I'm glad you brought these 2 teams up.
The redskins with their offense was tailor made for RG3's strengths Coach Shanahan met with RG3's college coach and went over his strengths and weaknesses. Are you going to compare Eli to a system qb who was only asked to play off of his strengths?
We had a terrible Oline especially after Locklear went down, we use our RB to help with blitz pick up, never mind that the RB was playing with broken ankles. I saw remember more than a few plays where he couldnt eve react to a blitz because of his ankles.
With an hobbled NIcks and hurting AB, we were playing 2 man short for most of the year. That's minus 2 weapons which allowed opposing defenses to double and even triple team Cruz and Bennett.
Like Drez said the ESPN takes into account qb's rushing totals. Those 2 rookies were stellar runners which brought them up into the top10. Without that Eli would be at least 8. If we improve on the following:
WR stay healthy
OC by some miracle increases his IQ points from 70 points to about 105 Eli should be top 3 next year.
I see that game as a good thing (oddly), as it still remains Eli's worst game from a statistical, and situational perspective. Better to have that come early on in a career than later. Look at Brees - he only experienced an implosion like that last season (5 picks, no TDs vs the Falcons).
Let me bring up 2 other good games.
Week 1 @ Cowboys 2007. Eli Manning went 28/41 312 Yards 4 TD's 1 INT.
Week 17 vs Patriots 2007. Eli Manning went 22/32 251 Yards 4 TD's 1 INT.
New York Giants Superbowl XXI, XXV, XLII, XLVI Champions!!!!!
And if we can hand select improvements for every QB, they'll also improve dramatically. And since everything is relative, Eli will remain around 14th. Not unless you're saying Eli is the only one that faces adversity ...
Last edited by gumby74; 06-13-2013 at 09:41 AM.
Entire Team Let Eli down today - NYG4l
That NFC Championship Game will be one of Eli Manning's prominant moments when he goes in to HoF. All respect to The Great Phil Simms but he wouldn't have made it through that game if he took all those hits that Eli did.
Clearly you failed to state anything factual, and only offered your opinion. But thanks for playing.
In other words, Phil got killed in most every game of his career. Eli has no idea what it takes to get through a season of taking the kind of constant shots Phil always took.
Buffy is just trying to stir up some ****.......Which is commendable.
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