Eli Manning understands the concern about the New York Giants’ offense with the regular season three weeks away. The guys entrusted with making new coordinator Ben McAdoo’s unit work have done little in the last two preseason games.
Coach Tom Coughlin would never criticize his franchise quarterback, but he knows that there has to be changes with Eli Manning and the offense.
Although the performance against Indy has led to widespread consternation about Manning and his first-unit group, one must understand that McAdoo is keeping things under wraps.
A day after the Jets were doused by members of the Cortlandville Fire Department, the Giants took their turns answering the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, albeit in a bit more subtle fashion.
NFL head coaches tend to be more revered than their counterparts in Major League Baseball, the NBA and the NHL. Tom Coughlin is still viewed as elite, and deservedly so.
Eli Manning has too much talent, temerity and intelligence to turn into the turnover machine he was last year. And no doubt the Giants will do everything in their power to avoid a repeat of their galling 0-6 start in 2013.
Coughlin said he hopes to get his first-string offense more opportunity to play together this week against the Indianapolis Colts.
Coughlin didn’t just deal with booing. He also dealt with hecklers. A “Lets Go Buffalo!” chant broke out when the coach was answering questions, and one guy yelled, “New Jersey frauds!”
“It was good to get the running game going and get that offensive line firing off,” Manning said after Sunday’s preseason win over Buffalo. “That always helps out the whole offense.”
The severity of Wilson’s neck injury has not been released by the team. One report by NJ.com said the 23-year-old would “need a miracle” to get back on the field.
The Giants are holding their breath on Wilson, whose career was thought to be in jeopardy when he was diagnosed with spinal stenosis last season.
Coaches just hate when high-drafted rookies get hurt during training camp. They hate it even more when said rookie was slated to take part in a sparkly, new passing offense.
To prepare you for the upcoming campaign, WFAN host Mike Francesa is broadcasting live from Giants camp on Tuesday afternoon.
Always on the clock, Coughlin — red-faced, military-molded, fit and fiery, whistle dangling from his neck like a drill instructor — is literally a lifer.
The Giants’ first pick in this year’s draft has been sidelined throughout the early stages of training camp due to an injured right hamstring, something that has frustrated head coach Tom Coughlin.