Everyone who is anyone has chimed in on New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning in recent weeks, so why would Big Blue legend and Pro Football Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor be any different?
Speaking with Gary Myers of The Athletic on Friday, Taylor ripped Manning for his lethargic leadership and inability to fire up the troops.
“Eli is Eli,” Taylor said. “He has been a very good quarterback throughout the league. Don’t get me wrong – he’s not my type of quarterback. I know he wants to win. I know he wants to perform. But hey, a guy that plays with no passion, is to me, is a waste of my time. I got to have a guy – Phil Simms will get fired up. You look at Tom Brady – he is out there 17 years and that’s somebody who gets fired up. You understand what I’m saying?
“I know he’s not that type of leader but somebody’s got to do it. Unless you just want to say, ‘I played for the New York Giants,’ that’s fine. Somebody has got to take the reins and start getting on the players’ asses and make them accountable and it can’t be the coach.”
New York can’t be happy about one Giants legend ripping another, but when a team goes 4-21 over the span of 25 games, it’s open season on everyone — especially the quarterback.