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Archie Manning says Eli still has plenty of faith in Victor Cruz

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After Giants receiver Victor Cruz dropped a trio of passes last Wednesday night against the Cowboys, quarterback Eli Manning didn’t yell at Cruz or scream at Cruz or bump Cruz when walking by him.

Of course, that’s simply not Eli’s way.  (And he now has two pieces of jewelry that validate the approach.)

Although Eli won’t be demonstrative even if he’s upset, Cruz doesn’t have to worry about Eli.  Because Eli loves the guy.

Archie Manning addressed the relationship between Eli and Cruz during a Thursday visit to PFT Live.  And Archie made a great point regarding Cruz’s slow start to the 2012 season.  Last year, in a season-opening loss to the Redskins, Cruz dropped a key third-down pass.

But since Victor Cruz wasn’t Victor Cruz at the time, it was regarded as no big deal.

Eli will regard it as no big deal in 2012, either.  No matter how many other people do.

Here’s the full segment with Archie.  (He also talks about Peyton, too.  A little.  OK, a lot.)

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14 Responses to “Archie Manning says Eli still has plenty of faith in Victor Cruz”
  1. grogansheroes says: Sep 14, 2012 2:19 PM

    I wish Archie would shut up! Your 15 minutes are up. Let your kids do their own talking!

  2. 69finfan says: Sep 14, 2012 2:20 PM

    I have a lot of faith that Archie can’t shut the f up when it comes to Eli and Peyton on the football field. They’re grown men for god’s sake. Can’t they speak for themselves? Is Eli not able to tell us himself that he’s got no problem with Victor Cruz? Rex Ryan can’t keep his mouth shut either but at least he’s part of the team. Archie, SHUT UP!

  3. jbl429 says: Sep 14, 2012 2:30 PM

    No, he’s not going to yell at Cruz, mainly because Cruz will likely perform pretty well for the rest of the season. But he might end up yelling at his O line, a la Cutler. The Giants and Bears are trying to compete for the worst O line in the NFL and it’s a pretty even contest.

  4. geniusfan says: Sep 14, 2012 3:18 PM

    Archie Manning is like the weird guy who graduated from high school three years ago but still hangs around.

    Except Archie was done playing football around 30 years ago, go away old man.

  5. zoxitic says: Sep 14, 2012 3:27 PM

    I wonder what Victor Cruz’ dad thinks

  6. glac1 says: Sep 14, 2012 3:32 PM

    Archie…Archie….Archie…. let your boys grow up and speak for themselves.

  7. footballer4ever says: Sep 14, 2012 3:32 PM

    That picture looks like Eli and Victor were dancing Salsa. LOL

  8. cruuuzcontrol says: Sep 14, 2012 3:49 PM

    One thing about Eli is that he always is loyal to his receivers. If a guy drops a pass, Eli never hesitates look for him again, often as early as the next play.

  9. gsr1191 says: Sep 14, 2012 3:58 PM

    What a great QB Eli would be, if after ONE BAD GAME he lost all confidence in his best WR a year ago. I can’t stand the need for an overreaction to everything, good or bad…

  10. sactogary says: Sep 14, 2012 4:00 PM

    To those who are complaining about Archie’s public statements:

    He is a former All-Pro NFL QB with two sons among the current elite QBs. Because of this, people seek him out for interviews, and he is willing to answer their questions. It’s not like he called a press conference. He’s under no obligation to go into hiding because you don’t want to hear from him.

  11. n0hopeleft says: Sep 14, 2012 4:01 PM

    To all the Manning haters: It could be worse. Your wife could be defending you while losing her temper after a Superbowl LOSS.

    Nice Ughs bro.

  12. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Sep 14, 2012 5:04 PM

    Who cares what Archie thinks? Wish he would just shut up already and let those “kids” of his speak for themselves.

  13. bobonmycob says: Sep 14, 2012 5:52 PM

    Can you blame him? He was an all pro QB with two SB winning kids. The man can brag, gloat, and say whatever he wants. Haters

  14. footballer4ever says: Sep 16, 2012 9:52 AM

    Is that still picture on this article of Eli and Victor dancing salsa too?

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