Archie Manning: Giants weren’t going to be a good team this year

Eli Manning’s father Archie told SNY that the Giants just aren’t a good team this season and probably were never going to be.

“I don’t think anybody around the league is saying ‘The Giants are a real good team right now, they’re just not playing good,’” Manning said via the New York Daily News. “They probably aren’t a really good team right now.”

Manning went on,  “I don’t think there’s anything wrong with talking about playing a Super Bowl when it’s going to be in your town,” Manning said. “But were the Giants really a Super Bowl team to start the year when you really evaluate every position? Especially with having their two best linemen having offseason surgery?

“I actually give them a little credit. In other places that are having similar years they’ve kind of unraveled a little bit in those locker rooms. I’ve played on teams like that, where those locker rooms fall apart. To their credit, to their leadership, they haven’t done that. They’ve hung together.

“Just not a great team right now.”

I appreciate Archie’s honesty and I agree with him.  The Giants simply had too many questions heading into 2013.  They have a lot to fix for 2014.


“no one in the Giants organization feels good about this year” – and that includes his youngest son, Eli, who is in the midst of what might be his worst NFL season.

“Eli’s not a happy camper right now,” Manning said. “Football’s not fun when you’re not winning. I always tell my kids ‘Have fun,’ but it’s hard to have fun when you’re not winning.”