ALBANY, N.Y. — Six months later we’re still talking about The Play.
I’m sorry, but I can’t help myself. Whenever I see the New York Giants’ Eli Manning, I think about that final, frantic minute of Super Bowl XLII when he extricated himself from a tangle of New England pass rushers, scrambled to his right then lobbed a 32-yard pass that David Tyree turned into a miracle.
I know what that play did for Tyree. What I want to know is what it does for Eli Manning.
Once upon a time there was a feeling the Giants may have missed on the guy; that they overpaid to acquire him and that he never, ever, ever was going to live up to the quarterback they imagined.