In Eli's first Super Bowl season, he threw 20TDs to 20INTs w/ a 10-6 record.. last season Eli threw something like 20TDs to 17/18INTs with a 9-7 record.. all that matters is the gints were the best team when it mattered, but I don't know.. the best QBs in the league usually have a 3-1 TD:INT ratio.. Eli isn't coming close to that.
Alex Smith isn't even considered elite, yet he's 18-5 the past two seasons(plus playoffs) and he's currently ranked the #1 passer in the league, Eli isn't even in the top 5.. if Alex Smith is doing all of this and he's not even elite.. if ever does reach 'elite'.. how good is he going to be? Has Eli ever been the #1 ranked passer in the league, in any point in his career? Is Eli EVER been considered a regular season MVP.. ever? No, never. I track Alex Smith week-in/week-out so I can chart him performance to performance, I don't really follow Eli.. I can only give you the perspective of an outsider. Eli certainly has room to grow, that's for sure.
You really wanna give Eli ALL the credit for both Super Bowls.. he made some good throws, but those clutch catches made by his receivers are what stand out.. oh, and let's not forget about that pass-rush. I'd take the gints' pass-rush before I take Eli as a QB. Eli is definitely clutch, but he's got so much more room to grow before he can be considered the BEST QB in the league. If Eli was so damn elite, he'd have games wrapped up by halftime instead of having to dig himself outta a hole each week.
I thought we had something special!!!
1. By and large the Niners are a defensive football team. You guys don't make a habit of outscoring the opponent. I would say your defense keeps you in games more often than your offense does. In direct contrast to that are the recent NYG's teams led by Eli. We outscore people and the offense habitually makes up for defensive gaffes.
2. Your offense has been powered by one of the best running games in the league. Last year we had the worst running attack in the league. We won the SB on the strength of Eli's arm last year.
3. Niners run a a simplistic offense in comparison with KG's system. I think Smith would be in over his head in NYG system. Alex Smith has to prove he can hit his outside receivers deep down the field. You watch them more than I do, but whenever I see them I see the majority of their pass plays between the hashes on short and intermediate routes ( some of this is just the difference in offensive philosophies).
***Eli is not the best QB in the league anybody that tells you that is delusional. Eli is elite and definitley top 5 and after him there is a drop off in talent. With that being said Smith isn't in Eli's league. There is nobody on our defensive line as valuable as Eli- not even JPP.
and eli doesnt have league mvp, neither does smith. eli does have 2 sb mvps tho which is 2 more than smith even tho both have been in the league the same amount of time basically.
loove sf fans, such bandwagoners. i'd bet 1000 dollars this guy was calling for david carr along with the rest of the entire stadium that home game 2 yrs ago. sure theres things eli hasnt yet accomplished, but he's also never had the pourous seasons smith has had and hes had a bunch of em..
do u really think smith is a better qb than eli???