Onus on Manning to manage situations, win games

As Eli Manning goes into his third season, the pressure is on for him to justify the ransom the Giants paid to make him a franchise QB.

Updated: July 25, 2006, 1:41 PM ET
By Adrian Wojnarowski | Special to ESPN.com

Between the Giants' locker room and the tunnel leading into an emptying stadium, Archie Manning was offering something of a belated warning on the runaway expectations surrounding his son Eli, the Giants' young quarterback. The breathless calls had come to him in New Orleans several weeks earlier, as the 2005 regular season was winding down, suggesting perhaps there could be an Eli-Peyton Super Bowl -- and inspiring the most sour of pusses on the family patriarch.

"I have not done one [interview] ...

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