Archie Manning is coming to the defense of his youngest son again, and you don’t want to make Archie mad when it comes to Eli.
Manning made the media rounds on Tuesday and said the Giants’ struggles aren’t totally on Eli according to the New York Daily News.
“When Eli led the Giants to championships here, it’s because they had a good team and they ran the ball,” he said to The Daily News’ Mitch Abramson. “They balanced the offense. They got after the quarterback. For various reasons, the Giants haven’t been able to do that this year. And Eli’s done his part — he hasn’t played as good but the Giants haven’t played as good. I don’t individualize a quarterback.”
“Everybody is ranting and raving about Peyton (Manning). Peyton is having a good year because the Broncos offense is having a good year. That’s the way I look at it,” he said.
Manning also spoke on WFAN’s “Boomer & Carton,” where he told the pair of hosts, “Eli’s dying right now. As is Tom Coughlin, as is Justin Tuck and everyone else. … He doesn’t show it and I even told him the other day…’You held your locker room together and that’s not the case everywhere around this league.'”