Many analysts (including myself) feel that Manning does not possess the attributes needed to succeed in this system installed by OC Ben McAdoo. Others believe the light will go on very soon and the offense will begin to click.
McAdoo is one of those believers...
"He is a perfect fit for this offense," McAdoo told reporters Thursday. "He is very smart. I thought that if there was anything encouraging about what happened in the game, it was the comfort level in his feet and the progress that he is making fundamentally. He is seeing things, he is not 100%, but who is? At the same point in time, he is making progress and I have 100 percent confidence in Eli Manning."
It is being suggested that Eli is "disinterested" and may not be a believer.
"I don’t see that. That is surprising," McAdoo responded. "I see someone who works very hard at his craft, works very hard at his profession and it is important to him."
Hard work is one thing. But pounding a square block into a round hole is another. No matter how hard you work, sometimes it's just not a fit. One wonders when the frustration will get to Eli. Or has it, already?
Giant fans are willing to wait to see if all this pain will lead to pleasure, as long as the waiting period isn't too long.