"What I can I see, Eli Manning's got a lot of juice left," Tate told NFL Network's Scott Hanson on Total Access on Thursday. "He's still got some zip on his passes.
"I've been impressed. I think we have a really good problem. We've got a Hall of Fame-type of quarterback in my mind and we also drafted a guy, a young guy, so we don't need Daniel to come in and save the day. We just need Daniel to stay on pace, learn as much as he possibly can in a great environment and just take it day by day. We don't need him to come in tomorrow and win a game. We just need him to stay on pace. I think that's good news in my mind."
Part of the reason Tate is confident in the Giants offense as currently constructed (orchestrated by Manning) is the variety and multiplicity of New York's weapons, especially himself.
ďThe two years I started in Seattle, I was an outside guy. My first two years in Detroit with two receivers I was outside and with three receivers I was inside. So I can kind of play everywhere and that's what makes me unique," Tate explained. "I think I can be efficient everywhere and coach Shurmur is going to do a good job of moving myself and Saquon (Barkley) and Sterling (Shepard) and Cody (Latimer) and Corey (Coleman) and (Evan) Engram around. I think we can move wherever and just create mismatches and make plays and I think that's what's going to make us unique this year."
Signed in free agency just days after the Giants traded Odell Beckham Jr. to the Cleveland Browns, Tate said he doesn't feel pressure to replace the athletic wideout's production.
"I'm my own player. I have a different style of playing," Tate added. "I'm just going in there to work hard and do my job the best I possibly can best to help this organization win.
"I don't care how we get it done. If that means I get 1,500 yards, so be it if I get 600 yards, I just want to win ball games and get back to winning and get to the playoffs and being the New York Giants that I grew up watching." Link
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