Excerpt: "How many professional athletes in the history of New York sports can you name that have had as much or more success than Eli Manning has had as the quarterback of the New York Giants? You can probably count them on your fingers, more or less.
"Despite his two Super Bowls and terrific play in the fourth quarter, Eli is not elite. Football coaches know this … The Giants proved you don’t have to be all that good in the regular season. Just make the tournament and roll the dice with your pass-happy mediocre QB."
Now, had you heard this sort of a comment from a casual NFL fan or someone who watches the game from time to time you might just brush it off as an uninformed comment from someone who doesn't really understand the position. Instead, here we have a professional sports writer, who is paid to cover the NFL game, making what is frankly one of the most bottomless statements we have heard in recent memory regarding anyone playing the quarterback position. " Read more...