Eli Manning | QB | New York Giants
Posted: 10/8/2014 9:28am et
New York Giants QB Eli Manning has been asked to throw the ball away more this year by quarterbacks coach Danny Langsdorf in order to limit the number of times he is sacked and the number of high-risk throws he makes. The new approach has Manning completing a career-best 66.3 percent of his passes, and he is currently on pace for a career-high 36 touchdowns.
Huddle Up: Credit where credit is due: after looking like anything but a good fit in the Giants' new offense through the preseason and first couple weeks of the regular season, Manning has taken off and may be playing the best football of his career. He has a favorable schedule going forward, got Odell Beckham Jr. back from injury last week... everything's coming up Millhouse for Eli!
Posted: 9/26/2014 2:02pm et
New York Giants QB Eli Manning has become comfortable in the new offense, and he has worked efficiently in the no-huddle. In Week 4 against the Washington Redskins Thursday, Sept. 25, Manning was 20-for-27 on throws 10 yards or shorter, and all four of his touchdown passes came on such passes. 'Yes, starting to like the offense,' Manning said. 'It's fun. Each week we have some new things and different plays that will work. I think everybody, offensive linemen, receivers, are starting to feel the tempo of things and see what we can do in this offense. We just have to keep working.' Head coach Tom Coughlin and offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo have successfully tailored their offense to fit their personnel.
Huddle Up: Yeah, we'll agree Eli is starting to look rather comfortable and it wasn't just one night fling Thursday in D.C., either, as he's gone a combined 75-of-106 for 811 yards, 8 TDs and 3 interceptions over his last 3 games. Prediction: If he's on your league's waiver wire, he's not going to be there long.
Posted: 8/25/2014 8:01pm et
New York Giants QB Eli Manning and the rest of the starters will play around 15 to 18 snaps in the team's preseason finale against the New England Patriots Thursday, Aug. 28, according to head coach Tom Coughlin.
Huddle Up: No surprise as the preseason has been a struggle for Eli and the Giants' offense. Manning has completed only 51.4 percent of his passes and just threw his first scoring toss in 4 games last week.
Posted: 8/10/2014 10:53pm et
In two preseason appearances spanning two quarters, New York Giants QB Eli Manning has yet to throw a pass that has traveled more than 10 yards in the air - most likely the result of offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo lacking confidence in his offensive line. He went 0-for-2 and was sacked once in four offensive series against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Saturday, Aug. 9.
Huddle Up: Manning also was brought down once in 8 drop-backs during the Hall of Fame Game, but look for McAdoo and Manning to start taking a few more chances with the two most important tune-ups at hand.
Posted: 8/1/2014 6:03pm et
New York Giants QB Eli Manning will play in the team's first preseason game Sunday, Aug. 3, according to head coach Tom Coughlin.
Huddle Up: Look for a series or two from Eli and his first-team running mates as we see get the first real glimpse of Ben McAddo's new offense.
Posted: 7/28/2014 2:28pm et
The New York Giants are looking for QB Eli Manning to complete at least 70 percent of his passes this upcoming season, according to quarterbacks coach Danny Langsdorf. 'He's well aware of who's done it in the past and what the system can get you in terms of completion,' Langsdorf said. 'So we're trying to focus on that and really trying to do a good job of taking care of the ball and hitting open receivers.'
Huddle Up: Manning is a career 58.5 percent passer, so 70 percent would be a big jump. However, new offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo is installing short passing attack that emphasizes Manning getting rid of the ball quickly. He may not reach 70 percent but Manning and the Giants offense is primed for a bounceback season under McAdoo.
Posted: 7/20/2014 3:49pm et
New York Giants QB Eli Manning has not had any contract extension talks with the team, according to owner John Mara. "We haven't even really discussed that yet," Mara said. "We'll discuss that at the appropriate time. Obviously it's our hope that he finish his career as a Giant."
Huddle Up: Something will get done, but until then, expect Manning to carry on in his customary un-flustered professional manner and focus on rebounding from his -- and the team's -- disappointing 2013 season.
Posted: 7/15/2014 3:07am et
New York Giants QB Eli Manning said he has been working hard on learning offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo's system this offseason. 'It's reenergized me,' Manning said. 'I'm trying to speed up the process of getting comfortable in the new system. I don't have 10 years. I have a few months.'
Huddle Up: Eli struggled mightily last season, and all the blame can't be placed on his offensive line. He's learning a new offense that is asking something completely different of him this season--namely, short timing routes--so he bears watching in the preseason to see if he's taking to it. The fantasy fates of Victor Cruz, Rueben Randle, and Odell Beckham Jr. hang in the balance.
Posted: 6/11/2014 11:51pm et
New York Giants QB Eli Manning said he is rejuvenated by the process of learning a new offense. 'It is tough, it's not easy, but it has definitely re-energized me and brought an urgency to this time of year,' Manning said.
Huddle Up: All eyes will be on how Manning adapts to the new offense, which doesn't necessarily play to his strengths. If he's re-energized and able to develop into an accurate short-game passer, however, he'll flourish in the new system.
Posted: 6/10/2014 10:21pm et
New York Giants QB Eli Manning, who has taken repetitions in organized team activities, admitted that there is a bit of a learning curve this offseason when it comes to learning new offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo's offense. 'Only seven practices, so no, we haven't gotten everything down. I'm not 100 percent on everything going on,' Manning said. 'There are still some learning curves and things I gotta digest and think through. But the more reps you get at, the more looks you get, the better you're getting.'
Huddle Up: Manning also is dealing with some new supporting cast members in key positions (C J.D. Walton, RB Rashad Jennings and WR Odell Beckham Jr,) so a slow start to the season might not be out of the question.
Posted: 5/6/2014 12:57am et
Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning said New York Giants QB Eli Manning (ankle) has been able to do some light throwing. Peyton Manning indicated Eli Manning is not doing anything with his lower body when he throws.
Huddle Up: Cooper Manning could not be reached for comment. On the bright side, Eli is at least getting a little work in while he works his way back from ankle surgery.
Posted: 5/3/2014 12:04am et
New York Giants QB Eli Manning (ankle) is off crutches and has started running.
Huddle Up: Maybe Manning will be available to get some work in with the new Giants' offensive coaching staff this offseason. At minimum it's good news that he's back running... though we can't imagine he's running particularly fast.
Posted: 4/27/2014 4:01pm et
New York Giants QB Eli Manning (ankle) is out of the walking boot he was wearing and is walking without any limp.
Huddle Up: While he still could miss some OTA work, Eli remains on schedule to be a full training camp participant.
Posted: 4/22/2014 11:56pm et
New York Giants QB Eli Manning (ankle) addressed the rumor that he was injured playing basketball, stating the procedure was already scheduled before he visited Duke University's practice facility for a shootaround.
Huddle Up: Eli clearly has to win back some N.Y. fans following his poor 2013 campaign.
Posted: 4/19/2014 10:12pm et
Former New York Giants offensive coordinator Kevin Gilbride said on SiriusXM NFL Radio QB Eli Manning has recovered from minor procedures no one knew about in the past.
Huddle Up: No surprise that Eli's had some work done over the course of his career, and kudos for his ability to keep it off the radar. The concern now is his recent ankle surgery and whether or not that impacts his availability to get reps with Gilbride's successor, Ben McAdoo, in the Giants' new offense.
Posted: 4/14/2014 12:04am et
The New York Giants are concerned QB Eli Manning is entering the decline stage of his career. The team opted not to extend his deal, which runs through 2015, even though it would grant them salary-cap relief.
Huddle Up: Going by the numbers, Manning's completion percentage and TD pass totals have declined in each of the past 4 seasons, while his QB rating has dipped in each of the last 3 years. Still, other elements such as the talent around him and the pressure he's been under --he was sacked a career-high 39 times this past season -- also have to be factored in to the equation. From a fantasy perspective, Manning remains a low-end QB2 until proven otherwise.
Posted: 4/10/2014 11:11pm et
New York Giants QB Eli Manning (ankle) said he should be able to run again in six weeks after undergoing a 'debridement' of his left ankle Thursday, April 10. 'I went through the recovery and rehab after suffering the sprain,' Manning said. 'I was still experiencing some discomfort as I began my normal offseason preparation, and after consultation, we felt the right thing was to have Dr. Anderson clean out the ankle.' Manning's timetable should have him ready for the majority of the team's offseason workouts.
Huddle Up: As expected, the surgery -- if all goes right -- should hardly affect Manning's offseason prep, and it should be a non-issue come training camp.
Posted: 4/10/2014 4:01pm et
New York Giants QB Eli Manning (ankle) will undergo arthroscopic surgery on his ankle Thursday, April 10.
Huddle Up: With today's ease of arthroscopic procedures, Manning should be fine by the time training camp rolls around, and he can get to work trying to erase his awful 2013 campaign.
Posted: 1/15/2014 10:25pm et
With the hiring of offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo, the New York Giants are admitting that they will change up their offensive approach to be more successful in 2014. 'We're going to try to compromise the system with what we have here,' head coach Tom Coughlin said. 'However, there will be change, and that change will be very positive and very well-received by our team and players. And if our players are scrambling around to learn a new system -- good. That's another fire in their rear end.'
Huddle Up: Any change to what the Giants did in 2013 would be welcome, though right now McAdoo isn't giving much in the way of specifics as to what New York will tweak.
Posted: 1/8/2014 12:45pm et
New York Giants wide receivers coach Kevin M. Gilbride said Tuesday, Jan. 7, in a satellite radio interview that the struggles of QB Eli Manning were due to the collapse of the offensive line. 'It just made it impossible for our quarterback to function,' Gilbride said. 'He's a guy where if you give him enough time, he's always going to be throwing the ball to the right person, he's going to know what you're doing defensively, he's going to see through your disguises, he's going to be an accurate passer. But he's not a scrambler and you've got to give him some help.'
Huddle Up: Eli had plenty of problems this season, and a banged-up offensive line certainly contributed to the issues. Perhaps that's where the Giants will focus their offseason attention, since Manning and a solid band of receivers paced by Victor Cruz will return in 2014.
Posted: 12/31/2013 6:34pm et
New York Giants QB Eli Manning remains the face of the franchise despite a disappointing season that saw him toss 27 interceptions. 'Well listen, he did not have a good year,' owner John Mara said. 'He'd be the first one to tell you that. But he had a lot of company... He's still the face of the franchise, and we need to help him. We need to give him some better tools and do a better job around him next year.' Manning's current contract is set to expire in 2016, and the team is open to signing him to an extension this offseason.
Huddle Up: The Giants aren't about to give up on Eli, but fantasy GMs can drop him down the QB2 ranks following his ugly 2013 campaign. The upside remains given his track record and the Giants' talented WRs, but he shouldn't be drafted as a fantasy starter next summer until proven otherwise.