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Giants’ Eli Manning, Brandon Myers Among Rotoworld’s Most Disappointing Players of 2013

February 5th, 2014 at 10:00 AM
By Dan Benton

2013 was far from a solid year for the New York Giants, and although there's plenty of blame to go around, the Big Blue lighting rod always seems to be quarterback Eli Manning. That didn't change earlier this week as Rotoworld listed Easy E as one of the most disappointing players of the 2013 NFL season and, in at least some regards, his ranking there is justified.

"A much worse — and much harder to explain — implosion took place 225 miles up the northeast megalopolis from RGIII. Manning’s 27 interceptions were the most by any player since Brett Favre tossed 29 in 2005. Manning has now thrown 42 picks over his past 32 games, and posted a 4:10 TD:INT ratio over five December starts. Adding to Eli’s figurative limp into the offseason was a literal one, as he suffered a high-ankle sprain in Week 17. Forgetting the inane debate over Manning’s 'eliteness,' it’s impossible to argue that his Giants tenure has been an unsuccessful one. But if Peyton’s little brother doesn’t find more success in 2014, succession planning will begin in earnest for one of the league’s most intelligent franchises."

But Manning wasn't the sole Giants listed, as you might expect. And while none of the offensive lineman found their names amongst the most disappointing of 2013, tight end Brandon Myers, who came off of a huge 2012 campaign with the Oakland Raiders, did.

"Myers made his name racking up cheap catches for an overmatched Raiders team in 2012. He parlayed it into a one-year deal for a club and quarterback who have never hesitated to dump the ball off to the tight end. But instead of easy money over the middle, the Giants got a player whose receiving production fell by nearly a third. Throw that on top of utterly incompetent blocking, and you have a player who won’t be invited back to the TE1 ranks, either in 'real life' or fantasy."

Although Manning is a certainty to return in 2014, Myers has a voidable deal and has likely played his one and only season for Big Blue.

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4 Responses to “Giants’ Eli Manning, Brandon Myers Among Rotoworld’s Most Disappointing Players of 2013”

  1.  jerseyrich says:

    Well, fair or not, when you take up close to 20% of your team’s cap space, the blame is going to fall on you (and yes, the line was probably 75% responsible for the year he had).

  2.  Krow says:

    Eric Ebron is NOT a reach at 12. In fact there’s a decent chance he won’t even be there. Now I’m not saying we don’t need OL help. We do. In fact we’re desperate. But there’s a distinct possibility that no 12th-pick-worthy OLman will be sitting there when our turn comes round. And if Ebron is all they say he is … do you pass on the next star TE to reach for need?

    • Anthony Raiaaxr29 says:

      This offensive line draft class appears to be very deep, I would be dissapointed if we passed on Ebron, Dennard, Gilbert, Mosley or Watkins if he falls to reach on an olineman. Matthews and Robinson are the only top 15 offensive lineman, imo.

  3.  James Stoll says:

    I’ve said it a bunch of times, but Eli’s play over his last 24 games has been so bad that if were not our guy we all would be declaring him one of the worst QBs in the league; certainly the most overpaid.
    Because he is ours and by all accounts a really decent guy, and of course because of the spurts of greatness he has turned in, we overlook or make excuses or hope for a return to at least the erratic QB who is good about as often as he is bad.
    But 24 games and counting, 33 years of age and aging, a contract approaching 17M all has to have the rational fan worried.
    Right now we are hoping that the combination of a new offensive scheme and JR going all in on the o-line the way he did with the d-tackles last year, and safety after ’09, will allow Eli to shine again. But if we get to the end of 2014 and Eli is posting 2012-2013 numbers, we will have to be thinking about life after, and hopefully JR will not have already locked us into Eli into his late 30′s

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