It took longer than three months for Elliott to begin his suspension, which isn’t nearly as long as Deflategate lasted. There’s clearly a big difference between domestic violence and deflating footballs, but both dealt with labor law matters.
“We’re grateful for the immediate response by stadium security personnel to the situation,” the team said in a statement. “The Jacksonville Jaguars and our stadium partners are firmly committed to creating a safe and enjoyable experience for all who visit EverBank Field, including fans and members of the visiting team. It is unfortunate that the actions of a few would tarnish the reputation of the Jaguars fan base and the positive, electric game day atmosphere at yesterday’s game.”
“The defense is playing well, keeping us in games and especially some second half of games. We just haven’t been able to move the ball, not been able to get first downs, not being able to get completion and it’s frustrating,” Manning said (via the New York Daily News). “It’s not the style of football I’m used to playing. Not being able to complete the ball, so yeah it’s frustrating.
“We were talking about the style not being efficient, not being explosive. But it is a different style and it is a little bit more run, run and then throw it on third down. So yeah it’s different, but hey, it can be effective, it can work…we still got to do our part and finish that job and convert on those third downs.”
The Giants (2-9) are averaging only 15.6 points per game this season, ahead of only the Browns (15.0) at the bottom of the NFL scoring column.