned on him rather than the D or the OL), then Jone comes in.

Another scenario is Jones demonstrates that he is the better QB (a competition). That begs the question of how Jones get n opportunity to demonstrate that.
It was kind of unprompted  
AcesUp : 6/12/2019 1:43 pm : link
And Shurmer was given room to backtrack but did not. I would say that Eli is the heavy favorite to start Week 1 but it's far from written in stone. The leash is certainly much shorter than many of us, myself included, initially assumed heading into OTAs.

That was an interesting presser and shouldn't be written off at all.
Hysterical  
Thegratefulhead : 6/12/2019 2:07 pm : link
I love the people who snip one part of the transcript and pretend the rest of the conversation did not happen. All those other things said...ignore that, focus only on the two lines that I think matter. I'm right, I'm right, see this one sentence right there proves it. LOLOLOL
Love it!  
Dave in Hoboken : 6/12/2019 2:12 pm : link
Jones will be the starter soon enough.
RE: Again I will say this  
HomerJones45 : 6/12/2019 2:14 pm : link
In comment 14470132 jvm52106 said:
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Right now Eli is the starter and Jones is being groomed to be the Backup (dressed) from day 1. Now, Eli was that guy in 2004 and by mid season was the starter. I suspect, this could go the same way.

The fact that PS says Jones is getting ready to play means Tanney is pretty much gone. Now the question becomes who is the 3rd QB (the rookie from Cuse or Lauletta and his weak arm and weird behavior last year)?

Now, if in camp Eli is just not getting it done then Jones will play far sooner. Why anyone has problem with that is beyond me. Eli is the starter but far from entrenched based on the last few years.
This is not 2004. A) Warner was brought in from the outside knowing that he was going to be replaced. He wasn't a team icon and B) the Major was the HC, not Mr.I hope to hit the magical .500 mark in my 4th season as a HC with two different teams.

Some of you also don't remember that the Giants scored 37 points in 4 games after Eli, the consensus #1, was named the starter. How will Jones, not exactly a consensus pick fare if he comes out and shits the bed like that? What do you do then? Put Eli back in? Continue to let Jones fail? Some of you have been seduced by the song of the house organs playing "it's all going to be rainbows and unicorns."
RE: RE: Again I will say this  
Big Rick in FL : 6/12/2019 2:23 pm : link
In comment 14470546 HomerJones45 said:
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Right now Eli is the starter and Jones is being groomed to be the Backup (dressed) from day 1. Now, Eli was that guy in 2004 and by mid season was the starter. I suspect, this could go the same way.

The fact that PS says Jones is getting ready to play means Tanney is pretty much gone. Now the question becomes who is the 3rd QB (the rookie from Cuse or Lauletta and his weak arm and weird behavior last year)?

Now, if in camp Eli is just not getting it done then Jones will play far sooner. Why anyone has problem with that is beyond me. Eli is the starter but far from entrenched based on the last few years.


This is not 2004. A) Warner was brought in from the outside knowing that he was going to be replaced. He wasn't a team icon and B) the Major was the HC, not Mr.I hope to hit the magical .500 mark in my 4th season as a HC with two different teams.

Some of you also don't remember that the Giants scored 37 points in 4 games after Eli, the consensus #1, was named the starter. How will Jones, not exactly a consensus pick fare if he comes out and shits the bed like that? What do you do then? Put Eli back in? Continue to let Jones fail? Some of you have been seduced by the song of the house organs playing "it's all going to be rainbows and unicorns."


Yup. You let him figure it out. If he plays like shit you keep playing him. Get all the problems worked out during his rookie year. So you have 4 years of cheap QB play. Players are much more ready for the NFL then they were in 2004. Also his regime has no loyalty to Eli. Jones is their guy. They'll get him on the field sooner than later.
Tic Tock Tic Tock  
xman : 6/12/2019 2:41 pm : link
Eli is on the chopping block. Probably can count the remaining games Eli will start as a Giant with both hands.

The consensus is the Giants will be bad this year with or without Eli. At some point delaying playing DJ sets the team back. Giants need to find out this year what we have in DJ to set up next year.
RE: Three weeks ago, the big question was...  
.McL. : 6/12/2019 2:56 pm : link
In comment 14470315 Klaatu said:
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Could Daniel Jones move up past Alex Tanney to take the #2 spot on the Depth Chart? Alex Tanney.

Now it's will Daniel Jones start in place of Eli Manning.

Talk about rapid progress.

The transition from Manning to Jones is inevitable. Exactly when it happens is debatable. But lost among all of the dissection and analysis of the HC's statements is a post by ron mexico, where he said something like, "Wake me when Jones is practicing with the 1st Team," or words to that effect. He's absolutely right. The HC's actions will speak louder than any of his words, and right now he's saying that Eli is the starter for the foreseeable future, and any "competition" will be to see who his principal backup is.

That could change. Change is inevitable, too, but as long as it's not forced (or the transition is botched in any way), I'm content to sit back and see how it all plays out over the course of the 2019 season.

+1

And let me add, this is NY not KC. The press here is very different, as are the fans. The brass doesn't want another meltdown like what happened under McAdoo. The change is inevitable, and unlike Smith, Jones has to be a viable future (has to be he was taken at #6!). So the fans and the beats need to be ready that it will happen at some point, and when it does, it's no surprise.
In case it's not clear  
.McL. : 6/12/2019 2:57 pm : link
I was referring to Geno Smith, not Alex Smith
RE: RE: Again I will say this  
BSIMatt : 6/12/2019 3:03 pm : link
In comment 14470546 HomerJones45 said:
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Right now Eli is the starter and Jones is being groomed to be the Backup (dressed) from day 1. Now, Eli was that guy in 2004 and by mid season was the starter. I suspect, this could go the same way.

The fact that PS says Jones is getting ready to play means Tanney is pretty much gone. Now the question becomes who is the 3rd QB (the rookie from Cuse or Lauletta and his weak arm and weird behavior last year)?

Now, if in camp Eli is just not getting it done then Jones will play far sooner. Why anyone has problem with that is beyond me. Eli is the starter but far from entrenched based on the last few years.


This is not 2004. A) Warner was brought in from the outside knowing that he was going to be replaced. He wasn't a team icon and B) the Major was the HC, not Mr.I hope to hit the magical .500 mark in my 4th season as a HC with two different teams.

Some of you also don't remember that the Giants scored 37 points in 4 games after Eli, the consensus #1, was named the starter. How will Jones, not exactly a consensus pick fare if he comes out and shits the bed like that? What do you do then? Put Eli back in? Continue to let Jones fail? Some of you have been seduced by the song of the house organs playing "it's all going to be rainbows and unicorns."



Once you make the switch, you aren't going back..so you ride it out through the ups and downs, with the upside being that you've provided enough games to give Jones an offseason to feast on the information those games provided him. He will learn and grow from making mistakes, it is part of the process.
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Bill L : 6/12/2019 3:07 pm : link
In comment 14470573 BSIMatt said:
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Right now Eli is the starter and Jones is being groomed to be the Backup (dressed) from day 1. Now, Eli was that guy in 2004 and by mid season was the starter. I suspect, this could go the same way.

The fact that PS says Jones is getting ready to play means Tanney is pretty much gone. Now the question becomes who is the 3rd QB (the rookie from Cuse or Lauletta and his weak arm and weird behavior last year)?

Now, if in camp Eli is just not getting it done then Jones will play far sooner. Why anyone has problem with that is beyond me. Eli is the starter but far from entrenched based on the last few years.


This is not 2004. A) Warner was brought in from the outside knowing that he was going to be replaced. He wasn't a team icon and B) the Major was the HC, not Mr.I hope to hit the magical .500 mark in my 4th season as a HC with two different teams.

Some of you also don't remember that the Giants scored 37 points in 4 games after Eli, the consensus #1, was named the starter. How will Jones, not exactly a consensus pick fare if he comes out and shits the bed like that? What do you do then? Put Eli back in? Continue to let Jones fail? Some of you have been seduced by the song of the house organs playing "it's all going to be rainbows and unicorns."




Once you make the switch, you aren't going back..so you ride it out through the ups and downs, with the upside being that you've provided enough games to give Jones an offseason to feast on the information those games provided him. He will learn and grow from making mistakes, it is part of the process.


Which is why they're not going to tank the season, no matter how much people desire that. They will switch when it's clear they cannot compete for a playoff spot.
Kim Jones take on Giants quarterback situation  
BSIMatt : 6/12/2019 3:40 pm : link
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"Pat Shurmur definitely left the door open for a QB competition in training camp."



Kim Jones take on Giants quarterback situation - ( New Window )
5-step plan for how Daniel Jones could beat out Eli Manning  
BSIMatt : 6/12/2019 3:48 pm : link
Ralph Vacchiano chimes in:

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Pat Shurmur might as well have fired a starter's pistol into the air on Tuesday to signal the beginning of a quarterback controversy that will last through Giants training camp and beyond.
His words had the same jolting effect. After he was asked if rookie quarterback Daniel Jones could beat out Eli Manning and be the opening day starter, he could have just said "No."
Instead, he said this: "I think we are going to play the very best player and I know we are dancing around the words there. Right now, Eli is getting ready to have a great year and Daniel is getting ready to play. You see what happens with it."

As Shurmur well knew, that non-answer left a lot open to interpretation. He even said several times, "We are playing around the words" without saying words that would've been a direct and definitive answer. Maybe he just likes mysteries. Maybe he's just trying to give Jones hope to keep him working hard. Maybe he's trying to light a fire under the 38-year-old Manning.
Whatever it is, everyone can - and will - ascribe their own meaning and motivation to what Shurmur said at the end of spring practices. And until Shurmur clears it up, it means whatever you think it means.
But based on everything Shumrur and GM Dave Gettleman have said publicly and privately, according to sources, their hope is that Manning is their opening day starter and has the "outstanding year" that Shurmur said he is expecting. They sincerely believe the veteran quarterback gives them their best chance to make a playoff run, as long as he's on top of his game. They want to see that. They want him to be a success.
Then, they can huddle after the season and decide what the future holds.
That's their hope, anyway. But in reality, no one seems to be completely ruling out Jones starting on Opening Day in Dallas. Which begs the question that Shurmur won't answer: Does Jones really have a fair chance to win the job?
If he does, it won't be easy. He's the underdog and the odds are stacked pretty high against him. So other than an injury to Manning, here's what would have to happen this summer for the Jones Era to begin this fall:

The 5-step plan for how Daniel Jones could beat out Eli Manning in Giants QB battle - ( New Window )
good  
GiantGrit : 6/12/2019 8:18 pm : link
Shurmurs comments send the right message to the team, the starting QB will be decided by who performs better.

I will say this. For Shurmur to make that comment (As well Shula making some ear opening statements) the Giants brass believe there is a shot Jones wins the job. Is it 30%? 50%? 15%? None of us know. But they definitely believe Jones may just completely outplay Eli in camp, which makes me excited about Daniel Jones.
Eli is the starter week one  
Les in TO : 6/12/2019 9:03 pm : link
But I’d put 50/50 odds that Jones will be the starter by week 9.
RE: Eli is the starter week one  
SGMen : 6/13/2019 6:41 am : link
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But I’d put 50/50 odds that Jones will be the starter by week 9.
I believe that Eli stays the QB if the Giants are winning and he is the reason why - meaning, quick release, accurate short, not turning it over or forcing things. He has the head for that and reads defenses well.

However, if the Giants staff feels the offense is limited due to his skillset, then yes, Jones is the QB post-bye week, I believe that wholeheartedly.

But I would not rush Jones into the fray if the Giants are say 5-2 with close losses and wins. Rookie QB's struggle and taking a winning team may be asking a lot.
It's a smart comment by Shurmur  
GiantsRage2007 : 6/13/2019 7:13 am : link
No-one is on scholarship, including the qb.

Whoever plays the best, plays, no matter the position.

It is a smart thing to say officially (even if behind the scenes we all know Eli will start the season, at least)
Best thing for the NYG  
Thegratefulhead : 6/13/2019 1:27 pm : link
Is if Daniel Jones plays so well in the preseason that Shurmur has no choice but to start Jones or he will lose the team. This is irrefutably the absolute best scenario for the future of the franchise. It will mean we are not in QB hell. It will mean a decade of being able to compete. It will mean 5 years of quality, cost controlled QB. Forgive me if when I hear the high praises for Jones and the hint of a QB competition, I run with it. I am a fan of the NY Giants.
RE: Best thing for the NYG  
BlueLou'sBack : 6/13/2019 1:33 pm : link
In comment 14471238 Thegratefulhead said:
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Is if Daniel Jones plays so well in the preseason that Shurmur has no choice but to start Jones or he will lose the team. This is irrefutably the absolute best scenario for the future of the franchise. It will mean we are not in QB hell. It will mean a decade of being able to compete. It will mean 5 years of quality, cost controlled QB. Forgive me if when I hear the high praises for Jones and the hint of a QB competition, I run with it. I am a fan of the NY Giants.


Best thing for me would be to purchase a winning lotto ticket too.







But I wouldn't count on it.
Frankly i can hardly believe the legs these reports have sprung.  
BlueLou'sBack : 6/13/2019 1:35 pm : link
Or how BBI is jumping at the bait.






Summertime... as Gershwin wrote.
RE: RE: Best thing for the NYG  
Thegratefulhead : 6/13/2019 1:36 pm : link
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Is if Daniel Jones plays so well in the preseason that Shurmur has no choice but to start Jones or he will lose the team. This is irrefutably the absolute best scenario for the future of the franchise. It will mean we are not in QB hell. It will mean a decade of being able to compete. It will mean 5 years of quality, cost controlled QB. Forgive me if when I hear the high praises for Jones and the hint of a QB competition, I run with it. I am a fan of the NY Giants.



Best thing for me would be to purchase a winning lotto ticket too.







But I wouldn't count on it.
I don't count on anything as a fan but I hope. Pretty much no one gave us a chance in 2007, that worked out OK.
RE: Frankly i can hardly believe the legs these reports have sprung.  
John In CO : 6/13/2019 1:48 pm : link
In comment 14471245 BlueLou'sBack said:
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Or how BBI is jumping at the bait.






Summertime... as Gershwin wrote.


My feelings exactly. Can we at least wait until we have seen a few preseason games to start declaring that this player or that player is winning a starting role? Some people seem to be looking for a definitive answer out of the coaches; how in the world can you make that kind of decision after a freaking mini camp in June??? Im rooting like hell for Jones, and Eli as well for that matter. But if Jones goes out an throws 4 ints in his first preseason game, then this whole topic is moot. Lets let the process play out a bit....I know there aint much going on football wise right now, but damn:)
I wasn't attempting to jump the bait  
BSIMatt : 6/13/2019 5:37 pm : link
was just trying to illustrate the after effects of Shurmur's purposeful and deliberate ambiguity. I'm sure he isn't shocked by it, he had to anticipate this would be the media reaction.
Also, the best article I've read on Shurmur's presser  
BSIMatt : 6/13/2019 5:41 pm : link
yesterday was by Duggan, but it's in the Athletic.
RE: So we have an article  
Brick72 : 6/13/2019 11:11 pm : link
In comment 14470086 Diver_Down said:
Quote:
that requires a translation of Shurmur's comments? Why do people continue to ignore the posted transcripts. Yesterday's thread based on the false premise of tweets by Jordan and Schwartz received 3000+ views. Shurmur's actual transcript is less than 800 views.

People should seek out the truth and not get their information from "translated" articles and tweets from reporters with an agenda.

Amen.
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