The Giants have spent the week dealing with backlash from their fans for benching quarterback Eli Manning in favor of Geno Smith. Now one of their own is speaking out about his own disappointment in the move. Hall of Fame defensive end Michael Strahan told Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network that he couldn’t believe the transition was handled this way. “I think we’re all surprised and disappointed,” Strahan said. “I don’t think they’re handling it very well. I don’t think you put it all on Eli, the season of failure on his part. I think it’s a team game, team sport, we all understand that. Sometimes one person gets thrown under the bus as a martyr and that seems to be Eli in this case. But I think it goes a lot higher than the players on the field. I don’t think a lot of the supporting things put in place before the season were good for him. That has to do with more than just Eli.
Michael Strahan on Eli Manning benching: “This just isn’t right”
Pro Football Talk | Dec 1