Giants tab Warner as starter


East Rutherford, NJ (Sports Network) - The New York Giants put an end to any possible quarterback controversy as Kurt Warner was named the starter over rookie Eli Manning for the season opener.

Giants head coach Tom Coughlin, who earlier this weekend indicated that a decision would not be made until after this week's final exhibition game, made the announcement on Sunday.

Warner, a two-time NFL MVP, had a solid outing against the New York Jets during Friday's 17-10 setback. He completed 9-of-11 passes for 104 yards in a starting effort, leading the Giants on their only touchdown drive of contest. Another potential scoring threat engineered by Warner ended in a Tim Carter fumble inside the Jets' 10-yard line.

Manning struggled on the evening, as he ended 4-of-14 for just 20 yards. The NFL's No. 1 draft pick threw two interceptions and also lost a fumble that was returned for a touchdown, looking more timid then Warner.

The Giants open Week 1 of the 2004 season on the road against the defending NFC East champion Philadelphia Eagles and their intimidating defense. That alone might have swayed Coughlin to start the veteran over the rookie.



By The Source
Aug 29, 2004
© Copyright 2004-2005 www.miamifootball365.com

 
 
 
Dolphins sign college free agents
Dolphins Finish Strong Selecting Kevin Vickerson
Dolphins Select Anthony Alabi OT
Dolphins Select Travis Daniels, CB from LSU
Dolphins Continue To Beef Up The Defense
Miami Dolphins Draft Schedule
Miami Dolphins Draft Matt Roth, DE From Iowa
Hurricanes name Kyle Wright their starting QB
Frank Gore Goes to the 49ers 65th overall
Roscoe Parrish Drafted By The Bills
Antrel Rolle is selected by the Arizona Cardinals
University of Miami Spring Game Results
Hurricanes wrap up next-to-last spring practice
Canes return for final week of spring practice
Former Miami(FL) WR Dies
Game 2
Patrick Surtain has been traded
Free agents
Should the Dolphins go after a left tackle?
The online ad attack
If you gamble online, what site do you use?
Only in Miami...
Boxing news and commentary
Has anyone been watching the World Series of ...
 
Home | Dolphins | Hurricanes | Fantasy Football | Fantasy: NFL | Fantasy: NCAA | Gambling | NFL | NCAA | Other Sports | General Interests | Forums
Dolphins Matchup | Dolphins Schedule | Hurricanes Matchup | Hurricanes Schedule | News Archive | RSS News Miami Football RSS News Feed

© Copyright 2003-2005 MiamiFootball365.com

MiamiFootball365.com is not affiliated with the Miami Dolphins or University of Miami Hurricanes
All rights reserved Miami Web Design by Redline / SEO Services by Redline. RealPoker365