Good morning, New York Giants fans!
As we are in the sloooowwwwww period when it comes to NFL news, there are only a couple of Giants-related links for you this morning.
PFF ranks the Giants No. 21, and largely blames quarterback play for them not finishing higher.
The last time Eli Manning recorded an overall grade of 70.0 or better was in 2014, and the last time he recorded a grade of 80.0 or better was in 2011. Thus, it comes as no surprise that the Giants didn’t land themselves higher on this list last season, despite having weapons in the passing game like Beckham, Saquon Barkley, Sterling Shepard and Evan Engram (for part of the season). The worst thing you can do as a quarterback is give the defense a chance to flip possession with a turnover; Manning led the league in turnover-worthy plays with 25 last season. That isn’t a recipe for success moving forward.
Valentine’s View: Anyone who has read BBV with even a passing interest for a while knows I have supported Manning. I will continue to do so, and continue to express the view that the organization has let Manning down in recent years far more than the other way around.
Anyone who has watched Manning during his career knows that for all the great moments with him, when he is bad he can be really bad. The mystifying thing with Manning has always been how a player who has been so good at times can also make so many head-scratching throws and cough up so many unnecessary fumbles. It’s part of why I do understand that Manning, despite all of his accomplishments, can generate mixed feelings.
This is a fascinating look at how the rookie quarterback is learning the Giants’ offense. I also find it interesting to note how much credit Jones gives to veteran backup Alex Tanney for helping him figure things out. Jones also reveals a little about his development from a scrawny 150-pound high school quarterback to what he is now.
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