1986 NFL Super Bowl XXI New York Giants Championship Ring
When most Giants players speak to reporters, they field queries about their own performance and progress, and how they fit into the applicable offensive or defensive schemes.
But when Eli Manning meets the media, he is often asked about his teammates and coaches. Because of his longevity, the fact that he plays the game’s most significant position, and New York Giants jersey cheap his stature as highly-respected elder statesman, Manning is routinely asked about other players and broader team issues.
In the first game since Ravens coach John Harbaugh replaced Marc Trestman with Marty Mornhinweg as offensive coordinator, the Giants expected to see more deep passes from Joe Flacco, who entered Sunday with the most attempts and completions in the NFL. They were right. Breshad Perriman hauled in a 43-yard jump ball from the MVP of Super Bowl XLVII on the opening drive as Baltimore jumped out to a 10-0 lead in the first quarter … Later in the third quarter, Flacco found Mike Wallace for a 70-yarder to set up a first-and-goal at the 3. But the defense buckled down for a goal line stand that culminated in LB Jonathan Casillas pushing RB Terrance West out of bounds as Baltimore turned the ball over on downs at the beginning of the fourth quarter … CB Trevin Wade was called for passing interference that spotted the Ravens 42 yards in the fourth quarter and led to a field goal … On the next drive, CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie also drew a critical passing interference penalty that advanced the ball 30 yards down the Giants 8. That time, Baltimore was able to punch it into the end zone to take a 22-20 lead with 2:04 to play … CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie sealed the victory by breaking up a pass in the end zone as time expired … The Giants, who were last in the league with four sacks heading into Sunday, had two against the Ravens, one from DT Johnathan Hankins and another from S Landon Collins.
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This season, Eli Manning enters his third year working with Ben McAdoo, but for the first time it won’t as quarterback and offensive coordinator. Instead it will be quarterback and head coach, with Mike Sullivan stepping into the role of coordinator. Sullivan served as Manning’s quarterbacks coach last season, and in 2010 and 2011.
LG Justin Pugh (knee), WR Victor Cruz (ankle), DE Kerry Wynn (concussion), OT Will Beatty, LB Deontae Skinner, DB Leon Hall, QB Josh Johnson. CIN: LB Rey Maualuga (fibula), QB Jeff Driskel, CB KeiVarae Russell, G Cristian Westerman, DT DeShawn Williams, WR James Wright (hamstring), DE Margus Hunt.
It was Manning’s third appearance on the “Top 100” and first since 2013 when he was ranked No. 43. He also made it in 2012, coming in at No. 31 after winning his second championship. Jason Pierre-Paul (24), Justin Tuck (62), Victor Cruz (39) and Hakeem Nicks (90) also made the cut that year. Last season, wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. represented the Giants at No. 32 following his AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year campaign.
“Anytime you’re mentioned in the same sentence as Walter Payton, that’s a good thing,” Manning said. “To be up for this award, it’s really an honor to be with Larry and Greg, the two other nominees who are tremendous players. I’ve read about what they’ve done in their communities. Just an honor and I really appreciate the NFL and Nationwide for highlighting the good works that so many players are doing around the league. There are a lot of good people and good players making big impacts around their communities. I’m glad that that’s being showcased and talked about.”
Finally, Manning was asked about new quarterbacks coach Frank Cignetti. “I think he likes us to be accountable and know our reads, and be able to talk through it and be very precise,” the quarterback said.
How well Manning thought he threw the ball, his thoughts on his own progression in year three under McAdoo, a critique of his practice performance … those questions must wait for another day.