“We’re getting a feel for the offense in the second year, building on things,” quarterback Eli Manning said Tuesday on the first day of minicamp.
“No question,” the 30-year-old told Newsday. “We’ve got the skill set to do that. We showed flashes last year, but they were obviously being overshadowed by what we didn’t do so well.”
“I think we’re going to have a dominant offense,” Jennings told reporters. “Eli (Manning) is really comfortable in the offense now, being able to control a lot from the line of scrimmage.”
“Something that I gathered from coach Coughlin in a short period of time is faces change, but his expectations never will. He’s a man of consistency, so we love playing for him.”
Jennings spent part of his morning talking with Boomer and Craig about his path from an awkward, lazy teen to an NFL running back.
It looks like rookie Andre Williams will carry the workload for the New York Giants as Rashad Jennings nurses an ankle injury. The St. Louis Rams come in with no new injuries for Sunday.
The New York Football Giants (3-9) added more bodies to the injured reserve list this week in advance of their game against the Tennessee Titans, increasing what had already been the league’s most populated list. This week, key performers like Robert Ayers, Mathias Kiwanuka and Geoff Schwartz were also added to the burgeoning IR.
Rock bottom? Maybe so, although the way things have gone for the Giants this season…
The Giants had just five QB hits (including two sacks) and, more importantly, gave Tony Romo WAY too much time to operate in the second half.
The New York Football Giants (3-8) dropped another winnable game, as New York could not hold an early lead, and then allowed a late Tony Romo to Dez Bryant touchdown, as the Dallas Cowboys (8-3) remained tied for the NFC East lead with a 31-28 victory at the Meadowlands.
“They gave great effort, but in this league, as we all know, that’s not good enough,” McAdoo said. “We need to handle the stunts better and execute a little better.”
For a franchise that considers itself a model NFL team, the New York Football Giants seem likely to experience a third straight season without a playoff berth. In the face of a 7-9 season last year, the front office promised major changes, but those changes have fallen far short of expectations.
Patrick Willis’ season is over, something that may already apply to the New York Giants’ playoff hopes.
“He hasn’t played in a while, so I can’t say how much he can give us,” Coughlin said of Jennings. “He knows his limitations and knows his own body. We trust him. At this point, we need a win.”
Rashad Jennings practiced on a limited basis Wednesday, and both he and coach Tom Coughlin were optimistic that he would be able to play in what has become a must-win game for New York.