New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning made his way to the line, saw something he either didn't like or thought he could exploit, so he audibled into a Rashad Jennings run to the inside. After the snap, guard Brandon Mosley pulled and Jennings was off to the races — nearly 73 untouched yards later and the Giants took a 7-3 lead over the Pittsburgh Steelers.
"It was a play that Eli [Manning] made sure we were in the right play. It was perfect," Jennings said. "Offensive line beat the double team. A puller came around and put a body to clear the hole and it gave me an opportunity for a one on one. One on one battles, you have to win, and that’s what I did. The rest was just a race."
The entire play was perfect execution. It was 11 players doing everything right — a glimpse into what could be for the new-look New York Giants offense. Unfortunately, it was one of only a handful of moments that displayed what the offense is capable of.
Still, Jennings knew that the moment had to be seized. After all, it was his first and last chance to make a good first impression with Big Blue's diehard fans.
"This is the first time as a Giant I get to play at the stadium, so you only get one chance to have a first time impression," Jennings said. "That is something coach Tom Coughlin was reminding us before we went out on the field so it obviously feels good to get out there and gel with the offense and find a gaping hole like that and be able to make a big play."
73-yards and a cloud of dust is one heck of a first impression. On the other side of that coin, Giants fans will now be expecting a lot more of that.
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