Originally posted on The Other Paper  |  Last updated 10/17/13
Tom Coughlin knows Eli Manning is struggling but believes his two-time Super Bowl MVP quarterback is getting too much blame for his winless team's current plight. And no, there will be no sudden benching of his quarterback this season, and the Giants head coach made that clear on Wednesday during his conference call with Minnesota Vikings reporters. "If I hear you right," said Coughlin, "That [benching Manning] hasn’t crossed my mind at all." "I’m sure he would tell you that he would like to play better, there’s no doubt about that," Coughlin added. "I have every confidence in the world that he will." Coughlin also referred to a remark about the time missed in the offseason by the Giants' top two receivers as a factor in the passing-game problems. "Everyone is in support of Eli," Coughlin said of Manning, who has thrown an NFL-high 15 interceptions. "He's the guy that's put us in the position we've been in. We know that there's great talent there, and this is...
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