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13 years ago  ::  Jan 28, 2007 - 11:44PM #1
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Updated: Jan. 28, 2007, 1:12 PM ET

Manning gets new mentor as Giants hire Palmer


By Len Pasquarelli
ESPN.com


The New York Giants have hired Chris Palmer as their quarterbacks coach, giving Eli Manning a new mentor for 2007.


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2006 SEASON STATISTICS
Att Comp Yds TD Int Rat
522 301 3058 24 18 77.0



The highly-respected Palmer served last year as the Dallas Cowboys' quarterbacks coach. He was granted permission last week to meet with Giants' officials, and his addition to Tom Coughlin's staff will be officially announced early in the week.

Palmer also worked for Coughlin in 1997-98, as quarterbacks coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars and the two have remained close friends.

Ostensibly, Palmer replaces Kevin Gilbride, who was promoted to offensive coordinator three weeks ago. The Giants dismissed offensive coordinator John Hufnagel with one week remaining in the regular season.

Manning will join a long list of first-round quarterbacks who have worked with Palmer during his long tenure in the league. Some of the others include Drew Bledsoe, Tim Couch and David Carr. In addition, Palmer was instrumental in the development of Mark Brunell in Jacksonville.

Clearly, the progress of Manning, whose inconsistencies continued in 2006, is key to the Giants and their future.

Palmer, 57, broke into the professional coaching ranks in the CFL in 1983 and also worked in the USFL before joining the Houston Oilers staff (1990-92). He also worked in New England (1993-96), Jacksonville (1997-98), Cleveland (1999-2000) and Houston (2001-2005). He was the first head coach of the expansion Cleveland Browns, and compiled a 5-27 record in two seasons, and has also been an offensive coordinator.

His college background is extensive and includes two stints as a head coach, at New Haven (1986-87) and Boston University (1988-89).

13 years ago  ::  Feb 02, 2007 - 4:07AM #2
Jimmy-Boy
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The man who created Tony Romos career.

http://media.scout.com/Media/Image/34/342809.jpg

The fumble that ended Romos Career

http://www.newsobserver.com/media/2007/01/07/02/reg-1511254-965057.embedded.jpg
13 years ago  ::  Feb 04, 2007 - 3:16AM #3
Harrisson
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Hopefully, Eli and he can work together.


Now for that running back and that defense...

13 years ago  ::  Feb 04, 2007 - 3:27AM #4
MyYESNetwork
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Yeah, he really helped guys like Tim Couch, huh?
13 years ago  ::  Feb 04, 2007 - 5:29AM #5
Harrisson
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I did say hopefully. I mean, he can't be worse from the last QB coach, right?
13 years ago  ::  Feb 04, 2007 - 5:39AM #6
yankeeswinin07
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he could be LOL
13 years ago  ::  Feb 04, 2007 - 5:46AM #7
Jimmy-Boy
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maybe its the QB's fault.

http://www.angelfire.com/oh5/jesslyn_87/eli.jpg
13 years ago  ::  Feb 04, 2007 - 5:05PM #8
MyYESNetwork
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We've seen Eli Manning excel before. Plenty of times.


We've also seen guys be horrible here (Tommy Maddox) and blossom elsewhere (Pittsburgh).


Coaches have a HUGE part of QB's ability. Just ask Elway about Shanahan.

13 years ago  ::  Feb 04, 2007 - 10:29PM #9
Jimmy-Boy
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well next season is his true test.

no tiki.
13 years ago  ::  Feb 16, 2007 - 8:24PM #10
MyYESNetwork
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Wrong. It'll be Brandon Jacobs' big test, not Eli's.
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