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Terrell Owens Thinks The Giants Need To Replace Eli Manning

November 01, 2018 - 3:17 pm
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By WFAN.com

Terrell Owens’ achievements in the NFL were honored when he was inducted into the Hall of Fame this summer, but he didn’t attend the ceremony in Canton because he felt disrespected by the media and by the Hall of Fame for being selected three years after he became eligible.

Even though T.O. is out of the league, he still has takes on the sport that he knows and loves. TMZ caught up with the six-time pro-bowler in an airport and he had quite a bit to say about the Giants and about the play of Eli Manning.

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“I mean, if it was anybody else, any other quarterback, he would have already been replaced. So, at this point, give someone else an opportunity,” said Owens. “Odell can't perform because the quarterback is not performing. So, they should basically replace the quarterback … He's won a couple of Super Bowls, but I wouldn't put him in the legendary status. I wouldn't put him in that legend status as of yet ... no disrespect.”

Other than Saquon Barkley, no Giant has been spared from criticism in the wake of the team’s 1-7 record. Manning, who is now 37-years-old, has been the focus of a lot of that criticism. He has been poor, but not as poor as one might expect from the quarterback of such a terrible team. Manning has completed 68.3% of his passes for 8 touchdowns and just 6 interceptions.

Still, Owens thinks it’s time for the Giants to move on from the QB who won them two Super Bowls. He doesn’t have time for anyone who is excusing Manning’s play by pointing at the struggles of the offensive line.

“You have special players that are behind those not so great lines that can make something out of nothing. Eli's not one of those types of quarterbacks. He needs protection. [Eli's] skills are pretty much eroding and he's not really giving the guys an opportunity."

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Manning and the Giants have a bye this week, but they will try for their second win of the season next Monday when they travel to San Francisco to play the 49ers.

T.O. added at the end of this interview that he is wearing a Buffalo Bills hat around as he tries to make a comeback to the NFL by earning a roster spot with the team.