Eli Manning is taking the ‘we’re not far” route instead of thinking things on the offense need to be changed. Manning feels the Giants need to convert in the red zone and not leave points on the field.
Manning came up short in his battle against RG3 and that probably doesn’t sit well with him. While he has won 2 Super Bowls, RG3 in three quarters of the season has the entire spotlight on him.
Manning feels the offense wasn’t off track and that a few tweaks should get them right. Four games to go and the Giants are feeling the heat as Washington and Dallas pulled within one game and that’s too close for comfort.
Manning spoke to WFAN in New York with Mike Francesa about the offense in last week’s loss, and what he thinks they can do to score more points.
“That’s usually enough. That’s kinda what we say they can give. We gotta score more touchdowns; we gotta score more points. It can be frustrating because you feel like you play well afterward. You kinda say,
‘We hit big plays. We were great on third down. We ran the ball well. We threw the ball accurately.’ You kinda feel like we played really good but we didn’t play incredible. It wasn’t just a dominating game. We still left some plays out there, and that’s the difference.”
“I thought we kind of built off that momentum of the week before. I thought it was, offensively, a pretty similar type performance. It was just the difference versus Green Bay; I think our average starting position was around the 38-yard line or something.
Where it had to be around the 15-yard line. Those 20-some odd yards are points; those are touchdowns. Those can make a big difference. We didn’t turn the ball over again. So we just gotta kind of think about all the good plays that we made, all the good things that we’re doing, and just build off that.”
“I thought we were crisp and I thought we were sharp at a lot of things. That’s the mindset we gotta take from it. Take away the good things, understand there are some mistakes that can cost games, you learn from that. But we gotta kinda keep playing at that high level and keep doing those good things and eventually that style of play will lead to more wins than losses.”