imo, id prob agree with ur statement that we won with balance and id stay that way. i think RF summed it up well
That's a far cry from "making the O line look good".
Even TC said before the 2011 season that he wanted Eli to take more sacks. Guess what, in 2011 he did. He also threw it away more instead of chucking it early into coverage. And we did pretty well as a team.
In 2012, he reverted to the guy who threw the ball too soon often.
Lifetime member of the "specific element" and proud of it.
If you think our OL has been a top 10 OL the past 2 seasons, then I really have no idea what to say to that. Eli was the most pressured QB in the NFL in '11, being pressured on ~40% of his dropbacks and helped the team to having the last place rushing attack. Last year, while there was improvement (more in run blocking than pass protecting), Eli was still harassed with frequency. I think the OL ranked out as the 22 or so pass blocking OL. That is not top 10.
It isn't about him not being patient enough to let a receiver get open, it's that 1) last season receivers just weren't getting open, 2) the OL wasn't giving Eli enough time to allow a receiver to get open.
So, again, viz our sack numbers, Eli makes the OL look better than they are.