Eli Manning insists the plantar fascia problem in his right heel isn't impeding his throwing. But former Giants quarterback Phil Simms, in an interview with Sirius Radio's Chris Russo, begged to differ.
"...when you’re talking about throwers I don’t care who it is, when you talk about leg injuries, foot, knee, whatever, it’s going to affect you," Simms said. "I lived it. I know. And I don’t care what the Giants say on Eli, it’s got to be a problem.
"Think about it. It’s the pain. It’s not being able to do things the same way. You lose a little confidence. You can’t practice as much. I’ll be down there tomorrow watching them practice all day and doing everything. I’m sure I won’t find anything out about any of this I’m talking about but I’m just saying when you have something wrong with your foot there are a lot of problems that can come about because of it.”
Simms also said part of Manning's problems have to do with the Saints, Cardinals, and Eagles' propensity toward the blitz.
“They’ve played three teams that to say they are blitz happy is an understatement," Simms said. "And all three blitzed the Giants. The Giants didn’t handle any of them well and when you do that it just brings on more. Of course, the Chargers are not a blitzing team so that’ll be a good thing for the Giants this week."
Unless they've decided to BECOME a blitzing team this week, of course.
Anybody want to agree or disagree with Phil?