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Eli Manning says arm has more “pop” after bye week

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Eli Manning said Monday he came out of the bye week with more “pop” in his arm, insisting his arm wasn’t weaker before the break.

At the same time, he couldn’t deny the rest did him some good.

“It was coming out where I wanted it to,” Manning said, via Tom Rock of Newsday. “I think it definitely had a little bit more pop to it. That’s something, you take a week off and you definitely get a little bit more fire. It was coming out good.”

As he’s gone through a bit of a slump, Manning denied he had a “tired arm” while going through a four-pick, no touchdown span over the last three games.

“I didn’t think there was anything to it,” he said Monday. “In practices I thought I was throwing the ball well. I felt no fatigue. Obviously in the course of a season you may not realize it, but today, arm felt good.”

Asked for his assesment, Giants coach Tom Coughlin used the single word: “Sharp.”

We’ll see if it holds up down the stretch, and Manning returns to the late-season and postseason form he’s displayed in the past.

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10 Responses to “Eli Manning says arm has more “pop” after bye week”
  1. zack2482 says: Nov 19, 2012 1:35 PM

    Can’t wait for GB to lay the smack down on the Giants!

  2. NakedCowboy! says: Nov 19, 2012 1:40 PM

    everybody is piling on eli… noone is talking about how bad giants D is playing… 2 SBs… chew on that!

  3. herrerabrad says: Nov 19, 2012 1:40 PM

    Great! Now if the Giants Special Teams could only keep the opposition from flipping the field every punt or kickoff….

  4. dino2997 says: Nov 19, 2012 2:05 PM

    Did he put a band-aid on that tired arm?

  5. skins23 says: Nov 19, 2012 2:37 PM

    Eli is the only QB in the league who would have the media playing a “tired arm” angle.

    Remember when people thought he might actually be as good as Peyton?

  6. yaplepalooza says: Nov 19, 2012 2:38 PM

    Clearly Eli is putting the blame on himself to take heat off the team. Its what leaders do. This team will be alot better after the bye.

  7. nflofficeadmin says: Nov 19, 2012 3:03 PM

    Sharp.

  8. thegreatgabbert says: Nov 19, 2012 3:18 PM

    His arm was “more like Pop’s” after the rest.

  9. bigbluefan1 says: Nov 19, 2012 4:35 PM

    You are all so funny

    There are no more then 5 teams in the NFL that would not back the Brinks Truck up to Eli’s house if he was not under contract.

    Most of you who bash Eli would run to the nearest store and buy his Jersey if he signed with your team.

    He is the MVP of the Super Bowl he is the QB of the Champions
    You can not say that about Tom Ben Drew or Erin.

  10. kev86 says: Nov 19, 2012 5:42 PM

    Eli is at his best when he is doubted. REPEAT!!

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