Stephen A. applauds the Giants for replacing Eli Manning with Daniel Jones | First Take

Stephen A. Smith and Max Kellerman react to the New York Giants replacing Eli Manning with rookie Daniel Jones as the starting QB.
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  • Yeah but when Mcadoo benched him you all bashed him and called for his job. He was a better coach period.

    Zarion JonesZarion Jones7 gün önce
  • Im not a giants fan i was around when eli played he has won two sb rings but its time to move on from him

    Jordan DobbinsJordan Dobbins18 gün önce
  • Eli has a ring .. u have um stupid show

    fake conservativesfake conservatives21 gün önce
  • Praise YOU Steven-A! YOU hit it right on the bull's eyes by mentioning the emotional and drowned energy us GIANTS fans have endured not only in the last 6 or 7 seasons? But more like 13 of the 15 complete seasons that Eli Manning has played and this 16th season was no exception! It was about time the owners or the entire staff put us fans first! So thank you Steven-A for bringing up such valuable point!

    Willie DejesusWillie Dejesus22 gün önce
  • She needs to stfu!

    Bob SmithBob Smith22 gün önce
  • Daniel Jones looks more like Eli actually looks like an Eli Clone. They look more like brothers than peyton does?

    Project mgrProject mgr23 gün önce
  • Looking for avid @DraftKings and/or @Fanduel players to agree to take part in a short interview. Your help is much appreciated! @ Message me on Twitter: @Z_Humphries if interested.

    Zachary HumphriesZachary Humphries23 gün önce
  • Eli the best stop disrespecting him and saying he sucks he’s trying his best tf give him a chance

    Evan LaFondEvan LaFond23 gün önce
  • Eli has a cerebral mind?!

    PoopPoop23 gün önce
  • I love,love Eli! He bought us 2 chips and great joy for a decade in a half. The memories will never fade and we will always love Eli...but its time smh But Eli will bow out gracefully and we need to give him a statue. He will always be our guy.

    Ethan PoEthan Po23 gün önce
  • Title should be : Stephen A. applauds the Giants for replacing Eli Manning with a genetically modified clone of Eli Manning....

    British BoxerBritish Boxer23 gün önce
  • You all were hating on Daniel Jones,, especially you Max and Mr A Smith,, saying even his name was wrong,, now you all saying he s a great player,, you forgot when you said Daniel Who?

    jj de Bjj de B23 gün önce
  • Eli should go be a sports talk host in San Diego. They like him there now.

    Jeff MitchellJeff Mitchell23 gün önce
  • is he that good or is the kicker from Tampa Bay just that bad !

    Sharrieff VincentSharrieff Vincent23 gün önce
  • Stephen “I disagree and here’s why” smith

    Angelo MateriaAngelo Materia23 gün önce
  • Eli should have been gone. He’s washed up! He’s done! Stick a fork in it!

    Eric MarianiEric Mariani24 gün önce
  • It’s about freaking time! Let’s get some new blood.

    Eric MarianiEric Mariani24 gün önce
  • 🤔So 💣💣💣✌️👆🐰

    Trey HallTrey Hall24 gün önce
  • Good OL? They allowed 5 sacks on Jones (sure, he needs to improve his pocket awareness), he had a fumble recovered by TB, and he had to use his legs because of the pressure. Not sure this OL is or performed as good as Max claims it to be. However, I am sure every single OLmen is excited and pumped to be playing for Jones and will work harder to protect him. Very happy Jones' first game ended up in the epic W as it was. TB shot themselves on the foot and lost that game, but to come back from that deficit and without Saquon is spectacular and makes for a great story. Very happy for Jones, and the Giants. But the OL? Average at best, imo. Bottom line: Giants don't win that game with Eli. Thank you and goodbye, Eli.

    Jordi Sanchis-SanchezJordi Sanchis-Sanchez24 gün önce
  • Yeah he looks good against Cincy but that was a secondary that had 4 total picks and 0 from their corners all of last year, He also looked good against Tampa and Washington but their secondaries are as bad as the Bengals. Lets see what he does against elite secondary play that has a pass rush to back it up.

    janis317janis31724 gün önce
  • God thank you. Now i can watch my Giants again. After his brother retired, it just seemed like Eli gave up. They shouldve traded him a long time ago. Ecspecially how much players move around through the league now.

    Jungle ManJungle Man24 gün önce
  • watching this after saquon got hurt . Lol

    J StawchJ Stawch24 gün önce
  • i want to sleep with molly and here's why

    explore 2580explore 258024 gün önce
  • I disagree with Max that Offensive line was still garbage

    kassi420kassi42024 gün önce
  • Jones can run too

    Marcus HendersonMarcus Henderson24 gün önce
  • Saquon is to Barkley as Touch is to Down

    Marcus HendersonMarcus Henderson24 gün önce
  • Stephen A on1, Max kellerman 0

    stick jr.stick jr.24 gün önce
  • This is aging well

    Colin StapletonColin Stapleton24 gün önce
  • Plz get rid of molly /: it’s hard to watch tbh

    Dino GonzalezDino Gonzalez24 gün önce
  • You can tell if molly speaks SAS looks pissed

    Joshua JacobsJoshua Jacobs24 gün önce
  • Maybe, contrary to what people think, Eli might not want to do it anymore.

    Relayer6aRelayer6a24 gün önce
  • I remember only a month ago these clowns laughing at the Giants over Jones and every reason the team was wrong for doing it. Now they're jumping on the bandwagon. To late. We remember.

    DXGypsy's Old Time RadioDXGypsy's Old Time Radio24 gün önce
  • well yous were wrong the boy played really good

    paul creightonpaul creighton24 gün önce
  • Who's here after Daniel Jones carried the Giants to their first W? 🔥

    Bryan CruzBryan Cruz24 gün önce
  • Manning a namby-pamby with a ball who got lucky twice having good players around him. He's never been athletic, has 0 moves. Get rid of him already.

    NBK6NBK624 gün önce
  • I love Stephen A. And I love Daniel Jones, LETS GO BIG BLUE!!! The comeback kid is coming for that ring!!!!

    tspectuningtspectuning24 gün önce
  • If Giants really want to win, they should start using the old 2 backs A formation, they have two outstanding running backs, so many more plays can be constructed with 2 running backs, all you need is the creativeness. At all times one man is back to block, for the runner or QB. but there are so many criss-cross plays that defense will never know who has the ball, or there are more options for passing to either one & open up the running game that way. Giant plays have been mundane & boring, I am 95 yr old,& I can predict 90 % of all your plays by the simple formations that U stick with for 20 yrs or more.

    Morris FostoffMorris Fostoff25 gün önce
  • Lol I'm watching them play Tampa Bay and he just fumbled

    Michael DuncanMichael Duncan25 gün önce
  • Eli hasn’t been the problem. Definitely not the solution but to put the losses squarely on his is just moronic.Everyone knew this wasn’t going to be a good year. They brought Eli back to teach Jones how to be a qb in the NFL before handing him the reigns. Stephen is doing what he does best. Running off at the mouth about things he has no idea about and has never even tried.

    Real Heel RyanReal Heel Ryan25 gün önce
  • Yes he should have been let go last year he is not a good quarterback 240 int career horrible

    James FrissJames Friss25 gün önce
    • James Friss 2 time SB MVP and champion you dumbass. Top 10 in passing yards and TDs. HoRrIbLe

      NYGiants11NYGiants1125 gün önce
  • Really, Kellerman? You thought Manning was "cooked" last year? He passed for 4200 yards while only throwing 11 interceptions with an offensive line made out of origami paper. Other quarterbacks would give their left kidney to have a season like that.

    Ludvig BorgaLudvig Borga25 gün önce
  • I will forever hate Eli Manning.

    Riveriux PhenomRiveriux Phenom25 gün önce
  • Giants should sign AB

    Trickshot SquadTrickshot Squad25 gün önce
  • Fresh set of eyes and a new hunger to win and prove himself to us Giants Fans❤Good Luck Daniel I wish you all the best!

    Danielle MurtaghDanielle Murtagh25 gün önce
  • Stephen A. Smith's stylist should also be benched. Checkered shirt on checkered suit with a textured tie... lol

    Edward MowtonEdward Mowton25 gün önce
  • I will take Eli in Carolina.

    kingkongstrongkingkongstrong25 gün önce
  • Who watches so much that this show still airs.

    John PembrokeJohn Pembroke25 gün önce
  • Eli has Downs

    longflopy doglongflopy dog25 gün önce
  • Payton M went 3-13 in his first year and 13-3 because they found out he was the real deal you have to know all the kids capabilities

    Arn MartinArn Martin25 gün önce
    • Brian OSullivan yeah men but there’s something about DJ that reminds me of Peyton he can bring out the best of other players around him but your completely right

      Arn MartinArn Martin24 gün önce
    • Arn Martin How about Troy Aikman. Lost all 15 of his starts in his rookie season, getting killed over and over, because he had no one around him. The last time I checked, won three Super Bowls, built a team around him, and went to Canton. Sometimes, you have to go through baptism by fire to know what you really have.

      Brian OSullivanBrian OSullivan24 gün önce
  • The whole offensive line argument is such bullshit. Eli has been cooked for years now

    ilikeiguanas.23ilikeiguanas.2325 gün önce
  • I wish they wouldve made this decision in the offseason

    Carlos NietoCarlos Nieto25 gün önce
  • Idk why people keep talking about this what’s done is done don’t make it worse then it’s gotta be Daniel Jones is are future and we got to move ahead there’s no going back

    Noel OrtizNoel Ortiz25 gün önce
  • Max: "Well let me start by sayi..." S.A.S: " YOU'RE WRONG AND HERES WHY!"

    Five-MarsFive-Mars25 gün önce
  • So Molly summed up what Steven A. said and reiterated what max said? . . 🤦🏽‍♂️😂

    Yes SirYes Sir25 gün önce
  • Is max kellerman really a giants fan?

    Ayush FlamesAyush Flames25 gün önce
  • Ecry Spamming

    John SepulvedoJohn Sepulvedo25 gün önce
  • Eli can retire if he wants. He got so many millions. Some people are so greedy.

    One4All All4OneOne4All All4One25 gün önce
  • Lying bout that Cincy game

    Aubrey SouzaAubrey Souza25 gün önce
  • Hmmmm keep Eli and you lose, put in Jones and you either win or you lose and he gets experience under his belt and starts to work to improve now. Why is this a debate????

    lamp lovelamp love25 gün önce
  • I mean they’re sitting Eli to play Eli.... I’m not expecting much

    Alex BlakeAlex Blake25 gün önce
  • they actin like sterling shepard aint shit.....i wish we had him

    Rashon BlackRashon Black25 gün önce
  • The defense ain’t the best either

    FearlessthegoatFearlessthegoat26 gün önce
  • Stfu molly, you are a moderator!

    RMadrid4RMadrid426 gün önce
  • Eli will be the worst, most undeserving, QB to make the HOF. It's a disgrace.

    BobbyBobby26 gün önce
    • Explain your reasoning?

      Nah FamNah Fam25 gün önce
  • Steven A is clueless as usual. Shurmur just threw up the white flag after game 2, and quit on this season. How these players who didn't quit after a 1-7 start last year will play for this coach is a huge question mark now. How will Jones fare with teammates who may be half-assing it? This was a Ray Handley move. Smart coaches like Coughlin would have put him in November, just like he did with Eli in 2004. Shurmur will turn Jones into a bootleg and rollout machine, and he'll be lucky if he lasts a full season without injury. I hope I'm wrong.

    Stevie BlueStevie Blue26 gün önce
  • Now it's ben's time...get rid of the waste of space who cost the steelers a playoff

    flawless footstomperflawless footstomper26 gün önce
    • @Jake Duffy stop crying, sounds like your getting tired of holding ben's jock strap....but don't want to admit he is old he can not get us to the playoffs let alone the superbowl. Move along

      flawless footstomperflawless footstomper25 gün önce
    • Ur not flawless my friend

      Jake DuffyJake Duffy26 gün önce
  • You’re wrong and here’s why 2:07

    Giovanni CarbajalGiovanni Carbajal26 gün önce
  • But when eli is giving dimes and wr's drop them its always eli's fault

    Charlie TaylorCharlie Taylor26 gün önce
  • You don't take a guy 6th overall to have him sit on the bench

    bPatricklbPatrickl26 gün önce
  • Take a shot every time Max says "right" 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    Wonder Woman Tiffany TAG FOX TomBrady TheGoat12Wonder Woman Tiffany TAG FOX TomBrady TheGoat1226 gün önce
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