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Giants interim coach wanted one souvenir of his season

This was a season to forget for the New York Giants, a 3-13 debacle born of offensive incompetence, defensive indifference, persistent injuries, and highly questionable coaching. Even so, Steve Spagnuolo, the Giants’ interim coach, wanted a souvenir from the season.

As the Giants left the field victorious over division rival Washington, Spagnuolo wrangled a cameraman into taking a photograph of himself and quarterback Eli Manning. “We’ve both been through a lot, and none more than him with this season,” Spagnuolo said of Manning. “But he never changed. I value that in people that can stay that balanced through ups and downs. He’s had the highest of highs, and this was certainly very, very low. But he’s a tremendous competitor, and I appreciate him greatly.”

Steve Spagnuolo just wanted this photo with Eli Manning. (AP)

It’s highly possible neither Spagnuolo nor Manning will be back next season. Spagnuolo will be considered for the once-again vacant head-coaching slot, but he was on the sidelines for the entirety of this season while ex-head coach Ben McAdoo ran the team into a brick wall. Manning, meanwhile, posted some of his weakest numbers in years, and saw his decade-plus streak of starts end because of infighting over the team’s QB direction.

Regardless of what 2018 brings, Spagnuolo and Manning, a couple of the game’s crustiest of crusty vets, had themselves one last good moment in Giant blue.
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Jay Busbee is a writer for Yahoo Sports. Contact him at jay.busbee@yahoo.com or find him on Twitter or on Facebook.

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