Eli Manning getting on same page with new receiving targets

AP

The Giants made a pair of moves designed to boost the effectiveness of their passing game this offseason when they signed wide receiver Brandon Marshall and drafted tight end Evan Engram.

Any boost will require the two new targets to develop a rapport with quarterback Eli Manning that leads to Manning looking their way once the regular season gets underway. On Monday, Manning reiterated that he’s looking forward to Marshall providing the big target the team hasn’t had since Plaxico Burress shot himself in the leg and that he’s steadily building chemistry with both players.

“We’re doing some good stuff, Brandon and I, getting on the same page,” Manning said, via ESPN.com. “Every day there’s something new that comes up though. A route here, a concept, just getting on the same timing. You can kind of talk about everything, but you’ve got to get in as many live reps, one-on-ones, get running different routes, getting on the same timing with things will be good. Same with Evan. He’s making some plays, doing a lot of good things, but the more one-on-ones, the more situations, different things come up every practice. There’s something to learn from it every day.”

Questions about the wisdom of the Giants’ decision to largely stand pat on the offensive line will remain until the regular season is underway and a repeat of last year’s struggles could limit their offensive output. If that bet up front pays off, though, the talent and depth of the receiving group provides ample reason to expect more points on the scoreboard this time around.

14 responses to “Eli Manning getting on same page with new receiving targets

  1. ibillwt says:
    August 8, 2017 at 12:52 pm
    Oh what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive E-Lie.
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    Where’s that benefit of a doubt you gave everyone hell for not giving Brady Pats boy? I’m not a Giants fan but that is some major league hypocrisy. A member of the Patriots internet defense force trolling the guilty until proven innocent QB that beat them in the SB twice, lmao

  2. “On Monday, Manning reiterated that he’s looking forward to Manning providing the big target the team hasn’t had since Plaxico Burress shot himself in the leg and that he’s steadily building chemistry with both players.”

    At 6’4″, 218 lbs., Eli would indeed provide a big target if he threw the ball to himself.

  3. The o-line is the same five guys as last season. Richburg played the entire season with an injured thumb, and Pugh missed some time as well. Flowers and Hart are each in their third seasons and will continue to grow. Even if they don’t get much better, I can’t imagine them being worse than last season.

    The major difference on offense is, as stated in the article, Marshall and Engram. We had poor play from our WR2 and TE last season. Shep was great in the slot, but Cruz was too slow and Lewis too erratic. Tye was below average. Huge upgrades at both positions this season.

    Perkins has upside in the run game but we will miss Jennings in pass pro. Vereen could be a big part of the offense if he can stay healthy.

    Eli will be fine.

  4. Eli Mae is almost always on the same page with new receivers – he throws a bunch of interceptions each year to new people!

  5. and in a related story, Christian Hackenberg has been shown where the library is. Unfortunately, he keeps trying to push open the from door which is clearly marked “Pull”. 🙂

  6. No matter how good Eli might be Brandon Marshall will still find something to whine about. Story of that moron’s career.

  7. Whatever you say, better than any QB the Cowpokes have had for a while…How many SB’s have you won during Eli’s career?

    Sad, just sad..

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    wttoolman says:
    August 8, 2017 at 2:35 pm
    Translation: Eli will lead the league(again) in interceptions.

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