The organisation is to blame with their crap drafting of OLine, but I don't think anyone thought Eli would react that way he has.
Entire Team Let Eli down today - NYG4l
Yes he's a good QB. But he needs things to be just so. He needs a good O line. He needs a good WR corps. And he needs a defense to cover for him when he throws bad picks.
So...give Eli plenty of time to throw and give him guys who get open and he can make the throws. And add the fact that he's shown a lot of clutch play. But he has problems coping when things go bad. He loses confidence and starts making bonehead plays.
And someone said that "Eli throws interceptions and thats the way he is" (paraphrasing) Look at what he is famous for. Look at what has made his career....The two playoff runs in 2007 and 2011. What do they have in common?
His yards and TD's are right in line with his career averages. Its the turnovers. Its the picks....2 picks in 8 games.
So yes...Eli throws picks. When he does we are an average team and he's an average QB. When he doesn't..... we are a championship team.
So this notion that we should just accept Eli's picks is defied by his history. I do NOT accept his picks.
The chicago game we at LEAST had some sort of run game, which was nice. But yea, the division games thus far could have been won BECAUSE of Eli....but ended up being lost for the same reasons. But, like we've been discussing all day, I'm not putting all the focus on Eli for the losses and all the turnover issues....
Oderint Dum Metuant
He's been covering up our teams deficiencies for years...both our SB winning teams had deficiencies...which were covered up by Eli (and a strong D-Line)
I think the problem is our FO took for granted that Eli would always cover up for our teams deficiencies and now Eli is having a down year and it's not happening and this is the result, you can't ignore problems and say "Our MVP QB's got this" year after year after year..eventually it becomes too much.
The offense gave up 14 points directly and another FG with the Ware pick when the defense stuffed them.
Eli and the offense moved the ball well but the turnovers were the reason we lost. And Eli had 4 of them.