The New York Giants have continued to see their season head south after yet another disappointing loss falling 34-13 on Thursday night that has put their playoff hopes in a tough spot.
Much of this has moved toward criticism being thrown at quarterback Eli Manning with the shortcoming of the team offensively. In response to that, Manning made it clear that he knows he can improve his level of play on the field. (h/t Charean Williams of Pro Football Talk)
“I know I can play better,” Manning said Friday, via Michael Eisen of the team website. “I didn’t play well last night. I’ve got to make better decisions and get back to just doing my job, not trying to do anything more, not trying to force things. Just find completions and move the ball, and try to score more points.”
Manning and the Giants' offense has tumbled through the first five weeks of the season holding one of the least productive units. New York currently ranks 28th in the league with 19.8 points per game while holding the 17th-best passing attack while posting less than 20 four times this year.
Meanwhile, this has overlooked the fact that Manning is being fourth in the league with 1,662 passing yards and seventh with a 68.7 percent completion rate. This has simply come down to the Giants struggling to produce at sustainable offensive productive as he had trouble throwing the ball down the field while the offensive line has been as equally frustrating with their porous play.
New York doesn't appear to be pushing toward a quarterback change instead head coach Pat Shurmur has voiced that he still believes that Manning can get the job done. Ultimately, it will come down to whether he can push the franchise to success on the field and back in the right direction.