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November 13, 2011; San Francisco, CA, USA; New York Giants defensive tackle Chris Canty (99) walks onto the field against the San Francisco 49ers in the fourth quarter at Candlestick Park. The 49ers defeated the Giants 27-20. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Chris Canty Would Pick Joe Flacco over Eli Manning


Former New York Giants defensive tackle Chris Canty made an interesting choice when he was asked by NBC’s Pro Football Talk to choose a quarterback: either his old quarterback, two-time Super Bowl winner, Eli Manning, or, his new team’s quarterback, Joe Flacco.

Canty picked Joe Flacco.

“Joe Flacco, because he won a Super Bowl and he is one of the best deep ball throwers in the National Football League,” said Canty. “He throws a beautiful deep ball. He puts it only where the receivers can get their hands on it when you talk about the vertical passing game.”

It’s understandable why Canty would pick the Ravens quarterback since that’s his new teammate, and Flacco did help lead the Ravens to a Super Bowl victory back in February, but maybe he forgot that Eli Manning has done it twice.

He didn’t completely write off the Giants quarterback, though, saying “Eli is good in clutch situations. When you gotta have that fourth-quarter drive, that two-minute drill, Eli will deliver.”

The defensive tackle also said the reason why he chose to go the Baltimore Ravens is because he thinks it was the best opportunity to win a championship—nice slight towards the New York organization.

Is Canty a bit bitter with the way things ended with the Giants?

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