1.) Despite coming off a season-ending knee injury, Victor Cruz has looked good on the field, especially with his route running.
2.) Going against the Cincinnati Bengals for upcoming practices will provide the Giants' offense a new, unique challenge in training camp.
3.) The offensive line has seen a lot of different groups over the last few days, but has done well with its assignments and picking up blitz packages.
4.) The tight ends will still play an integral part in the offense to try and create matchup issues for defenses.
5.) Having quarterbacks coach Mike Sullivan back into the fold is exciting, as he does a great job getting the offense prepared.
Eli's increased arm strength has opened some eyes this summer. Are we to believe that the days of those frustrating fluttering passes are over? Eli has a new warmup regimen now, a baseball-type approach that includes stretching and exercising the arm before throwing.
“It feels good, it feels live right now,” Manning told reporters Thursday. “I think that’s the goal - keep it strong, keep it healthy. I think a lot of times training camp is the most difficult time, where you are throwing the most consecutive practices in a row. Less off days, less rest days, it is a time when you have to be careful and make sure you’re not overthrowing and keeping it strong and doing your maintenance. I think I’ve got a good program, a good system, to keeping it healthy. Not overthrowing, so it will stay strong the whole season.”
Mike Sullivan is back as the Giants' QB coach. He and Eli have always had a strong relationship before Sullivan left the Giants a few years back to serve as the Bucs' offensive coordinator. Tom Coughlin saw it fit to bring him back this season. He has noticed the uptick in Eli's arm from a dew seasons ago.
“I think his arm is very live,” Sullivan said. “I don’t think his arm has ever been stronger. He looks like he has a lot of zip on the football.”