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Troy Aikman concerned about Eli Manning, too

Troy Aikman speaks during an interview at the

Troy Aikman speaks during an interview at the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII media center in New York on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014. Credit: AP

Add another voice to the chorus of those who did not like what they saw from Eli Manning and the new Giants offense this preseason.

Fox's Troy Aikman.

Asked Wednesday for his take on the concern Giants fans have expressed after watching the five games this summer, he said, "I share that concern, from what I've seen . . . From what I saw, I saw a quarterback really struggle within this offense."

Aikman said he understands Ben McAdoo's offense is new, but he noted other teams in the league seem to be adjusting to such changes better than have the Giants.

"I don't think the notion that, well, it's a new offense, that that is the entire reason," he said.

Aikman said he can relate to what Manning is going through, having had to change to a new offense under Chan Gailey late in his Cowboys career after spending most of his time in the same system.

"Everything was dramatically different from what I had been doing and what I believed as an offensive guy, so it was challenging," Aikman said. "We still had success, but I understand how difficult that can be . . . From what I've seen of Eli in the preseason, he just does not seem to be as comfortable with what he's being asked to do in that offense."

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