Q&A with rebounding Giants quarterback Eli Manning

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) throws a pass against the Washington Redskins in the...

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) throws a pass against the Washington Redskins in the first half during the game at MetLife Stadium on Dec 29, 2013 in East Rutherford, NJ, USA. (Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY Sports)

JOHN KRYK, QMI Agency

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East Rutherford, N.J. -- Even during his two Super Bowl championship seasons, New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning took some heat for his emotionless, machine-like play.

Last season, he was merely an interception machine.

In the Giants' miserable 0-6 start, Manning tossed 15 picks. Without his Super Bowl resume, and with an actual functioning backup passer, the Giants might have benched him.

He was that bad at times.

Manning and the team bounced back to play somewhat better down the stretch, although Manning did throw 12 more picks as the Giants won seven of their last 10 games.

Still, it was their second straight year since winning Super Bowl XLVI that the Giants missed the post-season. That's unacceptable here in Giants country, where expectations are always sky high.

Manning is now 33 and entering his 11th NFL season. (Time flies, huh?)


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