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Giants Now: So what's going on with Eli Manning and those Sloppy Joes?


So what's going on with Eli and those Sloppy Joes?

When a player decides to finally hang up his cleats after a long NFL career, many of them are faced with the same important question: What comes next?

For legendary quarterback Eli Manning, that question can be answered in many ways.

Manning got retirement started by gracing Giants and NFL fans alike with his presence on Twitter, a move that has provided everyone with plenty of entertainment.

The franchise great has taken to social media to joke around with current and former players such as Tom Brady, Michael Strahan, Shaun O'Hara, Saquon Barkley and, of course, his brother Peyton, just to name a few.

But over the last few months, the two-time Super Bowl MVP turned Super Dad has seemingly taken a liking to one specific type of food — the Sloppy Joe.

It all started with a tweet in the middle of October, as Manning joked about New Jersey's version of the Sloppy Joe sandwich.

In parts of New Jersey, a Sloppy Joe is not what you call the sandwich in the picture above. A Jersey Sloppy Joe refers to a double-decker sandwich featuring several different types of deli meat, such as ham, turkey, pastrami, corned beef and/or roast beef, on thinly-sliced rye bread with Swiss cheese, coleslaw and Russian dressing.

Manning was eventually introduced to Jersey's version of the famous sandwich, and ever since then, the former starting quarterback has not looked back.

There are many different things Manning can choose to do with this next chapter of his life. But as he mentions in one of the tweets below, a career as a professional Sloppy Joe taster cannot be ruled out.

What we learned: Insights from assistant coaches

The Giants' assistant coaches met with the media via video conference on Tuesday. The full list of takeaways can be found here.

Quarterbacks coach Jerry Schuplinski

* The hope is that Daniel Jones gets better this week, but they will see more when they get back on the practice field Wednesday. After talking to the medical staff last week, the team agreed that the risk of him re-injuring his hamstring wasn't too high.

Running backs coach Burton Burns

* Not concerned with Wayne Gallman already setting a new career-high in rush attempts this season with three games remaining. Alfred Morris is very capable, which allows them to give Gallman a break at certain points in the game.

Wide receivers coach Tyke Tolbert

*Darius Slayton is doing "a lot of really good things," and takes advantage of his opportunities that are given to him. He wants to see Slayton continue to grow as a complete receiver, in both the pass and run game.

Tight ends coach Freddie Kitchens

* Evan Engram is a willing blocker, and it starts there. Every one of the team's tight ends are all about the game of football, and you can't ask for anything more.

Offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo

* Andrew Thomas has incredible talent, is quiet, intelligent, a professional in his work and understands the game, but have to remember he is still a rookie. Thomas always feels responsible when there is a sack, even if the front of the pocket wasn't holding up and it wasn't his fault.

Defensive line coach Sean Spencer

* Stopping the run is always No. 1 on the defensive line's list of things to do. While they've done a fairly good job of doing it this season, Sunday's matchup against the Browns will present a tough challenge for the group. Browns running backs Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt both run extremely hard, while Baker Mayfield can run with the ball, too.

Inside linebackers coach Kevin Sherrer

* After spending four years with him at Georgia, Sherrer knows that stopping Nick Chubb is going to be a huge challenge. He is a big, fast back that you don't see a lot of anymore. He is quiet and a very hard worker, and he usually gets better as they get later in the game.

Outside linebackers coach Bret Bielema

*It's enjoyable coaching this group of outside linebackers. Each one has a different toolbox, but they are all locked in and are fun to work with.

Defensive backs coach Jerome Henderson

* Jabrill Peppers' energy and passion on defense is even bigger than his versatility. Peppers always plays tough, regardless of the situation, and is always encouraging his teammates to finish plays. Henderson says Peppers has been phenomenal in the role of the defense's "energizer bunny," no matter what's going on in the game.

Joe Judge Report: Defending aggressive offenses

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