The Brothers Manning, A Real Possibility in New York?

January 28, 2012

NEW YORK – I know you are all thinking the same thing I am. If the Colts are preparing the world for the departure of Peyton Manning, would brother Eli Manning lobby the Giants to sign him right before Super Bowl XLVI? That would give both brothers, two rings against New England, in Peyton’s house in Indianapolis, (what a goodbye to Indy fans, winning the Super Bowl as a Giant at Lucas Oil) are you kidding me? Could the Manning brothers coexist in one franchise? Would this partnership make the Giants stronger offensively? I have all of the faith in the world in Eli Manning, there is no question there. I guess the only people who really know are Peyton and Eli. If you’re Peyton, do you sign for $1.00 or how would that work? Is having the elder Manning on the team strictly for his mind worth it for New York? It’s a head scratcher but worth looking at. And just for fun, could you imagine Peyton Manning as the Giants OC, Eli Manning as the QB and father Archie Manning as the QB coach? Has it ever been done?

At the very least, signing Peyton Manning to the team for next season would be like getting an elite offensive coordinator. If he can come back healthy, you have the greatest backup QB in NFL history. If he is unable to return, give him a shot as offensive coordinator or QB coach. The main question remains, how would the brothers work together? Have they outgrown the competitive games between each other enough to embrace the benefits of such an arrangement or would they regress to petty arguing? This has got to be the most intriguing question of the day, ponder the possibilities in this scenario. I’m sure Giants GM Jerry Reese will read this and at the very least consider it. In fact, he probably thought of this long before I did and has the numbers crunched and an offer drawn up, just in case. Would Peyton motivate Eli or hurt him? Personally, I think these guys can do whatever they want and make it happen. I know that offensive communication during games between Eli and Peyton would be effortless and immediately understood since they have been doing it since childhood together. I think they would eventually click and cause chaos for opposing defenses.

In sounds insane to read these words or contemplate them out loud with friends but the Colts could make it very real. The way the media is covering this story, it looks like the Colts are opting for the controlled crash rather then the abrupt departure. Which makes sense when dealing with one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history. If Peyton himself knows he is done physically with the NFL, I would imagine at least a 3 year stint as an offensive coordinator not long after that, I expect him to be successful. How would Eli Manning feel about brother Peyton coming to his team?

Would you like to see the Manning brothers working together on the Giants?

RD – nygreporter.com

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New York Giants QB Eli Manning Stars in “Football Cops”

June 22, 2011

NEW YORK – The video started making the rounds earlier today. The new trailer for an imaginary television show called “Football Cops” started popping up all over the internet and twitter. In reality, it is an advertisement brilliantly produced by Direct TV. The commercial stars QB Eli Manning and his brother QB Peyton Manning. The top dog in the Manning house, father Archie Manning, also makes a cameo appearance as a lawyer. The commercial is a 3 minute throw back to the 1970’s tough guy cop show. It has already started to go viral and I expect this to be one of those commercials people talk about for years to come.

Eli Manning (wait until you see the mustache) portrays the orphan CJ Hunter who leaves his football career to become a cop. Peyton Manning stars as Mike Tahoe, another ex-football player who has decided to join the police force. This is the funniest commercial I have seen since the Michael Strahan Dr. Pepper commercial where he tackles Donovan McNabb through a doorway and into a hallway table. Now I would not normally write an article about a commercial but this is one that Giants fans have to see. It is really just that good and well produced. You would think it was a real TV show if you weren’t told who was starring in it or what the topic was about.

I have to include one more thing, I was really surprised by how good Eli Manning’s acting ability was. I’m not just saying this because we are all Giants fans on this site but also because anyone else who watches the commercial can clearly see that Eli stole every scene he was in. I will leave the link below and you can judge for yourselves, Enjoy!

Check out this link to the Direct TV website and the funny imaginary TV show video. Eli & Peyton Manning star in Football Cops

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Giants vs. Colts, NFL Week 2: Game Notes

September 20, 2010

NEW YORK – Manning Bowl II did not disappoint fans, as the two brothers were slinging the ball like they were playing in their backyard or in the street, using parking signs and mailbox’s as touchdown markers. I would love to tell our readers this but it just wouldn’t be true. The game was pretty much a sleeper in the first half and Big Blue did not play very well. The Colts offense was making it look easy, marching down the field against the Giants at will. The second half of the game wasn’t any better. The Giants lost 38-14.

There were still too many penalties and the Giants special teams still needs a lot of work. The Giants offense was anemic the first half. In truth, they were almost non-existent. The Colts were just eating away the clock, with these long precise drives that didn’t leave the G-men much time to work with. When the Giants finally did get the ball, the Colts defense stood their ground. This was a very odd battle I witnessed tonight and I truly don’t know what to make of it.

This game brought back memories of the 2009 season when nothing was going right for Big Blue. It was a painful game to watch. The final stats are a little off because the Colts gave up a garbage TD to the G-men playing zone, late in the fourth quarter. What made this even more disappointing was waiting all day (game started at 8:20 PM) to see such a poor performance. The Giants are going to need to do some serious soul searching to find out if they are the team that beat the Panthers last week or the team that got crushed by the Colts last night.

Let’s take a look at some of my notes from the game.

– The Giants looked very sluggish the first half of the game. The second half was no better.

– The Colts won the opening coin toss.

– QB Eli Manning had a horrible game. He finished 13/24 for 161 yards 2 TD’s 1 INT.

– S Kenny Phillips left the game at the end of the first quarter. He returned in the second quarter.

– Colts QB Peyton Manning played a very methodical game and was in the zone the first half. He finished 20/26 255 yards 3 TD’s. This guy is still the best QB in the NFL.

– The Colts defense played much better then their 23rd overall defensive ranking.

– The Giants were penalized 6 times for 55 yards in the game.

– Returner RB Darius Reynaud has not shown much since he was signed. He averaged 12 yards returning last night.

– The Giants had four players ruled out for this game, they are LB Chase Blackburn, TE Kevin Boss, LB Phillip Dillard and OL William Beatty.

– DE Justin Tuck left the game in the second quarter. He returned later in the game.

– The Giants offensive line gave up 4 sacks but also allowed Eli Manning to get knocked around the whole game (Dwight Freeney is not from Earth).

– RB Ahmad Bradshaw lead all Giants rushers with 89 yards on 17 carries.

– The Giants defense gave up way too many rushing yards (160) against a primarily passing team in the Colts.

– WR Mario Manningham lead all Giants wide receivers with 4 catches for 75 yards and a TD.

– RB Brandon Jacobs had another mediocre game by his standards. He finished with 4 rushes for eight yards. He was also involved in some bizarre helmet throwing incident into the crowd.

– Defensive Coordinator Perry Fewell did as good of a job as you can do against QB Peyton Manning.

– Rookie WR Victor Cruz made his NFL debut last night.

– LB Michael Boley lead the defense in tackles with a total of eleven.

– The Colts dominated the time of possession game a lot more then their time of 35:06 shows.

– Rookie punter Matt Dodge had a better game but special teams still needs work.

– The Giants were down 24-0 at halftime. The first half was difficult to watch, to say the least, nothing went right for Big Blue.

Were you surprised by the outcome of the Giants vs. Colts game or did it pretty much go how you thought it would go?

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Manning Bowl II Game Day Chatter, The Long Wait

September 19, 2010

NEW YORK – Good morning Giants fans! I suggest you enjoy your breakfast, go for a jog or maybe get some shopping out of the way. Why do I suggest staying busy? Because it is going to be a very long day waiting for the 8:20 PM EST kickoff. I am writing this article to give you a few minutes of entertainment about Big Blue, as you watch the clock slowly grind the minutes away until kickoff.

This is going to be a good game. I give this game a ninety percent chance of living up to the hype. If you read our previous article, then you know I am taking brother Eli to win this game. I see the Giants winning by three points and I would not be surprised at all if this turned into an instant classic. These two love each other but when Peyton and Eli get on the field, trust me, they want to beat each other. Fans continue to read about how their parents are going to have a hard time watching this game. I’m sure they will be on hand to console whichever brother losses and one thing for certain is that there will be a winner and a loser, no ties here my friends.

Their father Archie (aka the luckiest father in the world) Manning should get one of those split jerseys with half Giants and half Colts sewn together (they might have already thought of this) to show support for both of the brothers.

Some of the recent news about the Giants include the fact that they have some players ruled out for today’s game. Those players include TE Kevin Boss, LB Chase Blackburn, OL William Beatty and LB Phillip Dillard. There are also some players who are questionable, they include WR Hakeem Nicks and DE Osi Umenyiora. CB Aaron Ross will play today and could this be the game where we see WR Victor Cruz gets his first game time logged? The G-Men also signed OL Dennis Landolt to the practice squad after releasing LB Bryan Kehl (a move I do not agree with). They also activated TE Bear Pascoe from the practice squad, due to TE Kevin Boss’ injury.

There are a few players that I expect will have a very good game, this is for all of you fantasy football players out there. Those players include DE Mathias Kiwanuka (Kiwi is going to explode today, 2 sacks minimum), WR Steve Smith, RB Ahmad Bradshaw, QB Eli Manning. I expect WR Mario Manningham to have an above average game and I believe RB Brandon Jacobs will get a goal line TD today as well. There is a reason why this game is being aired on prime time. Enjoy the game! Go Giants!

FINAL SCORE PREDICTION (AGAIN)

New York Giants – 41

Indianapolis Colts – 38

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New York Giants Ranked No.7 Offense, No.5 Defense

September 17, 2010

NEW YORK – With week two rapidly approaching, I decided to let the fact that the Giants have the No.5 best total defense in the NFL (not surprised) and the No.7 best overall offense. Should I be getting excited about this? You can check these facts at NFL.com if you wish. Not a bad way to start the season at all. Big Blue is 1-0, got their first home win ever at the new stadium, beat a good team in the hated Panthers (sorry Coach Fox) and now have a second difficult test facing them in Indianapolis. The Colts have the No.2 best total offense in the NFL and the 23rd ranked defense.

Where do you think the G-men will rank defensively after the Colts game? This is a game that can go either way in my opinion. Both of these teams are capable of putting up 30 points by halftime if they get on a roll. This will no doubt be the battle of the Manning’s. QB Eli Manning is going to win this game. I’m going to say Eli throws for 300 yards and 3 TD’s. Running backs Ahmad Bradshaw and Brandon Jacobs need to play mad and take some yardage from the weak Colts D. Look for WR Steve Smith to have a big game.

The Giants beating the Panthers by ten points was my pick of the week last weekend. This weekend is much more difficult to predict, come back on Sunday but I feel like Easy Eli is going to win. Setting up the final game in the Manning series, Manning Bowl III a few years down the road. Both brothers with one win under their belts and playing for the tie breaker. Of course, the old gunslinger prevails over his little brother and rides off in the sunset. Eli Manning will end his career five years later with more Super Bowl rings (3) then big brother Peyton (they are tied with one ring each now).

Rumor has it that in the future, Eli wears all three rings to Thanksgiving dinner every single year until dad Archie puts an end to the nonsense. That was a joke by the way. Can you imagine what it must be like to have Thanksgiving dinner with the first family of NFL quarterbacks. Both of the brothers have off Thanksgiving night, so it wouldn’t surprise me if they all got together.

Who wins the big game Sunday night at Manning Bowl II? I’m going to take the Giants to win by three points.

FINAL SCORE PREDICTION:

New York Giants – 41

Indianapolis Colts – 38

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2010 New York Giants: NYG Notes 07-10-10

July 10, 2010

Hello Giants Fans, I thought we could take a look back on a busy week and make some notes. We are now only 3 weeks away from the beginning of training camp in Albany and still questions remain. Big questions. Like the annoying fly buzzing around a room, the middle linebacker position continues to evoke concern in Giants fans. The team has talked about LB’s Goff and Blackburn taking over for AP and have also mentioned rookie LB Phillip Dillard. Speaking of Antonio Pierce (AP), our former defensive general has officially retired from the NFL to work a gig at ESPN. Good Luck from the NYG Reporter AP!

We are now on the cusp of beginning training camp and the football news world is dead. This cruel summer dead zone happens every year. The floodgates will open for writers in three weeks, when the 2010 training camp starts. Until then, we will have the Pierre-Paul and Joseph contracts to discuss. We may have some roster moves to work with too. I expect the team to bring in another WR or CB before camp begins.

Another question people aren’t really discussing is, how will all of those 2009 injured players come back from their ailments? The G-men had a ton of players who were banged up and almost a dozen who landed on season ending IR. Two players that I’m very interested in seeing are DT Jay Alford and RB Andre Brown. Hopefully, they have both completely healed from their injuries and can contribute in 2010.

Let’s take a look at some of the recent summer news about the New York Giants.

– The 2010 New York Giants training camp begins in 3 weeks.

– Antonio Pierce officially retires from the NFL to join the ESPN TV crew.

– Rookie safety Chad Jones continues to recover from his season ending car accident. Get well soon Chad.

– Giants LT David Diehl rang the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Friday 7-9-10.

– The New York Giants have signed five of seven 2010 draft picks so far.

-The Giants still haven’t signed their first round pick DE Jason Pierre-Paul.

-The Giants second round selection in the 2010 NFL Draft Linval Joseph remains unsigned as well.

– The Giants Special Teams have lost two players for the season already.

– The Manning family held their annual passing camp in Louisiana.

– Giants WR Steve Smith has asked for a new contract. He is scheduled to make $550,000 in 2010.

– The 18 game expansion for regular season games is still a hot topic in New York.

– Questions still remain about safety Kenny Phillips’ status and condition. Get well soon Kenny.

– Giants WR Hakeem Nicks has been putting in some extra work during the offseason.

– New defensive coordinator Perry Fewell continues to win the respect of his players and earn praise from the front office.

When do you think rookie DE Jason Pierre-Paul will sign his contract? Do you think he could be a possible hold out?

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Manning vs. Manning Part II, Coming This Fall

June 6, 2010

There is a date I have marked on my calendar and that date is September 19, 2010. That is the day when QB Eli Manning will play against his older brother, QB Peyton Manning. The New York Giants will travel to Indianapolis and play the Colts. The NFL was smart enough to schedule it to be the night game (8:20 PM EST on NBC) so the entire NFL community can watch and enjoy this battle. This could prove to be a very significant game in Eli Manning’s career. It’s no big secret that the two brothers are extremely competitive but what some of our readers might not know is, that they are each others biggest competition. Do not underestimate how powerful a victory would be, against brother Peyton.

September 10, 2006 was the date of their first matchup. The Colts ended up beating the Giants that night by the score of 26-21. The New York Giants were at home and the team played their hearts out. Peyton had a decent game racking up 276 yards 1 TD 1 INT, while little brother (6’4″ 225 pounds) Eli threw for 247 yards 2 TD’s 1 INT.

There is something significant I must point out prior to Manning Bowl II, this is not the same Eli Manning the Colts faced in 2006. That was a very long time ago and Eli Manning is now in the prime of his career. Back in 2006, Tiki Barber was still the starting running back and Jeremy Shockey was still on the team. This is 2010 and a lot of the guys on the Giants are Super Bowl Champions, just like the players on the other side of the ball. Eli Manning is now a Super Bowl MVP, just like, well, his brother Peyton. It is clear that Peyton has the better career numbers at this point in both of their career’s. Peyton has also been playing much longer then Easy Eli. It’s all relative (pun intended) and when these two warriors hit the field, all bets are off and anything can happen.

I truly believe that this will be a huge year for Eli Manning and beating Peyton, will be a side story compared the Pro Bowl numbers I expect Eli to produce this season. So here is my prediction for final bottom line numbers of Manning Bowl II. Enjoy!

FINAL QB STATISTICS

QB Eli Manning – 28/37 – 315 yards 3 TD’s 0 INT’s

QB Peyton Manning – 33/45 – 323 yards 2 TD’s 2 INT’s

FINAL SCORE

New York Giants – 34

Indianapolis Colts – 27

Are you excited about the match up between brothers Eli and Peyton Manning this season? Who do you think will have a better game?

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