The Giants need Odell Beckham Jr. -- who received a five-year, $90 million contract extension before the season -- to be the most explosive player on the field to have a chance to turn their 1-3 season around.
But can Big Blue truly ever free up Beckham? Will he ever not be double-teamed or have three players swarm him the moment he makes a catch?
Eli Manning thinks so.
"Yeah, teams do it, they leave guys one-on-one or they're playing zone... safeties usually going to favor his side or if a corner is one-on-one a lot of times, he will play off just to try not to give up the big stuff, so it's a mix," Manning explained on Wednesday. "We've got to mix it up, and hey, if they're playing off, we have to hit the 10-yard routes and hit some things just to move the chains and set up some things to get it down the field."
Thus far, Beckham has 31 catches for 331 yards entering Sunday's game in Carolina, but no touchdowns -- yet.
"We've got to get him the ball in his hands, where he is on the move or some of it is just getting completions, as well," Manning continued. "So it's doing it all. It's not just him, it's Sterling (Shepard), it's Saquon (Barkley), it's getting the ball in all those guys' hands with room to run and the ability to turn some things into big plays."
Read Ralph Vacchiano's column on the Giants wasting Beckham's big contract thus far.