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Eli proving himself as leader for Giants

Taking charge at Hoboken workout, QB impressing teammates and fans alike

Updated: May 9, 2011, 11:49 PM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

HOBOKEN, N.J. -- Vinny Johnson was a star quarterback at Hoboken High School and, better yet, the biggest Archie Manning fan in what would become Eli Manning's adopted hometown. In fact, Johnson saw in the father a toughness and resolve he did not always see in the son.

So as an assistant coach at Hoboken and the man charged to shepherd Manning and a small circle of Giants teammates through their recent lockout-inspired workouts, Johnson was moved to approach Eli with this simple confession:

"You're ...

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