Smith: Learning from Giants coaches, Manning ‘will work out tremendously for me’

Smith: Learning from Giants coaches, Manning ‘will work out tremendously for me’

Newly minted New York Giants backup quarterback Geno Smith is out to watch and learn, and hope to become a better quarterback in the process under the tutelage of coaching staff and quarterback Eli Manning.

“I think the opportunity to learn from [quarterbacks] coach [Frank] Cignetti, coach [Ben] McAdoo, and to be alongside Eli and learn from him, a two-time Super Bowl champion and, in my opinion, a Hall of Fame quarterback,” Smith said, via the team’s official website.  “I think it will work out tremendously for me. And it’s also an opportunity to be on a real good team, a winning team, get healthy – it’s just a perfect scenario for me. I couldn’t have written it up any better myself.”

“This is definitely an opportunity for me to learn and to get better… I want to carry my notepad around and whatever I see Eli doing, whether it’s in the classroom, on the field or off the field, I want to write it down. Because he’s a guy you can model yourself after. If you learn from a guy like that, we can all do a lot better.”