Eli Manning’s Backup Jim Sorgi Starts Cold, but Warms Up With Victor Cruz

August 18, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Quarterback Jim Sorgi came to the New York Giants in the offseason with a unique tie to the franchise.   Sorgi, drafted in 2004 by the Colts in the sixth round out of Wisconsin, has been backing up a Manning his entire career. 
It felt good to have Sorgi in Giants camp.  However, after New York Giants star quarterback Eli Manning left the game in the second quarter with a three-inch laceration to the forehead, Jim Sorgi looked uncomfortable until he found his groove with undrafted wide receiver Victor Cruz.
It’s to be expected that his timing might be off coming in cold off the sidelines, but that is no excuse for poor mechanics and bad clock management.   Bringing in Sorgi was an easy decision for Giants GM Jerry Reese, as the coaching staff agreed that the connection between Sorgi and the Manning brothers would breed a comfort zone.
It is going to take some time for Sorgi to learn the offense and get comfortable with his new...

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