Coughlin Losing Confidence in Eli?

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Eli Manning has placed two Super Bowl rings in Tom Coughlin’s safe deposit box and as a quarterback and coach they are as tied together in Giants history as Bill Parcells and Phil Simms or in NFL history as Bill Walsh and Joe Montana, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady, Vince Lombardi and Bart Starr.

But with Manning now stuck in an inexplicable five-game slump and playing like the often dreadful pre-elite Eli in back-to-back losses to the Steelers and Bengals, the Giants’ annual second-half slump came with a new twist Monday: Coughlin is so frustrated that he used the words “terrible” and “foolish” in talking about Manning.

That’s no rookie quarterback. That’s a two-time Super Bowl MVP.




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