Two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning‘s deftest skill might be his ability to sidestep media questions and remain humble, even with his high-profile success.
Joining “NFL AM” on Wednesday morning, the New York Giants’ quarterback brushed aside a question by Eric Davis about if the team should be in the dynasty discussion. Manning’s response was to talk about making his teammates better and taking a step forward from a 9-7 record.
Davis, however, didn’t let Manning off the hook. Davis asked Manning again, more bluntly this time, if his Giants were a dynasty.
“No. No, we are not,” Manning said. “We had a little break, and the two years prior to last year, we didn’t make the playoffs. We have work to do.”
Apparently Eli’s opinion on dynasties doesn’t vibe with the current media’s propensity to bestow the title on any team that wins multiple titles within recollection of each other.
“We have good players on this team,” Manning said. “We have potential to be a playoff team and make a run once we get into the playoffs. It’s a matter of going out there and proving that, and everybody playing to their level of play.
“That is where our challenge is. We know each year if you don’t come out and give it your all and play to the best of your ability you aren’t going to win football games and we have to maximize our talents”