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Drez
12-15-2011, 06:37 PM
From an article on nfl.com by Albert Breer (there's also some stuff on Marc Ross in there, too!):</P>


<FONT color=#222221 face=Arial>EliManning is now a top five quarterback.</FONT><SPAN style="TEXT-ALIGN: left; WIDOWS: 2; TEXT-TRANSFORM: none; BACKGROUND-COLOR: rgb(255,255,255); TEXT-INDENT: 0px; DISPLAY: inline !important; FONT: 14px/18px arial, verdana, helvetica; WHITE-SPACE: normal; ORPHANS: 2; FLOAT: none; LETTER-SPACING: normal; COLOR: rgb(34,34,33); WORD-SPACING: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px" class=Apple-style-span><SPAN class=Apple-converted-space></SPAN>And this is, to be clear, not a reaction to his scintillating effort in Dallas in a game the Giants had to have. It's more because he's now a 4,000-yard (and potential 5,000-yard) passer, and has proven himself to be the kind of quarterbacking chameleon that his brother Peyton and Super Bowl XLII adversary Tom Brady are. Eli has adjusted to situations exceptionally well. From 2005-08, he had<SPAN class=Apple-converted-space></SPAN></SPAN>Plaxico Burress (http://www.nfl.com/players/plaxicoburress/profile?id=BUR595691)<SPAN style="TEXT-ALIGN: left; WIDOWS: 2; TEXT-TRANSFORM: none; BACKGROUND-COLOR: rgb(255,255,255); TEXT-INDENT: 0px; DISPLAY: inline !important; FONT: 14px/18px arial, verdana, helvetica; WHITE-SPACE: normal; ORPHANS: 2; FLOAT: none; LETTER-SPACING: normal; COLOR: rgb(34,34,33); WORD-SPACING: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px" class=Apple-style-span>, a younger<SPAN class=Apple-converted-space></SPAN></SPAN>Brandon Jacobs (http://www.nfl.com/players/brandonjacobs/profile?id=JAC705688)<SPAN style="TEXT-ALIGN: left; WIDOWS: 2; TEXT-TRANSFORM: none; BACKGROUND-COLOR: rgb(255,255,255); TEXT-INDENT: 0px; DISPLAY: inline !important; FONT: 14px/18px arial, verdana, helvetica; WHITE-SPACE: normal; ORPHANS: 2; FLOAT: none; LETTER-SPACING: normal; COLOR: rgb(34,34,33); WORD-SPACING: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px" class=Apple-style-span><SPAN class=Apple-converted-space></SPAN>and, for most of that time,<SPAN class=Apple-converted-space></SPAN></SPAN>Jeremy Shockey (http://www.nfl.com/players/jeremyshockey/profile?id=SHO162072)<SPAN style="TEXT-ALIGN: left; WIDOWS: 2; TEXT-TRANSFORM: none; BACKGROUND-COLOR: rgb(255,255,255); TEXT-INDENT: 0px; DISPLAY: inline !important; FONT: 14px/18px arial, verdana, helvetica; WHITE-SPACE: normal; ORPHANS: 2; FLOAT: none; LETTER-SPACING: normal; COLOR: rgb(34,34,33); WORD-SPACING: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px" class=Apple-style-span>. Since, he's helped in the development of young receivers (</SPAN>Hakeem Nicks (http://www.nfl.com/players/hakeemnicks/profile?id=NIC726593)<SPAN style="TEXT-ALIGN: left; WIDOWS: 2; TEXT-TRANSFORM: none; BACKGROUND-COLOR: rgb(255,255,255); TEXT-INDENT: 0px; DISPLAY: inline !important; FONT: 14px/18px arial, verdana, helvetica; WHITE-SPACE: normal; ORPHANS: 2; FLOAT: none; LETTER-SPACING: normal; COLOR: rgb(34,34,33); WORD-SPACING: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px" class=Apple-style-span>, Steve Smith,<SPAN class=Apple-converted-space></SPAN></SPAN>Mario Manningham (http://www.nfl.com/players/mariomanningham/profile?id=MAN547041)<SPAN style="TEXT-ALIGN: left; WIDOWS: 2; TEXT-TRANSFORM: none; BACKGROUND-COLOR: rgb(255,255,255); TEXT-INDENT: 0px; DISPLAY: inline !important; FONT: 14px/18px arial, verdana, helvetica; WHITE-SPACE: normal; ORPHANS: 2; FLOAT: none; LETTER-SPACING: normal; COLOR: rgb(34,34,33); WORD-SPACING: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px" class=Apple-style-span>,<SPAN class=Apple-converted-space></SPAN></SPAN>Victor Cruz (http://www.nfl.com/players/victorcruz/profile?id=CRU827288)<SPAN style="TEXT-ALIGN: left; WIDOWS: 2; TEXT-TRANSFORM: none; BACKGROUND-COLOR: rgb(255,255,255); TEXT-INDENT: 0px; DISPLAY: inline !important; FONT: 14px/18px arial, verdana, helvetica; WHITE-SPACE: normal; ORPHANS: 2; FLOAT: none; LETTER-SPACING: normal; COLOR: rgb(34,34,33); WORD-SPACING: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px" class=Apple-style-span>) and tight ends (</SPAN>Kevin Boss (http://www.nfl.com/players/kevinboss/profile?id=BOS364606)<SPAN style="TEXT-ALIGN: left; WIDOWS: 2; TEXT-TRANSFORM: none; BACKGROUND-COLOR: rgb(255,255,255); TEXT-INDENT: 0px; DISPLAY: inline !important; FONT: 14px/18px arial, verdana, helvetica; WHITE-SPACE: normal; ORPHANS: 2; FLOAT: none; LETTER-SPACING: normal; COLOR: rgb(34,34,33); WORD-SPACING: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px" class=Apple-style-span>,<SPAN class=Apple-converted-space></SPAN></SPAN>Jake Ballard (http://www.nfl.com/players/jakeballard/profile?id=BAL649420)<SPAN style="TEXT-ALIGN: left; WIDOWS: 2; TEXT-TRANSFORM: none; BACKGROUND-COLOR: rgb(255,255,255); TEXT-INDENT: 0px; DISPLAY: inline !important; FONT: 14px/18px arial, verdana, helvetica; WHITE-SPACE: normal; ORPHANS: 2; FLOAT: none; LETTER-SPACING: normal; COLOR: rgb(34,34,33); WORD-SPACING: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px" class=Apple-style-span>), and guided the offense through transition in the run game as well. To me, that's what the best quarterbacks do -- remain steady even as things are changing around them. It's why Eli is now, indeed, elite.</SPAN></P>


<SPAN style="TEXT-ALIGN: left; WIDOWS: 2; TEXT-TRANSFORM: none; BACKGROUND-COLOR: rgb(255,255,255); TEXT-INDENT: 0px; DISPLAY: inline !important; FONT: 14px/18px arial, verdana, helvetica; WHITE-SPACE: normal; ORPHANS: 2; FLOAT: none; LETTER-SPACING: normal; COLOR: rgb(34,34,33); WORD-SPACING: 0px; -webkit-text-size-adjust: auto; -webkit-text-stroke-width: 0px" class=Apple-style-span><FONT size=3 face="Times New Roman">http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d82514fd6/article/business-just-as-important-as-football-for-future-nfl-gms-notes</FONT> (http://www.nfl.com/news/story/09000d5d82514fd6/article/business-just-as-important-as-football-for-future-nfl-gms-notes)</SPAN></P>

RobCarpenter
12-15-2011, 08:59 PM
Only a non-Giants fan or troll would think otherwise.