New York Giants legend Eli Manning was by no means a lot of a rah-rah man. He wasn’t eager on giving speeches to the workforce, he didn’t partake in Michael Strahan’s “stomp them out” pregame ritual and he hardly ever confirmed emotion.
Manning’s message hit residence.
“That was pretty cool I can’t lie, that was cool. Just growing up watching Eli and just seeing all the great things he did. To come back and talk to the team, I feel like that means a lot to the team and everyone in the building,” linebacker Tae Crowder informed reporters. “I was excited. It’s a blessing to be in the position that we’re in and just to have someone come and talk like him, it’s amazing.”
“I always call him the GOAT. I mess around with him and all this stuff, but you know, it’s good to see his face. It’s been a while since he could actually come around and talk because of COVID and stuff, but it’s good to hear the message from him today,” defensive lineman Dexter Lawrence mentioned. “[His message was] just come out and trust in the process. Being a good teammate and being a good person to people you’re around every day, competing. You know, if you’re not getting better, you’re getting worse type of thing. Just having that mental thing going through camp is good.”