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The stunning benching of Arthur Moats Youth Jersey Eli Manning in New York has former teammates up in arms and local talk radio questioning everything about the team's decision.

The same applies to Eli's old Giants coach.

Tom Coughlin took to the Artie Burns Youth Jersey airwaves in Jacksonville to critique Big Blue's demotion of the ironman quarterback who started 210 straight games for New York.

"Surprised is not the word," Coughlin, the executive VP of football operations for the Jaguars, told WJXL-AM. "My sentiments are totally with Eli Manning. I love the kid. He is a class act. He is a two-time Super Bowl Ben Roethlisberger Youth Jersey champion. He is the finest, most humblest young man in that locker room."

Said Coughlin: "I haven't followed the Giants. I know it's a disappointing year, but my thoughts are strictly with Eli. I was very upset ... when I heard that."

Coughlin coached Manning Bud Dupree Youth Jersey from his rookie year in 2004 through 2015. The pair won two Super Bowls together along the way as Eli became New York's all-time leader in quarterback wins (110), passing yards (50,625) and passing touchdowns (334).

Speculation has swirled around Manning's future with the Giants, with plenty wondering if the 36-year-old signal-caller might ultimately wind up back with Coughlin as a starter for Jacksonville.

Those questions sit out there for a future time, but no questions remain about who Coughlin is siding with in this latest sports drama out of Gotham.The Washington Redskins-Dallas Cowboys rivalry is one of the league's testier feuds, one between two iconic, profitable NFC East franchises whose mascots are culturally divergent, but whose owners are allied. Their meetings usually come when something is at stake: a division, a playoff spot, billionaire bragging rights. But this year, Washington and Dallas' second meeting is unfortunately a post-Turkey Day turkey.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Washington's and Dallas' promising seasons have derailed. The Redskins have been hit by the injury bug harder than any team in the league -- their entire offensive line is listed as questionable nearly every week. Washington plays just well enough to lose in heart-breaking fashion; its 15-point collapse in New Orleans was the second-to-last nail in its coffin. The Skins have since climbed to 5-6, but a loss in Arlington on Thursday night would officially unofficially send the team into the offseason.