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    Why Eli Manning Shouldn't Have Anything Left to Prove

    There's nothing left to discuss here, folks. Eli Manning is an elite quarterback.

    There's no denying it, and there's nothing anyone can say to slight his recent Super Bowl win.

    The New York Giants were once 80-1 odds to win this year's Super Bowl. I guess miracles do happen.

    Let's break this down, though:

    Eli Manning now has more Super Bowl rings than Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, Peyton Manning and Archie Manning.

    There was even some talk of Cam Newton already being better than Eli Manning.

    Ridiculous.

    Tom Brady is a sure-fire Hall of Famer, right?

    How many quarterbacks can say they beat Brady the last three times they played—two of those times in Super Bowls?

    Manning not only has two Super Bowls now, he was also the MVP in both of them.

    The best part is that he's 31 years old with a dominant defensive line and, at the very worst, two stud wide receivers going into next year.

    Eli Manning has nothing left to prove on the elite front, but a couple more good seasons out of him wouldn't hurt his case for Canton.


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    Re: Why Eli Manning Shouldn't Have Anything Left to Prove

    He's already in very elite company -- multiple SB winners.

    Can he go up even further?

    Can he get where Tom Brady can't -- in the company of Montana and Bradshaw? 4 rings?

    For better or worse getting up there puts you in the "all time" conversation.
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    Re: Why Eli Manning Shouldn't Have Anything Left to Prove



    well the nice thing with Eli is his approach never changes ... he doesn't play harder when the media says he has something to prove and he certainly won't take it easy now that the media wants to pre-induct him into the Hall of Fame




    he just loves playing football and competing and being around his teammates and having it on his shoulders down 4 with 1:30 left ... i really think he is able to tune it all out ... he's just in his backyard playing 5 on 5 and he knows it's much more fun when you win


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    Re: Why Eli Manning Shouldn't Have Anything Left to Prove

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    well the nice thing with Eli is his approach never changes ... he doesn't play harder when the media says he has something to prove and he certainly won't take it easy now that the media wants to pre-induct him into the Hall of Fame




    he just loves playing football and competing and being around his teammates and having it on his shoulders down 4 with 1:30 left ... i really think he is able to tune it all out ... he's just in his backyard playing 5 on 5 and he knows it's much more fun when you win

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    I so agree on that comment

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    Re: Why Eli Manning Shouldn't Have Anything Left to Prove

    [quote user="G-Man67"]


    well the nice thing with Eli is his approach never changes ... he doesn't play harder when the media says he has something to prove and he certainly won't take it easy now that the media wants to pre-induct him into the Hall of Fame




    he just loves playing football and competing and being around his teammates and having it on his shoulders down 4 with 1:30 left ... i really think he is able to tune it all out ... he's just in his backyard playing 5 on 5 and he knows it's much more fun when you win




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    well said....




    and to add to that in regard to the OP orig topic.




    Eli has a lot left to prove to himself. He has always been his own critic and he only cares about getting better every season so he can help the org, current team mates, and himself win games and championships.




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    Re: Why Eli Manning Shouldn't Have Anything Left to Prove

    Eli has pleanty to prove.

    He still has 3 QBs who are by consensus seen as better than he is. He can prove that he is the class of the NFL.

    He can prove that he's the greatest clutch quarterback in the history of football.

    He can prove that he's the greatest big moment quarterback in the history of football.

    He can prove that he's the greatest quarterback in the modern era of football period.

    There's still quite a few more chapters to be written in The Book
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    Re: Why Eli Manning Shouldn't Have Anything Left to Prove

    Like the Eli Gatorade ad says:

    Q: What do you say to the doubters?
    A: Nothing. You already told them twice.
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    Re: Why Eli Manning Shouldn't Have Anything Left to Prove

    Nobody has said he does. He is elite. End of discussion.

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    Re: Why Eli Manning Shouldn't Have Anything Left to Prove

    He's gotten to the top 5 regular season ranking, top 3 playoff ranking. He's on the cusp of quarterbacking a dynasty. If he gets past that, he gets into GOAT conversation, and people start hyping college prospects as the next Eli Manning.

    The only problem I can see happening is a disastrous injury happening, and Reese not being able to reform the team with young replacements, and being encumbered with salary cap woes.


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    Re: Why Eli Manning Shouldn't Have Anything Left to Prove



    [quote user="burier"]Eli has pleanty to prove. He still has 3 QBs who are by consensus seen as better than he is. He can prove that he is the class of the NFL. He can prove that he's the greatest clutch quarterback in the history of football. He can prove that he's the greatest big moment quarterback in the history of football. He can prove that he's the greatest quarterback in the modern era of football period. There's still quite a few more chapters to be written in The Book[/quote]




    the point you may be missing is he really only would probably want to prove those things you mentioned to himself for the benfit of his team. Seems Eli couldn't care less what most others actually think.

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