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    MANNING HELPS PLAYERS AS MUCH OFF FIELD

    "There’s Eli Manning the quarterback and Eli Manning the offensive
    coordinator.



    Giants coach Tom Coughlin pointed to Manning’s routine of having a meeting
    with the receivers after every Friday practice as one of the reason his
    quarterback has improved and has the team a win away from another
    championship.




    “We get in the green zone, we are going to do this, we are going to do that,”
    receiver Mario Manningham said of the meeting. “We are going to talk about the
    technique of the defensive backs.”




    Manningham said the meetings really only started this year, which happens to
    be by far Manning’s best season in the NFL. And it is one of the reasons the
    Giants are back in Super Bowl XLVI against New England.




    “He has a tape made, he cuts it up, he decides how he wants to implement and
    impart to the receiver, what he’s looking for,” Coughlin said. “The receivers
    talk about what they should and shouldn’t do and what they should’ve done. He
    does go through that.”




    The improvement of Manning and the receiving trio of Hakeem Nicks, Victor
    Cruz and Manningham has been evident.




    “It helps prepare for Sunday because we’re going over everything just with us,”
    Nicks said. “We’re going over the game plan and how Eli is seeing everything,
    and how we can take advantage of things and exploit certain things. It helps us
    (bond) … It’s just the plays we are running and making sure we’re on the same
    page.”




    The process actually begins earlier in the week when Manning also spends time
    with the other positions on the offense. He works with the tight ends, running
    backs and offensive line about pass protection.




    “He’s involved with all groups throughout the course of the week, he’s very
    much involved with the offensive lineman,” Coughlin said. “He likes busting
    their chops and they do it the other way around. So, he spends time with
    everyone throughout the course of the week, and it’s basically all football.”




    The breakout season for Manning could not have been needed more. The Giants
    running game finished last in the league, despite some late-season improvement.
    But without Manning's development it’s unlikely the Giants would have even been
    in position to win the NFC East and go another playoff run like they did four
    years ago, when they beat the Patriots in the Super Bowl.




    “We leaned on the passing game. There is no question. He’s the trigger guy,
    so between the receivers, the protection and himself there is no question we
    were not running the ball as effectively as we have in the past,” offensive
    coordinator Kevin Gilbride said. “So the only way we were going to move it and
    have a chance to be successful was through the air.




    “Fortunately, we’ve gotten better, with the exception of the San Francisco
    game, over the last four or five weeks of running the ball. But for the most
    part, we were not as good as we’ve been. We have been pretty good, but we were
    just not as good this year.”

    “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1

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    Re: MANNING HELPS PLAYERS AS MUCH OFF FIELD - LEADERSHIP WE NEVER SEE

    Good info!

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    • #3
      Re: MANNING HELPS PLAYERS AS MUCH OFF FIELD - LEADERSHIP WE NEVER SEE

      My Boy Eli....


      Easy-E
      "Once a Giant, ALWAYS, a Giant."

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        Re: MANNING HELPS PLAYERS AS MUCH OFF FIELD - LEADERSHIP WE NEVER SEE

        You wonder if Brady takes makes this kind of extra effort. Or any other QB in the league for that matter.

        I read in the offseason Eli was trying to get his receivers together for practice while Sanchez was hosting a big cookout at his spread in CA for his teammates

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          Re: MANNING HELPS PLAYERS AS MUCH OFF FIELD - LEADERSHIP WE NEVER SEE

          [quote user="CTLadyBlue"]You wonder if Brady takes makes this kind of extra effort. Or any other QB in the league for that matter.

          I read in the offseason Eli was trying to get his receivers together for practice while Sanchez was hosting a big cookout at his spread in CA for his teammates[/quote]

          This is the type of activity that makes teams better quietly.
          “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1

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          • #6
            Re: MANNING HELPS PLAYERS AS MUCH OFF FIELD - LEADERSHIP WE NEVER SEE

            i always hated that plex and shockey would go "nah we're gonna train in miami" when eli would practically beg them to put in the time together.

            i remember it got to the point eli even offered to go to miami i think he did go one offseason.

            and remember this offseason how sanchez got all this publicity, and eli and co. like RF said, did it quietly in some HS field in hoboken or something...


            imagine if plex and shockey had the heart and desire/focus cruz, nicks, mm, etc. have...one things for sure plex never woulda shot himself...actually, can't quite say that with plex pathetic as that may be

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