Former Giants Executive Marc Ross: Giants Should Bench Eli Manning

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Ex-Giants personnel head takes aim at team's long-time starting QB.

Marc Ross, the one-time Giants vice president of player evaluation, interviewed for the team’s general manager vacancy, only to lose out on the position to Dave Gettleman.

But if Ross had gotten the job, there’s little doubt as toto what he would have done at the quarterback spot, and that is to have moved on from Eli Manning.

"You have to move on if you want to win,” Ross said during a guest appearance on the NFL Network’s Good Morning Football Tuesday.

“You can't get worse, so you might as well try something different and see what happens. What’s your goal, to win or to make people happy?"

Ross said he would bench Manning if it were his call.

“They can’t get worse,” Ross added. “I mean, they’re 31st, 29th, 30th, in all these stats, so they can’t get worse. You can’t get worse, so you might as well try something different and see what happens. Maybe it works out.”

Ross, who when asked what his advice to current Giants head coach Pat Shurmur would be smirked and said, “Pray,” interestingly didn’t acknowledge his hand in the crumbling of the Giants franchise, specifically all the draft picks he ran since being hired to the job after the 2007 draft that didn’t pan out and which left the team’s foundation on a pile of sand.

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