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NFC East Watch: Eli "Nervous" in New Offense?

Eli Manning tossed 27 interceptions to just 18 touchdowns in 2013

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    Eli Manning is coming off a brutal 2013 campaign, in which he threw a career-high 27 interceptions and just 18 touchdown passes, and suffered an ankle injury in Week 17 that required offseason surgery. Manning says the ankle feels great, pain-free, but he’s somewhat less comfortable when it comes to the newly installed offense.

    Manning admitted recently that, at the moment anyway, he’s a bit nervous in the new system.

    “Yeah, it is different. You come into the season a little nervous; you just don’t have [the same comfort],’’ Manning said, via the New York Post. “You have a good feel for it, but not to where I want it to be. That’s with repetition and more plays.

    “It’s a different feeling this time of year than in previous years. We’ve still got a lot of work to do and a lot to improve on to get comfortable, myself with my teammates and everything that goes on with being successful in an offense. I know we’ve got a lot of work to do. But we’re excited about that challenge.”

    The Cowboys will see this new offense for the first time on October 19, when the Giants visit AT&T Stadium.

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