It was a tough year in 2013 for Eli Manning. The New York Giants quarterback had his worst season as a pro and also injured his left ankle in his last regular season game that ultimately resulted in surgery. The year 2013, though, is in the past for Manning, who is ready to have a bounce back year in 2014. One reason Manning is ready to rebound from last year’s disappointing season is in the offensive system the Giants now have with new offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo.
Manning commented on playing under this offensive system that McAdoo is running. “It's reenergized me,” the Giants quarterback told New York Daily News.
Since the start of the offseason, Manning has been working hard to learn this new offense and is making sure he can run this offense like the back of his hand before the season starts.
“I'm trying to speed up the process of getting comfortable in the new system,” noted Manning. “I don't have 10 years. I have a few months."
Manning realizes this is a huge year for him. After having the year that he had last season, he realizes he needs a good year to regain his status as an elite quarterback in the NFL and even to put himself in the discussion of being a Hall of Fame quarterback. With this new West Coast offense the Giants will be running now, Manning has great chance of having a great season.
The Giants have the right players to run this high tempo West Coast program. With weapons like Rueben Randle, Victor Cruz, Jerrel Jernigan, Mario Manningham and first round pick Odell Beckham Jr. Manning has the right type of receivers to succeed in this new offense. The other thing this new offense will help prevent is making Manning the most sacked quarterback for two consecutive seasons. Now most of the problems were related to how the Giants offensive line played last season, but it was also because of the play calling in the Giants offense last year. A lot of the passing plays the Giants used last season were long developing plays and Manning had to hold the ball longer and because of that took more sacks. In this new West Coast offense, passing plays are way shorter and they take less time to develop which will allow Manning to get rid of the ball quicker and take less hits. The Giants also upgraded their offensive so Eli will not have to be worried about getting pressured a lot as well.
Overall, Manning is prime to have a good 2014 season. If you remember, the last time Eli had a chip on his shoulder was coming into the season in 2011 and he led the Giants to a Super Bowl championship.