The New York Giants (4-11) face the Philadelphia Eagles (8-7) this Sunday at MetLife Stadium in a game that might have more significance to the Giants then it does to the Eagles, who are on the apron of the NFC East title.
The Giants’ three coordinators could all be facing their final games in East Rutherford and on Thursday spoke to the media about the upcoming game against the Eagles.
Sunday being the last game of the 2019 season is also the final game of veteran quarterback Eli Manning’s current contract. The Giants, with Daniel Jones now the new franchise quarterback, will not be re-signing Manning, so he’ll be suiting up for the final time in Giant Blue.
Shula talked about what is was like to coach a consummate pro such as Eli Manning.
“I feel really lucky. I feel really lucky to be here for a lot of reasons, with our ownership, with Coach Shurmur, with Dave (Gettleman), but especially coaching a guy like Eli,” said Shula. “I’ve coached a lot of really good players. I’ve been really fortunate to be around, and he is really special for a lot of the reasons that won’t ever go down on a stat sheet, in my opinion. The kind of guy he is, the way he handles things, watching him how he is with you all, with his teammates, with coaches, handling the situation earlier this year. It’s just unbelievable. I’ll never forget it. I’ve learned a lot from him in all areas of my life.”