Manningham’s New Challenge

Very interesting piece on one of my favorite Wolverines in the NFL, Mario Manningham and his new challenge with his current team the Giants.

Via NY Post

Manningham, who did not practice last night because of a slight ankle issue, started eight games last season filling in for Smith and set career highs in catches (60), yards (944), touchdowns (nine) and reception average (15.7). All the damage was done as an outside receiver, where he had more room to maneuver and less congestion to deal with. But thus far in camp, Manningham has lined up in the slot, with Nicks and Domenik Hixon — returning from reconstructive knee surgery — on the outside in the three-receiver set.

This is new for Manningham.

“I’m starting to get really used to being in the slot,” Manningham said. “I feel like if I lined up in the slot, I’m not going to say I would have the advantage, but it would be a nickel or a linebacker over me.”

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