More than ever, Eli needs to be the Mann

GM Reese thinks banged-up Big Blue can be Super -- but only if QB carries them there

Updated: September 8, 2011, 12:14 PM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- They held their annual preseason talk on Tuesday, Eli Manning and Jerry Reese did, and the general manager of the New York Giants was not afraid to give it to the franchise player straight.

Reese knows Manning can take a hit. "Eli's seen it all," the GM said. Nothing was going to make this room-temperature quarterback go hot or cold.

"I expect this to be your best year," Reese told his most valuable employee.

In previous face-to-face meetings, Reese had ...

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