Yeah, I absolutely was not starting Eli this week as I had much better matchups with Freeman vs. Seahawks, and Tebow vs. HOU. Of course I havent' started Eli for most of the season. Wow, Freeman with 5 TD's and I had Winslow in for Gates with two TD's. Crazy. You suck Eli.
Eli Manning has, once again, emphatically illustrated that he is nothing more than a game-manager. He cannot be asked to LEAD a losing team to victory, he doesn't appear to inspire confidence as the league's top signal callers do, and he's nothing better than a 2nd tier 'slinger.
He's average... at best.
Werd- Yes, it can be argued that EMann "led" the Giants to a victory over the Patriots in 2008, but isn't that kind of a long way back? It'd integral to note that the win ALSO required a superhuman catch from David Tyree to keep the team afloat.Fans SHOULD be able to expect more from their franchise QB... and I don't believe many Giant fans will claim that Eli's amongst the elite.
Eli Manning is single handedly responsible for imploding an otherwise great season. He is just too unreliable to use as a starting fantasy quaterback. You are nervous every week. I really believed in a breakout season for him this year with Nicks, Smith and Manningham... I was able to draft great team by not using an early pick on a quaterback, and still get Eli in the later rounds. I also drafted Hakeem Nicks, and the way they started, I was looking great. Even with Nicks down, I still finished relatively strong as I picked up Jon Kitna for some spot starts. With Nicks back, I re-inserted Eli and watched as he almost cost me my season with his bombs in week 13 and 14. So I sat him and started Kitna in the first round of my playoffs last week; the jerk off throws up his best game of the year, and I am left disgusted. I will never, NEVER draft Eli Manning again
Pyro- In my opinion, Eli at #9 or 10 is nothing special. He's inaccurate and STILL makes fundamental errors, such as throwing off his back foot; hence the INTS. My arguments is NOT based around fantasy, but rather real-world production. Can Giant fans reasonably expect Eli to lead his team back from a 17 point deficit? Does he run a solid 2-minute drill? Dude's banked a career-high 30 TDs... and a career-high 24 picks. Eli is a good front runner, but he can't be asked to lead a losing team to victory.
Championship game: Who to start at QB? Philip Rivers or Eli Manning? I also have Tim Tebow available as a free agent. Rivers has been a stud in my quarterback heavy league, but he may not start the entire game. Eli has to play his game, but has been inconsistent. Tebow, after just a few games I don't know what to expect from him realistically. Does anyone have any helpful ideas of who to start and why?
He didn't LEAD anything. The Giants scored what, 17 points in that Super Bowl?? That isn't very impressive at all. Average at best. He made a few good plays in the whole game, including one that was helped considerably by a remarkable catch by Tyree. Also, Eli threw a terrible pass that should have been a sure thing pick by Samuel. Nothing but luck in that case. Any some what intelligent football fan knows that the Giants defense won them that Super Bowl.
Super-human catch!! really! Watch it again, he was a whopping 3inches off the ground. And it hit him in the hands. Every pro wr should make that catch. The best part of the play was Eli escaping. Stop trashin the guy, he is better thannat least 20 other abs in the league. what's his teams record at him at the helm?
You are way off base. Go look up the play by play. He led 2 4th qtr TD drives he was 9-13 142 yds 2 tds. He also is the only QB in SB history whose team has needed a TD or his team loses, and he did it. I guess that means he did not lead anything. Tyrees cath gave them 1st and 10 on the 24 with under 1 minute left. He still had to get the TD. The pass that was not picked off by Samuel is easily offset by his int that bounced off of Smiths hands when they were deep in Pats territory and could of had points - goes both ways.
When your team is down 2 seperate times in the 4th qtr in a SB and you engineer 2 TD drives in that Qtr, that is called leading the team.
Now, can he be painfully inacurate at times - absolutely. However, there is no game I go into and worry that he will cost us. Does he lose some games - yes, but there are plenty of other issues with this team
Give it up with the SB - he lead the team to the victory - period. The int things goes both ways - Samuel missed one, but Smith let one go through his hands deep in NE territory. Rivers gets to play in SD, with great weather and no competition in his division and in a city where no one cares about football. He also had a team that for 4 yrs was considered the best in football and led them to 0 conference championships. Roethlisberger would never survive in NY with the media and the lifestyle. If he was in NY he would be a major discipline problem. If the defense did not give up 225 yds and 21 pts in the last 8 minutes and Dodge kicks out of bounds against the Eagles, they are the number 2 seed
I waited in my draft for a quarterback....I was able to get a pretty solid team but because my choice was Manning each week at the QB position was either a reward or a bust. If he can cut down on the INT's he could be at elite status especially with the weapons that he has. But it's hard putting a lot of faith in this guy and until he shows signs of cutting down on turnovers, I can't see myself taking the risk of drafting him in the future.
EXCEPT FOR THE INT'S?!? LOL!! You know, those INT'S are a pretty big deal. That's like saying, "wow that guy is a great running back, except that he is fumbling all the tme." Eli is a turnover MACHINE. His TD to INT ratio is nothing short of pathetic. He has more picks thrown than any active QB but 7, and every one of those 7 has been in the league much longer than him. He has led the entire league in INT'S on two separate occasions. He has one year in which his QB rating was over 90, and he is 23rd best as far as active QB rating goes. He had an OK Super Bowl. Still, the Giants defense was obviously the main reason they won that game. They held a juggernaut New England offense to 14 points. Eli is average at best, face it.