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Eli Manning hopes to reinvent himself in 2014

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning hopes to reinvent himself in 2014Eli Manning was sacked a career-high 39 times in 2013 and threw 27 interceptions (Guillermo Hernandez Martinez for SI)

The New York Giants are coming off of a disappointing 7-9 season in 2013 and hoping they can begin to turn things around in the always exciting NFC East. One player who needs to lead that charge is quarterback Eli Manning, who is coming off a disastrous, turnover-filled year.

In 2013, Manning was intercepted 27 times, which was the most of his career and the most of any NFL quarterback in the past eight seasons.

Manning understands that he needs to improve, and he hopes that he will be able to do that this year by reinventing himself during the offseason.

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"This is an opportunity to reinvent yourself and to come back and change what occurred last year, some of the difficulties, and bounce back and have a clean slate, prove yourself again and play at a high level,” Manning said, via Pro Football Talk.

While Manning was a disappointment, he also had little help.

The Giants offensive line struggled to keep him on his feet and injuries at the running back position forced Manning to put more weight on his shoulders and force throws in an effort to make big plays.

If the Giants can address their offensive line in the 2014 NFL draft and add some much needed protection for Manning, getting his play back to a high level may not be a difficult task.

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