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Timing of move to Manning curious

While the timing is curious, the Giants insist that moving to Eli Manning doesn't mean they're thinking about the future.

Originally Published: November 16, 2004
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

The talk radio, water cooler buzz had already congealed into a wall of white noise by the time Giants general manager Ernie Accorsi returned the phone call. It was almost exactly 24 hours after head coach Tom Coughlin made the announcement that Kurt Warner was being benched and rookie Eli Manning would start at quarterback in Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons.

Accorsi was asked Tuesday afternoon about the perception in some quarters that the Giants have written off the playoffs ...

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