Bradshaw on the new, mobile Manning: “Get down Eli!”

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Eli Manning will never be mistaken for Michael Vick, but he’s noticeably improved at buying time in the pocket before throwing passes.

He’s even been able to convert more first downs with his legs. PFT asked Ahmad Bradshaw for his reaction when he sees Manning take off.

“He’s had a lot of runs this year over ten yards. We don’t expect that as an offense,” Bradshaw said. “Everybody is just like, ‘Get down Eli!'”

A lot of Manning’s best improvisational plays have been tossess to Bradshaw.

“I’m the last line of defense. . . . He saves a lot of plays. I’m just there screaming his name, trying to get the ball any way I can,” Bradshaw said. “He’s been able to get out of a couple tackles and flip the ball to me.”

Manning’s ability to make people miss is why he’s a little different this year. It’s one of the reasons the Giants have to feel good about their chances Sunday. The Giants often make big plays against perfectly called defenses.

15 responses to “Bradshaw on the new, mobile Manning: “Get down Eli!”

  1. From his 1st pro win against the cowboys, when he called the audible play (draw play to tiki, which he broke giants rushing record), to his second super bowl. What a great journey it has been and more to come! In Eli we trust!

  2. am i the only one that loves to watch Eli “slide” after a run? he looks like he trips over his own feet every time.

  3. If there’s one thing Giants fans can expect, it’s for Belichick to preach tendencies and reading-and-reacting specific to this offense.

    I know Bradshaw is dangerous, but so was Ray Rice and Tebow. They’re going to have to find a way to win other than that.

  4. philyeagles5 says:
    Feb 1, 2012 12:13 PM
    am i the only one that loves to watch Eli “slide” after a run? he looks like he trips over his own feet every time.

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    Yeah, I laugh also, it’s funny.

    Much like it is watching the Eagles trip over their own feet every year.

  5. rushmatic says:
    Feb 1, 2012 12:18 PM
    If there’s one thing Giants fans can expect, it’s for Belichick to preach tendencies and reading-and-reacting specific to this offense.

    I know Bradshaw is dangerous, but so was Ray Rice and Tebow. They’re going to have to find a way to win other than that.

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    Who were the B-men’s other threats outside of Tebow to Thomas? Fells? McGahee?

    Ravens outside of Rice? Boldin, with his 5.0/40 speed?

    You can try to take Bradshaw away, but you still can’t cover EACH of Nicks, Cruz, Manningham, Ballard and Beckum.

  6. Bradshaw isn’t even the focal point offensively, other than setting the tone and making crucial plays in crucial moments. He doesn’t need to rush for 125 yards, or even 80 — to be honest — to be pivotal in the outcome of the game.

  7. This year? The greatest Super Bowl play of all time had Eli escaping a would be sack and launching a prayer to David Tyree who improbably made the Helmet Catch while being covered by the obnoxious Rodney Harrison.

  8. fittytuckin says: Feb 1, 2012 12:33 PM

    Manning on Bradshaw: “Stop fumbling! “
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    Guess it worked. Bradshaw had 1 fumble this year.

  9. Mr. Wright 212 says:
    Feb 1, 2012 12:34 PM
    philyeagles5 says:
    Feb 1, 2012 12:13 PM
    am i the only one that loves to watch Eli “slide” after a run? he looks like he trips over his own feet every time.

    ———–

    Yeah, I laugh also, it’s funny.

    Much like it is watching the Eagles trip over their own feet every year.
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    as long as they wanna keep doing the same stuff every year, i dont think i can disagree.

  10. When I read the headline, I thought it was Terry Bradshaw and was surprised he even knew who Eli Manning was. The question now is this: Could Terry spell Eli if you spotted him the E and the L?

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