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Post-Game Transcript: QB Eli Manning

Eric from BBI : Admin : 9/15/2019 5:44 pm
NYG Postgame (vs. Bills) Transcripts: QB Eli Manning -- September 15, 2019

Q: You had a great opening drive today, you got seven points. Why wasnít the offense able to consistently score points today?
A: Thatís a great question. On that drive, we had great first and second down production. We ran the ball well, obviously. After that, we just didnít do as well on our first and second down stuff. We didnít convert on third downs. We got into some third and longs. They did a good job of batting balls, just causing us to not get positive yards early in the downs. They got us into some third downs. I thought we had a couple of good drives. With the two drives before half, not scoring hurt us. Theyíre a good defense. They donít give up many big plays. It was one of those, you have to take advantage of it when you have good field position and get into those scoring opportunities. We had a chance on a third down. The safety made a good play hitting Bennie (Fowler). We had a batted ball intercepted, which hurts when youíre in scoring position.

Q: What is the frustration level, disappointment level at this point starting 0-2?
A: Obviously, itís not how you want to start. We just have to keep fighting and find ways to play better football. Thatís as simple as it comes down to. I know we can play better. I know we can do better than what we are. We have to find a way to come together as a team and win as a team.

Q: Does being thin at wide receiver affect the offensive chemistry and production?
A: I thought the receivers did a great job today. They made plays. TJ (Jones) comes in. He was here in preseason a little bit. He had a couple of nice catches, had a touchdown. Yeah, when you have guys that have been here the whole time and all of a sudden you lose Sterling (Shepard), obviously Golden (Tate), lose Cody for a little bit today, it can change things. It makes us put Rhett (Ellison) in different spots, put Evan (Engram) in different spots. But I thought a couple of receivers, new guys that have been here just a few weeks, made some plays for us today.

Q: How did they take away Evan (Engram) today? What were they doing?
A: I donít know if they had a specific plan to take away Evan. I think it just depends on the coverages and the plays you have called. We had to move Evan around a little bit, play him in different spots. We have to do a better job of getting our playmakers the ball, though.

Q: Does this start put more pressure on you personally?
A: When youíre 0-2, thereís pressure on everybody. Thatís just the way it goes. But you canít have that affect you. You canít let that change the way you prepare, the way you play. I have to make better throws and better decisions, and find ways to convert on third downs. Thatís the quarterbackís job.

Q: Is there something on those batted passes that you maybe could have thrown sidearm?
A: Weíll look. Weíll look to see if thereís a theme. Getting it over the top, like you said. I donít know. Weíll have to look. Sometimes itís just the defender having to put his hand up and he happens to be right in the lane of where youíre throwing. Sometimes itís luck. I think theyíre pretty good at it. They batted a bunch of balls last week against the Jets. We saw that on film. We kind of knew that they like to bat. They got a few today, which hurt us.
How many times have we heard this  
Peter from NH (formerly CT) : 9/15/2019 5:51 pm : link
from Eli over the last six years "Obviously, itís not how you want to start. We just have to keep fighting and find ways to play better football. Thatís as simple as it comes down to. I know we can play better. I know we can do better than what we are. We have to find a way to come together as a team and win as a team."
Love ya Eli but  
morrison40 : 9/15/2019 5:52 pm : link
its time ! I can't take anymore of this postgame "player speak" drivel anymore. 15 yrs is enough
RE: How many times have we heard this  
Blue21 : 9/15/2019 6:01 pm : link
In comment 14578086 Peter from NH (formerly CT) said:
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from Eli over the last six years "Obviously, itís not how you want to start. We just have to keep fighting and find ways to play better football. Thatís as simple as it comes down to. I know we can play better. I know we can do better than what we are. We have to find a way to come together as a team and win as a team."


Peter ya took the words right out of my mouth. Hard for me to listen to his post game interviews anymore.
I thought the receivers played well too.  
shockeyisthebest8056 : 9/15/2019 6:07 pm : link
Even with the injuries, they really weren't the issue.
Not even gonna read this...  
John In CO : 9/15/2019 6:07 pm : link
Dont have to....His post game pressers after losses have been the same for years and years....let me guess...."we had some chances had some opportunities to make plays, but we just didnt execute. we will have to get back to work, get at it in practice this week and come out and be better next week. just gotta keep working"...
RE: Love ya Eli but  
Diver_Down : 9/15/2019 6:12 pm : link
In comment 14578092 morrison40 said:
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its time ! I can't take anymore of this postgame "player speak" drivel anymore. 15 yrs is enough


And you think it is going to change with DJ? What interview with DJ gave you the impression that you will no longer be subjected to "player speak"?
What do you expect him to say ??  
Bluesbreaker : 9/15/2019 6:30 pm : link
Your right he has been doing this a long time and has many
losses and many wins . He NEVER EVER Called anyone else
and every time he has lost he says I have to play better
we as a team have to work hard to get better .
If you expecting him to do otherwise your dreaming
Just don't read them simple as that .
Every team  
darren in pdx : 9/15/2019 6:32 pm : link
has a PR department that hands players and coaches responses to potential questions. Eli's been doing this for a long time, he has the scripts down.
I would appreciate some exhibition of leadership. We have  
RDJR : 9/15/2019 6:59 pm : link
never seen it with Eli and I know we wonít now. The past several miserable seasons he has had a chance to become a more vocal, visible leader and this is what we get. I understand he sticks to the script in public, but just once maybe suggest that you are going to take charge of the locker room and attempt to inspire your teammates. How about, ďThis might be my last season and I donít want to see it go down like this... I hope the guys understand that Iím not going out this way....Ē. Something please!
RE: I would appreciate some exhibition of leadership. We have  
crick n NC : 9/15/2019 7:02 pm : link
In comment 14578346 RDJR said:
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never seen it with Eli and I know we wonít now. The past several miserable seasons he has had a chance to become a more vocal, visible leader and this is what we get. I understand he sticks to the script in public, but just once maybe suggest that you are going to take charge of the locker room and attempt to inspire your teammates. How about, ďThis might be my last season and I donít want to see it go down like this... I hope the guys understand that Iím not going out this way....Ē. Something please!


Well, perhaps he knows how control his emotions when dealing with the media? Awful trait to have when you have fans starving for blood.

Consider the possibility that things behind the scenes are different than what is put forth into the public.
RE: RE: I would appreciate some exhibition of leadership. We have  
RDJR : 9/15/2019 7:03 pm : link
In comment 14578358 crick n NC said:
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In comment 14578346 RDJR said:


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never seen it with Eli and I know we wonít now. The past several miserable seasons he has had a chance to become a more vocal, visible leader and this is what we get. I understand he sticks to the script in public, but just once maybe suggest that you are going to take charge of the locker room and attempt to inspire your teammates. How about, ďThis might be my last season and I donít want to see it go down like this... I hope the guys understand that Iím not going out this way....Ē. Something please!



Well, perhaps he knows how control his emotions when dealing with the media? Awful trait to have when you have fans starving for blood.

Consider the possibility that things behind the scenes are different than what is put forth into the public.


I hope so, but I seriously doubt it.
You can cut and paste these comments  
twostepgiants : 9/15/2019 8:42 pm : link
From 6 out of the last 7 years
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