Eli Manning On 1-5 Season: 'Tough To Go Through This'

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October 15, 2018 - 5:27 pm

By WFAN.com

It has gone from bad to worse for the Giants as they are now 1-5 and looking like a lost football team. The lone bright spot has been Saquon Barkley. Outside of that, it looks bleak for Big Blue, including for their future Hall of Fame quarterback.

Eli Manning has not exactly played well this season, and it's been difficult to watch.

"It's tough. It's tough to go through this. It's tough to not win football games," Manning told WFAN's Mike Francesa Monday. "We work extremely hard to prepare and do everything. It's all about going and being able to produce on Sundays and get victories. When you're in this situation, you do everything possible to keep the team together, keep everybody with a high attitude." 

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Many people have questioned Manning and the Giants ability to move the ball down the field. The Giants QB doesn't exactly pay attention to that, but does like moving the ball down the field.  

"I don't listen and watch those things. I think we could make some plays downfield," Manning said. "We got to hit the ones that we are throwing. I don't think that's exactly all it. I want to throw the ball down the field as much as the next guy...not forcing the ball down field just to throw it down field. When there's opportunities to push it down the field, I am."

What needs to change? How can he and the offense improve? 

 

"I got to find ways to run this offense, be more productive, getting completions, and getting the ball into our playmaker's hands and getting big plays and doing it in a timely fashion. That's what I got to do a better job of."

Most people projected the Giants to be a team that wins at least six or seven games. Did Manning think this team would be better than they are?

"With the guys we have and we haven't hit the injury bug much, i thought we would be able to play at a higher level," said Manning. "I got to do my job better and worry about making sure everybody is on the same page. Unfortunately when you come into a new offense, a new coach, new people, and new players, it takes time to gel."

You can listen to the entire interview above.