The Giants offense failed to impress once again on Thursday night as the starters mustered one first down amid the dropped passes, miscommunication and poor throws that were far too prevalent over the course of the preseason.
Quarterback Eli Manning hasn’t bought into the doom and gloom about the offense at any point this summer and his reaction wasn’t any different after Thursday’s 1-for-4, zero yard outing. Manning found silver linings wherever he could find them, including the old standby about the week of practice offering no hint of the struggles that were to come.
“Well, I thought we had a good week of practice,” Manning said, via NJ.com. “We didn’t get much going [Thursday night], but we’re getting ready for Detroit, that first game. We got the starters out healthy so that’s always the most important thing. We have to get ready for Detroit on Monday night. It should be fun.”
The Giants have held fast to a confident line about the offense being where it needs to be for the regular season, something that can be seen in Manning’s relative nonchalance about the struggles. They’ve got over a week to make sure that’s the case or the game against the Lions won’t be as much fun as Manning is predicting.