NFC Notes: Giants, Panthers, Redskins



Giants QB Eli Manning says he’s looking to prove that the team made the right decision by sticking by him as their starting quarterback.

“It was kind of a vote of confidence in that they trusted in me that I can play at a high level, can win games, take us deep in playoffs and win championships and win championships still,” Manning said in an interview with Sirius XM NFL Radio. “And you know what? I want to prove them right and I want to make them look smart and make them to have made the right decision in doing that. I want to go out there and do great things, do my job and lead this team and make guys around me better and do what I’m supposed to do to put us in position to win those games.

Manning added that they have the talent to win now, but it comes down to whether they can put it all together.

“Now it’s just a matter of, can we put it all together on game day?” Manning said. “Can we find ways to make big plays in critical moments of the game? Can we win those tough-nosed battles where, hey, maybe not everything’s going perfect but can you find a way to win in the fourth quarter? Can you put it all together in crunch time and find a way just a way to get those victories? Those are the teams that tend to have great years, the ones that are just gritty and tough and figure out ways to win football games.

“I think, on paper, it’s kind of all where it needs to be. Now it’s a matter, hey, can we put it all into play and make it work on Sundays?


New Panthers OC Norv Turner said they have adjusted the offensive scheme to be tailored around RB Christian McCaffrey and first-round WR D.J. Moore.

We’ve tweaked some things, we’ve looked at some things to help McCaffrey and our young WR D.J. Moore… me it’s building the system around the people you have & trying to feature the things they do best,” said Turner, via Sirius XM NFL Radio.


Redskins WR Josh Doctson mentioned that veteran CB Orlando Scandrick has been a great addition to their team this offseason.

The first thing I saw from Scan was that he’s a veteran, man,” said Doctson, via Drew Davison of the Star-Telegram. “It’s good to have guys like that. We have a huge veteran group over on that side. We’ve got some very talented young guys, so I’m just really enjoying everything he’s able to teach me without even speaking – just how he guards me and seeing different perspective before we get out there on game day.”

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