EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (Sportsman’s Daily Wire Service) — After his team’s dismal 28-14 loss to the Redskins in their season opener, converting just 1 of 10 third downs, New York Giants’ quarterback Eli Manning defended his lackluster performance by assuring reporters that “I go out there to do my job.” But despite his storied lineage, the quarterback with the posture and distracted look of an indifferent adolescent, would rather be doing something – almost anything — else for a living.
“Do we really have to talk football?” whined Eli, slowly taking off his jersey and pads. “I was just out there for four whole quarters, trying to make things happen. But the reality is, I just wasn’t into it. I didn’t wake up this morning and decide I wasn’t into it; it’s just a feeling that sometimes unfolds over the course of a game. Or two. Or four out of every five.”
Manning’s long-suspected admission took few by surprise — though Giants brass, coaches, teammates and fans wish he’d admitted it sooner. (more…)