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buffyblue
02-10-2012, 03:07 PM
I may get lambasted on the boards for this one but although they played in different systems, Eli Manning really reminds me a lot of Troy Aikman in his mechanics, arm strengh, precision, cool demeanor and the way he plays the game.

GCGiant
02-10-2012, 03:15 PM
Joe Montana

GmenFan1980
02-10-2012, 03:16 PM
Phil Simms http://boards.giants.com/emoticons/emotion-1.gif

G-Man67
02-10-2012, 03:20 PM
i think he is a combination ... i can see some Aikman, but Aikman had the great wall of china protecting him for the better part of his career and struggled without it



also Aikman's favorite receiver was Jay Novacek, a TE, and Eli has never really had that type of a thing going with a TE



i see some montana/elway with the clutch drives, yes some Favre in that he is confident that he can make that perfect throw even vs. coverage, a little Big Ben in that he is brave in the pocket and, of course, his brother ... in the way he can change plays at the line and is pointing here there and everywhere ... along with the physical size of the Manning boys



oh and his pocket awareness and subtle movement in the pocker this year was really very good ... i'd probably put that 2nd to his keeping the ball lower and reducing INTs as his biggest improvement ... all the QBs mentioned in this post had great pocket awareness

Mercury
02-10-2012, 03:26 PM
He's starting to remind me of Peyton Manning.

YATittle1962
02-10-2012, 03:27 PM
reminds me of Bernie Kosar


College star

Draft day drama

Quality thrower of the football who at times looked clumsy but was a brilliant football player

tell me he doesnt look a bit like Eli out there
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8WGI5TEFew">
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8WGI5TEFew</a>

Kruunch
02-10-2012, 03:30 PM
Joe Montana


reminds me of Bernie Kosar

College star

Draft day drama

Quality thrower of the football who at times looked clumsy but was a brilliant football player

A perfect cross between Joe Montana (4th quarter clutch on the biggest stage) and Bernie Kosar (scrambles like a marionette with a string cut).

G-Man67
02-10-2012, 03:31 PM
reminds me of Bernie Kosar

College star

Draft day drama

Quality thrower of the football who at times looked clumsy but was a brilliant football player

tell me he doesnt look a bit like Eli out there
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8WGI5TEFew">
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8WGI5TEFew</a>


oh man Kosar was incredibly awkward in his throwing motion ... Billy Kilmer would have been a better compliment ... Eli is pretty sound in his throwing mechanics ... he does entertain when he is in escape mode

JDE123
02-10-2012, 03:34 PM
I can't imagine the flak I'll take for saying this, but right now Eli reminds me of Tom Brady early in his career - not doing much in the regular season, but coming through in the clutch and stacking up the Lombardi trophies.

YATittle1962
02-10-2012, 03:36 PM
reminds me of Bernie Kosar

College star

Draft day drama

Quality thrower of the football who at times looked clumsy but was a brilliant football player

tell me he doesnt look a bit like Eli out there
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8WGI5TEFew">
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8WGI5TEFew</a>


oh man Kosar was incredibly awkward in his throwing motion ... Billy Kilmer would have been a better compliment ... Eli is pretty sound in his throwing mechanics ... he does entertain when he is in escape mode

he is sound in his mechanics.....but just by his nature...Eli looks awkward on certain throws and has the amazing ability to make the very difficult throws from very uncomfortable looking positions the way Kosar did

YATittle1962
02-10-2012, 03:37 PM
I can't imagine the flak I'll take for saying this, but right now Eli reminds me of Tom Brady early in his career - not doing much in the regular season, but coming through in the clutch and stacking up the Lombardi trophies.


Eli absolutely makes Brady like moves in the pocket recently

the way he slides up in the pocket almost looks like he has studied Brady

bansaw
02-10-2012, 03:41 PM
reminds me of Bradshaw

always questioned, always ridiculed for country dumb but always left with the ring

buffyblue
02-10-2012, 03:41 PM
I can't imagine the flak I'll take for saying this, but right now Eli reminds me of Tom Brady early in his career - not doing much in the regular season, but coming through in the clutch and stacking up the Lombardi trophies.


I just realized this after I read your response. You are right. They both also have great pocket awareness. Also the both of them were goofy in interviews early in their careers and have developed into some of the best interveiws out there.

Morehead State
02-10-2012, 03:44 PM
I may get lambasted on the boards for this one but although they played in different systems, Eli Manning really reminds me a lot of Troy Aikman in his mechanics, arm strengh, precision, cool demeanor and the way he plays the game.</P>


I don't think that limiting it to football is sufficient.</P>


I think he's a combination of Ghandi, John F. Kennedy, and Screech from "Saved by the Bell".</P>

Kruunch
02-10-2012, 03:47 PM
I may get lambasted on the boards for this one but although they played in different systems, Eli Manning really reminds me a lot of Troy Aikman in his mechanics, arm strengh, precision, cool demeanor and the way he plays the game.</P>


I don't think that limiting it to football is sufficient.</P>


I think he's a combination of Ghandi,* John F. Kennedy, and Screech from "Saved by the Bell".</P>


Mmmm gonna disagree about the Ghandi part.

I saw Eli eat a sandwich this year.

burier
02-10-2012, 03:48 PM
I can't imagine the flak I'll take for saying this, but right now Eli reminds me of Tom Brady early in his career - not doing much in the regular season, but coming through in the clutch and stacking up the Lombardi trophies.
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giving brady waaaay too much credit.</P>

CDN_G-FAN
02-10-2012, 03:49 PM
He's starting to remind me of Peyton Manning.
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Peyton Manning during the regular season [:D]</P>

bansaw
02-10-2012, 03:52 PM
I may get lambasted on the boards for this one but although they played in different systems, Eli Manning really reminds me a lot of Troy Aikman in his mechanics, arm strengh, precision, cool demeanor and the way he plays the game.</p>


I don't think that limiting it to football is sufficient.</p>


I think he's a combination of Ghandi, John F. Kennedy, and Screech from "Saved by the Bell".</p>and some Leslie Lemke

this guy had an impact on me growing up, never forgot this episode - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWtZA-ZmOAM

GmenFan1980
02-10-2012, 03:53 PM
reminds me of Bradshaw

always questioned, always ridiculed for country dumb but always left with the ring


That's fair to say, and personally I wouldn't mind if Eli helped the giants to 4 Lombardi in his career and got into the hall for that, then for stats

bansaw
02-10-2012, 03:57 PM
somehow win it in New York in 2014 and he`s a lock

so hard to win Superbowls though

888888
02-10-2012, 04:00 PM
Hows about Fran the man Tarkenton

YATittle1962
02-10-2012, 04:01 PM
Hows about Fran the man Tarkenton

dont see the similarity past the Jersey numer

bansaw
02-10-2012, 04:18 PM
Hows about Fran the man Tarkenton

dont see the similarity past the Jersey numerhad to be the Thats Incredible episode I linked

bflo23
02-10-2012, 04:25 PM
Definitely Kurt Warner...........

Moss#83
02-10-2012, 04:27 PM
He reminds me of a better version of Kurt Warner. Better arm, better pocket presense, better improvising ability, better accuracy in his deep ball, better at beating the Patriots.

Harooni
02-10-2012, 04:54 PM
A more clutch Rex grossman if you take a look at both of there 2005 seasons it nearly identical.

Same type of mechanics and back foot high throws.

Just Eli got a ton of starts to improve his game and Rex didnt.


Ps before I get flamed I'm saying most like. I know Eli is better

Morehead State
02-10-2012, 04:54 PM
I may get lambasted on the boards for this one but although they played in different systems, Eli Manning really reminds me a lot of Troy Aikman in his mechanics, arm strengh, precision, cool demeanor and the way he plays the game.</P>


I don't think that limiting it to football is sufficient.</P>


I think he's a combination of Ghandi, John F. Kennedy, and Screech from "Saved by the Bell".</P>


Mmmm gonna disagree about the Ghandi part. I saw Eli eat a sandwich this year.</P>


But the love!</P>


What about the love!!!!!</P>

Morehead State
02-10-2012, 04:55 PM
A more clutch Rex grossman if you take a look at both of there 2005 seasons it nearly identical. Same type of mechanics and back foot high throws. Just Eli got a ton of starts to improve his game and Rex didnt. Ps before I get flamed I'm saying most like. I know Eli is better</P>


Even I think you're asking for it with this post.</P>


Hahahaha!!</P>

bansaw
02-10-2012, 04:55 PM
A more clutch Rex grossman if you take a look at both of there 2005 seasons it nearly identical.

Same type of mechanics and back foot high throws.

Just Eli got a ton of starts to improve his game and Rex didnt.


Ps before I get flamed I'm saying most like. I know Eli is betterlol rex grossman

that Warner stuff got you hot

Harooni
02-10-2012, 05:04 PM
A more clutch Rex grossman if you take a look at both of there 2005 seasons it nearly identical.

Same type of mechanics and back foot high throws.

Just Eli got a ton of starts to improve his game and Rex didnt.


Ps before I get flamed I'm saying most like. I know Eli is betterlol rex grossman

that Warner stuff got you hot

lol no I'm being serious. Eli is more clutch and better at the 2 min drill. But same movements same type of accuracy hot and cold.

Sometimes the politics of NFL draft let's one QB have more starts to prove himself.

Harooni
02-10-2012, 05:09 PM
Don't forget Rex beat us a few times. No easy task. So it's a compliment to Rex I guess.

bansaw
02-10-2012, 05:11 PM
Don't forget Rex beat us a few times. No easy task. So it's a compliment to Rex I guess.Go sulk somewhere else

big deal people ripped on Kurt...lol this is ridiculous

JMFP2
02-10-2012, 05:41 PM
I may get lambasted on the boards for this one but although they played in different systems, Eli Manning really reminds me a lot of Troy Aikman in his mechanics, arm strengh, precision, cool demeanor and the way he plays the game.</P>


I agree. I'd also say Dan Fouts.</P>

giantsfan420
02-10-2012, 05:45 PM
lmfao...rex grossman!!! not even close in any way: different mechanics like much different, different drop back, different before the snap...

i don't think their is one thing grossman does that is comparable in any way to eli...maybe the pre 2007 Eli but lmfao...complete baiting statement....

I'd say Eli reminds me of Joe Montana, not really elusive but makes swift decisive movement in the pocket, perhaps the only QB as clutch as him, very good accuracy with tremendous yet suprising arm strength.

I could also see the comparison to Brady.

jomo
02-10-2012, 05:45 PM
Joe MontanaMontana was more of a dart thrower. They were similar in demeanor and toughness but Eli is a full 4 inches taller with a much stronger arm.

giantsfan420
02-10-2012, 06:23 PM
he also has a ton of favre like traits. try and have a successful play even if it isn't always pretty or safe ie left handed throws (although he has cut back on that a ton)

and will trust his arm to fit it into the tightest of windows.

i'm trying to think of another qb who had a play similar to the 07 SB eli to tyree play but I cannot think of a qb who even comes close to that type of difficulty, clutchness, lil bit of stupidity, and determination.

eli is like a montana/favre hybrid.

Harooni
02-10-2012, 06:47 PM
he also has a ton of favre like traits. try and have a successful play even if it isn't always pretty or safe ie left handed throws (although he has cut back on that a ton)

and will trust his arm to fit it into the tightest of windows.

i'm trying to think of another qb who had a play similar to the 07 SB eli to tyree play but I cannot think of a qb who even comes close to that type of difficulty, clutchness, lil bit of stupidity, and determination.

eli is like a montana/favre hybrid. yes I can see the farve. Throwing into double coverage and the high career ints. But I like how Eli sets his protection better than farve.

FIFTY6G-MAN
02-10-2012, 06:58 PM
i think he is a combination ... i can see some Aikman, but Aikman had the great wall of china protecting him for the better part of his career and struggled without it


also Aikman's favorite receiver was Jay Novacek, a TE, and Eli has<FONT color=#0000ff size=4> never really had that type of a thing going with a TE</FONT>


i see some montana/elway with the clutch drives, yes some Favre in that he is confident that he can make that perfect throw even vs. coverage, a little Big Ben in that he is brave in the pocket and, of course, his brother ... in the way he can change plays at the line and is pointing here there and everywhere ... along with the physical size of the Manning boys


oh and his pocket awareness and subtle movement in the pocker this year was really very good ... i'd probably put that 2nd to his keeping the ball lower and reducing INTs as his biggest improvement ... all the QBs mentioned in this post had great pocket awarenessSure he did. Shockey was an extremely explosive player when he got here and then became well underutilized. He had great talent and also a volatile lockeroom presemce when they stopped using him as he should have been.



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giantsfan420
02-10-2012, 07:08 PM
he also has a ton of favre like traits. try and have a successful play even if it isn't always pretty or safe ie left handed throws (although he has cut back on that a ton)

and will trust his arm to fit it into the tightest of windows.

i'm trying to think of another qb who had a play similar to the 07 SB eli to tyree play but I cannot think of a qb who even comes close to that type of difficulty, clutchness, lil bit of stupidity, and determination.

eli is like a montana/favre hybrid. yes I can see the farve. Throwing into double coverage and the high career ints. But I like how Eli sets his protection better than farve.

you do realize we're past 2007 right? u classically describe eli as he was pre 2007 playoff run, and even then your a lil too dramatic. he does throw into double coverage but only when he believes he can fit it. i can't recall many ints that were blatant double coverage, underneath guy having an easy int this past season.
high career ints? 10 14 25 16...he had one year of high ints, well actually two with the 2007 season...but still, i compare him with favre not because of "double coverage throws and high ints" but bc of a razor sharp arm, unmatched determination and toughness (iron man streak) and trusting his arm.

Favre had those ints but was league MVP 3 times I believe. if a qb isnt producing the td's and yards, ints are viewed much worse. example, brees last season, he threw a few less ints but no one focused on that bc he had a lot of yards and tds.

eh whats the point, i learned my lesson with you. i know your trying to bait people, lmfao...REX GROSSMAN?!?! they are not similar in any way except both had shaky moments in their career. grossman never conquered them, eli did.

Harooni
02-10-2012, 07:18 PM
he also has a ton of favre like traits. try and have a successful play even if it isn't always pretty or safe ie left handed throws (although he has cut back on that a ton)

and will trust his arm to fit it into the tightest of windows.

i'm trying to think of another qb who had a play similar to the 07 SB eli to tyree play but I cannot think of a qb who even comes close to that type of difficulty, clutchness, lil bit of stupidity, and determination.

eli is like a montana/favre hybrid. yes I can see the farve. Throwing into double coverage and the high career ints. But I like how Eli sets his protection better than farve.

you do realize we're past 2007 right? u classically describe eli as he was pre 2007 playoff run, and even then your a lil too dramatic. he does throw into double coverage but only when he believes he can fit it. i can't recall many ints that were blatant double coverage, underneath guy having an easy int this past season.
high career ints? 10 14 25 16...he had one year of high ints, well actually two with the 2007 season...but still, i compare him with favre not because of "double coverage throws and high ints" but bc of a razor sharp arm, unmatched determination and toughness (iron man streak) and trusting his arm.

Favre had those ints but was league MVP 3 times I believe. if a qb isnt producing the td's and yards, ints are viewed much worse. example, brees last season, he threw a few less ints but no one focused on that bc he had a lot of yards and tds.

eh whats the point, i learned my lesson with you. i know your trying to bait people, lmfao...REX GROSSMAN?!?! they are not similar in any way except both had shaky moments in their career. grossman never conquered them, eli did. not baiting ints still higher than we would like after 07 However I agree with you. And I'd pick Eli over farve at this point

bflo23
02-10-2012, 07:33 PM
Don't feed the Harooni troll. You got Harooni calling him Rex Grossman and Gumby wanting to trade Eli for Kevin Kolb.

Be smart and don't feed the trolls.

Harooni
02-10-2012, 07:35 PM
Don't feed the Harooni troll. You got Harooni calling him Rex Grossman and Gumby wanting to trade Eli for Kevin Kolb.

Be smart and don't feed the trolls.
I said reminds. Clearly said Eli is much better and clutch

rebelfan1966
02-10-2012, 07:42 PM
Looks a little like this guy....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFCDkpFtpog&feature=related

THE_New_York_Giants
02-10-2012, 07:49 PM
Looks a little like this guy....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFCDkpFtpog&feature=related
It's too bad Archie's teams all sucked. Not even a guy who's a combo of Montana's clutch, Peyton's game management, Vick's legs, Archie's toughness, Brees' accuracy, Elways arm, and Eli's pocket movement could have gotten to the playoffs with that team. Players used to apologize to Archie when they hit him because his line was so bad. I remember an interview with a guy on the Vikings and he said that they actually felt bad they hit him so much.

rebelfan1966
02-10-2012, 07:56 PM
Looks a little like this guy....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFCDkpFtpog&feature=related
It's too bad Archie's teams all sucked. Not even a guy who's a combo of Montana's clutch, Peyton's game management, Vick's legs, Archie's toughness, Brees' accuracy, Elways arm, and Eli's pocket movement could have gotten to the playoffs with that team. Players used to apologize to Archie when they hit him because his line was so bad. I remember an interview with a guy on the Vikings and he said that they actually felt bad they hit him so much.

It was tough on poor Arch.... no doubt. I sure wish he could have ended up on a good team.... would have been interesting to see how far he went.

Mohann
02-10-2012, 08:03 PM
Eli is his own Manning. He's part gunslinger (Farve), Part cold blooded assassin (Montana), but mostly Eli. The little kid who hates to lose, but always love to play. People don't get Eli because his strongest traits are intangibles. When he was being called a game manager what people missed is that he was really a field general. Because he was quiet he couldn't be a leader, but they ignored Unitas, a quiet leader. They overlook, downplay, and ignore how he makes players around him better, and helps them to rise up on the biggest stages. It's their loss.

Harooni
02-10-2012, 08:07 PM
Eli is his own Manning. He's part gunslinger (Farve), Part cold blooded assassin (Montana), but mostly Eli. The little kid who hates to lose, but always love to play. People don't get Eli because his strongest traits are intangibles. When he was being called a game manager what people missed is that he was really a field general. Because he was quiet he couldn't be a leader, but they ignored Unitas, a quiet leader. They overlook, downplay, and ignore how he makes players around him better, and helps them to rise up on the biggest stages. It's their loss.
very good point of view

Mohann
02-10-2012, 08:23 PM
Eli is his own Manning. He's part gunslinger (Farve), Part cold blooded assassin (Montana), but mostly Eli. The little kid who hates to lose, but always love to play. People don't get Eli because his strongest traits are intangibles. When he was being called a game manager what people missed is that he was really a field general. Because he was quiet he couldn't be a leader, but they ignored Unitas, a quiet leader. They overlook, downplay, and ignore how he makes players around him better, and helps them to rise up on the biggest stages. It's their loss.
very good point of view

Rex Grossman is a game manager.

jomo
02-10-2012, 08:42 PM
Eli is his own Manning. He's part gunslinger (Farve), Part cold blooded assassin (Montana), but mostly Eli. The little kid who hates to lose, but always love to play. People don't get Eli because his strongest traits are intangibles. When he was being called a game manager what people missed is that he was really a field general. Because he was quiet he couldn't be a leader, but they ignored Unitas, a quiet leader. They overlook, downplay, and ignore how he makes players around him better, and helps them to rise up on the biggest stages. It's their loss.
very good point of viewHe doesn't fit any mold except winner. Strong arm? Yes!</P>


Calm under fire? Yes! Intangables? Of Course! Tough? Darn right!</P>


We are very fortunate to be watching the Eli era.</P>

BParcells777
02-10-2012, 09:15 PM
You guys are probably too young to have seen them, but I've seen films of Sammy Baugh, Otto Graham and watched Johnny Unitas and YA Tittle do their thing

Thats who he reminds me of

Mostly Sammy with his pinpoint rainbow accuracy and tight spiral

Bohemian
02-10-2012, 09:30 PM
I have to say that Eli has gone a steady transformation from his first couple of years, where he was essentially running for his life to complete a pass, to an elite quarterback. There have been clear learning experiences that have tempered his nerves and made him realize how to dominate a game. The 25 interceptions he threw a couple of years ago really were a wake up call for him to becoming a more patient and careful field general.

I could not really compare him to the QBs of yesteryear, as the game is a completely different one. Back in the day, 20 TDs and 3000 yards were pro-bowl numbers back then... where as today, those numbers just mean that you are a 'game manager' (like Alex Smith).

If you look at Troy Aikman's numbers, he will clearly not impress anyone. The only reason that Aikman is such a star in our eyes, is due to his ability to captain such talent around him. I have to say that, when it is about stats, I get more impressed by more of today's QBs than Aikman.

Go Blue!

JJC7301
02-10-2012, 10:21 PM
Terry Bradshaw was before my time, but Eli reminds me of him in terms of people always underestimating him and not giving him his proper due. I know that Terry was going through exactly what Eli goes through these days.

Mohann
02-10-2012, 10:29 PM
Terry Bradshaw was before my time, but Eli reminds me of him in terms of people always underestimating him and not giving him his proper due. I know that Terry was going through exactly what Eli goes through these days.

haha yeah, no respect early on. If Eli needs to win four then so be it. I said when he was drafted he'd never have Peyton's numbers, Dome vs meadowlands, system differences, etc, but he'll win more SB's than Peyton. I thought he'd get at least 2, now I think he'll get 4 total. I'm certain that when it's his time he'll skate into canton, first ballot lock, because of Epic wins, Heroic Efforts, and Signature plays.

GCGiant
02-11-2012, 08:38 AM
Terry Bradshaw was before my time, but Eli reminds me of him in terms of people always underestimating him and not giving him his proper due. I know that Terry was going through exactly what Eli goes through these days.

People made fun of Bradshaw because he was not the sharpest tack in the box.

There is no way anyone could put Eli in that category, although people try because of his looks. (Gomer, Opie, etc.)

NYG 5
02-11-2012, 11:11 AM
Eli is Brett Favre in his younger days, minus the huge arm, but smarter.

You guys are listing Eli with precision pocket passers. Thats not him. Eli is a gunslinger, you saw it with all the big plays this year and all the turnovers last year. Look at the the drifting around, and tossing the ball with the opposite hand, and throwing it between double coverage.

davmac2BB
02-11-2012, 11:43 AM
I may get lambasted on the boards for this one but although they played in different systems, Eli Manning really reminds me a lot of Troy Aikman in his mechanics, arm strengh, precision, cool demeanor and the way he plays the game.

Rodger Staubach. This about all those Dallas last minute drives he would engineer in the 70's

Firenugget
02-11-2012, 01:01 PM
Eli reminds me of.................Eli.