|08-27-2013, 01:55 PM||#1|
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Giants QB Eli Manning Says Struggling Offense Has To Play Better
Giants quarterback Eli Manning is nearing the end of what will be his 10th preseason in the NFL, one that has been chock full of issues.
The team has suffered injuries on both sides of the ball. His offense has not yet found its groove and in New York, even a poor preseason outing is cause for concern.
"(As an offense) we have to play better. We have to be better in the red zone and convert on third downs, so there's some room for improvement," Manning said. "This past week against the Jets we did a pretty good job of picking up some of their blitzes and a lot of different looks, things we haven't exactly planned for.
"We have to learn from these things and make adjustments and make sure they carry over to the practice field. We have one more preseason game, a few more practices this week to correct some things and make sure we're working on getting improvement. Then we'll be getting ready for Dallas."
Some of the problems can be attributed to injuries. Victor Cruz is out for the preseason and the offensive line is currently be reshuffled. But according to Manning, it's not necessarily who is in the game but rather their execution.
"You're really just evaluating each play. We've had some good ones and we've had some bad ones. You're just trying to avoid those bad plays, avoid going backwards or mental mistakes," he said. "When you have opportunities to hit some plays, we've got to win those one-on-one match-ups. I know we've got some work to do and we've got to get better."
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