neither one of them are/were top 5 at anything statistically during their playing time.
Simms was not the cream of the crop during his generation.
neither is Eli.
they are/were both great ny giants and i wouldn't trade either one for anyone else...
not Simms for Marino nor Eli for Brady , because i like home-grown-started-with-us original Giants......
but if you take away the rings ; both their stats are pedestrian at best.
Phil is not in the hall , cuz he doesn't have the stats.
Eli will need another ring to make it , cuz he doesn't have the stats either.
the pen is said to be mightier than the sword.....
but when is the last time your sword ran out of ink ?
As much as I loved Phil, he was largely a game manager imo - mainly because that's how Parcells played him. He certainly had the ability to do more. IMO, Eli and Phil rank roughly around the same position relative to their peers. Phil was solid and a bulldog. Eli is "clutch" under 2 minutes. Eli's career is still being written. But as of now, both were/are good, but nothing to scream about.
Last edited by gumby74; 11-27-2012 at 09:10 AM.
For instance, 20 years from now a young fan looks through the Giant's record book and sees our longest TD pass in history - Eli's 99 yarder to Cruz against the Jets last year. No one would know it was only a 10 yard throw.
Eli's stats are more than pedestrian.....IMO especially since he is no where near being done yet.
I love Simms and as far as I am concerned if Nameth is in then Simms should be. I get all the Nameth love but the guy had more picks then TDs , had a crappy record, and his comp % was great at all. He won a SB and was an icon. They only reasons he is in.....
Measure Twice......Cut Once"