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Eli Manning On Building His Relationship With Hakeem Nicks

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning spoke with the media Tuesday afternoon about Hakeem Nicks and building the relationship with the wide receiver.

Q: Have you seen Hakeem today?

A: Yeah. It should be good to have him here and see what he can do and go out there and have a good practice.

Q: How much are you looking forward to getting on the field with him and getting reps?

A: Im looking forward to having these last three practices and keep working on getting better, working on our offense, improving on things and see if we can I thought weve made some progress these last few weeks of OTAs and hopefully we can finish on a strong note and take that into training camp down the road.

Q: How much relief is there that Hakeem is here?

A: I dont know if its a relief. We have three days of practice and we havent had a practice yet, so I think we just have to continue going about our business as weve been these last few months and all we can do is go out there and keep trying to get better, keep working on our offense making sure everybody is doing the right things, in the right spots and having success.

Q: Is there something youd like to happen for you to leave and take this break feeling good about where the offense is?

A: I feel good about what weve been able to do these last weeks. Some guys have made strides getting better. We have new guys in camp with new tight ends and new receivers and some new offensive linemen playing, so I think guys have stepped up and kind of found what they can do or what they do well and then what we need to improve on, how they need to grow within the offense. Its learning all the ins and outs, but Ive been pleased so far and hopefully these last three practices continue to make strides and make sure were really sharp out there on the practice field.

Q: How much time have you spent on Hakeem and Victors absences?

A: Only when I talk to you. Thats the only time its in my mind. I havent made it a big deal and Im coming here to work and practice and just trying to make sure Im having great reps in practice and doing my job and whoever is out there on the field, talking with them throughout the day, throughout the practice and make sure were all getting better.

Source: New York Giants Media


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