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Manning feels more comfortable in Giants’ offense


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New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, with a year under coordinator Ben McAdoo’s offense, hopes that will allow him to be even better in 2015.

Manning bounced back from a poor 2013 season to complete a career-high 63.1 percent of his passes in 2014, with 30 touchdowns against 14 interceptions.

At this time last year, Manning also was coming off ankle surgery that limited his practice involvement during organized training activities while the Giants were installing McAdoo’s new offense.

Manning now can find ways to improve the offense during the offseason as his comfort level increases.

“It was important having this last month — watching the film, talking a lot about the mechanics, the footwork, being able to go outside with him and working on a lot of drill work,” Manning said last week during OTAs, via the team’s official website. “A lot of it is stuff I wasn’t able to do last year. I was coming off the ankle surgery, I had a new offense — of lot of things going through the mind, trying to figure out concepts.

“This year, I understand the concepts. I’m still working on it, but I’m concentrating on the footwork and the mechanics and the timing of everything. It was great to have that this year and kind of get back to the basics of everything. I feel comfortable, I feel real good right now.”

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