In the 3 seasons plax played as the #1 he had 3227 yards and 29 touchdowns.
Steve smith had 107 catches 1,220 yards and 7 touchdowns when he was the #1.
hakeem nicks has played pretty damn good his "first 2 years as the #1 with 2244 yards and 18 touchdowns.
There is a pattern here. Every receiver Eli has thrown to as the number 1 has been very productive averaging 1000+ yards per season with each of them putting up pro bowl numbers. And quite frankly, If nicks were to leave at the end of this year, we would all be down, but the next #1 would step up and have 1000+ yards if he stays healthy.
Ive seen games where derick hagan would come in and have a career day. guys like ramses barden would put up 100 yard games. I remember manninham having some big games when he was called on to be the #1. Man, even RoanokeFan would have a career day if he was called on to be the #1. it doesnt seem to matter who it is.
I have grown to love gilbrides style. Sure he does things that are questionable. What other team plays in the shotgun formation on 3rd and 1's?
"sometimes i scream at the tv like "wtf!?", but at the end of the day this is our style and this is how we play the game. no other team runs their offense like ours and this is part of what makes us dangerous to defend. If its 3rd and short you better not stack people at the line looking for the draw or the short pass, because you might just get burned deep. However, we might just run the draw or pass it short =).. i love the fact that our offense is so complicated. That makes it harder to defend if executed at its full potential.
If this season was to fall apart and we were to lose every game, i will still respect our coaches for what they have brought to this team. In my opinion KG is no different from eli. Yeah he will do some bone head things at times and he takes a lot of heat for it, but at the end of the day, hes one of the best. Just look at his record.
In basketball one person could take over and control a game by himself. In basketball, there is no chess match between the coaches. Football is different. Football is the biggest definition of the word team in my opinion. It is impossible for 1 person to take over a game on his own and score without the help of his teammates. It would be naive to think that the reason our offense is so good is only because of Eli. Its also the coaches.
thats my 2 cents