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Eli Manning Looks to Bounce Back for Giants

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Giants NewsThere is no question that Eli Manning did not live up to expectations last year. With a career high 27 interceptions and the third lowest completion percentage of his career, better only than his rookie and sophomore seasons, Eli’s performance left a lot to be desired.

New New York Giants quarterback coach, Danny Langsdorf, has set a rather high expectation for Eli this year.

Langsdorf has challenged Manning to complete 70% of his passes this coming year.

While not an unattainable mark, it has only been attained by 6 quarterbacks in the History of the NFL, they include Ken Anderson, Drew Brees, and Joe Montana.

Langsdorf said to reporters that, “…we’re trying to focus on that and really trying to do a good job of taking care of the ball and hitting open receivers.”

While certainly an admirable goal, and an incredible achievement if reached, Manning’s career best completion percentage is 62.9% in the 2010 season.

Every year since, Manning’s completion percentage has fallen.

Regardless of whether or not Eli Manning manages to get to the 70% mark, the Giants certainly need Manning to improve from his atrocious last season, especially if the Giants want to reinsert themselves into a playoff picture when they have to contend division rivals Philadelphia and Chip Kelly’s explosive offense.

With the 2014 preseason less than a week, we’ll see if Eli looks to be in better form.

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