Would the Giants have been more successful if they had not thrown so much at Manning during his younger years?
I ask this not to criticize Coughlin or Eli, but because I've read the two books on Eli and have heard from a few analysts and media heads that when Eli came in, they treated him like Peyton in terms of responsibilities.
What if they had Eli take on the same amt of responsibilities as the young Qbs of today took on?
I think he'd probably have like 15-20 or so tds and 5-10 ints and probably like 3000-3200 yards. He might also have had like a 80-90 Qb rating.
Just curious. They say stats don't mean everything, but being coddled and having an 80-90 qb rating throughout his first few years would have changed people's opinion of him. It's a shallow look, but that's the only reason why Alex Smith was being mentioned in the same breathe as Eli before the NFC Championship game.