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    Rarely Talked About Eli Strength

    .......his ability to play under the bright lights of the New York media and seem like he doesn't care.

    i just read an article about Flacco and how he can't seem to keep his composure in an interview a week before the conference championship ("if we win, i'm sure no one with think i had anything to do with it ", paraphrasing).

    That's freakin Baltimore. BALTIMORE.

    Eli said he thought of himself as an elite quarterback and that was an 8 week story in New York, and i STILL BEING DISCUSSED IN THE PLAYOFFS.

    There's no way some of these QBs that can't seem to handle the limelight in smaller less intense markets (cough cough, Ben....) would be able to handle the volume of criticism that a QB in New York takes.

    these guys get a little national exposure and they start making stupid decisions and let the pressure of the position probably cloud their judgement.

    anyway, i think we all underestimate how hard it is to play under the bright lights of the big city, and i wonder how much Eli's personality, which was thought of as a real factor holding him back originall, has actually let him succeed where other QBs would probably crack.

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    Re: Rarely Talked About Eli Strength

    It actually is talked about a lot by the media, but before this year, it's always been referred to as a weakness.

    Like Tiki calling him out as not being a leader in the locker room, all the media comparing him poorly to Rivers because he's not as firey.

    That was always bull****, not every leader has to get in the face of his teammates to do something

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    Re: Rarely Talked About Eli Strength

    Easy E has ice in his veins and is tough as nails........pretty good qualities.

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    Yeah. I was reading an article about Eli yesterday and there was this one line (can't remember if it was from the writer, or whothat was for that matter, or a quote within the article) but it said something to the effect of, "It says something about Eli where he's been in the NFL for 8 years playing in the largest media market and the most controversial thing he's said is, 'I'm an elite QB.'"




    I do think Eli's attitude has helped him succeed here. He just doesn't let the outside stuff get to him... Like a Flacco or a Rivers.


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    Re: Rarely Talked About Eli Strength

    you're right, his quiet personality has been talked about alot, but never as a strength.

    and its completely and utterly a strength, especially in New York.

    you go down the list of guys at QB that don't seem like they could handle losing streaks or, god forbid, losing seasons, like our QB has.


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    Re: Rarely Talked About Eli Strength

    [quote user="Drez"]

    Yeah. I was reading an article about Eli yesterday and there was this one line (can't remember if it was from the writer, or who*that was for that matter, or a quote within the article) but it said something to the effect of, "It says something about Eli where he's been in the NFL for 8 years playing in the largest media market and the most controversial thing he's said is, 'I'm an elite QB.'"




    I do think Eli's attitude has helped him succeed here. He just doesn't let the outside stuff get to him... Like a Flacco or a Rivers.

    [/quote]

    its funny, both QBs that were considered better than him only a few years ago, have had trouble in small markets with their perceived or real focus in regards to just playing football.

    they guy who actually has the biggest light on him has been just awesome at keeping on the field.

    and think about some of the issues that have come an gone, your start WR shooting himself in the leg, your former offensive team leader saying you don't have the stones to lead the team.

    all that stuff are distant memories now and basically non-stories a couple weeks after they happened BECAUSE of how Eli personally handled them.

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    Re: Rarely Talked About Eli Strength

    Ben has 2 SB rings,and you have to respect that. But recently he cant seem keep his @#$@ in his pants, and hasn't looked that good lately. Maybe he is too old to scramble like he used to, or maybe his bad press is getting to him?

    Rivers has never won anything, even with his big mouth, even in a looser division, even with some really good teams, even in a small market like SD.

    Eli has been ridiculed daily/yearly,in a massive New York media market. He's won one SB, and has given every indication that he is a light's-out clutch QB despite massive pressure on the field and in the media.

    Go figure. Go Gints!

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    Re: Rarely Talked About Eli Strength

    [quote user="CDN_G-FAN"][quote user="Drez"]


    Yeah. I was reading an article about Eli yesterday and there was this one line (can't remember if it was from the writer, or whothat was for that matter, or a quote within the article) but it said something to the effect of, "It says something about Eli where he's been in the NFL for 8 years playing in the largest media market and the most controversial thing he's said is, 'I'm an elite QB.'"




    I do think Eli's attitude has helped him succeed here. He just doesn't let the outside stuff get to him... Like a Flacco or a Rivers.




    [/quote] its funny, both QBs that were considered better than him only a few years ago, have had trouble in small markets with their perceived or real focus in regards to just playing football. they guy who actually has the biggest light on him has been just awesome at keeping on the field. and think about some of the issues that have come an gone, your start WR shooting himself in the leg, your former offensive team leader saying you don't have the stones to lead the team. all that stuff are distant memories now and basically non-stories a couple weeks after they happened BECAUSE of how Eli personally handled them.[/quote]




    As I look back at Eli's career so far......I am truly amazed at his inner strength. If I am being honest with myself, I would have "lost it" under the intense scrutiny and criticism (some deserved/some not) that he endured. I think it was legit to question his "elite" status as a quarterback (prior to this year), but he has always proven himself as an man with an elite character. I very happy for him that the accolades are now raining down.




    Go G-men!


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    Re: Rarely Talked About Eli Strength

    [quote user="DandyDon"]Ben has 2 SB rings,and you have to respect that. But recently he cant seem keep his @#$@ in his pants, and hasn't looked that good lately. Maybe he is too old to scramble like he used to, or maybe his bad press is getting to him?

    Rivers has never won anything, even with his big mouth, even in a looser division, even with some really good teams, even in a small market like SD.

    Eli has been ridiculed daily/yearly,in a massive New York media market. He's won one SB, and has given every indication that he is a light's-out clutch QB despite massive pressure on the field and in the media.

    Go figure. Go Gints![/quote]

    Nice comparison. These 3 QBs will compared for many years.

    Ben Roethlesberger- (bad character and has constant off the field issues with the ladies), regular season stats are somewhat similar to Eli's.... Where Eli surpasses him is in the playoffs. Eli has much better playoff stats and is more clutch. Ben has 20TD/17 INTs in the playoffs and is responsible for the WORST SUPER BOWL PERFORMANCE by a winning QB...(123 passing yards, 2 INTs, 9 comp, 22 QB rating)

    Phillip Rivers- (another bad character, whiny)... he may have the best "regular season stats" but I think he has a huge advantage by playing in the beautiful perfect condition california conditions. And is there any comparison between AFC West and the NFC East when it comes to defense. These things matter and people can't just look at the regular stats and assume which QB is the best. And in the most important post season games..... He slumps.... 79 QB rating in the playoffs and has more INTs than TDs.

    Eli Manning- We all know what he does. Mr. 4th Quarter. If not the most clutch QB, he is one of the most clutch. He makes big plays, plays in a terrible windy stadium and still makes the plays and he really didn't have receiving weapons in his career until the past couple years. Shockey was overrated and not good clubhouse guy. Older past the prime Toomer and a slow Plaxico is nothing compared to his current weapons. Look at Eli when he has speedy receivers. Give him that and he looks ELITE.

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    Re: Rarely Talked About Eli Strength

    I actually think one of his most rarely talked about strength is his running and scrambling ability.

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