Eli Manning Conference Call Quotes

  QB-ELI MANNING (on how the week has been) “Honestly, it hasn’t been too bad.  It’s been a regular week.


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QB-ELI MANNING (on how the week has been)

"Honestly, it hasn't been too bad.  It's been a regular week.  I haven't talked to the media yet or anything, so for me, nothing has been different.  We're just trying to get ready for the Colts and put in our game plan and get ready to play.  We've tried to keep it as normal as possible."

QB-ELI MANNING (on how often he has spoken to Peyton recently and if it has been difficult to do that)

"It's not difficult to talk.  I actually talked to him last night for about 20 minutes or so.  The game doesn't come up.  We don't talk about practice or what's happening really at all.  We just kind of talk about what we did over the weekend and things like that.  We've been able to talk during training camp and two-a-days.  It's less football talk and more personal stuff and what's going on in each others lives.  Whenever we talked anyway, that stuff  always came up and now it's the majority of our conversation.  But I guess during training camp, football and some things would come up whereas now, they're not."

QB-ELI MANNING (on how he would describe Peyton to someone that doesn't know him)

"I would describe Peyton as a hard worker, a guy who is very competitive, a guy who knows what he wants and when he gets dedicated toward something, or has the drive toward something, he's very committed to it.  He's a good guy.  He's fun to be around when the football season is not in season, or whenever he's not involved in football, he's laid back and enjoys to laugh and be around family and friends.  But once it's time to work, he's committed and concentrated on that."

QB-ELI MANNING (on the best advice Peyton ever gave him)

"He gave me tons of advice.  I don't know what the best advice is.  I guess it's that whatever you put into (something) is what you're going to get out of it, which means however hard you work or how many hours you put and your dedication and work ethic, the better that is, the better you'll be."

QB-ELI MANNING (on shooting recent commercials together with his family and getting physical at the end with Peyton)

"They said to really go after it this time and see what happens.  I want to get the outtakes of that commercial, because we had some good battles going on.  It was about to turn into a wrestling match, it never got real bad, no punches were thrown or anything, but we were on the ground and rolling around a little bit.  We had a good time doing it, but we need to find a way to get the outtakes of that commercial.  There will be some funny stuff on there."

QB-ELI MANNING (on the first time he beat Peyton at sports)

"I remember the first time I beat him in basketball.  There wasn't really a whole lot we could compete in growing up.  He was five years older than me.  We had a ping-pong table, a bumper pool table and those games we used to play.  I don't remember when I won at those things, but I can remember the first time I beat him in basketball.  That was the first time it was a real competitive sp

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