Eli Manning: “I still think we’re a good team”

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Eli Manning is choosing to see the glass as not only not empty, but half-full.

Either that or he’s full of something else.

The veteran quarterback told WFAN’s Mike Francesa last night the 0-4 Giants weren’t far off.

I still think we’re a good team,” Manning said, via James Kratch of NJ.com.

No traditional indicators back that up, as neither the offense nor the defense is playing well, they’ve trailed by at least 10 points in every game this season, they haven’t scored a point in a first quarter yet, and the whole have-lost-every-game thing.

“We’re playing pretty good football, but we’re not playing great football,” Manning said. “There’s not many mistakes being made. Guys are doing the right things. We’ve just got to do it better.”

Of course, they have the equally good Chargers (0-4) coming into town this week, which Manning thinks could be a springboard. Only one team has ever overcome an 0-4 start to make the playoffs (the 1992 Chargers).

“We’ve got to get that first win, and you go from there. You never know what can happen,” he said. “We still feel like we’re a good team that can win a lot of games. . . .

“Well, let’s make history and be the second team. That’s the only thing we can worry about. . . . Let’s give ourselves a chance.  No one know what’s going to happen, but if we don’t start winning soon, we will know what’s going to happen.”

You have to admire his optimism. If not his grip on reality.

25 responses to “Eli Manning: “I still think we’re a good team”

  1. The only reason the game with the Bucs was even close was 3 missed kicks and a dumb playcall at the goal line for the Bucs. Giants are terrible.

  2. What else do you expect Manning to say? “We stink, there’s no hope we can turn this around, so lets just show up on Sunday and collect our game checks and be done with it.” While there might be some truth to that,even if he or teammates are thinking that they can’t say it.

  3. I would say the run defense has been pretty bad but also McAdoo can try for field goals on 4th down. He must think it’s madden or something going for it on 4th. Also how about Brad Wing get a little consistency.

  4. waldoampere says:
    October 3, 2017 at 10:41 am
    The Giants are the second best team….. in the Meadowlands.

    Lets see how things turn out by January. There are 12 games left.

  5. 1992 Chargers are the only team since the 16 game schedule went in in 1978 to start 0-4 and make the playoffs. They finished 11-5.

    Only one other team has started 0-4 and ended up with a winning record. The 2004 Bills who went 9-7 and missed the playoffs. They blew their playoff shot on the last game of the year to the Steelers backups.

    There have been 119 teams that have started 0-4 in that stretch.

    So going by history the Giants have a 0.8% chance to make the playoffs and a 1.7% chance to finish the season with a winning record.

    So we can be 99.2% sure we won’t have to worry about the Giants come January.

  6. Well in hindsight going into the season with this offensive line was assanine! Losing Hankins, poor play by Thompson and apple on defense have contributed to the problem but more than anything in a league of parity coaching is the differnce and Mcadoof is clearly overwhelmed

  7. Chargers next. They believe they are underrated and they are also 0-4 and desperate. 0-5 and the Giants go from “minute historical chance” to “no chance”.

  8. 6ball says:
    October 3, 2017 at 11:54 am
    They’re adequate in most phases of the game, but excel at none.


    I think there inadequate in every phase of the game.

  9. bullcharger says:
    October 3, 2017 at 11:47 am

    …we can be 99.2% sure we won’t have to worry about the Giants come January.


    So you’re saying there’s a chance. 😉

  10. Someone needs to make a film called “Worst NFL Coaching Fires Of All Time”. Browns firing Belichick would be #1. The Giants firing Coughlin would be #2. The Eagles firing Reid for Chip would be in the top 10 at least.

  11. “Florioismyhero says:
    October 3, 2017 at 11:03 am
    can’t spell “Elite” without Eli!”
    Yeah, well, you can’t spell “Eliminated” without Eli, either.

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