Derek Jeter and Eli Manning have a lot in common. Both sports stars are superstars in their respective sports and they are both New York heroes. But what is connecting them the most at the moment is their mistakes and their common ground when it comes to enduring poor form.
Jeter is currently going through a bad time in his final moments playing for the New York Yankees, but it is Eli Manning that is making the most negative headlines at the moment, as he continues to show his terrible playing side.
It seems Manning just can’t catch a break. Manning and Jeter have combined to bring seven championships to the city of New York, but Manning’s contribution, two Super Bowl titles, is rapidly being forgotten about.
That is because Manning endured a disastrous 2013 NFL campaign in which the Giants opened up 0-6 while the veteran signal caller also set his own personal best for interceptions.
Not great stats, but at least one great, Derek Jeter, is looking out for Manning and giving him advice on how to get out of his massive rut.
"Don't read the papers, don't listen to it. That's the bottom line. Stay positive," Jeter explained, according to NFL.com. "That's the only way you can deal with it. It's tough. It's tough to avoid it, because you're constantly asked questions about it. So you know the angle, you know what's being written. But you've got to stay positive, regardless."
Manning's next test
Eli Manning and his Giants head to Washington tonight to face the Redskins in a massive NFC East divisional match-up. New York is currently 1-2 and will be looking to defeat their divisional rivals who have the same record.
The loser of the match-up is likely to end bottom of the NFC East if they don’t sort out their form soon enough. In the last few years, it has only been the divisional winner that has made the playoffs from the NFC East, so keeping as close to the 3-0 Philadelphia Eagles is crucial to both franchises right now.