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  • #16
    Originally posted by giantsfan420 View Post
    LOL, I know that sounds crazy. But hear me out.

    Most QBs do not have the luxury of going, what, 9 seasons going on 10, without missing a game. It just dont happen.

    The few times it has, its produced a guy like Favre.

    Theoretically, Eli would own every passing stat including ints, if he were to play another 10 years out of sheer numbers/volume...kinda like Favre.

    Now, I know every franchise wants a franchise QB, but they also want that franchise HoF all time great QB too. It raises the value of the franchise and makes it more storied. Ex. Babe Ruth and the Yanks, Michael Jordan and the Bulls, Favre and the Packers (even tho that Jets/Vikings spiel)...do you think that at some point, the FO has wondered about this topic?


    If we could invest in an OL that ENSURES Eli gets touched minimally, he should be able to play for as long as possible...I don't see a reason he couldn't rival Favres streak in terms of physical ability. I know its crazy to think anyone hits favres mark and im not saying i think eli does im just saying i think his body could hold up were it needed to...

    So, wouldnt it make sense then to invest in OL before anything else. Like, I'd make sure I'd give him a legit impenetrable wall...


    crazy homer topic i know, its offseason...sue me.
    You are TRYING to give Morehead an aneurysm, aren't you?
    I stopped fighting my inner demons. We're on the same side now.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by FBomb View Post
      You are TRYING to give Morehead an aneurysm, aren't you?
      I'm afraid it's too late. The Diehl threads caused it.
      Mood: WOOF!

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      • #18
        Now Eli is like Favre. Okay.
        Because of all of the effort and examination being poured into these predictions, the draft is a robust market that, in the aggregate, does a good job of sorting prospects from top to bottom.1 Yet despite so many people trying to “beat the market,” no single actor can do it consistently. Abnormal returns are likely due to luck, not skill. But that hasn’t stopped NFL executives from behaving with the confidence of traders.

        http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/...eat-the-draft/

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        • #19
          i dont think favre or john madden would like it if eli started closing in favre's streak.

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smo1tnW60Z4

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MX0nuEuuKIk

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          • #20
            Originally posted by L.T.56 View Post
            eli is pretty nonchalant towards mostly anything negative. whether it be media, pressure, or pain. he just scoffs at all of it and goes about his business.
            this is true and it makes me wonder sometimes, if he had some sort of issue/injury he prob wouldnt let on AT ALL...so i thought about that before good point

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            • #21
              Originally posted by Drez View Post
              I never said that he had. However, he does cover up a lot of the deficiencies of our OL by unloading the ball quickly and adjusting protections (including making sure the backs and TEs stay in to block).
              And then of course you can say others cover for him as well. It's a team effort.

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              • #22
                Originally posted by Roosevelt View Post
                And then of course you can say others cover for him as well. It's a team effort.
                Eli covers for the deficiencies of the OL and often makes the OL look better than they are, particularly when it comes to the number of sacks he takes. That is a cold, hard fact.

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by Drez View Post
                  I never said that he had. However, he does cover up a lot of the deficiencies of our OL by unloading the ball quickly and adjusting protections (including making sure the backs and TEs stay in to block).
                  yeah, you def have a point but i also agree with rosie that eli should be able to handle the pressure. he handled it, but i wish he had done so better. think he has a great yr next season...


                  and fbomb/rudy-lol. i know its a stupid post, so what. we got time...i think he could physically play 20 yrs or near. he's been in the league going on 10 yrs now, u dont think he could have another 10 like the first 10?

                  even if he doesnt make "20" which was just a random # i thought would make my point (and get a chuckle out of some of our posters here), and he plays 5 or 6 more years, we should give him an OL that is highly invested in imho...

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                  • #24
                    how many yrs do u think eli could physically play from here on out, both at a high level and just overall

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by giantsfan420 View Post
                      how many yrs do u think eli could physically play from here on out, both at a high level and just overall
                      i think he could get to atleast 40 years old or close to it. those southern quarterbacks are very durable for some reason. and they can still play at a high level even when there around that age. just look at peyton last year or favre when he was with the vikings.

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by L.T.56 View Post
                        i think he could get to atleast 40 years old or close to it. those southern quarterbacks are very durable for some reason. and they can still play at a high level even when there around that age. just look at peyton last year or favre when he was with the vikings.
                        this describes my opinion perfectly thank u.

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by giantsfan420 View Post
                          yeah, you def have a point but i also agree with rosie that eli should be able to handle the pressure. he handled it, but i wish he had done so better. think he has a great yr next season...


                          I never said he played particularly well under pressure this year. The only thing I said was in reference to the poster (StarhanSoup92, I think), saying that the OL played well based on the fact that we only gave up 20 sacks. Sacks given up gives a very incomplete picture of OL play. The fact is, we didn't give up only 20 sacks because the OL was giving Eli a ton of time. We only gave up 20 sacks because Eli gets rid of the ball quickly and often makes sure that the backs and TEs don't release into routes.

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Drez View Post
                            Eli covers for the deficiencies of the OL and often makes the OL look better than they are, particularly when it comes to the number of sacks he takes. That is a cold, hard fact.
                            I'm not suggesting otherwise. But let's not forget the OL cannot help him pass the ball better when they give him time to throw.

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by giantsfan420 View Post
                              how many yrs do u think eli could physically play from here on out, both at a high level and just overall
                              5 to 7.

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by Roosevelt View Post
                                I'm not suggesting otherwise. But let's not forget the OL cannot help him pass the ball better when they give him time to throw.
                                And what does that have to do with anything I said?

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