Good morning, New York Giants fans! Here is your Giants Morning Report for the final Tuesday of the Giants' 2014 season.
Eli 'Feeling Good' About Giants' Offense
Quarterback Eli Manning told WFAN's Mike Francesa on Monday that he is "feeling good" about the team's new offense.
"I think we’re feeling good within the offense. The players are starting to understand everything. Everybody is in the mix. Everybody is making plays," said Manning, who was 25-of-32 for 391 yards and three touchdowns on Sunday. "I have enjoyed the process of learning this offense."
Head coach Tom Coughlin Monday referred to Manning's "laser-like" focus during Sunday's game against the St. Louis Rams. It was noticeable in how Manning orchestrated at the line of scrimmage, looking as comfortable and confident as he has at any time this season.
"I think his focus was laser-like. I think he was very, very, much tuned only into what was going on, on the field. He was as focused and as zoomed in on what he was looking for in this game as any game we have seen this year," Coughlin said. "He obviously played very, very, well."
Writing for Bleacher Report, Pat Traina pointed out that Manning has been outstanding since the five-interception debacle against the San Francisco 49ers. In five games since that nightmare, Manning has completed 69.7 percent of his passes, thrown for 11 touchdowns, been intercepted just twice and has a passer rating of 109.2. Traina says that Manning, with one year left on his contract, is "quietly making a strong case for a contract extension."
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Hall of Fame wide receiver Cris Carter and former Pittsburgh Steelers standout Hines Ward weigh in on Odell Beckham's dancing. Carter has "no problem" with Beckham's celebrations, but says he needs to be "very, very careful" about them.
Mark Cannizzaro of the New York Post wants everyone to leave Beckham alone and let him enjoy his success.
What has made Kerry Wynn a success for the Giants in recent weeks? Pat Traina broke down some film and offers this assessment:
All Wynn does is make smart, reliable plays. His strength is his run defense—he is so incredibly disciplined that is rare to see him ever out of position. He contains his gap meticulously, and he is very physical for his size. … On successive snaps, he held his ground, fought off one block and forced the back into traffic for the successive stops.