The decision by the New York Giants to bench veteran quarterback Eli Manning in favor of rookie Daniel Jones just brought another wave of criticism against general manager Dave Gettleman.
Not willing to miss on an opportunity to rip Gettleman — Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman was the first in line to put him on blast.
Gettleman has said he tries to handle these touchy situations — like Giants safety Landon Collins’ departure to the Washington Redskins this past offseason — by giving the player “dignity.”
Norman thinks that’s a lie.
Other players released or traded by Gettleman over the years agree — Odell Beckham, Steve Smith, and especially Collins, who returns to MetLife Stadium in Week 4, for Washington’s game at the Giants. They never felt like Gettleman gave them their dignity.
“When you look at that, it’s full of [expletive],” Norman, a Redskins cornerback, told NJ Advance Media. “And that’s what I feel about the situation and him. If you really want to be honest, every time I see him, I really want to, like, smash their face in the grass. That’s how I really feel about it.”
“He did it without even talking to anyone,” Norman said. “I wish we had a conversation or something. But no. How is that respect and dignity? He’s full of [expletive]. I mean, you know that, right? How is it dignity when you find out through the news? Is that dignity? Is that his way of calling that dignity?
“That’s the type of guy he is. It’s nowhere near giving somebody dignity, when you do something like that. That’s B.S. Do you think that’s giving someone dignity? If the guy was doing his job the right way, I feel like we probably would still be in there [in Carolina], and we would’ve won a championship or something by now.”
Goodness. Tell us how you really feel.