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Eli Manning’s not worried about the Giants offense

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The Giants starting offense continued to sputter on Saturday night against the Colts with Eli Manning going 1-for-7 for six yards in his third game in the offense installed by new offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo.

There’s definitely concern in the media and among Giants fans about the frigid work that the first team has put in this summer and coach Tom Coughlin called it a “very poor performance”, but Manning is staying on an even keel. He said he felt the team was a few plays away from being OK, including a 50-yard completion to Victor Cruz that Cruz fumbled before being bailed out by another of the preseason’s inescapable illegal contact penalties, and that he wasn’t worried about things coming together.

“No, I don’t worry too much,” Manning said, via the New York Daily News. “Obviously you want to go out there and you want to play well. You feel like you should be able to find completions and do things well. But you can’t get worried at this point in time.”

Rough patches in the new offense were inevitable, but if there’s reason for concern it is that the Giants haven’t made much appreciable progress. There were some near misses, but the offense generally looks as imprecise as it did against the Bills in the Hall of Fame Game and there’s not much time left in the preseason for the starters to work out the kinks unless the Giants opt to give their starters a sizable chunk of time in their final preseason outing.

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  1. formerworldchamps says: Aug 17, 2014 11:07 AM

    Reminds me of Alfred,”What me worry”

  2. bpjensen says: Aug 17, 2014 11:10 AM

    Well, hopefully somebody is worried about the Giant’s offense because it looks like and smells like a dumpster behind a Chinese food restaurant sitting in the sun all day.

  3. Heretopissuoff says: Aug 17, 2014 11:11 AM

    He should worry they have been terrible eli only wins because of defense
    Khalil Mack> Clowney and Barr

  4. hyprcaffeinated says: Aug 17, 2014 11:14 AM

    The kindest words to describe the starting offense in last night’s game are comatose and moribund. Abysmal also comes to mind.

  5. ezmoover says: Aug 17, 2014 11:14 AM

    “Eli Manning’s not worried about the Giants offense”

    And neither is the rest of the league!

  6. nyyjetsknicks says: Aug 17, 2014 11:17 AM

    The Giants offense looks worse than Tiger’s current golf game…

  7. hodag54501 says: Aug 17, 2014 11:19 AM

    It’s Mike McCarthy’s Packers offense. It takes awhile for everyone to get on the same page, but, as you can see in Green Bay, it works.

  8. matt2calvin says: Aug 17, 2014 11:19 AM

    Eli better start to worry….

    They start on MNF against Suh, Fairley & Ansah

    Not gonna have a lot of time to throw…

  9. heeeeelzfan says: Aug 17, 2014 11:23 AM

    What do Eli and Alfred E Neuman have in common? “What, me worry?”

  10. officialgame says: Aug 17, 2014 11:27 AM

    I agree. Why worry when you are the “luckiest man in the world”?

  11. dallassux says: Aug 17, 2014 11:27 AM

    He should be.

  12. dudermcrbohan says: Aug 17, 2014 11:28 AM

    “I’m not too worried about it.”

    –Eli Kruger

  13. herrcules13 says: Aug 17, 2014 11:31 AM

    None of their 2014 opponents are worried about the Giants’ offense either….

  14. NFLisnotreality says: Aug 17, 2014 11:33 AM

    The rest of the NFL isn’t worried about the Giants offense either…

  15. punkyqb says: Aug 17, 2014 11:34 AM

    What happened to the 70% completion target??

  16. greeksensation says: Aug 17, 2014 11:34 AM

    Neither is the rest of the NFC East Eli!

  17. teal379 says: Aug 17, 2014 11:34 AM

    Not smart enough to worry….

  18. Commenting off the bench. . . says: Aug 17, 2014 11:36 AM

    Anybody else noticed Eli threw two deep balls into tight coverage against the Colts when there was a very small chance they could have been caught? That will be Eli and the Giants this year–hoping for pass interference calls.

  19. bobby927 says: Aug 17, 2014 11:47 AM

    “It’s Mike McCarthy’s Packers offense. It takes awhile for everyone to get on the same page, but, as you can see in Green Bay, it works.”
    —————————————————–
    The difference is GB has a QB named Rodgers.

    Eli should be worried about Eli.

  20. lifesuckshereinloserville says: Aug 17, 2014 11:47 AM

    Its ok if Eli isn’t worried. There is enough worry to go around from the Giants fans!

  21. justintuckrule says: Aug 17, 2014 11:49 AM

    Know what also looked like a smelly Chinese food dumpster???? Our defense for the first few games in 07 under a new coordinator. Do any of you short term memory mos remember how that year turned out? If you don’t’ there’s a shiny football in our trophy case that serves as a daily reminder.

    #onlyeaglesfansgiveweighttopreseason

  22. voiceofreasonsays says: Aug 17, 2014 11:53 AM

    Wow, can’t believe the 3-13 Redskins might actually have a chance to win the NFC East.

  23. 1rockyracoon says: Aug 17, 2014 11:53 AM

    The Giants are trying to squeeze one more year out of the Coughlin-Manning run team. Usually when a team holds on for just one more year it ends badly. Giants will be 6-10 this year.

  24. scw1993 says: Aug 17, 2014 12:02 PM

    He’s not worried because he knows that brother Golden Boy in Denver will get the rules changed for him.

  25. hyzers says: Aug 17, 2014 12:05 PM

    I’m sure the G-Men will be firing on all offensive cylinders for Monday Night Football in Detroit. This season can’t start soon enough!

  26. largent80100 says: Aug 17, 2014 12:08 PM

    More like 7% completion, right, Eli?

  27. eaglesnoles05 says: Aug 17, 2014 12:09 PM

    Why would he be worried? He has two rings. That’s been enough right there to get him off the hook for playing horrible all the rest of the time in the past, I don’t expect it to be different now.

    “He has two rings” apparently is enough of a response to any fact-based analytical opinion of his usual shoddy QB play for everyone. Even the HOF…

    Lol, I’m sorry, but he just isn’t that good… and wean’t even in his superbowl seasons. He was VERY good in both playoff runs. The best. Those 8 games out of a 10yr career, with a few here-and-theres sprinkled in are where “eli is good” ends.

    And it’s true EVEN THOUGH the Eagles have never won a superbowl! In fact, the two things have NOTHING to do with eachother at all, if you can believe that. Haha.

  28. eaglesnoles05 says: Aug 17, 2014 12:13 PM

    I wonder why every team doesn’t run last years Broncos O if we can just say “it’s that O, it’ll be great once we are on the same page?”

  29. eaglesnoles05 says: Aug 17, 2014 12:18 PM

    And with the #1 pick in the 2015 NFL draft, NYG selects- Jamies Winston? Man I’d hate that.

  30. patriotsarespygaters says: Aug 17, 2014 12:24 PM

    what? is he facing the patriots defense because thats like the only defense he lights up and they make him look like montana

  31. cueghost says: Aug 17, 2014 12:26 PM

    The Giants Offense is just about as bad as the Dallas Defense. Actually the Cowboys 1st string D played OK yesterday, Maybe the Giants Offense is WORSE.

  32. shaggyjeff says: Aug 17, 2014 12:34 PM

    Eli is washed up

  33. We, the Steelers, support the immediate relocation of the Bills, Raiders, Vikings, Jaguars, Buccaneers, Rams, Ravens, Chargers, Colts, and Cardinals. Their current cities are an embarrassment to the NFL and the game Pittsburgh invented. #6 says: Aug 17, 2014 12:35 PM

    Big Ben: best of the 2004 draft class. Best ever.

  34. pittsteelers101 says: Aug 17, 2014 12:48 PM

    Because he has the giants beat writers making excuses for him!Giants will not make the playoffs!Even though it’s pre season there is a reason to worry!

  35. Commenting off the bench. . . says: Aug 17, 2014 1:13 PM

    Big Ben: best of the 2004 draft class. Best ever.

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    I am a Chargers fan but I’ve always liked the Steelers. I think Rivers is slightly better than Ben. The Chargers have had to deal with subpar coaching and management for too many years. Just looking at the numbers, Ben has the postseason edge, including a Super Bowl, but Rivers edges him out in all other categories. Ben also started two years sooner than Rivers, who sat behind another Charger great, Drew Brees. Also, Rivers has never missed a start, while it seems like Ben misses at least one game every other year because of injuries.

    ===========================
    Roethlisberger
    WL 95-47
    TD VS INT 219-122
    QB RATING 92.6
    COMPLETION % 63.3
    POSTSEASON 10-4

    —————————————

    Rivers
    WL 79-49
    TD VS INT 221-104
    QB RATING 96
    COMPLETION % 64.4
    POSTSEASON 4-4

  36. bc01red says: Aug 17, 2014 1:20 PM

    I am worried. So far looks just about the same as last year. O-line can’t protect, running game has been average at best except for the Jennings TD run and TE is a big concern. The new offense looks very predictable. I know its only preseason but the Giants have a lot of work to do in very little time.

  37. brokebackbrees says: Aug 17, 2014 1:23 PM

    Can’t spell elite without eli.. Ya fluked off 2 super bowls kid, time to hang em up. Next man up if the giants want to stand a chance.

  38. nykfanwakemeupin2015 says: Aug 17, 2014 1:39 PM

    Its hard to tell with a new offense and a new line. However we did not Beckham we needed line help. Eli is completely rattled back there and the offense will fail just as bad as last year if Eli does not have time.

    Eli is an inaccurate passer. He is not A Rodgers. We needed bigger receivers not tiny speedsters. I didn’t have high hopes for this season but last night was brutal. I was expecting a little bit better.

  39. brudog says: Aug 17, 2014 1:48 PM

    Eli needs to worry about his job. Coming off a horrible year last year and being clearly outplayed by Nassib this year doesn’t bode well for the “other” Manning.

  40. bobzilla1001 says: Aug 17, 2014 2:03 PM

    Easy there, off the bench.
    Steelers fans have zero tolerance for QB stats. So please keep them to yourself.

  41. justintuckrule says: Aug 17, 2014 2:13 PM

    Love the eagles fans trying to minimize Eli’s career to two glorious sb runs (like those were easy, but that’s another story. In his entire career they’ve only been under .500 once and that was last year barely. He was one pair of loose sweatpants away from being this generations Troy aikman, 3x sb dynasty qb.

  42. med515 says: Aug 17, 2014 2:20 PM

    Finally watched the game and Eli will be fine. The Oline is better. They must play together. The receivers, particularly Cruz, need to tighten things up. He was sloppy. The younger receivers are showing something. However, the Oline needs to get going. My sense about Eli is that he is more concerned with feeling out this new offense. He is being very careful, with good reason.

  43. mad55555 says: Aug 17, 2014 2:23 PM

    They are running a hurry up, 2010 Andy Reid Philadelphia Eagles west coast offense that is OBSOLETE! It is laughable how bad it is and they are going to crash and burn.

  44. richiethegreek says: Aug 17, 2014 2:36 PM

    Justintuckrule is a desperate loser who knows his team is about to go down in flames. Most of the things this guy says are either not true or just plain stupid. And he seems to have this wierd vendetta against Eagles fans even though the Eagles have nothing to do with this article. Starnge dude.

  45. babehuee says: Aug 17, 2014 2:37 PM

    Eli wins two Super Bowls and the whole Eagle organization has never won any in how many years? Eagles are the worst team in NFC east history. Ha ha ha ha

  46. bobsnygiants says: Aug 17, 2014 3:16 PM

    no more arm strength .

  47. zack2482 says: Aug 17, 2014 4:15 PM

    Please never, ever compare Eli to Aikman.

  48. estuart81 says: Aug 17, 2014 4:23 PM

    While the Giants offense doesn’t look great and us Giants fans would like to see something, you cant forget one major thing, IT’S PRESEASON!!! They are running no actual plays from their season playbook nor showing any pace of play they plan to have (and under McAdoo, you can expect it to be alot faster than they have played in the preseason). Its the most vanilla offense I have ever seen, and I’ve watched Kevin Killdrive since 2006. They ran the ball on 7 straight plays against the Colts. They ran the ball on 3rd and 9, and 3rd and 8 yesterday. Eli has attempted like 15 passes the entire 3 games he played, and against the Bills, I think he had one that wasn’t a screen to a RB and WR.

    I am not saying that the offense will be a complete 360 in Week 1, but if people are basing the offense off these 3 games, you need to stop watching preseason.

  49. raynman49 says: Aug 17, 2014 4:36 PM

    One of Eli’s problems may be that he’s never worried about anything. Well, I am! VERY worried.

  50. mad55555 says: Aug 17, 2014 4:38 PM

    I am not saying that the offense will be a complete 360 in Week 1, but if people are basing the offense off these 3 games, you need to stop watching preseason.

    360 degrees puts you back in the same direction you are going ….
    NJ giants fans for ya…
    I got to give it to you though, you are right. They are going in the same direction that they will be headed this season.
    ENJOY! :)

  51. estuart81 says: Aug 17, 2014 4:47 PM

    mad55555 says:
    Aug 17, 2014 4:38 PM
    I am not saying that the offense will be a complete 360 in Week 1, but if people are basing the offense off these 3 games, you need to stop watching preseason.

    360 degrees puts you back in the same direction you are going ….
    NJ giants fans for ya…
    I got to give it to you though, you are right. They are going in the same direction that they will be headed this season.
    ENJOY! :)

    **********************************************
    I realize what a 360 literally is, what I meant was, they aren’t just going to turn around and immediately turn into the most explosive and functional offense in the league, but when all you are doing is running straight up draws, screens and quick slants 95% of preseason (I think Jernigans end around was the craziest play they ran), its a little easy as a defense to know what is coming.

    I

  52. jchipwood says: Aug 17, 2014 5:02 PM

    Eli never shows emotion which is fine but when other people try to be like him in interviews like bellichick its just embarrassing for that person.

  53. dallassux says: Aug 17, 2014 5:20 PM

    We’re all laughing at you justintuckrule

  54. kev86 says: Aug 17, 2014 5:29 PM

    Easy Eli is the comeback kid. He will be fine and can beat anyone.

  55. formerworldchamps says: Aug 17, 2014 6:18 PM

    I can only hope five years after the conclusion of this season the debate is did Eli do enough for the Hall of Fame.

  56. gfan8611 says: Aug 17, 2014 6:45 PM

    Like Eli Manning would ever admit to being worried. His entire personality is centered around one thing and that is to never say anything they can throw back in your face. They could start 0-6 again and the edgiest thing you’d get out of Eli is they need to practice better. Then he’d quickly say they were practicing well when someone asked him if he was talking about anyone in particular.

  57. gfan8611 says: Aug 17, 2014 6:46 PM

    I can only hope five years after the conclusion of this season the debate is did Eli do enough for the Hall of Fame.

    He has a few more flop seasons like he did last year and he’s going play himself right out of first ballot consideration.

  58. justintuckrule says: Aug 17, 2014 7:23 PM

    Glad I can provide some entertainment to you eagles fans. Lord knows your team has failed I that department for going on what? 50+ years? Yuck.

    I think you all copy pasted your posts from 2011. Eli sucks… Fluke… Etc… He keeps proving you wrong and we’re the ones to laugh at you fools.

    Cheers.

  59. howleyesque says: Aug 17, 2014 7:38 PM

    LOL Uh neither are the Cowboys!

  60. fantasybacon says: Aug 17, 2014 7:40 PM

    Week two of preseason and everyone here (mostly everyone) is assuming the worst from a glorified practice. Is it too far of a stretch to assume that the highly paid staff of the New York Football Giants was working on some elements of the new offense without regard to the meaningless outcome?

    This is a brand new system for Eli and company. I don’t expect we’ll see it at 80 to 100% until about game six anyway.

  61. gianthater says: Aug 17, 2014 8:57 PM

    To Justintuckrule. Eat your heart out. It’s the Eagles who rule the east. EAGLE POWER!!!

  62. punksinplay says: Aug 17, 2014 9:20 PM

    The O-line stinks and when Eli doesn’t have time to throw, he stinks.

  63. stamm321 says: Aug 17, 2014 10:04 PM

    Eli manning is not worried about the gnats offense, and opposing teams are not worried about sheli manning.

  64. politicallyincorrect says: Aug 17, 2014 10:13 PM

    I’m not worried about Eli or Giants on offense either…..

    but I am a Redskins fan

  65. politicallyincorrect says: Aug 17, 2014 10:14 PM

    I believe Redskins easily win NFC East

  66. formerworldchamps says: Aug 17, 2014 10:26 PM

    gfan8611 says: Aug 17, 2014 6:46 PM

    I can only hope five years after the conclusion of this season the debate is did Eli do enough for the Hall of Fame.

    He has a few more flop seasons like he did last year and he’s going play himself right out of first ballot consideration.

    My point is I hope he retires after this season.

  67. politicallyincorrect says: Aug 17, 2014 10:34 PM

    I don’t see how Eli was ever remotely close to being a HOF vote getter… he has one season where he was a top 10 QB in the league and is probably the 3rd best QB in his draft class

    Eli is a big gamer and has two rings, but rings are a team accomplishment (then again, Troy Aikman is in the HOF for team accomplishment, but while he was not a top QB he was a consistent top 8 guy)

    I hope Eli plays many more years!

  68. dallassux says: Aug 17, 2014 10:39 PM

    I’d also love to know where all those giants fans are that were proclaiming the NFC title when they signed all those OL in free agency. Geoff Schwartz lol. Charles Brown lol. Stop it already

  69. simonator917 says: Aug 17, 2014 10:41 PM

    Actually, when any quarterback doesn’t have to throw they all stink. ALL OF THEM! That’s why they have an offensive line, to give the quarterback time to throw. Occasionally a great quarterback can escape pressure and deliver a great throw, like when someone named Eli Manning did just that and the beat the then-18-and-0 Patriots. I also remember his helmet being knocked sideways in San Fran in the NFCCG and then calmly throwing a touchdown pass on 3rd and 15 to tie the game which his team eventually won.

    You don’t want him? Fine. As a Raiders fan I’d take him in a heartbeat. All he does is lead his team to comeback wins IN THE SUPER BOWL! If you don’t want to compare him to Troy Aikman that’s fine because Aikman never had to come from behind in the Super Bowl. His teams were already ahead at the end of those games.

  70. elibestqbever says: Aug 18, 2014 12:09 AM

    For all the bashing of the Giants new offense. Why aren’t any of you haters talking about how great the Giants defense will be???
    We are playing the preseason without our leader in Beason and still look great. The offense may take a quarter of the season to completely get on track but the defense is good enough to keep us at 2-2 at that point. And no1 in the division is good anyway. The cowboys are a 4 win team with a historically bad defense to go along with the least clutch qb of all time. The Eagles were the biggest fluke ever last year and played the 7 worst ranked defense on NFL in last 7 games last year to sneak into playoffs. And the redskins are average.

  71. edithpiaf51 says: Aug 18, 2014 3:45 AM

    First of all I do not understand how anyone can say Eli Manning never shows emotion. I have seen him cry, i have seem him upset, frustrated, etc especailly last year. I think when he says he is not woried what he is trying to say is like what my students say in the beginnijng of a semester. They take it one day at a time to learn what needs to be learned. Having 21 years of college teaching experience, I know what he means. Eli is fine and will be fine. If one worries too much, it is difficult to learn and concentrate.

  72. jimmysee says: Aug 18, 2014 5:13 AM

    Eli Manning is Edgar to Peyton’s Johnny Winter.

    A talent in his own right, but he’s no Johnny.

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