“Usually after the bye, you kind of have a little more pep in your step and the arm is a little bit more live,” Manning said.
“He’s good,” Cruz said. “He looked sharp. We were out there completing the football. We were on the same page; everybody was running good routes, lots of positive things. I’m excited to go out there on Sunday and put it on the field.”
In response to a question, Coughlin also said Manning was “sharp.”
Manning said he was not annoyed about media reports that said his arm was tired.
“I didn’t think there was anything to it,” Manning said. “In practices, I thought I was throwing the ball well. I felt no fatigue. Obviously, sometimes during the course of the season you may not realize it. But today the arm felt good. I threw some deep ones and didn’t have to struggle to get it out there. It was just coming out well.”
*The New York Giants and New York Cares will host their fifteenth annual Coat Drive this Sunday. Giants Fans are encouraged to donate their gently worn coats by bringing them to either of the Fed Ex trucks parked in front of the MetLife and Verizon Gates prior to the game, or to New York Cares volunteers who will be at every entrance gate. New York Cares is a non-profit organization that helps warm thousands of men, women and children by providing winter coats to homeless shelters, community organizations, centers for battered women, and agencies serving senior citizens across the metropolitan area. Donations are more appreciated than ever before.