Eli Manning: I feel 100 percent, but trainers say I’m not

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Giants General Manager Jerry Reese said recently that quarterback Eli Manning was “out for spring ball,” which appears to have been either a misunderstanding or an overly pessimistic view of Manning’s condition after ankle surgery.

Manning said Monday that he took about half the snaps during Monday’s workout at the team’s facility and that he would be doing everything when the team starts OTAs in a couple of weeks if it was totally up to him. Manning said he feels 100 percent, “but the trainers tell me I’m not.”

“I already feel like I can go out there and do everything,” Manning said, via Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News. “We’ll still be smart about it these next few weeks and not overdo anything. If they want to limit me somewhat, I’ll understand that. But I want to take every single rep and they know that.”

Cautious or not, the Giants released Rusty Smith on Monday in a move that signals an increased comfort level with Manning’s participation in practices now and in the near future.

48 responses to “Eli Manning: I feel 100 percent, but trainers say I’m not

  1. This is one tough SOB. And 1000% invested in the team. You can see why his teammates look up to him.

  2. I don’t blame the Giants for taking a conservative approach with Eli. At a certain age, rest is more important that reps after ankle surgery.

  3. He is tough. And 1000% invested in the team. You can see why his teammates look up to him.

  4. He’ll be back throwing INTs and turning his back to the oncoming pass rush in no time.

  5. Cowboys will beat the Midget twice a year by at least 3 touchdowns as usual! I’m so glad I’m a fan of God’s team, the Dallas Cowboys! We have the best QB, WRs, coach, defense, and owner in the league! We will win a minimum of 3 Super Bowls in the next 7 years!


  6. He needs a better defense to win because he’s not winning anything on his own.

  7. The one thing that cant be argued is that it couldn’t possibly be any worse than last season. Go Blue.

  8. why do they need him at ota’s? what is the point of having a backup qb if they never take a snap? not a giants fan but if I were them I would tell him he is not seeing the field until training camp. and while snaps at ota’s may not mean much at least it gives them a chance to see what they have in their backups if they ever need to use them in a real game.

  9. All you Eli haters, understand that this is why he is better than your quarterback. He is a warrior, and expects to play.

    In Eli we trust. Go Big Blue.

  10. As the Josh Freedman era starts for the Giants, it’s time to put the past behind us. Eli had a great career, and he will be a good coach for the Giants this year, but the team will be depending on Josh Freedman, not Coach Manning.

  11. Elite QB Eli Manning is the key reason they’ll go 7-9 instead of 5-11.

  12. Eli Manning is hands down my favorite QB in the NFL. He’s tough as nails, got tons of heart and is a great leader. He just gets busy and works his tail off. No tweeting nonsense. No faux hawk fashion disaster hairdos every off season. Lol. Sooner or later, he shuts everyone up. He’s cool.

  13. The definition of a mediocre QB with more rings, MVP trophies, consecutive games played, 4th quarter comeback wins, and road playoff wins than your QB could ever dream of.

    Both Superbowls were won by a great defense? That’s why Eli had to come from behind to win those two games? He Scored as many points in his wins as Brady did in his 3 wins.

    You’re all a bunch of arm chair GMS with no clue of what a winning formula looks like. Hence the Eagles, Jets, and Chargers fans chiming in, showing how angry they really are at history. You’re trophy case is laughing at you.

  14. Paul smith 07 is the equivalent of Ray Finkle in Ace Ventura.

    Eli Manning is his Dan Marino. He’s so mad the Giants have 2 rings. He can’t help but troll the Giants any chance he gets.
    I’d be mad too if I were a sorry Eagles fan.


  15. Love the hate from Dallas, GB, etc. fans whose teams Eli beat on his way to his TWO (so far!) SBs.

    I don’t know what’s more pathetic cowboys fans talking all this SB they are GOING/ABOUT to win or skin fans doing the same. lol

  16. i don’t care if he throws 30 picks in a season, he has two Superbowl MVPs.

    you guys can keep your little chicken qbs who don’t throw picks and never win anything.

  17. The future doesn’t matter? I bleed Blue for life, but this whole “SB MVP” excuse is a joke. The past doesn’t mean a thing in 2014, and as long as he keeps making dumb rookie mistakes, the future will be a disaster as long as he’s the QB of this team. Those MVP awards were from those 2 games, not his career, and not SEASON MVP’s. The SB MVP’s are completely irrelevant to where he is as a QB today.

  18. Painter could wear Manning’s jersey and you wouldn’t even notice a difference.

  19. I truly believe Eli’s interceptions numbers will come way down this year with a simplified offensive scheme. No more read the defense, read the wide receiver and PRAY your receiver runs the right route.

    Cruz compared the difference in offense approaches perfectly:

    Cruz: There’s much more freedom for the Wide Receivers to play fast. Your route is your route and you run it to the best of your ability. There are still some plays that require you to read the defense, but feels they’ve done a good job putting receivers in positions to play free and easy.

  20. Eli has played in over 150 straight games and has won a lot of them. More good wins than bad losses. 2 SB MVPS. He bleeds blue.


  21. I take your QBs to win my FF leagues and I take the Great Eli Manning to win my favorite NFL team’s Super Bowls.

    Life is good.

  22. At least he doesn’t cry on the field like romo and brady. drool yes, but not cry.

  23. As an Eagles fan, the only other NFC East team that I care/worry about is the Giants. They are a great franchise. Yes, Eli sometimes looks like the worst QB in the NFL. Yes, they manage to be awful sometimes. But Coughlin is a great coach and they manage to get hot at the right time.

    As for the Racistskins and the Cowboys….#1 and #2 worst owners in sports….not sure which but they are in a class by themselves….as long as these two clowns own the team neither one of these teams will accomplish anything.‘

  24. Wouldn’t be surprised if he’s battling the hereditary neck issue that’s plagued both of his older brothers.

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