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Eli Manning won’t throw for a week

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After Sunday’s 31-13 loss to the Bengals, Giants quarterback Eli Manning said that he didn’t think a tired arm was to blame for his recent struggles.

With the bye week here, though, Manning is erring on the side of caution. Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPNNewYork.com reports that Manning said Monday that he won’t throw at all until next Monday as he unplugs from the game. Coach Tom Coughlin said before the Bengals game that the entire team would get the week off and Manning is doing just that. He won’t be watching any film for a few days either as he tries to refresh after a rough stretch.

Manning completed 29-of-46 passes for 215 yards on Sunday, good for 4.7 yards per attempt. It’s the fourth straight week that Manning’s dropped in that metric and he hasn’t thrown a touchdown pass in his last three games. He did throw two interceptions, both of which were poor decisions under pressure that Coughlin called “foolish” on Monday. Coughlin did have some better things to say about his play, though.

“There were signs that he’s improving,” Coughlin said, via the Newark Star-Ledger. “He’s getting back to — back on track. There were some signs there that were good yesterday. And we’ve just got to build on it.”

They’ll take a week before trying to build on it and hope that recharged batteries make it easier when they reconvene.

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31 Responses to “Eli Manning won’t throw for a week”
  1. thegreatgabbert says: Nov 12, 2012 6:06 PM

    Also, he won’t speak for a week. To cure his tired act.

  2. huskersrock1 says: Nov 12, 2012 6:07 PM

    Maybe they should bring in a pitching coach, he can ice his arm every day etc.

  3. trevor123698 says: Nov 12, 2012 6:09 PM

    people just need to stop all this speculating, subscribe to NFL rewind package and actually look at the film of the game. You have your choice of coaches film and broadcast coverage. Its even condensed into 25 minutes for an entire game worth of film

  4. jimnaizeeum says: Nov 12, 2012 6:10 PM

    Tired arm? Maybe he hit the rookie wall…oh wait, never mind.

  5. bigbluecrew420 says: Nov 12, 2012 6:17 PM

    All he needs to do is just take off both his SB rings before throwing and he’ll be fine. I’m just worried he might really hurt himself after he adds another ring this year!

  6. thekiller678 says: Nov 12, 2012 6:20 PM

    Eli hasn’t been good the last few weeks but he hasn’t been nearly as bad as some of the people on this website say he is… There have been a TON of drops (I’m looking at you, Victor) and the O line hasn’t played well either.

    Hopefully these guys get it together before December.

    Also as a Giants fan, It’s starting to annoy me how this team just mails it in when it wants to. With the exception of some guys like JPP and Eli, the team always plays down to their level of competition and sometimes just don’t want to play. Frustrating.

  7. east96st says: Nov 12, 2012 6:33 PM

    “Tom Coughlin said before the Bengals game that the entire team would get the week off…”

    Having watched the game, I think it’s safe to say the entire team got started on their vacation just a bit too early. Eli should not be singled out for that disaster. I didn’t see a single player, beyond Chase Blackburn, that earned his check that day. The entire team, except Chase, should hand their game checks over to hurricane relief – and that includes the entire coaching staff. At least then some good can come out of that debacle. Hats off to Cincy. They came to play football. NY should have just forfeited the game and stayed home. Would have been less embarrassing.

  8. briang123 says: Nov 12, 2012 6:33 PM

    I still have no idea how this bozo won two Super Bowls. He is luckier than any man alive.

  9. husky2score says: Nov 12, 2012 6:53 PM

    Is this the beginning of Tommy John surgery in the NFL?????

  10. kappy32 says: Nov 12, 2012 6:55 PM

    Brian, one Super Bowl might be luck, or a result of a great defense (see, Trent Dilfer & Brad Johnson). However, 2 Super Bowls are not luck, it’s talent, especially with the fact that their defense was far from stellar last season & they had the league’s worst running game. Also, 2 Super Bowl MVPs can NEVER be an aberration or from luck unless the level of play in the games was deplorable, which it wasn’t. Eli is a GREAT QB, deal with it.

  11. n0hopeleft says: Nov 12, 2012 7:01 PM

    Braing123. Youre still anally hurt from Eli playing his best when it matters most?

    Because so many QBs fail during the biggest moments of their career, but Eli prevails, it makes you more comfortable to call it luck.

    Go cry.

  12. baloneyjohn says: Nov 12, 2012 7:02 PM

    Hey Eli. Is your right are tired from throwing the ball, or something else?

  13. bigbluecrew420 says: Nov 12, 2012 7:07 PM

    Briang
    “I still have no idea how this bozo won two Super Bowls. He is luckier than any man alive.”

    ——————————————-

    The bitterness spewing from you, makes it ALL the more SWEET for us :)

    Haha

  14. vincentvega513 says: Nov 12, 2012 7:10 PM

    This take isn’t as sexy but the truth is that GENO ATKINS is looking more & more like a young Warren Sapp. Giants couldn’t block him & with 7 sacks on the year (as a DT) not many other teams have either. He’s well on his way to a 2nd straight Pro Bowl.

  15. rg3andthensome says: Nov 12, 2012 7:20 PM

    Maybe my FF team can finally win now…Eli, take a break….Pulllease!

  16. bigbluefan1 says: Nov 12, 2012 7:37 PM

    Here is an idea how about we run the ball for more the 3 yards a carry.

    When you have no run game it is much easier to call the D to handle the pass.

    Also where was the Giant D yesterday did they miss the plane?

  17. stevincinci says: Nov 12, 2012 7:44 PM

    I agree, Vincent. Geno is a stud. Peko and Atkins were both 4th round picks. Lots of team scouts overlooked those guys.

  18. stevincinci says: Nov 12, 2012 7:47 PM

    Geno also caused two interceptions with pressure.
    That stat doesn’t show up in the papers.

  19. raynman49 says: Nov 12, 2012 7:51 PM

    Won’t throw for a week? He hasn’t thrown for two weeks!

  20. allseeingone says: Nov 12, 2012 8:27 PM

    Eli “unplugged from the game” earlier than you planned Coach Coughlin.

    I now know why Eli never gets injured. When he senses the rush, his entire body and brain goes limp.

  21. maxl49 says: Nov 12, 2012 8:39 PM

    Funny how Eli looks bad when dbs stop dropping his awful passes in coverage. Looks like his lucky streak ended …

  22. lennydpocketqb says: Nov 12, 2012 8:43 PM

    I love the lesser football fans taking cracks at a 2 time Super Bowl MVP. Bring it simpletons. Amuse me.

  23. nflgiant says: Nov 12, 2012 9:27 PM

    Eli will be fine.His receivers need to get open and he will find them,I do wish that Manningham was still on the team,Cruz needs to step it up if he wants to be paid top dollar.

  24. dino2997 says: Nov 12, 2012 9:33 PM

    Eli and particularly the Giants are lucky to be playing in such a weak division where they can lose multiple games while Eli goes through his annual struggles without missing a beat. They’ll still go to the playoffs but it just might be a 9-7 record again.

  25. gcsuk says: Nov 12, 2012 9:44 PM

    “There were signs that he’s improving,” Coughlin said, via the Newark Star-Ledger. “He’s getting back to — back on track. There were some signs there that were good yesterday. And we’ve just got to build on it.”
    ———————————————————

    I would hope that this far into his career, we, as Giants fans, wouldn’t still be hearing this. These last 4 weeks have really seemed to be a major regression for Manning.
    I will say he seemed a bit more accurate yesterday, though. Unfortunately, he couldn’t catch the ball for VC…he can only put it in his hands.

  26. jibberator says: Nov 12, 2012 10:29 PM

    Eli Manning is a sorry excuse for a player and is highly overrated. If he didn’t have VC on his team, he would be useless. VC is the only guy able to catch his garbage inaccurate throws. Good enough?

  27. paulsmith107 says: Nov 12, 2012 11:33 PM

    Justin tuck should have been the first superbowl MVP not Eli. Eli tossed a ton of horrible passes last season that weren’t intercepted now they are. The dude is what he is. took him what 8 years to have a break out season in a league that has put all the rules to make passing the way to go and now he’s back to the old Eli. I mean seriously anyone watch him play hot potatoe with the ball and then toss it like the little kid who don’t want to get hurt playing kill the man with the ball. Giants will finish 8-8

  28. profootballwalk says: Nov 12, 2012 11:34 PM

    Before the end of the season he won’t be able to throw the ball back to the plate. Say goodbye, Eli.

  29. bkostela says: Nov 13, 2012 10:07 AM

    jibberator says:
    Nov 12, 2012 10:29 PM
    Eli Manning is a sorry excuse for a player and is highly overrated. If he didn’t have VC on his team, he would be useless. VC is the only guy able to catch his garbage inaccurate throws. Good enough?
    _________________________________

    yeah imagine if cruz went to a team with a “real” qb the damage he could do. just like manningham, plaxico, steve smith, and david tyree. they have all become legends now that they’ve gotten away from that bum eli…

  30. kev86 says: Nov 13, 2012 5:53 PM

    Eli is the Mann. I wonder how many rings he’ll end up with? Definitely 3 but probably 4 or maybe even 5.

  31. kbuck89 says: Nov 14, 2012 7:46 AM

    I love how all of the media just completely forgot that Eli led the league in INTs just 2 seasons ago, he has only broke a 90 passer rating twice in his career, and he threw for 4,900 yards last season and only had 29 TDs. This stint of playing poor football shouldn’t come to a shock to anyone who actually follows football.

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