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in Deutsch in Medien und Literatur 25.08.2018 08:17
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If you want to get an insight into what makes Eli Manning tick Authentic Josh Jackson Jersey , watch the two-time Super Bowl MVP work with kids at a summer football camp.

Talking about football to three or four dozen attentive young players is something the New York Giants quarterback enjoys, whether the topic is hydration, catching passes, doing things in practice so they become second nature in games, focusing or simply just getting better.

Manning doesn’t talk very long. He gets his thoughts across and gets to the stuff he wants to do. He gets a ball from the coaches at the Offense-Defense camp at Kean University and starts throwing little seam routes to players.

After a water break, there is a 7-on-7 drill and Manning hooks up with a receiver deep for a touchdown that will be someone’s lifetime memory.

”It’s fun to see them get ready for their upcoming season,” the 37-year-old Manning said. ”They are out here practicing trying to get better and it’s fun. Hey, I was that kid not too long ago. You kind of still feel you are that kid in the sense of getting ready to go play a game and play football and improve.

”For these guys it’s not about going to college. It’s about being a good high school player. Hey, I want to be a good NFL player. It’s whatever league you are in.”

By Manning’s count, he will be starting his 23rd training camp when the Giants report for workouts in roughly two weeks. It will be his 15th season with New York, and this one should be interesting.

The Giants have a new coach in Pat Shurmur Rashaan Evans Titans Jersey , a new offense and defense and a revamped roster.

Manning knows there are going to be a lot of questions. Can the team overcome last year’s 3-13 record that led to the firing of Ben McAdoo and the hiring of Shurmur? Can they get back to the playoffs? Can he still function being closer to 40 than 30?

They are legitimate questions, but Manning is more concerned with today.

”I am not concerned with two years or how long I play, I am concerned about this year,” Manning said.

”I am focused and excited about having a great year this year, making good decisions, running this offense, getting our team ready. That’s the focus. That’s the concern. That’s all. I am excited about it. It’s good when you are not worried about the hoopla and all the other things going on. I am worried about doing my job and winning football games.”

Manning has been getting ready for this camp like any other. Training has become a year-round job and the techniques are different.

When he was a youngster in New Orleans, hydrating meant going for a swim and drinking a soda. Now, the hydration starts a week before camp begins. Liquid is taken before, during and after practice, something that he imparts to the players as a spokesman for Gatorade the past 14 years.

Still Marquis Haynes Color Rush Jersey , he insists training camp is fun, especially the competition.

”That’s the great thing about football,” Manning said. ”What you did last year doesn’t matter, whether good or bad. It’s all about what you can do this year. I am excited about the guys we have, the new coaches. I have been texting with the guys and everyone is excited to get rolling and see what we can do this year.”

The new offense should be interesting. The line seemingly has been solidified with the addition of left tackle Nate Solder and guard Will Hernandez, the second-round draft pick. Running back Saquon Barkley, the second overall pick, has the potential to be a game breaker.

Receiver Odell Beckham Jr., who is coming off a broken ankle that ended his season in early October, has looked good in some videos from California, where he has been running around shirtless with fellow wide out Sterling Shepard and Barkley making one-handed catches.

”I know they will have to make some adjustments. We do practice with our shirts on with the Giants Authentic Kevin Hogan Jersey ,” Manning quipped.

Manning said the Giants worked hard in the offseason and he is excited to see what happens this year.



LeBron James may go from idolized to immortalized in his hometown.

A GoFundMe account has been established with a goal to raise $1 million to sculpt and erect a life-size statue of James in Akron, where he began his basketball career before becoming a superstar with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Aaron Carey, who like James played at Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary High School, began the campaign to raise money to honor the three-time NBA champion.

”We want to do this with the fans,” Carey told the Akron Beacon-Journal . ”We want fans to be able to thank LeBron for what he has done for Akron and the Cavs.”

Carey told the newspaper he has been in contact with artist Omri Amrany, who has created statues for basketball greats Michael Jordan, Shaquille O’Neal, Magic Johnson and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

James was touched by the gesture.

”First of all, thank you,” he said Monday when informed of the movement. ”It would be cool, not only for myself Cheap Jamal Adams Jersey , but for my family and all the people that had anything to do with this journey thus far. I’m appreciative even of the thought.”

The 33-year-old is trying to advance to the Finals for the eighth straight time. To do that, the Cavaliers must eliminate the Boston Celtics, who have a 2-1 lead in the best-of-seven series entering Monday’s Game 4.

An initial rendering of a possible statue by Amrany shows James soaring toward the basket, with his right arm cocked back to deliver a dunk while wearing his signature Nikes and his No. 23 high school jersey.

Carey said a site for the statue has not been finalized.

”We really want this to be in Akron,” he said. ”We talked to (Cavs owner) Dan Gilbert and he wants to put one up in Akron after LeBron retires.”

James laughed when asked if he had a preference on how the statue would depict him.

”I don’t have a particular pose in mind,” he said. ”I think it’s the thought that counts, it’s pretty cool.”

Carey said a marketing campaign is underway to attract donors with deep pockets. The first 15 donors to contribute $30,000 or more would receive a limited edition miniature replica of the statue, signed by the artist.



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