Give Eli credit in the post game interviews. I'm sure he is well aware of what Simms said, and when asked about how it felt to hold the all time TD record, he made mention of great QBs including Simms, saying it was an honor to be mentioned in the same sentence with those guys.
Simms can take his shots, but Eli will remain all class.
However, while Simms has moved on, most of us are still Giants fans and expect loyalty to our team. Maybe it's an unreasonable expectation. Honestly, the only guy consistenly pro-Giants has been Michael Strahan, hence why he may be the single most beloved Giant.
Whether it was a shot at Eli or not, Simms comment rubbed the fans the wrong way, and rightfully so. The fact is, he wasn't belittling the level of play and talent of a journeyman football player, he was talking about a 2x superbowl champion fresh of a champtionship LAST year, Pro-Bowler, and MVP (superbowl).
And if he was to say that Eli is the best QB in the league right now, he'd lose credibility.