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    when he predicted Eli would win multiple Super bowls. Since Feb, I've been thinking about his prediction that Eli would win multiple championships and how at times before the first SB, a lot of Giant fans (including myself) were not sure if he would ever come close to being worthy of the first overall pick. Fast forward to the present and I can't think of a more battle tested QB in the league than Eli. When you think of everything he's had to endure- the pressure of being the first overall pick, the pressure of being Archie Manning's son, the pressure of being the brother of arguably the best, at that time, QB in the league, playing in the media capital of the world, coming in as a rookie and taking over for Kurt Warner and playing with teammates at the offensive skill positions that were less than encouraging in his development-it's amazing to think of what he's accomplished in his 8 years in the league.

    Because 07 came out of left field and was totally unexpected, I always said Eli did enough for me to accept him warts and all. But then he helped bring us another one and really earned his stripes this year considering we had no running game. Defenses knew the Oline had issues and still had trouble stopping Eli, especially in the playoffs. He's solidified himself as a clutch QB that rises to the occasion when the stakes are high.

    Although I didn't see it at the time, Peyton was right; his brother is pretty good.
    Last edited by ponch inda face; 08-09-2012, 09:31 PM.

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    great post. know what else? you should see peytons senior year yearbook photo in HS. He writes in the message area that eli will be even better than him...still got some time but the gap has def closed

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    • #3
      Makes for an interesting debate-is it stellar overall stats that make the better QB or stellar stats when it counts. I don't think Eli will ever be a league leader in any of the glamor stats, but he's proven to be a winner. He can still frustrate occasionally, but last year was a big year for him and I like that all I hear from him is a desire to get better going forward...exactly what you want from your QB.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by ponch inda face View Post
        Makes for an interesting debate-is it stellar overall stats that make the better QB or stellar stats when it counts. I don't think Eli will ever be a league leader in any of the glamor stats, but he's proven to be a winner. He can still frustrate occasionally, but last year was a big year for him and I like that all I hear from him is a desire to get better going forward...exactly what you want from your QB.
        One of the greatest quarterbacks of all time thinks Eli is better than him. What stats do you think matter?

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        • #5
          Eli is a proven crunch time winner in all aspects. WE are lucky to have him. Fuggedatabout rivers,, we did the right deal.
          "KILL'EM ALL AND LET THE PARAMEDICS SORT'EM OUT!"

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          • #6
            Originally posted by greenca190 View Post
            One of the greatest quarterbacks of all time thinks Eli is better than him. What stats do you think matter?
            is that a slight at my comment or something? bc i was just responding to the OP claim about Peyton on Eli, and added something else Peyton said. If you werent being condescending, sorry. just theres some posters who are willing to jump all over someone for making a positive comment about eli

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            • #7
              Originally posted by greenca190 View Post
              One of the greatest quarterbacks of all time thinks Eli is better than him. What stats do you think matter?
              I get what you're saying. I'd rather have the winner of more rings of course. Still makes for an interesting debate for those who do not have a dog in the fight.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ponch inda face View Post
                I get what you're saying. I'd rather have the winner of more rings of course. Still makes for an interesting debate for those who do not have a dog in the fight.
                You mean like the eagles?

                LOL couldn't resist...

                I'm Commander Shepard, and this is my favorite team in the NFL.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by greenca190 View Post
                  One of the greatest quarterbacks of all time thinks Eli is better than him. What stats do you think matter?
                  Archie Manning made a comment when Peyton was just coming on the scene. He told the media that he had another son at home who was going to be better than Peyton. Everyone thought he was kidding, at least I did. LOL

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ashleymarie View Post
                    Archie Manning made a comment when Peyton was just coming on the scene. He told the media that he had another son at home who was going to be better than Peyton. Everyone thought he was kidding, at least I did. LOL
                    ............and just 12 months ago Eli caused a furor by simply saying that he considered himself among the elite QBs in the game. No furor anymore!
                    No one remembers who came in second.

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                    • #11
                      In those early years all I asked for was year-to-year improvement but by 2007 I was wondering if it was time to think about moving on.

                      Now in hindsight, has there ever been anyone who has embodied Wellington Mara's patient philosophy more than Eli? Or the grace and aplomb with which he handled criticism from within and without?

                      I often wish Wellington could have seen what happened, to know he was right, to see the glory that was just around the corner.
                      8-Time NFL Champions - 1927 1934 1938 1956 1986 1990 2007 2011

                      "You win close games because you're prepared to do it. It doesn't just come down to luck." -- Bill Parcells

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by jomo View Post
                        ............and just 12 months ago Eli caused a furor by simply saying that he considered himself among the elite QBs in the game. No furor anymore!

                        Not more than a few hours ago, the Bears Broncos announcer said without any hint of sarcasm in his voice that the Bears would be good because Jay Cutler is ELITE.

                        Yup... he said it and he meant it.


                        Apparently you can now just toss that expression around willy nilly. Enough of that.


                        To continue the spirit of the thread I can say I've been the biggest Phil Simms supporter but I have to now admit that Eli is better. We are lucky to have such a quality human being running the Giants. Regardless if he wins another title, he is an amazing talent and person. Glad he is a part of "our" team.


                        Scoops

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                        • #13
                          LOL

                          Took 2 days to start another one. Thats a record. Please continue
                          The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd - Bertrand Russell

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Die-Hard View Post
                            LOL

                            Took 2 days to start another one. Thats a record. Please continue
                            This actually was not intended to be another Eli is Elite thread. It was more of a look back at how before 07, it did not look very likely that he could lead the Giants to a SB, much less 2. Like many on these boards, I was sometimes frustrated by his play; where i saw one too many screen passes fall at the receiver's feet or a ball was forced or airmailed over the outstretched reach of the WR. There were some years where you didn't see the improvement or development necessary to get better at the position.

                            I've been a reader of these boards for many years and have read the majority of the pro-Eli vs. Eli realist debates, so I get it, it gets to be kind of a drag after a while. I was just taking the opportunity to look up and realize how crazy it is when i think back to how many, myself included, didn't think he had the talent to be a championship caliber QB, like his brother. Now here he is 2 rings later.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by scoopscj View Post
                              Not more than a few hours ago, the Bears Broncos announcer said without any hint of sarcasm in his voice that the Bears would be good because Jay Cutler is ELITE.

                              Yup... he said it and he meant it.


                              Apparently you can now just toss that expression around willy nilly. Enough of that.


                              To continue the spirit of the thread I can say I've been the biggest Phil Simms supporter but I have to now admit that Eli is better. We are lucky to have such a quality human being running the Giants. Regardless if he wins another title, he is an amazing talent and person. Glad he is a part of "our" team.


                              Scoops
                              Yep!.............
                              No one remembers who came in second.

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