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, Calif. (AP) — Nick Mullens remembers getting the phone call from Archie Manning inviting him to the prestigious Manning Passing Academy two summers ago.Mullens savored the chance to take part in the four-day clinic run by Archie and his two NFL quarterback sons, Eli and Peyton. Mullens especially relished the opportunity to watch Eli Manning take part in some of the drills.“To see how he moves in the pocket, he has very quick feet and is just very smooth,” Mullens said. “I definitely remember just sitting there and watching him throw. I took that all in.”Mullens now will get another chance to see Manning up close when he makes his second career start for the San Francisco 49ers (2-7) on Monday night against Manning and the New York Giants (1-7).Mullens is coming off a scintillating debut, completing 16 of 22 passes for 262 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions for a 151.9 passer rating in a 34-3 victory over the Oakland Raiders. That’s the highest rating since the merger for a player in his debut with at least 20 attempts.Things might not be as easy now that the Giants have an idea of what Mullens can do.“I think they’re going to be like, ‘Oh crap. This guy is good,'” running back Matt Breida said. “I think they’ll put more people back there to cover because of the throws he made and can do.”While Mullens is just getting started, Manning is nearing the end of his career as he plays his 15th season for a team that is struggling mightily. New York has lost five straight games and the questions are mounting about how much longer the two-time Super Bowl MVP Manning has as quarterback.“I think there’s urgency to get things going, for sure,” Manning said. “We got to get some wins. We got to get going, and everybody wants it. The team needs it, for the morale and for just the hard work and everything we put in. Just need to reap the benefits of the work Youth Harry Carson Jerseys
, and feel good about what we’re doing.”Here are some other things to watch:SPLENDID SAQUONRookie Saquon Barkley has been a rare bright spot for the struggling Giants, topping 100 yards from scrimmage in seven of his first eight games. Barkley has been a bit hit and miss with 16 runs for negative yards, tied for fifth worst in the league, and 11 plays that gained at least 20, which is tied for second most among running backs. Barkley is just the ninth player to gain at least 1,000 yards from scrimmage in the first eight games of his rookie season.“I’m not one of those guys that says, let me see my stats, let me see how much I ran for this or that. I just play,” he said. “I’m not going to stand here and lie, I am very active on social media, so there’s fan pages of me and I can go on Instagram or even on my explore page and they just happen to pop up. I’ve seen predictions of what I’m capable of doing, but it means nothing to me.”PRESSURE POINTThe struggling pass rush for the 49ers broke through in a big way last week with eight sacks against Oakland. Cassius Marsh led the way with a career-best 2 ½, and Dekoda Watson had 1 1/2 in his first game after coming off IR. San Francisco had eight sacks in a game only once in the previous two decades Harry Carson Jerseys Stitched
, doing it against the Rams in 2009.KITTLE’S CATCHESSan Francisco tight end George Kittle has been a big-play threat all season. He had a 71-yard catch and run last week against the Raiders, making him the first tight end since Rich Caster in 1972 to have two 70-yard catches in the same season. Kittle ranks second among all tight ends with 692 yards receiving and is second to Barkley among all players with 496 yards after the catch.STRUGGLING FRANCHISESTwenty-eight years after these franchises met in the best matchup in “Monday Night Football” history, they now play in one of the worst. Back in 1990, the 49ers beat the Giants 7-3 in a matchup of 10-1 teams that provided the highest winning percentage ever for a Monday night game played after Halloween. The teams come into this meeting with a combined winning percentage of .176, the second lowest for a Monday night game played Nov. 1 or later. The lowest combined winning percentage is .167 for a matchup of the New York Jets (3-9) and the Chargers (1-11) in 1975 that featured Hall of Fame QBs Joe Namath and Dan Fouts. Let’s get caught up as NFL shopping season is set to begin"WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections New York Giants NewsGiants Training Camp 2016Giants vs. Eagles 2015, Week 17New York Giants NewsGiants news, 3/11: Free agency, draft previews, more New,18commentsLet’s get caught up as NFL shopping season is set to beginEDTShareTweetShareShareGiants news, 3/11: Free agency, draft previews, more Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY SportsGood morning Youth Lawrence Taylor Jerseys
, New York Giants fans!Ready, set shop!NFL offseason action heats up Monday as the “legal tampering” period of free agency begins. Teams can’t sign players until Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET, but they can talk to players and negotiate deals. What will the Giants do? Our free agency rumor tracker will keep you up to date. Our Giants Free Agency section will be where you will find all of our free agency stories.Here is some of our coverage up to this point:Top 10 offensive free agents by position, what the market means for the GiantsGiants roster moves: Aldrick Rosas re-signed, Corey Coleman tendered2019 Giants salary cap primer: What you need to knowTrying to make sense of the Landon Collins decisionHere are a few free agency-related posts from other writers around the Inter-Google:Which bargain NFL free agents should the Giants target? | SNYGiants have corrected atmosphere, now they need players | NewsdayWhy NFL free agency could prove unsatisfying for Giants fansNFL free agents: Giants will prioritize top veteran cornerback | Here is 1 name of interest - nj.com5 key decisions facing the Giants as free agency opens - New York Daily NewsDraft chatterNFL Draft 2019: Bama’s Jonah Williams can be pro franchise left tackle - SBNation.comRetired defensive end Stephen White says the tape, not measurements, matters when it comes to offensive linemen — and Williams has what it takes to start immediately in the NFL.NFL Draft 2019: Quinnen Williams is most unique defensive tackle ever - SBNation.comRetired defensive end Stephen White can’t think of any player who compares to Alabama’s Williams, a nose tackle who can rush the passer — and do so much more.What matters when evaluating QBs today? Not height and arm strength - NFL Nation- ESPNAn informal poll of executives, scouts and coaches about QB traits they prioritize revealed the most important qualities aren't measurable.Jordan Palmer: Jarrett Stidham’s pro day ‘as impressive as I’ve seen’ - al.comBBV MailbagHave questions about the Giants? E-mail them to bigblueview @ gmail.com, and the best ones will be answered in an upcoming mailbag. Thanks!BBV PodcastYou can find and subscribe to Big Blue View radio from the show’s home page.You can find all the shows on our Big Blue View Radio Hub Page.You can also find the shows and subscribe on all your favorite podcast apps:Apple Podcasts | Google Podcasts | Pocket Casts | Spotify | Stitcher | RSSFinally, be sure to check out the home page for all of the shows across the expanding Vox Media Podcast Network.