Manning needs better decision-making

There is no doubt that Eli Manning has the right stuff; he just needs to play with more consistency, writes Len Pasquarelli.

Updated: August 16, 2006, 10:46 AM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Here are six observations on the New York Giants, gleaned from the training camp practices of Aug. 13-14:

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Despite leading the Giants to an 11-5 record and their first division title since 2000, quarterback Eli Manning at times struggled with his accuracy in his first season as the starter, completing 52.8 percent of his attempts. That was the third lowest completion rate in the league among quarterbacks who started at least 10 games. And some of Manning's stirring fourth-quarter comebacks in 2005 came at the end of games in which he wasn't particularly on-target for the first three quarters. Manning is aware he has to continue to improve in 2006. "We have a lot of weapons," Manning said. "A lot. And it's up to me to get them the ball."

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