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Tough guy Eli Manning at century mark

Favre drama obscures fact that Giants QB is about to make 100th consecutive start

Updated: December 13, 2010, 6:24 PM ET
By Ohm Youngmiusk | ESPNNewYork.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Kevin Gilbride still remembers Eli Manning's first baby steps as an NFL quarterback in 2004.

Like a proud father, the New York Giants' offensive coordinator smiles and chuckles when recalling some of Manning's rookie struggles, like the time the quarterback was supposed to call for a "toss crack" play.

"Like it was yesterday, I can still remember that one of the checks was 'toss here' because he couldn't think of what the term was," Gilbride said ...

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