Former Giants quarterback and CBS Sports analyst Phil Simms believes Eli Manning is bothered by how dysfunctional their offense has looked this preseason.
“I know he says all the right things, but I’m sure it’s bothering Eli,” Simms told Bob Glauber of Newsday. “There’s no doubt if I was the quarterback, it would be bothering me, too.”
Simms is surprised the Giants offense looks so bad.
“I’ll be honest, but I’m surprised [the Giants] let themselves get in this situation,” Simms said. “Sometimes, you’ve got to go out there and try to accomplish a goal. Do everything we can, just to take care of the quarterback today. Let’s do it for him, because he’s a pretty important guy.”
Simms believes the Giants have to do whatever they can to get Eli back on track.
“You’ve got to give the quarterback, no matter who it is, rhythm and confidence,” Simms said.
Simms believes offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo needs to build up Eli’s confidence.
“It’s really important for [McAdoo] to get Eli in rhythm and get some completions this week,” Simms said. “I don’t care if they’re screens, flea-flickers, whatever. You just gotta do it.”