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Eli Manning Admits He Needs To Be Smarter, Better

You can’t say it more succinctly as to what is wrong with the Giants right now. Whether Eli Manning feels like he has to force it to get a win, whether he’s not seeing the defense — he absolutely needs to make smarter decisions and flat out play better than he has this season.

This is his 10th year – he’s simply making too many mistakes. All season we’ve heard Eli has been the victim of collateral damage. A shoddy offensive line. No run game. TE’s that can’t run or pass block. And while that may be true to a certain extent — yesterday the Giants put together a competitive game in the face of all that and were down by a point with the ball in the 4th quarter. We saw shorter routes. We saw quick release passes completed for big gains. We saw the run game open up a bit with Brandon Jacobs who ran hard.

And yet, with only being down a point and holding the ball you would have thought the game was out of reach. Boykins made a great play to intercept a Victor Cruz caught ball to force the first INT – the Eagles quickly scored to go up by 8. Then the wheels popped completely off. Eli throws 2 more picks — and the game is over. How we can see Eli Manning go from calmly winning games in the 4th quarter with great decisions to this guy — when he’s supposed to be in his prime — is beyond me.

I have nothing left to critique in that sense – the Giants moved the ball well by doing what we’ve been clamoring for as fans for weeks. They arguably should have scored more – got conservative only up a few points perhaps, but largely the Giants had control of this game and let it slip away with poor play on offense, followed quickly by a given up defense. Sad state of affairs right now in East Rutherford.

Here is Eli’s full post game presser:

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