Eli Manning stood on the podium smiling his everything-will-be-alright grin today. He may have even convinced himself of that.
“We definitely have enough weapons,” he said of an offense that is now lacking Kevin Boss and Steve Smith, two of his go-to guys in recent years.
Asked if he understands the external concerns, Manning simply shrugged. “I guess,” he said, “but I’m not concerned. I feel good about the guys that we have here.”
Is Manning concerned about the concern? “No.” About anything? “No,” he said.
"My job is to go out there and play," he said. "The media and the fans can worry and ask the whys, my job is to go out there and perform and get our players ready to play, make sure I'm mentally and physically ready to go and do the best that I can ... My job is just to go out there and play and get the guys who are here, who want to be here, ready to perform."
Guys who want to be here, hmm?