Two perfect examples:
In SF, Manningham broke into the open and Eli threw it where MM would have had to turn into coverage. the ball was picked.
In GB, Nicks did the same thing, he broke downfield away from coverage and Eli threw it into a group of three defenders. Both were rushed throws where Eli made the completely wrong read. These were examples of Eli's tendency to make paniced throws in 2010. The WR's made the right plays, and both those plays should have been successful.
No sir....This was a determined effort by Eli to improve his play. I'm giving him credit for doing it. You are obviously an Eli hater who thinks he can't get better.
Eli's desire to become a better football player and be the best he can be is a well known fact....Now he certainly didn't take a break from that between 2010 and 2011....The reasonable thinking here is that he is continually trying to improve his game ....Saying that there was no change in his game between 10 and 11 is like saying he was the best he could ever be in 2010.....I don't by that for an instant.....And the same goes for the wr's those that work hard will improve their game.... at least on the mental side of it.....smart hard working players become the cream of the crop if not the great players of the league.....jmho......So I look at it like this Eli along with the wr's improved their game in 2011.....
Tips that should have been caught = #1/2/3/25---QTY - 4
Bad passes, just bad Eli's fault = #4/6/7/8/11/13/14/16/18/19/22/23/24---QTY - 13
Questionable Passes 50/50 fault = #5//9/10---QTY - 3
Great defensive play = #20---QTY - 1
Mistaken routes = #12/21---QTY - 2
Not enough information (one quick reply couldn't see angles) = #15/17---QTY - 2
Ok Lawl I was wrong on route confusing causing the interceptions. (See I can be objective still )
That said I still stand by my opinion, the Receivers are the ones who made HUGE strides from 2010 to 2011 not Eli, Eli got better as he does every year but I think he's been getting better in a consistent way since he was drafted...I don't think he made any sort of major "leap" in the 2010-2011 seasons.
After watching the video I put 17 maybe 18 of those interceptions on Eli....still 31/18 isn't a terrible ratio...I doubt there would be complaints with that.
Last edited by DavenIII; 10-10-2012 at 01:31 PM.
your view is tinted, you want to make your previous hate of Eli during the 2010 season and earlier...worthwhile, the fact is, you hated Eli (even when he was a good/great QB) he didn't all the sudden become great in 2011 he was already great his receivers learned the game....as is expected from "second" year receivers.
Last edited by DavenIII; 10-10-2012 at 03:31 PM.
You have no friggin idea what you're talking about.
I don't want to get into how this all started because I'd be typing for a while. But the "anti Eli" thing is a bunch of crap from my perspective.