Manning made right call with Cruz

When the opportunity to add Plax came, Big Blue's QB stuck with his receiving corps

Updated: January 5, 2012, 12:53 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Just as he refuses to panic when the walls of his pocket start to crumble, Eli Manning will not get forced into a turnover when hit with the news media's version of an all-out blitz.

Manning is a stay-on-message quarterback eight days a week. He proved it again on a hot summer afternoon at the New York Giants' camp, where reporters kept asking him why he wasn't campaigning for the return of Plaxico Burress, and where Manning kept saying it wasn't his place to tell ...

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