Eli Apple has become biggest story of bad New York Giants team

The 10th-overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, Apple has been in the Giants doghouse all season it seems. After a decent rookie season, he did not play a defensive snap in Week 16. Besides the other two guys, DRC (Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie) and Jackrabbit (former North Alabama standout Janoris Jenkins), I love those two guys.

"(Landon and I) had a quick conversation this morning and then I had a quick conversation with Eli", Spagnuolo said. With the implication that he was a liar, Collins reportedly had to be restrained by his teammates from going after Apple, per NJ.com.

Apple's lack of effort was also reportedly put on display in front of the whole team by ex-head coach Ben McAdoo following a loss to the 49ers in Week 10, which led him to almost walking out of the team facility. They play hard. They love what they do. So a new Giants general manager may be left to cut a first-round pick he did not make and absorb whatever salary cap implications that comes with that in order to remove a player who has made a teammate offer an incredibly blunt assessment in a public forum.

A disastrous second season for Eli Apple has come to an inglorious end. The two have feuded over the past few weeks during what has become a disastrous season for the Giants and Apple.

But when Apple was asked how Collins' reassurance had affected him, Apple said the safety hadn't done what he said.

But this wasn't the first time Collins has publicly criticized Apple.

"The way the practices went last week, we felt that the two guys that we played practiced better with the group and that's why we went in that direction", Spagnuolo said. I don't want to start no controversy with my teammate.

Family and financial issues aside, Apple is now at a crossroads. He's dealt with a hip injury and had a reported blow-up at coaches during a critical film session.