The Giants released a story on their website today with quotes from several players who showed up for the start of voluntary offseason workouts. Eli Manning, Kevin Boss, Steve Smith and Chris Canty were all quoted about this time of the year and seeing each other again for the first time since the season ended in disappointment in early January.
But there were also quotes from Eli Manning about his new backup, Jim Sorgi, who spent six years as Peyton Manning's backup in Indianapolis.
“I know Jim,” Manning said. “We’ve been around each other a few times over the past few years. I’ve never worked with him, but Peyton speaks highly of him. I’m excited about having him here. He knows football and he’s been in the league for a number of years. I’m excited about working with him and seeing how we can improve.
“Jim’s a smart guy and a guy who studies and prepares and does everything he has to do, not only to get himself ready, but he helped get Peyton ready, also. He watched film and offered his ideas, so I’m looking forward to working with him to see what we can do to help out the team.”
Sorgi wasalso quoted on his first day with new teammates.
“It’s different, seeing some of the faces and not knowing the names – and not knowing the exact way things go and how things are done here,” Sorgi said. “I caught on pretty quickly.
“I talked to Eli a few times and I saw him today for about 10 minutes. We’re going to get this thing rolling quickly, as soon as possible, and try to get on the same page and build a cohesive unit so we can get this thing rolling.”
The unit also has a new coach as Mike Sullivan takes over the quarterback room.