Manning defends Tiki

NFC East blogger Matt Mosley writes about how Eli Manning said it was "unfortunate" that Tiki Barber was booed during the halftime ceremony for the Ring of Honor on Sunday night.

Check out Mosley's take. My take? The mature Manning has become more and more of a leader since his days when he stood up and shot back at Barber when the running back criticized Manning. This season, Manning has stood and defended Brandon Jacobs following the helmet toss and he has been front and center through good and bad times when the media was looking for anybody to explain what was going wrong. Same goes for Justin Tuck.

That's part of the description for a leader.