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Eli has struggled since foot injury

Eli Manning has been play through some level of foot injury all season, but the problem undoubtedly got worse against the Chiefs in Week Four, when Manning was forced to leave the game and then miss practice the following week.

Since the injury, Manning’s numbers have suffered.  After a good game against the Raiders, Manning has thrown three touchdowns against six interceptions over the last three weeks, all loses.  Manning says the injury is not responsible for his recent struggles.

“It hasn’t bothered me all week. I’m not taping it, I’m not doing anything with it any more. That’s not the problem,” Manning said.

Other observers aren’t so sure.  CBS analyst Phil Simms says it has to be an issue.  “I lived it. I know. And I don’t care what the Giants say on Eli, it’s
got to be a problem,” Simms said.  “Think about it. It’s the pain. It’s not being able
to do things the same way. You lose a little confidence. You can’t
practice as much.”

Both Trent Green and Giants coach Tom Coughlin have questioned Manning’s mechanics.  Coughlin said he noticed that Eli isn’t always pushing off his injured right foot, which is leading to the balls sailing.

Of course, Manning has sailed passes throughout his career.  But he appeared to solve his consistency issues in 2008 before these latest struggles.  The schedule getting much tougher has surely contributed as well.

No matter what the reasons for Manning’s struggles, he needs to turn things around against an inconsistent Chargers secondary this week.  The team around Eli isn’t as strong as in the past, and he needs to carry them.  For the money he makes, he should be expected to occasionally.

Consider it payback for the 2007 season title.

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31 Responses to “Eli has struggled since foot injury”
  1. surefooted says: Nov 6, 2009 12:06 PM

    The injury has nothing to do with looking down receivers and throwing to the other team.

  2. Stuart Scotts left eye says: Nov 6, 2009 12:10 PM

    Note to San Diego:
    Blitz the gut

  3. JollyRoger says: Nov 6, 2009 12:14 PM

    Eli sucks.

  4. Lombardi 6 says: Nov 6, 2009 12:17 PM

    The guy has and always will have a candy arm..Makes Pennington look like Elway..Start him at 1st base…

  5. droppingloads says: Nov 6, 2009 12:20 PM

    Strangely, Eli’s foot injury came at the same time he had his vagina installed.
    WAAAAAA, my foot hurts and i cant beat the cardinals or the eagles

  6. mike_311 says: Nov 6, 2009 12:24 PM

    … becuase had nothing to do with the playoff or superbowl win…
    leave the jabs to Florio.

  7. steelberger1 says: Nov 6, 2009 12:27 PM

    Uh…he did just fine against the Raiders AFTER his injury.
    I think it is much more likely that Eli is struggling because since the Raiders game the Giants have played 3 good teams, and Eli just isnt very good.

  8. siggy12 says: Nov 6, 2009 12:27 PM

    so you’re telling me he’s been injured all these years he has been one of the league leader in interceptions?

  9. stetai says: Nov 6, 2009 12:31 PM

    My prediction is we won’t find out Eli was actually affected by this injury, until next season when Eli gets surgery from Dr. James Andrews, plays bionically for the Vikings, and Tom Couglin is fired and is signed by the Browns.

  10. simple_simon1 says: Nov 6, 2009 12:34 PM

    Can nobody understand that this team isn’t as good as people are still trying to say they are. Every team they’ve played with a winning record they’ve lost to. The only exception came against a Cowboys team that was playing terrible at the time and they still squeaked out a win.
    The Giants had a great playoff run two years ago. They weren’t actually that good then, but they showed up in the playoffs. They’re still not that good now.

  11. chapnasty says: Nov 6, 2009 12:44 PM

    Eli has struggled ever since he licked an oreo against his brother. Above and beyond pathetic.

  12. VoxVagina says: Nov 6, 2009 12:56 PM

    “Eli Manning has been play through some level of foot injury all season”
    Proofread. It’s not that hard

  13. Hap says: Nov 6, 2009 12:57 PM

    Foot injury=He has a nasty corn on his foot. (psst it’s just an excuse. Since they just gave him all that cake, they figured they had to make up something.)

  14. stopwhining says: Nov 6, 2009 1:16 PM

    Manning obviously got this injury so he’d have an excuse if he played poorly later on.

  15. GurpBadesha says: Nov 6, 2009 1:18 PM

    Like Tiki Barber said, if you win a championship in new york, u will be a legend FOREVER…
    Eli you will be considered a LEGEND, and New Yorkers willl always remember what you did to favre in the Championship game and then what he did to the undefeated Patriots in the best superbowl game and storyline EVER…..
    Rest your foot Eli, take the year off, Jacobs: dont run so hard, you have kids, you dont wanna be banged up when your older.
    As I Giants fan, i dont care about the season, i dont care about the next ten years, i witnessed a superbowl and ELI got me what I wanted, that ring!
    Thank you
    Signed…. A truly blessed giants fan

  16. ZN0rseman says: Nov 6, 2009 1:20 PM

    The recent struggles of Eli has nothing to do with his foot… it’s the Giant’s cupcake schedule.
    Their opening schedule was as follows…
    @ Tampa Bay
    @ Kansas City
    All of those teams are creampuffs.
    Since then they’ve played against…
    @ Saints
    @ Eagles
    Even though the Cardinals and Eagles are merely mediocre, that’s a much tougher schedule than the extremely weak opening 5 game joke that the Giants faced.

  17. EskinSux says: Nov 6, 2009 1:21 PM

    He’s hasn’t reached the overrated echelon that Brandon Jacobs has….But he’s getting close…..

  18. purplepuzzyeatrz says: Nov 6, 2009 1:39 PM

    YEAH NOT!!!
    Nice try…the Giant team is completely overrated. ELi Manning is completely overrated…I am surprised it took this long for people to understand this…It is all about the
    D fense………they play poorly as of late…because of that its up to Manning to win…and lets face it….He stinks….
    Bad foot my A$$

  19. lukestrass says: Nov 6, 2009 1:48 PM

    Eli is also struggling with his sexuality…there are reports of a naughty european getaway with ex steelers qb Kordell Stewart…yikes!

  20. grannyvi says: Nov 6, 2009 2:00 PM

    Payback? Are you kidding me? The vaunted Pats, with their highly-annointed qb, didn’t get it done, plain and simple. Payback, my a$$. And neither team is my home team.

  21. jkorn1818 says: Nov 6, 2009 2:11 PM

    these comments dont make sense, if you read the article or any article for that matter, eli has never said his injury is an issue, even in this article he is stating that. its the media and analysts saying it.
    league leader in interceptions? he had only 10 picks last yr and over 20 td’s, 10 hardly leads the league. people post just to post. a lot of their woes are due to the fact they have 5-6 starters a week out on defense. that would be a start

  22. footballformula says: Nov 6, 2009 2:25 PM

    Eli is actually a little underrated. What other QB has led his team to the playoffs the last 4 years, going on 5? How many rings does Romo, McNabb, Rivers, or Brees have? Do any of these guys play in New York? There is no one better at the 2 minute drill than Eli. (Just ask the 18-1 Patriots)
    Because of the defense, the Giants haven’t been able to executed their offensive game plan in the last few weeks. They will turn it around and get back to winning football. When is the last time a team won a championship in October?

  23. EskinSux says: Nov 6, 2009 2:45 PM

    Do any of these guys play in New York?
    And this means what?……..

  24. footballformula says: Nov 6, 2009 3:46 PM

    It’s tougher to play in New York than anywhere else in the country.
    1) The spotlight is hotter, the critism is quicker. Example: Green Bay has one local beat writer that Rodgers has to deal with. The Giants have at least 6 local newspapers, and several TV guys all competing for the same story. “If you can make it hear, you can make it anywhere” is not just a Frank Sinatra song, it is real life.
    2) The stadium is built for defense and run first offensive teams. A QB is never going to put up huge numbers playing in the Meadowlands. (Ask Favre)

  25. Krow says: Nov 6, 2009 4:05 PM

    NY Giants… 3 Superbowl Titles… Eli Manning… MVP.
    NFC East… 11 Superbowl Titles.
    Eagles… zero lifetime.

  26. tleg81 says: Nov 6, 2009 4:35 PM

    I can think of at least 5 qbs I would rather have in a 2 minitue drill. Just because he had 1 good drive at the end of a game, where a no name reciever caught a ball he would never catch again in his career hardly make him the best at a 2 min drill.
    Brees – better for obvious reasons, best pocket passer in the game, needs 20 seconds to score
    Brady – how many times has he done it?
    Favre – how man times has he done it?
    Manning – ok just as good as brees as a pocket passer, and is the best in the game at calling his own plays
    Roethlisberger – has most 4th quarter comebacks since he AND eli have been in the league
    I could probably name more, but there would be somewhat of an arguement with the others, if you even dispute any of the above, you need to change the name of your site to
    David Tyree (elis savior)

  27. jkorn1818 says: Nov 6, 2009 6:32 PM

    tleg81 says: November 6, 2009 4:35 PM
    and you obviously dont watch the giants enough and just knock eli without knowing anything, like most people on here, for you to use the SB as just one example is ridiculous. Anyone who watches eli or the giants enough can give you about 12 times since hes been a starter where he drove them down the field to tie the game or win it…

  28. EskinSux says: Nov 6, 2009 6:56 PM

    Why is it tougher playing in NY, cause they have more beat writers than as you say GB…..What’s the difference when you have a 90 something million dollar contact?…..Can you think of any more lame excuses…….I mean 90 million is the same in NY as anywhere is right?More or less?…..Oh wait, the media coverage makes a difference……it’s your excuse…..maybe, probably not to the guy getting 90 million……I like how NY uses the media as an excuse……..And why is it tougher again?…….explain that to me

  29. Ocelot138 says: Nov 6, 2009 10:28 PM

    Like Tiki Barber said, if you win a championship in new york, u will be a legend FOREVER…
    Eli will be a legend, kind of in the same way Woody Allen in a New York legend.

  30. Ocelot138 says: Nov 6, 2009 10:30 PM

    Those numbers are funny, Krow, really original.
    For a more recent set of numbers, try 40-17. Or a more recent playoff run… what happened to your Giants last year?

  31. says: Nov 7, 2009 11:23 PM

    you’re all idiots.
    One guys says “eli Sucks the Giants suck, they’re not as good as their record has been even though they won a Super Bowl”
    If you think the Giants are devoid of talent, and have been as you have said.
    How does Eli Suck?
    Quick name the ONLY two QB to go the playoffs four years in a row????
    Peyton Manning
    Eli Manning!
    He’s a winner. He’s won a lot of games.
    He’s NOT complaining about the injury. He’s NOT making excuses.
    He’s not playing well, but he’s not being a cry baby about it.
    In 2007, he Broke his shoulder (seperation) and won a Superbowl with that.
    ESkin Sux….
    A tri-state area population of roughly 20 million….
    Yeah that can’t possibly be more pressure than playing in St. Louis with their 2 million population or any other small market place.

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