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Toadofsteel
05-29-2012, 11:21 AM
Is it safe to say the Giants are the best at NFL when it comes to clock management? Eli knows how to stretch a drive and munch on clock time when it's called for. That's kind of overlooked when you see him on his two-minute drills. He was able to stretch a single drive almost 10 minutes in XLII, and take up half of the first quarter on the opening drive in XLVI with a declining run game that was ranked dead last in the regular season (although better in the postseason). Then that safety meant that Brady only saw one snap in basically the entire first quarter. I wish more people could see the value in a QB being able to do that. It doesnt' show up much in highlight reels because it's the most boring football that you could possibly show to an audience. But it has to be deflating to an opposing offense to get all fired up and then spend 10 game minutes (which has to translate into half an hour real-time at least) on the sideline.

Flip Empty
05-29-2012, 12:38 PM
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qndarius3
05-29-2012, 01:11 PM
Is it safe to say the Giants are the best at NFL when it comes to clock management? Eli knows how to stretch a drive and munch on clock time when it's called for. That's kind of overlooked when you see him on his two-minute drills. He was able to stretch a single drive almost 10 minutes in XLII, and take up half of the first quarter on the opening drive in XLVI with a declining run game that was ranked dead last in the regular season (although better in the postseason). Then that safety meant that Brady only saw one snap in basically the entire first quarter. I wish more people could see the value in a QB being able to do that. It doesnt' show up much in highlight reels because it's the most boring football that you could possibly show to an audience. But it has to be deflating to an opposing offense to get all fired up and then spend 10 game minutes (which has to translate into half an hour real-time at least) on the sideline.

no doubt hes great in the 2 minute drill/no huddle, but does anyone take more delay of game's than Easy E?

G-Man67
05-29-2012, 01:42 PM
i will call it Clutch Management</P>


i don't think afootball fan, who could not chose their own QB,would want anyone else QBing their team with 80 yards to go, 1:30 left, on the road or neutral site than Eli</P>

MikeIsaGiant
05-29-2012, 02:14 PM
We can manage time that's for sure, but damn those last second hikes have to be the most annoying thing ever

Toadofsteel
05-29-2012, 02:17 PM
I'm not talking about the play clock though... I'm talking about the game clock. It's not just that Eli can make a 2-minute drive across 80 yards, it's that he can make a drive across 80 yards that lasts as long as he damn well pleases...

nhpgiantsfan
05-29-2012, 05:21 PM
Actually this is funny.. Many people on this board will argue that poor clock management almost cost us the Super Bowl. or that We won the Super Bowl despite our bad clock management.

Joe Morrison
05-29-2012, 06:29 PM
You can try and arm chair it until the cows come home, you take the points, yes Bradshaw could have taken a knee, ran off more time, maybe not get a TD and settle for a FG, but who wanted to see Tynes line up for a chip shot with all the marbles on the line, cmon now, lets here it, they won the game, they are the champs, stop the whining.

Toadofsteel
05-29-2012, 06:47 PM
And if Brady saw more than Justin Tuck coming at him the entire first quarter, we probably would have lost...

nhpgiantsfan
05-29-2012, 09:20 PM
You can try and arm chair it until the cows come home, you take the points, yes Bradshaw could have taken a knee, ran off more time, maybe not get a TD and settle for a FG, but who wanted to see Tynes line up for a chip shot with all the marbles on the line, cmon now, lets here it, they won the game, they are the champs, stop the whining.</P>


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I was just pointing out how some people on the boards felt after the SB. I am all for taking the points when we did. I did not want to see them put the game on Tynes.</P>

Breezely
05-29-2012, 09:41 PM
I would credit the mastery of Gilbride's offense. You can see Eli's command of the offense from the time the break huddle. Yeah, he probably got a little from big brother. He points out defenses to aid the linemen, set hot routes, and maybe even bluffs a bit but you can see how he tells the receivers when they misread something and took the wrong route. All of that helps in the clock or game management of Eli and the Giants. COMMAND!!!

Breezely
05-29-2012, 09:48 PM
The fact that he was trying to tell Bradshaw to go down short of the goal line tells me a lot. It tells me that:

Eli is game smart, he is very much into the game mentally.

He is so comfortable within the situation, that he is thinking beyond the present play.

Most of all, he is confident .

Latinoshockeyfan
05-29-2012, 10:44 PM
Is it safe to say the Giants are the best at NFL when it comes to clock management? Eli knows how to stretch a drive and munch on clock time when it's called for. That's kind of overlooked when you see him on his two-minute drills. He was able to stretch a single drive almost 10 minutes in XLII, and take up half of the first quarter on the opening drive in XLVI with a declining run game that was ranked dead last in the regular season (although better in the postseason). Then that safety meant that Brady only saw one snap in basically the entire first quarter. I wish more people could see the value in a QB being able to do that. It doesnt' show up much in highlight reels because it's the most boring football that you could possibly show to an audience. But it has to be deflating to an opposing offense to get all fired up and then spend 10 game minutes (which has to translate into half an hour real-time at least) on the sideline.

No, we're one of the worst. 2 min offense? yes!!