Watch: Giants Quarterback Geno Smith Rips ‘Coward’ Rex Ryan

New York Giants quarterback Geno Smith replaced two-time Super Bowl champion Eli Manning Sunday as the team’s starter against the Oakland Raiders.

Smith finished the day with 212 yards and a touchdown on 21 of 34 passing, fumbling twice.

After the game, the former New York Jet ripped Ryan, now an ESPN analyst, for saying Eli Manning’s benching was a “slap in the face,” calling his old coach a “coward.”

“I did see one of my ex-coaches say he didn’t want me to be his quarterback,” Smith said following his team’s 24-17 loss to the Raiders. “That really upset me. The guy that we saved his job in 2013. We fought our ass for him both years. For him to come out and say that shows how much of a coward he is.”

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