Giants set tough goal for Manning

New quarterback coach Danny Langsdorf has told Eli Manning he expects him to complete 70% of his...

New quarterback coach Danny Langsdorf has told Eli Manning he expects him to complete 70% of his passes this season. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

Bill Lankhof, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:59 PM ET

Eli Manning put a gleam into the eye of many a secondary last season. They read him like a New York Times best-seller.

Manning hit cornerbacks and safeties with alarming regularity, throwing 27 interceptions with only 18 touchdown passes. Much of this was due to the fact he was running to escape tacklers who sacked him 39 times.

Manning needed protection, and he needed armaments. So the Giants rebuilt the offensive line, with Justin Pugh the only returnee. There’s a new offensive coordinator, a new playbook, and a receiving corps that includes Victor Cruz, Rueben Randle, Mario Manningham and rookie Odell Beckham.

New quarterback coach Danny Langsdorf, formerly at Oregon State, has told Manning he expects him to complete 70% of his passes in the Giants’ new offensive scheme.

Only six quarterbacks in the history of the NFL have managed such efficiency, and Manning has never been close.


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