“I think early on (in my career) we probably had receivers who in practice you’d try to force them to get them balls so they don’t get down or you keep them happy,” Manning said. “And I think you create bad habits doing that. As I got older and we got younger, we got new guys in, it evolved to doing it the correct way.”
There’s not doubt that Eli has had full control of the Giants’ offense over the past few years. He doesn’t have to worry about guys like Jeremy Shockey and Plaxico Burress whining in his ear.