“We’re going to win again with Eli.’’
Proclamations from head coaches do not come more defiant and definitive than those words Giants coach Tom Coughlin delivered Thursday in the wake of Eli Manning’s colossal struggles and with questions now surfacing about whether he should be benched with his confidence seemingly shattered.
This was not exactly a whisper becoming a scream but on Wednesday during a conference call with Minnesota media Coughlin was asked the inevitable question that comes to head coaches of teams struggling as badly as the 0-6 Giants are: “Have you considered benching Eli?’’
“I believe I said ‘If I heard you correctly no’ ’’ Coughlin said Thursday recounting the conversation.
“He’s the guy’’ Coughlin said. “We’re going to win again with Eli.’’
We are presuming Coughlin did not mean the Giants are merely going to win a few more games this season with Manning than the zero they have now beginning with Monday night’s game against the 1-4 Vikings a