Has Eli Manning been dealing with a tired arm?
Manning never said so, nor has Tom Coughlin or any New York Giants official. Still, the speculation on Manning's arm has legs, helped along by the quarterback's decision not to throw during the bulk of the Giants' bye week.
During a guest spot on the "Double Coverage" podcast with Steve Wyche and Mark Kriegel, Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz was asked about -- what else? -- Eli Manning and his (hypothetically) fatigued appendage.
"I personally haven't seen any 'tired arm' thing going from Eli," said Cruz. "I think that any time the ball is thrown my way, it's on point, it's right where it needs to be and I catch it to the best of my ability.
"I think a lot of it has to do with depths of routes and just communication and being at the right place at the right time and things like that. I mean, me personally, I don't see anything with Eli's tired arm."
Cruz said the real problem with the Giants' offense has been a lack of continuity caused by injuries to Hakeem Nicks and others. With Nicks nearly back to full health, we'll see if a more functional Giants offense shows up on Sunday night against the Green Bay Packers.
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