I like to lump former New York Giants running back Tiki Barber in with Donovan McNabb in the bitter former players club. This week, Barber took a shot at current Giants quarterback Eli Manning during an interview on WFAN in New York City.
He was asked if Manning is a great quarterback, the two-time Super Bowl champion is struggling this season and has thrown a career high 26 interceptions.
“He’s done great things, but he doesn’t do it consistently,” Barber said, via the New York Daily News. “What makes someone great in the history, in the annals of an organization or a league? It’s consistency. . . . The problem with Eli, as of late, I think, is there’s something physically off. There’s definitely a confidence issue.”
It is interesting coming from a running back who had a hard time holding on to the ball, especially early on in his career. Barber put the ball on the turf 53 times in his career, including 45 times in a six-year span in the middle of his career.
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