For New York Giants defensive standout Michael Strahan doesn’t seem too pleased with the team benching quarterback Eli Manning.
How do we know this? The (now) major media darling said as much.
“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.
“Here’s a guy who’s been the epitome of this organization, the class of this organization for a long time, for 14 seasons. And with four games to go that aren’t going to change the season one way or the other, this just isn’t right. I don’t think there’s any player, current or former, who feels like this is right.”
Agree or disagree, it is often hard for former teammates to see things objectively. Eli Manning is probably Michael Strahan’s friend, and friends usually don’t feel great when one of them is losing their starting job.
Needless to say, Manning has seen a ton of support, from all over the National Football League, since the news broke that he would be riding the pine.