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Eli Manning sent home Wed with 'stomach bug'

Posted on: January 18, 2012 1:49 pm
Edited on: January 18, 2012 2:45 pm
 
By Will Brinson

The Giants began practicing on Wednesday for Sunday's NFC Championship Game in San Francisco, and did so without quarterback Eli Manning, who was, according to our Giants Rapid Reporter Alex Raskin, limited at practice and then sent home with a stomach illness.

Fortunately for Manning, it doesn't appear to be something that will affect him throughout the week and is instead an illness of the 24-hour variety.

Tom Coughlin is sounded relatively optimistic when discussing the issue.

"Hopefully it's a 24-hour deal and he'll be better tomorrow," Coughlin said via Raskin.

Sending Manning home is a smart move on Coughlin's part, because there's simply no reason to risk him passing the virus/bug/whatever on to the other members of the Giants.



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Since: Jan 26, 2010
Posted on: January 19, 2012 12:12 pm
 

Eli Manning sent home Wed with 'stomach bug'

Steven not trying to be a jerk nor do I slam people on this stuff. Waste of ink cartridge. I agree with most of the statements you made but with the tone ( or so it feels on paper ). It sounds like your biased. I'm not a niner fan per say even though I've lived in Fresno California for 25yrs. I was more of a Montana and Jerry Rice fan. But I will say one thing. The Giants receivers are big and fast and can dodge their way to the house on any given play. That said any quarterback even Brady when pressured and has to deliver the ball sooner than the play was designed for normally spells disaster. I've seen Brady constantly being pressured, hurried or sacked and they don't light up the scoreboard on that sunday...Okay I'll go away I did want GreenBay vs. New England in the Super Bowl 'cause I wanted to see a shootout that would probably be decided by the last drive of the game ( after there were already 50+ points between them ).
      
;  Here's the kicker we all know defence wins championships wins football games. Niners have it Pats don't. I don't think Brady will have that grin on his face ( and I am a Brady fan I played QB in college ) that he had after that quick kick he did against Denver ( pathetic game anyway ). I would probably pull for New England but they've had enough Super Bowls in the last 10yrs. Alex Smith is finally playing with the confidense he had at Utah and their "D" is going to be fired up. Covering Vernon Davis one on one is like a volkswagen trying to out run a freight train. I'm going to go ahead and pull for the 49rs. Alex deserves one and I like Harbaugh. Didn't mean to giv e you such a badtime earlier.

      
;  How about SanFrancisco 34-31. I know cheesey prediction but let's say they pull it off at the end. Any given sunday my friend. The Niners deserve this one. Take care. Don't know if you drink beer but I'd be willing to drink one everytime the 49ers scored or put Brady on his azz. I think we'd be drunk by the 3rd quarter! Ha! Ha! Good luck.



Since: Feb 7, 2007
Posted on: January 19, 2012 11:57 am
 

Eli Manning sent home Wed with 'stomach bug'

And your fans will blame the weather, or Eli's diarrhea, or field conditions. The fact is, our defense is more physical than you're ready for. Eli's in trouble. The team who's # 1 against the run, causes the most turnovers vs. Ahmad "The Fumble Machine" Bradshaw?? It's a LOOONG flight back home. 
Oh this guy's funny......look back in time there chief...the NYG nearly beat them last time and their D was not nearly as healthy as it is now....everybody knows just how good San Fran's D has been playing all season long, but now the NYG D is playing out of their minds as well as their offense with Eli being ON FIRE with those WRs....you seriously don't think that Alex Smith will be forced to run for his life on Sunday??? Last time, the Giants completely SHUT DOWN Frank Gore....he did absolutely NOTHING, and then left the game with an injury.  This is going to be a great game...I think the Giants will take the win and go to the SB, but if the 49ers win, they will have earned it just as well.  Nobody's going to blame a NYG loss on anything but the fact that they didn't play well enough to win....unless ofcourse the refs try to completely SCREW them again like they tried in Green Bay by handing the Packers 14 points....even that didn't work for them though.  The 9ers are on a roll THIS YEAR....that certainly doesn't make them unbeatable, no matter how good their defense is...just ask the Steelers about that after their loss to Tim freakin' Tebow.   




Since: Jan 26, 2010
Posted on: January 19, 2012 11:47 am
 

Eli Manning sent home Wed with 'stomach bug'

Now who's biased!



Since: Jan 19, 2012
Posted on: January 19, 2012 11:38 am
 

Eli Manning sent home Wed with 'stomach bug'

meant "everyone said the Saints were the hottest OFFENSE" (not Defense) 



Since: Jan 19, 2012
Posted on: January 19, 2012 11:36 am
 

Eli Manning sent home Wed with 'stomach bug'

People often wonder what us WEST COAST Sports fans mean by "EAST COAST BIAS".

It isn't really that they're not giving the 49ers a shot to win.

What East Coast Bians means is... If you look at objective football analysts, they all say "Aaron Rodgers looked off. The Packers looked unprepared and we're wondering if it was the Funeral for the coaches son? Or too much time off for Aaron Rodgers?"

If it was the 49ers is Lambeau, everyone would be saying the same thing.

INSTEAD, it was the Giants, so any NFL radio show analyst based in New York or Connecticut, they aren't stating the obvious that the Packers were off. Instead, it's all "The G-Men went into Lambeau and manhandled the Packers!" 

Look, the fact is, Packer receivers were often open. The NYG secondary and linebacking crew was often burned and exposed, BUT Aaron Rodgers made a terrible throw, or the receivers dropped passes. I'm not saying it was always the case, but often. Aaron Rodgers certainly wasn't himself, even when not pressured. Not saying the Giants aren't playing well... They are... and they did last weekend.

But, that's east coast bias. Trying to find a reason to deny West Coast teams props.

The truth is, these analysts aren't objective. They are so transparent and are picking based on who they WANT to see:  Let me guess?? A New York vs. Boston (New England) Super Bowl? SHOCKER!!! They want that? Shocker!

Look, the 49ers Defense made two critical mistakes last week. One vs. Jimmy Graham.  One vs. Sproles. Two things on those plays:  1. Drew Brees getting all the credit for a 5 yard dump off pass to Sproles is such Bullsh*t! What about Sproles exploding for 40+ yards? Same with Graham. The mistake there was we went for the INT instead of preventing the play and run after the catch. The 49ers will be working on ensuring those plays won't happen again. People deny the 49ers Defense???? Did you see Pieere Thomas get knocked the f**k out??? More of that to come this weekend! We gave up a few big plays in that game. Everyone said the Saints were the hottest defense. Would ANY team have completely shut down the hottest defense??? No. The 49ers did what it took to win. We're not a huck it/chuck it team. Teams who do that usually are compensating for a terrible defense.  

The truth is, Jake Ballard isn't in the same league as Jimmy Graham. If you think he - or Boss - would have similar success, then you're even more of an idiot that you already appear to be. Our secondary is far superior to that of the Packers or Falcons. 

They say the Giants are the hottest team.
They say the Giants are the most hungry team.
They say the Giants are the most balanced team.

Now that we know what they 'are', let's discuss what they're not: They're NOT going to Indy.

And your fans will blame the weather, or Eli's diarrhea, or field conditions. The fact is, our defense is more physical than you're ready for. Eli's in trouble. The team who's # 1 against the run, causes the most turnovers vs. Ahmad "The Fumble Machine" Bradshaw?? It's a LOOONG flight back home.   

    

    




Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: January 19, 2012 11:03 am
 

Eli Manning sent home Wed with 'stomach bug'

LMAO-----I love seeing all these non 49er fans  claiming how we have no chance.  How we'll be destroyed.....I wonder what their opinions were when we dismantled Atlanta?  I wonder what their opinion was when we embarrassed the 15-1 Chokers......Look this is NJ/NY football.  We win.  This isn't philly this isn't Boston, it's NJ/NY.  We win.




Since: Feb 7, 2007
Posted on: January 19, 2012 10:42 am
 

Eli Manning sent home Wed with 'stomach bug'

 
I would be shocked if the Giants were able to pull this win out.  San Fransico is a solid team and has the weapons to match the Giants offense.
Shocked?  nobody should be shocked there....the Giants just damn near beat them the last time they played...it all came down to a batted down pass on 4th down when the Giants were in the 49ers redzone on the verge on scoring the winning or tying TD....and that was with a banged up defense. The 49ers have the overall edge on defense, but they cannot "match" the Giants offense, not the way they are playing now with Eli and those WRs playing out of their minds.  Alex Smith will be facing a very healthy NYG pass rush that ate Aaron Rodgers alive last week.




Since: Dec 23, 2011
Posted on: January 19, 2012 10:17 am
 

Eli Manning sent home Wed with 'stomach bug'

EAGLES fan's will never get a superbowl and have to watch eli and the GIANTsS keep doing it lmao



Since: Dec 23, 2011
Posted on: January 19, 2012 10:14 am
 

Eli Manning sent home Wed with 'stomach bug'

Wow these EAGLES fans are HATERS Elis's not Vick he makes it through the whole season. ELI will be fine I would like to see the GIANTS use Jacobs and Bradshaw in the backfield at the sametime. Jacobs is just as big as any fullback in the league but run's like a RB. There's just so many things they can do with them both back there.It would keep the defense on there toes and totally confuse them.



Since: Jul 26, 2009
Posted on: January 19, 2012 10:08 am
 

Eli Manning sent home Wed with 'stomach bug'

He's sick to his stomach thinking about the 49ers defense and what they are going to do to him.  This is one team that can rush the passer and not let him sit back there like the Packers did. I would be shocked if the Giants were able to pull this win out.  San Fransico is a solid team and has the weapons to match the Giants offense.

Go 49ers!


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