Manningham didn't break that many games wide upen and his failures on third down quenched many a drive. And you dead coach point is a lifeless point, pun intended.<quoted text>
Great! You take the guy that has a bunch of catches, and I'll take the guy who can break a game wide open, and/or win it. Looks like SanFran agrees with me.
I never said he was the same back he was years ago. I just said he is the kind of back that needs more touches. He gets stronger towards the end of the game. He never has started strong. And, once again, I'll state that the Giants don't have ANY backs that could start for the 9ers. Not one.
Your inclusion of a coach you did not know personally, is deceased, and has nothing to do with this conversation, and the fact that you now want to argue this point, is a red herring and YOU know it.
It seems you would rather talk about dead coaches, RBs, and WRs, when this discussion is supposed to be about Coughlin and Manning. Let me know when you want to get back to the original conversation.
If Jacobs performance hadn't been dropping off, the Giants would have made a much stronger effort to sign him. Jacobs "getting stronger" as a game wears on is more of a sign of defenses tiring as the game wears on than a strength gain on his part.