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It's very rare that you find Eli Manning wearing his feelings on his sleeve but it doesn't mean the New York Giants quarterback won't express disappointment with just a few words.
That's the notion teammates are getting after neither of Manning's favorite targets — Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks — have shown up for any of the Giants' off-season workouts at the Giants' organized team activities (OTAs).
Manning, who has had to settle for throwing mostly to backup receivers, is sounding more and more unhappy about it as time wears on.
"I was just really hoping (the Duke workouts) would be a little starter course to the spring, not a substitute for what we’re doing on the field right now," Manning said after the Giants’ final OTA on Thursday. "This is stuff where we’re getting to go against cornerbacks. You get to work your technique."
By the Duke workouts, Manning is referring to the private practices Eli and his brother Peyton held at Duke University, under the watchful eye of Blue Devils coach David Cutcliffe, who was Eli’s head coach at Ole Miss and Peyton’s offensive coordinator at Tennessee. Each quarterback invited three receivers from their NFL teams. Eli was joined by newly signed Louis Murphy, Nicks and Cruz.
That was two months ago.
Although the OTAs are voluntary and the players can't be punished for skipping them, Nicks still hasn't contacted anyone on the Giants to explain his absence and Cruz — still unsigned for the 2013 season — just might be waiting to sign his one-year tender or finalize the long-term contract extension he's been negotiating since the end of last season.
That won't be the case next week when the Giants hold their mandatory minicamp, meaning Nicks but not Cruz will be required to attend.
Either way, Manning is just hoping his missing one-two punch won't lose its power or focus because of the time the two players have already missed this spring.
"They’ve run these plays hundreds of times before, so they’ll be able to get in the flow of things," Manning said Thursday. "But you’d still like them back here just to work on things that we didn’t do as well last year. They know what they’re doing. It’s just a matter of improving how they’re doing it sometimes."
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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning was hoping that his workouts with both Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks at Duke wouldn’t have been the last time he’s seen them.
“I was just really hoping (the Duke workouts) would be a little starter course to the spring, not a substitute for what we’re doing on the field right now,” Manning said, per the New York Daily News. “This...
According to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News, Giants quarterback has been very impressed with second-year wide receiver Rueben Randle this spring.
“A lot of times that second year you have a better feel for what’s going on, what his assignments are and the ins and outs of the offense,” Manning said. “He’s confident out there. He’s got a great skill set. I...
According to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News, the deadline for Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz to sign a new contract is June 17th. If he doesn’t sign by then, he’ll be forced to play under his restricted free agent tender for the 2013 season. Both sides would then be forced to work on an extension after the season.
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Hey Eli, do me a favor and either smile or take a damn sip of that iced coffee that we are pretending to tell people that you like it. Thanks.
We’re live at the Dunkin’ Donuts photo shoot w/ Eli Manning! Looks like Eli is enjoying his IceDD Coffee! twitter.com/DunkinNYTri/st…
— Dunkin’ NY NJ So.CT (@DunkinNYTri) June 5, 2013
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Accoriding to Kimberly Jones of the NFL Network, the feeling around the New York Giants locker room is that wide receiver Hakeem Nicks will show up for next week’s mini-camp.
The sense in NYG locker room is that Hakeem Nicks will attend mandatory minicamp which begins Tuesday.
— Kimberly Jones (@KimJonesSports) June 6, 2013
I would truly be shocked if Nicks didn’t show up...
With Father’s Day coming up we get to take a look at one of the famous father and son combos in all of the NFL. Archie Manning has three sons, Cooper, Peyton, and Eli. All three sons did follow their father’s footsteps in playing football at some point in their lives.
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New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin expects wide receiver Hakeem Nicks to make next week’s minicamp, mainly for the fact that its mandatory, but still he expects him to be there even though he hasn’t made it to the voluntary OTA’s.
“We have a mandatory camp…I would expect that he would be here,” Coughlin said. By all accounts Coughlin has yet to talk to Nicks, and...