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  • Leonard: Pressure on Eli Manning as Giants have built entire 2018 season around their aging QB

    http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/fo...icle-1.3969750

    Excerpt: "There is pressure on Davis Webb to fend off new draft pick Kyle Lauletta for the Giants backup quarterback job, sure. And the conversation will steer even heavier in that direction in a week when the Giants' rookie minicamp gets underway at Quest Diagnostics Training Center May 11-13.

    But let's all stop pretending that Webb is the Giants quarterback with the heavy burden on his shoulders this offseason. Regardless of what happens in the Webb-Lauletta Stakes, the Giants QB who most needs to prove something in 2018, who faces the most pressure this summer and fall, is Eli Manning.

    And it's not close.

    Manning, 37, is the lynchpin to Dave Gettleman's short-term (win now) and long-term (no QB drafted in the first round) plan. Manning now has the greatest skill position group of his career, assuming the GM re-signs Odell Beckham Jr.

    Manning is the one whose skills deteriorated last season, who threw for 113 yards on Thanksgiving in Washington (with some dropped passes, yes, but still), who got benched the following week in Oakland for Geno Smith.

    Manning is the one set to go on trial on May 14 over that long-standing memorabilia fraud case that a New Jersey Superior Court Judge refused to throw away.

    Listen: Manning has spent 14 years proudly and impressively representing this franchise. He is friendly, accommodating, charitable, consistent and durable. And he is clutch and has two Super Bowl rings and MVPs to prove it.

    However, there is more pressure riding on Manning now than ever before.

    Gettleman made every move this offseason with the belief that his veteran quarterback still has at least two years of good football left in him. The GM and other Manning supporters constantly reference a performance against the Eagles as the reason why, as if the Giants didn't play 15 other games. They'd better hope they're right.

    With confidence in Manning as their foundation, Gettleman then went about making almost every single decision with the priority of winning now, headlined by paying big for veteran LT Nate Solder, trading for Rams veteran LB Alec Ogletree and spending the No. 2 overall pick of the NFL Draft on Penn State RB Saquon Barkley.

    Meanwhile, look at what is happening around the Giants in the NFC East." Read more...
    “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1

  • #2
    Eli handles the mental pressure very well, not worried about that. Its the physical pressure he struggles with.
    http://thegiantsboard.proboards.com/

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    • #3
      Great, another ***** session by Pat Leonard.
      “It drops deep as it does in my breath

      I never sleep, cuz sleep is the cousin of death

      Beyond the walls of intelligence, life is defined

      I think of crime, when I’m in a New York state of mind.”

      Nasir Jones

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      • #4
        this guy doesn't know his ***hole from his elbow,Eli is solid under pressure if they can give him 3 3.5 seconds in the pocket consistently that will feel like and eternity compared to the last 5 or so years,the thing is being consistent get the QBs clock right.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by big blue dog View Post
          this guy doesn't know his ***hole from his elbow,Eli is solid under pressure if they can give him 3 3.5 seconds in the pocket consistently that will feel like and eternity compared to the last 5 or so years,the thing is being consistent get the QBs clock right.
          Eli is terrible under pressure anymore. I have no idea what you are seeing. The old Eli who made subtle lateral moves in the pocket to create time is long gone.
          What's left is a guy who can't move at all, goes down without being touched and chucks and ducks.

          He NEEDS a lot of protection because he breaks down amid a pass rush.
          Deny everything. Admit nothing. Make counter accusations.

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          • #6
            Pressure creates oil, diamonds, and champions

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            • #7
              He has been under pressure since the day he was drafted.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Morehead State View Post

                Eli is terrible under pressure anymore. I have no idea what you are seeing. The old Eli who made subtle lateral moves in the pocket to create time is long gone.
                What's left is a guy who can't move at all, goes down without being touched and chucks and ducks.

                He NEEDS a lot of protection because he breaks down amid a pass rush.
                I still want to see him with a conistent 3 to 3.5 seconds and decent run game with play action to help the line,if he can't produce then we will see Webb,surprised you didn't notice a lot of the balls going into the ground were on screens that were covered or three step drops with free rushers,it would be stupid to take the loss when you can throw a ball away,he aint perfect but he still has something left DG is not the sentimental type,if he was done he wouldn't be here.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by krankeybluechick View Post
                  He has been under pressure since the day he was drafted.
                  Great point he's one of those guys that takes it in stride,no matter what he does right or wrong he is gonna get criticized probably more for the good stuff.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by krankeybluechick View Post
                    He has been under pressure since the day he was drafted.
                    This is the truth. When didn't he ?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by big blue dog View Post
                      I still want to see him with a conistent 3 to 3.5 seconds and decent run game with play action to help the line,if he can't produce then we will see Webb,surprised you didn't notice a lot of the balls going into the ground were on screens that were covered or three step drops with free rushers,it would be stupid to take the loss when you can throw a ball away,he aint perfect but he still has something left DG is not the sentimental type,if he was done he wouldn't be here.
                      All QB's would. But the pass rush IS coming regardless of how good or bad your O line is. The best athletes in the league are on defense and a QB better be able to deal with a pass rush in big spots.
                      Ours hasn't shown that ability for the last several years.
                      Deny everything. Admit nothing. Make counter accusations.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Morehead State View Post

                        All QB's would. But the pass rush IS coming regardless of how good or bad your O line is. The best athletes in the league are on defense and a QB better be able to deal with a pass rush in big spots.
                        Ours hasn't shown that ability for the last several years.
                        As much as we love Eli, that is a true fact. Eli is not great at avoiding the pass rush. Except when the Super bowl is on the line. Then suddenly the magic happens.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by big blue dog View Post
                          I still want to see him with a conistent 3 to 3.5 seconds and decent run game with play action to help the line,if he can't produce then we will see Webb,surprised you didn't notice a lot of the balls going into the ground were on screens that were covered or three step drops with free rushers,it would be stupid to take the loss when you can throw a ball away,he aint perfect but he still has something left DG is not the sentimental type,if he was done he wouldn't be here.
                          What if he gets the 5+ seconds Brady seems to always gets, where he stands back there and surveys the field for what seems like forever.
                          Brady's great, especially with all the time he gets.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by bigpoppy View Post

                            As much as we love Eli, that is a true fact. Eli is not great at avoiding the pass rush. Except when the Super bowl is on the line. Then suddenly the magic happens.
                            Back in the day?...Absolutely.

                            Unfortunately that day is long gone.
                            Deny everything. Admit nothing. Make counter accusations.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by SG88 View Post
                              Great, another ***** session by Pat Leonard.


                              Exactly. **** him and the bird cage filler he scribbles for.

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