New York Giants linebacker Mathias Kiwanuka isn’t ready to point the finger at quarterback Eli Manning because all of the turnovers he’s committed this season.
Kiwanuka says it’s time they bail Manning.
“You can’t just look at him and say, ‘Oh, he’s the reason (for the team’s struggles this season),” Kiwanuka said Tuesday on his weekly radio spot on ESPN via the Newark Star-Ledger. “I have no doubt in my mind he’s going to get it turned around and start putting up the numbers that we’re used to seeing.
“But until that happens we have to be able to take it upon ourselves as a defense and say, ‘You know what, he’s carried our butts when we weren’t getting it done for a number of games, a number of seasons even, so we have to make sure we can do the same for him while he’s going through it.'”
The good news is that Manning has drastically cut down his turnovers lately. But he threw a horrible pass right to Raiders cornerback Tracy Porter for a pick-six last week.