QB Friendly is the type of offensive any qb or most qbs can play in. Like game management.
To me "QB friendly" suggests a system where a QB can thrive and be productive. Your definition suggests that a system where a QB just needs to hand the ball off is QB friendly.
By you definition a "QB friendly" system would be a bad one of a talented QB.
Are some of you guys even looked at play callin and do they really look at the plays KG has? I ask this question cause I've seen a lot of good plays from KG so play design is not the issue here. Some of the plays aren't being used like the rb screen. KG does too many of those wr screens and our wrs may not be that good of blockers like the Giants had in 08 When they had Plax and Toomer. Our backs also haven't been receivers and KG has plays for them to.
I told one poster that KG is not that good of a play caller and the poster I was talking to said he is the OC. Yet the poster I talked to seems to like he doesn't know that all humans have different traits. We have weaknesses and calling plays may be one of them for KG. Yet then again maybe his players are unable to do some of those plays KG has. They better learn.
Its like saying that a Santana song isn't "guitar player friendly" because it requires that the guitar player be really good.
Our system puts a lot of responsibility on the QB. Lots of reads, including during the play. This kind of system enables an outstanding QB to be extremely productive. It also would be a bad system for a poor QB.
So if the OP is looking for a system that any QB could play well in, I would say thats the wrong sysytem for our guy.
It's for those very reasons...his playoff performances, SB MVP's, and impressive NFL records that you CAN'T defend Eli's performance of late....because he shouldn't be making those same silly rookie mistakes!
Eli has this condition I call "being in the moment-itis". He KNOWS he shouldn't force a throw, he PROMISES not to force anymore throws, until he gets into a game where he is under duress, he forgets what he SHOULDN'T do, and what he promised to no longer do his " being in the moment-itis" kicks in and he forces something, often with it ending in disatser.
When you win 2 SB's in 5 years and were MVP in both, you are held to a higher standard...and for good reason, so you CAN'T try to justify the way Eli has played of late, because he should be clearer of head IN THE MOMENT and playing like an elite QB instead of his 04 rookie version!
Now..do i believe Eli will turn this around? Absolutely! But do I give him a mulligan for his recent bumbling horribleness? NO....ok, more truthfully...not anymore...because he's supposed to be better and more consistent than this...and he hasn't been!
Last edited by bigblue58; 11-16-2012 at 11:38 AM.
Theres a difference between a Quarterback and a Game Manager. Alex Smith is a game manager, Mark Sanchez is a game manager. They're asked to execute a different plan with little risk and not asked to do much anything more.
Tom Brady is a Quarterback, Peyton is a Quarterback, Aaron Rodgers is a Quarterback, Eli Manning is supposed to be a Quarterback.
a QB leads the team to victory, and runs the offense. Right now Eli is doing none of that.
I'm tired of excuses. Of course there are plenty of other players to blame, but Eli also has a share of it to account for.
He's simply not playing like he is expected to.