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Eli, as in ELITE




I wish to make the case for why Eli is an Elite QB.

The casual fan may look at Eli's statistics and decide that he is the 14th best QB in the NFL (passer rating), but I think Eli does so much more that most fans are unaware of. We all get caught up in comparing Eli to Peyton, for obvious reasons, and that comparison is very valid. I believe Eli does all the things for us that Peyton does for his team, but our team succeeds in different ways than the Colts. Peyton orchestrates their whole offense from the line of scrimmage, calling the pass routes, adjusting receivers positioning and playing games with the defenses to get to the best play for his team, which is most often a pass play, performed by Peyton. Eli does those same things for the Giants, but the Giants best play is quite often a run, called by Eli, adjusted to by Eli, but performed by AB and BJ (and Bear and the line). When a pass play is the best play, Eli gets us to it and executes it. The point is, Eli should get alot of credit for our running game success, and not just his passing statistics. I believe he is an Elite QB because he is smart enough to get our offense in the best position to be successful. Much of the interception issue is because our passing game is not the dump off variety that many teams (New England, Phila., New Orleans). Bradshaw will never catch 80+ passes in a season (Reggie Bush) or 10+ passes in a game (LeSean McCoy), and even Steve Smith with his 100+ catches last year did not catch many 2 yd. crossing routes ala Wes Welker

We need to appreciate the things that Eli does for OUR offense and not compare him to QB's in other systems. Don't get caught up in the statistics... Eli is an MVP candidate, and I for one am SO GLAD that he didn't want to go to San Diego. I'm sure we'd be okay with Rivers or Roethlisberger as our QB, but there is no way we would be as successful as we are now, nor as successful as we are going to be in the future.

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