Going into the 2014 NFL season, the general public is not very high on the Giants’ offense and QB Eli Manning in particular. He is coming off his worst season as a pro (18 TDs, 27 INTs, 39 sacks and six lost fumbles) and the “elite” conversations are no longer being entertained.
A new “west coast” style offense geared to speed things up and simplify decisions for Manning has been implemented, but he has yet to completely embrace it to date. Eli has looked tentative and more out-of-synch with his receivers than he did last season.
With new RBs and several new faces on the offensive lines, the Giants’ offense is a work in progress, to put it kindly. But many believe the sweeping changes designed to help the two-time Super Bowl MVP will actually be too much for him to overcome in getting his career back on track.
Giant fans are resigned to living with “Bad Eli” because of the upside “Good Eli” possesses. But after watching him struggle last season and again in the preseason (48% completion pct and a 70 QBR) if “Good Eli” will ever return.
LoudMouths Chris Carlin and Adam Schein wonder if Eli Manning is in for another dreadful year based on the Giants’ offensive struggles this preseason.