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Thursday Media Transcript: QB Eli Manning

Eric from BBI : Admin : 10/18/2018 3:06 pm
QB Eli Manning
October 18, 2018


Q: How does this team finish this week and get a win?
A: Itís putting a full game together, and we havenít done that. Weíve shown glimpses of good play in series, but we just got to play that complete game. Just finding ways to extend drives, stay consistent, and try to avoid the negative plays.

Q: Do you believe that if you get one win, you guys can get on a streak?
A: Itís easy to get hot in this league, itís possible. We just got to find a way to get one. This week on the road, a tough contest against Atlanta, but I think the guys are ready, and focused, and ready to go out there and ready to play better football.

Q: Have you learned anything about Pat Shurmur in terms of how he handles adversity?
A: Itís a tough situation for everybody, but I think heís handled it well. Trying to stay calm. Heís leading this team, and pushing guys every day to get better Ė to stay the course and keep fighting. Everybody just make small improvements.

Q: Pat Shurmur seams to appreciate your demeanor. Do you feel the same way about him?
A: Yeah, I think itís pretty similar. You see the passion, you know thereís passion and hard work. Heís not throwing chairs, heís not screaming and yelling at everybody. He has his own way of motivating guys. I think heís done a good job of just kind of handling the pulse of this team and keeping us together, and I think thatís the most important thing.

Q: Do you sense your teammates are able to block out all the negativity thatís being said about the team?
A: Thatís always a challenge. Itís just a challenge to try to focus on the things that you can control, and thatís us and your assignments, the game, going out there and playing well. Keep the focus on that, and weíll be okay.

Q: Atlanta is not a high-pressured defense. They tend to sit back in coverage often, which is different from the defenses youíve faced so far. Is that easier to deal with?
A: Theyíre a good scheme on defense. They donít bring tons of pressure, but they will a little bit. So, they try to mix it up. They try to mix up their zone, their man, to keep you off balance. We just got to have plays that are good versus both of them. Theyíre mostly a single-high team (coverage). Weíll be prepared for everything. Just try to have different ways of getting the ball down the field. Different ways just to get the ball out on time, and get completions, and just try to stay out of those third-and-longs.

Q: Against a high-pressured offense, do you feel as if you guys have to match that? Is this going to be a shootout?
A: You just know offensively, we just have to move the ball. They got some guys banged up on defense. We know we got to do our part. We got to try to get out to a good lead. Just keep playing those four quarters, like I said earlier. You canít give this team a whole lot of breathing room, because they have the ability to come back and to score.

Q: What do you miss with TE Evan Engram out, and what can he add to this offense?
A: I think with Evan, just that guy who can get open versus man (coverage). Another option if teams want to play a little two-high (coverage), and play two-man (coverage). A guy who can get open versus linebackers and create some mismatches and move him around. I think itíll be good to get Evan back.

Not what I expected  
JOrthman : 10/18/2018 3:52 pm : link
a lot of easy softball questions.
Hmmm  
Giantology : 10/18/2018 4:08 pm : link
Quote:
Q: Pat Shurmur seams to appreciate your demeanor. Do you feel the same way about him?
A: Yeah, I think itís pretty similar. You see the passion, you know thereís passion and hard work. Heís not throwing chairs, heís not screaming and yelling at everybody.


Did Eli just see the footage of John Mara throwing chairs up in the box?
I wouldn't exactly call John Mara "throwing" chairs  
Larry in Pencilvania : 10/18/2018 5:18 pm : link
rough push maybe
The big unasked question in this interview...  
BamaBlue : 10/18/2018 5:22 pm : link
"Eli... if you were a tree, what kind of tree would you be."
These journalists are jokes  
mdc1 : 10/18/2018 10:57 pm : link
maybe next time they should Eli when he is going to consistently throw TD passes? and how many on average per game. This is a game of numbers, not subjective bullshit like, we need to get into a rhythm, we need to play better, blah blah blah.

Giants need to become a data driven organization and dispense with the subjective bullshit.
So, Atlanta will blitz every play?  
trueblueinpw : 10/18/2018 11:14 pm : link
Just guessing.
RE: I wouldn't exactly call John Mara  
B in ALB : 10/18/2018 11:16 pm : link
In comment 14134704 Larry in Pencilvania said:
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rough push maybe


Word from the front office is that he was just looking for his bag of cheeze-its
RE: These journalists are jokes  
B in ALB : 10/18/2018 11:18 pm : link
In comment 14135020 mdc1 said:
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maybe next time they should Eli when he is going to consistently throw TD passes? and how many on average per game. This is a game of numbers, not subjective bullshit like, we need to get into a rhythm, we need to play better, blah blah blah.

Giants need to become a data driven organization and dispense with the subjective bullshit.


You need to become a "formulate a cohesive sentence" poster. Holy shit.

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