John Mara wants Eli Manning back

John Mara wants Eli Manning to return in 2018, but a new general manager and coach will have a say in that decision, the Giants co-owner told reporters Wednesday. The Giants will start the formal process of replacing fired GM Jerry Reese next week, Mara said at the NFL

The song remains the same for Davis Webb

Never say never. If there is a definitive plan in place to get rookie quarterback Davis Webb in a game this season, the Giants are keeping their intentions well-hidden. Interim head coach Steve Spagnuolo said Wednesday “that’s the plan right now’’ when asked if Webb will be deactivated Sunday against

A real Giants leader arises out of this Eli Apple mess

A leader is not always identified by a “C” sewed onto the front of his uniform. There is no such official designation signifying Landon Collins as a captain, but sometimes a player’s words and deeds are more impactful than the label assigned to him. Anyone who spent time Wednesday

Desperate Giants pluck players from other practice squads

Continuing to try to find players to complete their roster and finish the final three games of the season with enough healthy bodies, the Giants on Tuesday signed two players off other teams’ practice squads, adding offensive lineman Damien Mama from the Chiefs and receiver Hunter Sharp from

When Giants should give Davis Webb his dangerous shot

For those who shout to the heavens, “Start Davis Webb, now!’’ be careful what you wish for. It is unwise to throw Webb onto the field unless it has a chance to be a positive experience for him. As lousy as the Giants operate on offense with Eli

The time has not yet come for Davis Webb’s Giants audition

The brakes have been slammed on the “Let’s See Davis Webb Already!” bandwagon. Don’t hold your breath waiting to see him play, much less replace Eli Manning. As of Monday, in fact, there were no immediate plans to activate the rookie quarterback for the first time this season Sunday

Eli Manning has nothing but sympathy for Carson Wentz

The Giants this season never even flirted with playoff contention; what goes on with teams in the hunt is of little interest to them. Seeing a top player go down resonates throughout the league, though, and it did with the Giants when they heard Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz

Cutting Eli Apple would be the shock Giants haven’t made

The Giants did not make a bold move with the firing of Ben McAdoo. It was obvious it was going to happen the day after this season ended; they merely fast-forwarded the inevitable. Considering their track record with general managers, any time they fire one of them it is

It took just five minutes to see why Giants season is a mess

Through 52 minutes and 22 seconds on Sunday, the Giants had shut down the Cowboys. They had forced two long missed field goals, making the game ugly, limiting the favorites to 263 yards of total offense. Then, in the span of 4:41, it all came crashing down, a

Not even Eli Manning is enough to pull Giants out of tailspin

You can’t will a fairy tale to play out in front of you, something like Eli Manning directing one of those magical two-minute drills at the end of the fourth quarter and hearing MetLife Stadium chant his name after tossing the game-winning touchdown pass to someone, anyone. What

Giants’ glimpse of life without Landon Collins was scary

Big plays missed and made against the Giants. Big injuries. That sums up the Giants season. That’s how you become 2-11, and safety Landon Collins was the latest Giants star knocked out of action Sunday in the 30-10 loss to the Cowboys at MetLife Stadium. Collins suffered a sprained left

Steve Spagnuolo points the finger where McAdoo wouldn’t

Amid the silence of a devastated Giants locker room, Steve Spagnuolo went from one defensive player to another and whispered in their ear. First he chatted with Landon Collins, then Jason Pierre-Paul, and then on to linebacker Kelvin Sheppard. What was said remained private, though it probably was similar

Jerry Jones can’t imagine Giants without Eli Manning

Eli Manning has a big fan in Dallas, too. The biggest of them all. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones spoke up for the beleaguered Giants quarterback who was benched last week by Ben McAdoo, a move that helped cost McAdoo his job. Manning was back starting Sunday in the Giants’

Eli Apple celebrates Giants getting torched

The bad news for Eli Apple: He was inactive again Sunday. The good news: It gave him more time to enjoy the performance of a former teammate — against his own team — and tweet about it. The worst news: He broke the NFL’s social media policy by

Giants made many changes — and still look like their sad selves

It was like moving around deck chairs on the Titanic. Or mixing in a salad after a meal at McDonald’s. The Giants changed their head coach, general manager and quarterback this week. Unfortunately, they couldn’t change their players — not yet at least. The moves may have avoided a protest,

Rex Ryan hits back at Geno Smith with “soft chin’ joke

Geno Smith took another on the chin. Rex Ryan delivered the latest blow on ESPN’s “Sunday NFL Countdown,” in the years-old, somehow-still-growing feud between the former Jets coach and former Jets quarterback. “I’m not going to say anything because I’m 55 years old,” Ryan said, before saying something and holding

Victor Cruz spotted supporting Eli Manning

Victor Cruz has Eli Manning’s (name on his) back. The former star Giants wide receiver offered some support for his embattled former quarterback before Manning got his job back on Sunday. Cruz was pictured by ESPN wearing Manning’s No. 10 a week after the Giants’ storied QB was benched by

This is the Giants-Cowboys rematch no one expected

This is not exactly the matchup the Giants and Cowboys — or anyone else — were expecting before the season began. Instead of a battle for NFC East supremacy, the Giants will be playing their first game under interim head coach Steve Spagnuolo in the midst of a disastrous

This is a chance for Giants fans to show their love for Eli Manning

Eli Manning gets himself a day, a warm, sweet tribute day when he gets to bathe in a Big Blue ocean of unrequited love, 10 jerseys everywhere you turn, choruses of “E-LI or “E-LI MANN-ING” reverberating through MetLife Stadium and into the proud ears of father Archie, a

Evan Engram not bothered by Ben McAdoo’s parting shot

Yes, Evan Engram heard it. No, he was not upset by it. Former Giants coach Ben McAdoo, three days before he was fired, was asked what Engram needed to do to get out of his rookie slump. “I believe he needs to catch the damn ball.’’ McAdoo said. “And I

Giants will need more than Eli Manning to swing sour fans

So, what happens after the heartfelt ovation for Eli Manning, after someone in the stands yells “Give ’em hell, Spags,” and after all those fans who backed off on their plan to protest or hire a plane to haul a banner containing a derisive message settle into their

I don’t want to coach the Giants: Star college coach

The Giants can already cross off one of the most desired coaching candidates from their search. Stanford’s David Shaw, a top target of NFL teams in recent years, told The Post on Saturday he has no intention of leaving his alma mater anytime soon. The Giants were interested in interviewing

Steve Spagnuolo must make most of time in Giants spotlight

Interim head coach Steve Spagnuolo has brought energy, focus, a bit more practice discipline and a lot more personality to the Giants. On Sunday against the Cowboys, we’ll see if he is a better head coach his second time around. There is no time to waste if he has

Sterling Shepard is convinced ex-teammate will win Heisman

Sterling Shepard won’t be at the Heisman Trophy ceremony Saturday, but he has no doubt who will come away with the award: former Oklahoma teammate Baker Mayfield. “He’s gonna win,” the Giants wide receiver said Friday. “Ain’t no ifs ands or buts about it. He’d better win. If he

Jason Pierre-Paul: Ailing finger won’t stop me from playing

Jason Pierre-Paul was back on the practice field Friday, his right hand wrapped after he had sat out earlier in the week with an injured finger. Afterward, Pierre-Paul said there was no doubt he would play Sunday versus the Cowboys. It’s the same hand the defensive end severely injured