The New York Giants are 5-0, on the surface, things are great. Yet, it’s only the preseason… against the Detroit Lions on Sept 8th, the games count for real. And — the G-Men don’t appear ready offensively for the challenge.After the win last night, the media took to asking Eli Manning some questions and posted the results all over the blue bird.
The following will be what your fearless leader had to say, but first let’s start with Madden 2015’s rendition of this:
Eli Manning: The face…
— TDdaily (@TDdaily) August 28, 2014
Eli Manning: Confidence
2x Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning: "I feel good with everything. We just need to work on some timing issue." Eli says he hasn't lost confidence.
— Giants 101 (@Giants_101) August 29, 2014
Eli Manning vs Michael Smith
Here’s something that just showed up on Twitter. It features Michael Smith doing an interview with Eli, talking about beating him in high school football. It’s great stuff:
— Numbers Never Lie (@ESPN_Numbers) August 29, 2014
Eli Manning: Preseason is Over
Eli Manning: "I'm always glad the preseason's over with." Same here, Eli. Same here.
— Art Stapleton (@art_stapleton) August 29, 2014
Tim Hasslebeck weighs in:
"If you look at Eli Manning and that Giants offense as a whole, I think you need to be legitimately concerned." – Tim Hasselbeck
— NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) August 27, 2014
Luckily for Giants Nation, no one anywhere has ever cared, or ever will care about anything Tim Hasslebeck has to say. Even the Hasslebeck family tunes out Tim. Just kidding, but not really. That said, the way Eli Manning is performing is definitely something to be concerned about. Props to Tim Hasslebeck for pointing out the obvious. Moving on…
Eli Manning: Conclusion
The Giants QB is not playing well. Sure, team Big Blue went 5-0 in the preseason. However, it wasn’t due to Eli Manning and his namesake arm. To put it gently, Eli Manning played absolutely terrible during the preseason.
His footwork was bad, his throws were erratic and he doesn’t look comfortable in Ben McAdoo’s new offense. It’s a very alarming situation wrapped in a feel good 5-0 record, analysts all over are saying negative things about Eli Manning. And — it’s not typical Eli is terrible talk. Eli Manning has thrown 41 passes and only completed 20 for 188 yards.
The G-Men have a few days to get it together, because the NFL won’t wait for the New York Giants to learn the WCO. No, no, no… 16 games will be played/won/lost whether the New York Giants are ready or not. So, Eli needs to put down the rap microphone, back away from the donuts and study his damn GIANT playbook.
The NFL season is here.