Not surprisingly, John Mara was shocked by the suggestion that he guides giants with sentimentality.
This will go a lot further than the Eagle Manning Giant's icon and his carefully selected last seasons. The co-owner of the franchise and the main executor decided a few decades ago, so as not to make the same personnel mistake as his father. with 38-year-old Manning as a defender, it was because he was accused of violating the promise of fans.
In August 2000, when it became clear that eventually John decided to follow his father Wellington, John provided Star-Ledger with a promising interview. The words he said have never been more relevant than they are now.
Wellington called Williams, who even admitted that he was washed out to return to another season, not to call him a refusal. But the giants, led by John, offered the minimum wage, and with it and the prospect of reducing training.
"In the past, my father would have made him a coach or offered him a front office." John said then. ̵
After the victory in the fourth NFL championship in 1956 and the achievement of the championship game, but lost six times in six years from 1958 to 63, giants found misfortune. There were two seasons of victory and no play-off matches from 1964-78.
There are no banners hanging from planes flying over the Medowlands, but giants again in the dark. 19659002] This is just the beginning? Middle? Are they almost over?
"Loyalty is a great feature, but you need to know when to be faithful and when to do what is best for the organization," Mara said in 2000. "I never want to return to those days, they were a painful decade."
With the victory at Super Bowl XLVI in February 2012, the giants have one playoff (and no victories) in seven seasons.
Burns with NFL-high 24 losses in the last two seasons are combined, but Brown's upward trend is largely due to the development of the right young defender (Baker Mayfield), when the giants had a similar opportunity and traded with giants for a wide receiver Odella Beckham
An angry John called Maning's content "a football decision holes "and said that" it really falls under my skin "to read the giants holding their two-time Super Bowl MVP as a starter through sentimentality.
Absolutely nonsense," said John last week. "Do I feel a certain sentimentality to Eli, of course, will I never allow this to be done on a way to make a football decision? Absolutely no!
"I would never have told a coach or general manager:" We have to keep this guy because we love him and because he has done so much for the franchise. "
You think he can play or not, if you think that he can, if you have a conviction and the coach has a conviction, it's normal. I will never interfere with this, relying on my feelings to the player. "
Another missing season in 2019 – the last year of the Manning contract – can make John prove it in a tough spot. Already asked about the extension of the contract for Manning, John said that the plan was to take "one year at a time." 19659002] "He will become a great owner," Wellington said of his son "Star Book" in 2000, the year before his death. "When it comes to letting a player or coach go, sometimes I struggle."
"Because he was raised with giants, he has a wonderful feeling." The story of our family and this team, and he love it just like any of us.This tells him.
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