It's the rampant hypocrisy that permeates debates about him when comparing him to other QBs that gets me.
Like, "Rodgers did nothing wrong when his packers lost to us in the 2011 playoff game--it was their defense lost that game, it was not Eli's performance (+ our defense) that won it", or in the 2007 SB, our defense (which DID play outstanding that game, I agree) won that game--should have been named MVP instead of Eli--not Eli's performance".
I don't find it necessary or valid to demean Rodgers' performance in the playoff game vs us (and to do so diminishes the Giants' performance that game, doesn't it?), but given that the Packers' defense was near the bottom of the league all season, and given they were 15-1 WITH that defense, it seems silly to blame their loss on "bad defense" in that particular game.
I just think all those who place so much emphasis upon Eli's notorious "inconsistency" miss the point of what makes a particular QB crucial to a particular team's success, especially given the Giants overall success during Eli's time with the club, so far.
People like to say things are either black or white, when in reality it's gray. One such example is that when people say that the Defense deserved the 2007 MVP and not Eli. They aren't saying that Eli did nothing to win that game. What they are saying though is that the defense did more. While Eli and the offense played well, what the defense did that day was more impressive. But what Eli fan boys hear is, "Eli did nothing. The defense should get the MVP". Then there is this whole thing with the tipped INTs in 2010. Eli People put all the blame on the WRs for the drops when in reality the blame was on both Eli and WRs. Bad passes vs balls that should have been caught.
When people say Eli's inconsistent, it really has no bearing on whether or not he's an effective, great, or good QB. It's just who he is. He has to SB victories and a resume that other QBs would die for. But until he fixes his inconsistency problems, he's going to be questioned time and time again.