Giants QB Eli Manning has faith in the team's offensive line as he prepares for the season-opener, which takes place Sunday night against the Cowboys in Dallas.
"I think the offensive line has done a good job," Manning said on Monday. "I feel very confident. They know their assignments. They've been together for a number of years now. I thought they had a good spring and they'll do a great job."
The Giants, who are hopeful of improvement from Ereck Flowers, are expected to have a starting offensive line featuring Flowers, Justin Pugh, Weston Richburg, John Jerry, and Bobby Hart.
Despite the poor results last season, Manning expects the unit to be better.
"Yeah. I expect everybody [to be better]. I think you have to grow and have to get better from year to year. I think all the guys have shown that commitment, that desire, that mentality that they want to get better and it'll show on game day."
Regarding the outside expectations for the team overall, Manning said the team should only worry about the expectations they have for themselves.
"I don't think you can get too overly concerned with the expectations from the outside," Manning said. "I think we have expectations of ourselves, the style of football we want to play, what we want to do and need to do to be successful. So, I think from that standpoint, we're going to try and hit those goals. That should be our concern, not worried about what the outside expectations are."