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You have arrived here at the first post for BigBlue View, Sports Blogs Nation's new home for all things related to the New York Giants.

I hope that this becomes the site you turn to when you want to read about or discuss what is happening with the Giants. I'll post news, notes and analysis regularly. Feel free to comment or use the 'Diary' section to post whatever is on your mind.

Some of you may be familiar with my work over at my personal site, Valentine's Views on Sports. I've been posting on a variety of topics there, and will continue to do so.

So, where do we begin when it comes to talking about the Giants?

To me, there is only one possible place, or player, to start with -- Eli Manning.

On the right side of this page you will find my first poll. It's a simple question. Do you think Eli Manning will ever lead the Giants to a Super Bowl title?

When it comes to the Giants, their future rests on the right arm of the youngest Manning quarterback.

I certainly have my issues with Eli, and have been aggravated to no end at times watching him. Yet, I think he will have a long and successful career at the helm of the Giants.

No, he will never be as good as his brother, Peyton, but only a handful of quarterbacks have ever reached that level -- Unitas, Montana and a couple of others.

Yes, Eli still makes too many mistakes, tends to focus in on only one receiver and turns away from the rush sometimes while throwing. Truth be told, that is the thing that worries me most. Courage in the pocket is not something that can be taught, and it is the thing I fear he may truly lack.

Yet, I think quarterback will not be the Giants biggest problem this coming season, or in the years to follow. The more I think about it, the more convinced I am that Eli will eventually justify Ernie Accorsi's decision to give up so much in order to acquire him.

Do you agree with me? Do you already think I am an idiot for having faith that Eli will grow into a quarterback capable of taking the Giants to the top?

Let's open the discussion right there. I can't wait to read your opinions.