Aug 9, 2014; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) audibles against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first quarter at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

New York Giants: Around the BLUE

New York Giants: Eli Manning

The Giants Quarterback is at it again, no… not just throwing interceptions. Eli Manning is selling products on TV, this time it’s Dunkin’ Dunuts for your hurler of the pigskin:

New York Giants: Website

Attend “The Manning MasqueraDDe”; Watch Eli Manning’s Dunkin’ Donuts commercial

The two-time Super Bowl champion is shedding his pads and helmet for a tuxedo and black tie as host of “The Manning MasqueraDDe” with Dunkin’ Donuts on October 21 at the Commissioners Club in MetLife Stadium.

And you can attend.

This September, every time you use your “DD Perks” reward card to purchase a Dunkin Donuts iced coffee, you will be entered for a chance to win two tickets to the soiree thrown by the Giants’ quarterback.

After last season, you’d think that Eli Manning would focus on not throwing INT’s, but his focus seems to be on doing TV commercials if you let his preseason production tell the story.

Next story please: Watch: Giants vs. Colts highlights; thrilling comeback win.

At least you can watch the New York Giants come back and win in the fourth quarter. Offensive woes on the first team aside, the team is 3-0 in the preseason and that is a positive. Regardless of whether or not Eli Manning puts the “INT’s” in Jints this season, there are some positives when it comes to the team. Such as the feel good story of UDFA WR Corey Washington only catching game winning touchdowns.

New York Giants: Rivalry Week

At least one person on the Giants defensive line is pumped about playing the Jets, and according to Giants.com, that’s this man: Veteran DT Mike Patterson eager to return vs. Jets. Whom is returning from an injury:

“I’m real excited just for the fact that I haven’t had a chance to be on the field yet,” Patterson said. “I’m really excited to see where I’m at and working it out from there.”

At this stage in his career, Patterson knows how to prepare for the rigors of a long NFL season. But only so much can be accomplished in practice, even one in which the players are hitting each other in full pads. Despite his experience, Patterson believes playing in preseason games is as important to him as it is to a rookie trying to earn a job.

“It is hard in practice because you want to protect your team,” he said. “You don’t want to go out and hit your own guys and cause something to hurt your team. The conditioning is good, but it’s just harder because you can’t really tackle the guy how you really want to. You’ve got to protect each other. If anything, I would just say the tackling is a little bit different. You’ve kind of got to adjust on game day and go out there and start hitting.”

“You take about half the year off and then when you start in OTAs, you’re not necessarily hitting anyone,” Patterson said. “You’re going game speed but you’re not able to get real physical with each other. That’s what I feel like makes the preseason important; you kind of get all the little nicks out of the way. You get hit a few times, you understand how your body is working and stuff like that. I think it’s really important. It’s like knocking off the rust.”

Mike will certainly have an opportunity to knock the rust off the Jets tomorrow night. That said, here’s the game information from MetLifeStadium.com:

New York Giants vs New York Jets: Preview

Our friends over at PissedCoughlin.com did a great little preview on the upcoming preseason rivalry battle, PC Preview: Giants vs Jets:

The right to hoist the Snoopy Trophy will be on the line when the Giants (3-0) clash with the #ClasslessJets (2-0) Friday night at Giants Stadium. The penultimate preseason affair known as the Snoopy Bowl serves as the primary dress rehearsal for the regular season, and the Giants could use all the positive momentum they can get. While they overcame a 26-point deficit in the fourth quarter and rallied for a 27-26 win over the Colts last week, the Giants were thoroughly dominated for three quarters.

None of the regulars could benefit more from a strong performance than Eli Manning, who has been largely ineffective this preseason. Manning is just 1/9 for six yards over the last two games. Meanwhile, Ryan Nassib appears to have reestablished himself as the leader in the race for the backup job. After being demoted to third string, Nassib was 11/15 for 158 yards and a touchdown in the comeback win over the Colts.

Though the frequency in which flags are being thrown has been alarming around the league, the Giants enter Friday’s game having committed 29 penalties for 285 yards this preseason.

Despite the penalties or Eli Manning commercials, the reality is the Giants have two preseason games to get it together and play better for the regular NFL season. Will they start tomorrow by effectively running the West Coast Offense with their number ones and starters, or will Big Blue continue to struggle?

Will Eli Manning put down his coffee and donuts long enough to throw some touchdowns? Or are the Giants in for a long season filled with the kind of turnovers you can’t get at Dunkin’ Donuts but that 2013 Eli Manning was a true spokesmen for? Okay, perhaps that’s a touch dramatic, but that’s part of the fun of football.

Giants Nation, Will the New York Giants and their first team offense be effective against the New York Jets? Or will Corey Washington simply win the game in the fourth quarter — as always?

Tags: Duncan Donuts Eli Manning Football New York Giants

comments powered by Disqus