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No more excuses for Eli

brunswick : 9/9/2017 4:46 pm
Time for him to step up. Can he be an elite QB? If Big Blue isn't a SB contender it will be on Eli not the Oline. We will see starting tomorrow
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TROLL  
Ivan15 : 9/9/2017 6:21 pm : link
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I think that we need to set the record straight on the OL...  
EricJ : 9/9/2017 6:55 pm : link
lets dispel the myth that Eli has no time to throw. He actually had the second most time (measured in seconds) to throw in the entire league last year. Sure, there were plays where guys were in his face right away but that was not the norm. We just tend to remember those well.

The issue with the OL is the run game creating 3rd and long situations. You could also blame McAdoo for play calling and formation which also would negatively impact Eli's performance.

All that being said, he has the weapons this year and possibly the best group of eligible WRs that he has had in a long time.

So, although I disagree that Eli needs to take us to the championship or he is not a top QB. What can't happen is for Eli to be a big reason why we don't go deep into the playoffs. I am sure he will play well..
RE: I don't know why..  
LAXin : 9/9/2017 7:01 pm : link
In comment 13589527 FatMan in Charlotte said:
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this has to keep getting pointed out, but he has already done this twice:



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At some point he just needs to be great when that is exactly what is expected of him



At some point?? At some point?? How about 2007 and 2011?


Not that I agree with the OP, but the Giants would not have won the title with any of the other 31 teams' defenses during the playoff run in either 2007 or 2011 (emphasis on the 4 playoff games, as I know the D was more middle of the pack in the regular season).

Could they have won with any of the other 31 starting QBs? Probably.



...  
EddieNYG : 9/9/2017 7:04 pm : link
RE: Not the the most eloquent of posts...  
montanagiant : 9/9/2017 7:06 pm : link
In comment 13589522 Giants_West said:
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but I have to say I kind of agree. Everyone likes to talk about eli as a hall of fame guy. At some point he just needs to be great when that is exactly what is expected of him. All the other greats of the modern era have had seasons like that. Most have had seasons like that late in their careers.

This team is a contender for a post season birth with mediocre eli. If he plays great this team could be really special.

WTF do you call two SB wins, one against arguably the greatest team ever and get there by winning 8 playoff games all on the road?

Would you not call that fucking great?
Worst supporting cast over the course of his career  
JCin332 : 9/9/2017 7:07 pm : link
than any of the other so-called elite QB's...

And still a 2 time SB champ...

brunswick and the other genius above must not actually watch the games...
Hey Nassib  
Bleedin Blue : 9/9/2017 7:18 pm : link
Is available if Eli falters!!
RE: RE: Not the the most eloquent of posts...  
Bleedin Blue : 9/9/2017 7:19 pm : link
In comment 13589592 montanagiant said:
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In comment 13589522 Giants_West said:


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but I have to say I kind of agree. Everyone likes to talk about eli as a hall of fame guy. At some point he just needs to be great when that is exactly what is expected of him. All the other greats of the modern era have had seasons like that. Most have had seasons like that late in their careers.

This team is a contender for a post season birth with mediocre eli. If he plays great this team could be really special.


WTF do you call two SB wins, one against arguably the greatest team ever and get there by winning 8 playoff games all on the road?

Would you not call that fucking great?


Montana, Well said sir!!!
And if the line sucks and Eli is running....  
Crispino : 9/9/2017 7:29 pm : link
for his life every game, are we still gonna blame Eli? Makes sense.
Jesus.
RE: I think that we need to set the record straight on the OL...  
Devon : 9/9/2017 7:32 pm : link
In comment 13589582 EricJ said:
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lets dispel the myth that Eli has no time to throw. He actually had the second most time (measured in seconds) to throw in the entire league last year. Sure, there were plays where guys were in his face right away but that was not the norm. We just tend to remember those well.

The issue with the OL is the run game creating 3rd and long situations. You could also blame McAdoo for play calling and formation which also would negatively impact Eli's performance.

All that being said, he has the weapons this year and possibly the best group of eligible WRs that he has had in a long time.

So, although I disagree that Eli needs to take us to the championship or he is not a top QB. What can't happen is for Eli to be a big reason why we don't go deep into the playoffs. I am sure he will play well..

I don't know where you're getting that number, but it's wrong.

Eli had the fourth shortest time to throw before pressure, as measured by both PFF and FO/Fahey.
Eli was 2nd last year in time to throw?  
exiled : 9/9/2017 7:45 pm : link
That absolutely shocks me.
RE: Eli was 2nd last year in time to throw?  
Devon : 9/9/2017 7:53 pm : link
In comment 13589608 exiled said:
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That absolutely shocks me.


It's not true, as I posted above.

I'm not even sure where someone could find a number that so ridiculously off, barring completely misreading.
RE: Did..  
Larry in Pencilvania : 9/9/2017 7:55 pm : link
In comment 13589538 FatMan in Charlotte said:
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you really just fucking say that Eli went into 2007 fighting to avoid being cut?

Did I really read that?

BA HA HA HA!!


I wanted to make sure I read that correctly. Are you on crack????
I see the trolls are here early this year  
PatersonPlank : 9/9/2017 7:58 pm : link
HOF QB, 2 time SB MVP, will finish top 5 in Yds and TDs, iron man with 200 games in a row, and the author of arguably the greatest run the NY Giants ever had.

But yeah sure, he sucks.
Thanks Devon  
exiled : 9/9/2017 8:07 pm : link
I didn't think my rose/colored glasses were quite that rosey.
John Jerry is his right guard  
SHO'NUFF : 9/9/2017 8:23 pm : link
but yet, Eli has no more excuses...
How many rings do Brees and  
bradshaw44 : 9/9/2017 8:25 pm : link
Rodgers have? They are elite yet they only have one ring each. Do they get the blame for their other seasons of no rings or even super bowl appearances?
Idiots...  
Giant John : 9/9/2017 8:46 pm : link
How many can there be on one planet?
RE: RE: I think that we need to set the record straight on the OL...  
EricJ : 9/9/2017 8:57 pm : link
In comment 13589604 Devon said:
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I don't know where you're getting that number, but it's wrong.

Eli had the fourth shortest time to throw before pressure, as measured by both PFF and FO/Fahey.


To be fair, there are a lot of different sources and each one says/measures it a little differently. Here are a couple of links that you can copy/paste. I do not think they necessarily support your position or mine either.

https://www.profootballfocus.com/news/qbs-in-focus-time-to-throw

https://www.reddit.com/r/nfl/comments/62v6jk/quarterbacks_time_to_throw_in_relation_to/

It also suggests that the time to throw stat may also be skewed by a QBs mobility.

Eli will always be a great Giant. Two Super Bowls give him that.  
SB 42 and 46 and ? : 9/9/2017 8:58 pm : link
And he's earned it.

But to be a great NFL quarterback he's going to have to have another big season ending in the national spotlight. Lots of the lowly talking heads that rank players don't even understand two of Eli's greatest strengths: the 200 straight starts and the ability to raise his game when under the greatest pressure.

Just by staying in the lineup for the game and for the season saves the Giants losses over the years if they had to rely on his backup.

A lot of the talking heads just don't like him. He's not a good athlete. When throwing under pressure he too often just throws the ball up for grabs. They still remember and don't like it that he managed to refuse to play for the team he was drafted by. They think he was really lucky, twice, in two of the NFL's greatest catches and throws. Sometimes lucky, but mostly not.

I think Giant fans understand that these scoring drives were met for one big reason that game pressure doesn't bother Eli. Pressure kills the careers of others such as A-Rod and I would argue Romo. When Eli has to lead a scoring drive to win the game, he does it.

When Romo had to lead the scoring drive, well he would have done it except this receiver dropped an easy catch that he would have made 99 percent of the time. Every team drops passes in every game.

Does Eli get flustered under pressure? Sometimes, but he was never more battered around than in the 2011 NFC Title Game against the 49ers. Six sacks and lots of other contact. But late in the 3rd quarter, with the help of a short field, when the Giants had a 1st and ten on the Niner 12 yard line, a penalty (Holding, what a surprise) set him back to 1st and ten on the 22 yard line. On 3rd and 15 on the 15, with TD or FG at stake, Eli fired a bullet to Manningham in the end zone.

As most of us expected.


Every QB get flustered when the OL gives up pressure  
PatersonPlank : 9/9/2017 9:01 pm : link
See Brady on Thursday night. He threw for a 46% completion rate.
RE: RE: RE: I think that we need to set the record straight on the OL...  
Devon : 9/9/2017 9:16 pm : link
In comment 13589649 EricJ said:
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In comment 13589604 Devon said:


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I don't know where you're getting that number, but it's wrong.

Eli had the fourth shortest time to throw before pressure, as measured by both PFF and FO/Fahey.



To be fair, there are a lot of different sources and each one says/measures it a little differently. Here are a couple of links that you can copy/paste. I do not think they necessarily support your position or mine either.

https://www.profootballfocus.com/news/qbs-in-focus-time-to-throw

https://www.reddit.com/r/nfl/comments/62v6jk/quarterbacks_time_to_throw_in_relation_to/

It also suggests that the time to throw stat may also be skewed by a QBs mobility.


You're linking me to a PFF breakdown from 2014, based on seasons before that, that wouldn't even support your claim from then and a redditor's post where the poster is coming up with their own stats based off separate PFF data that not only doesn't support your claim, but is also highly flawed, as pointed out in the comments. Why not just post your source for 2016? Because it doesn't exist?

What I said was PFF just posted today, as well multiple times previously by them freely, and I buy the FO almanac, as well as Fahey's yearly catalouge, and they match PFF's figures. Eli got the ball out quickly last year (too much so in some cases) and when the pressure came, it came entirely in spite of that, hot. This isn't "different sources, different things", this was you talking out of your ass and being wrong and not just owning it.
RE: Eli will always be a great Giant. Two Super Bowls give him that.  
81_Great_Dane : 9/9/2017 9:16 pm : link
In comment 13589650 SB 42 and 46 and ? said:
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And he's earned it.
Agree!
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But to be a great NFL quarterback he's going to have to have another big season ending in the national spotlight.
Don't entirely agree; his career numbers will speak for themselves.
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Lots of the lowly talking heads that rank players don't even understand two of Eli's greatest strengths: the 200 straight starts and the ability to raise his game when under the greatest pressure. Just by staying in the lineup for the game and for the season saves the Giants losses over the years if they had to rely on his backup.
Agree. The consecutive starts really are under-appreciated.

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A lot of the talking heads just don't like him. He's not a good athlete.
This is a myth. He's not a good runner, he's not fast, but he's a superb athlete. He's quite mobile in the pocket, excellent at sliding to find a passing lane. He's just not a good scrambler. He makes throws few NFL QBs can make,
very consistently. He takes a lot of risks on the field. Sometimes he makes bonehead plays. So did Terry Bradshaw. So did Brett Favre. So does pretty much everybody. You play a lot, everybody sees your mistakes.
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They still remember and don't like it that he managed to refuse to play for the team he was drafted by.
Yet Elway did the same thing and isn't haunted by it. But Elway was fast and a runner and "athletic" -- and had a lot of regular seasons success, so he was considered "great" before he won a ring.

QBs get too much credit and blame for regular season win totals, IMO. Some of those Giants teams Eli was on were flat-out lousy, and he was often the best player on the field.

This season will say a lot about Eli. If he's really in decline, it'll show. But if he has a big year that will change the perception of a lot of his prior career. It would prove that given a good supporting cast, he can thrive. And it would suggest that the lousy teams he was on have really hurt his career numbers, and that he kept some bad teams afloat.

I suspect he'll give us a good but not spectacular year, as he'll still be under pressure a lot, and this debate will continue into 2018.
I don't like the idea of pieing on but  
Bluesbreaker : 9/9/2017 9:19 pm : link
This is what you come up with after how many years in the league . I mean seriously two Super Bowl Wins .
Could have had a third if Plax doesn't shoot himself he
probably will own every major Giants passing record in history . The past 4-5 yards he has had a sub par O-line
has had the crap beat out of him think the Forty Niner game
where most QB's would have tapped out near perfect Image role model thats barley sniffed a cork bottle .
Family man that never complains always takes the blame .
Not to metion playing in the shadow of his HOF brother and I am sure I am missing something oh what is it career number 200 without missing a game one of the all time Iron men of football ....
But yeah not quite elite enough for you ..
I am gonna go outside and see if I can find a puppy or a furry kitten to kick ...
Delete this post for your own good !
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EricJ : 9/9/2017 9:23 pm : link
In comment 13589656 Devon said:
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Why not just post your source for 2016? Because it doesn't exist?


Simple...because I saw it about two months ago and do not remember where exactly. The internet is a big place.
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EricJ : 9/9/2017 9:26 pm : link
In comment 13589661 EricJ said:
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In comment 13589656 Devon said:


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Why not just post your source for 2016? Because it doesn't exist?



Simple...because I saw it about two months ago and do not remember where exactly. The internet is a big place.


It just came back to me. Heard it from Pat Kirwin on Sirius NFL two months ago
There's just no excuse for the O-Line being the downfall of the team  
SB 42 and 46 and ? : 9/9/2017 9:29 pm : link
again. Is this the third season that O-Line has been the highest priority? Even if the Giants haven't been good at using high draft picks to get the best prospects, they don't need to add All Pros to the line to get one that's adequate.

David Diehl was our starting OT in both Super Bowl games. Dave a great guy who played with a lot of heart, but he was selected to the Pro Bowl only once as a replacement. Guys of average athleticism can make a line that's good enough.

Diehl and O'Hara and Seubert played hard and learned to play together as a unit, where one could help another out on a play. The Giants could have found players over 30 years old with enough left to get the job done on the waiver wire.

You don't need a great line as long as you don't have any revolving turnstiles in there.
The thread  
Glover : 9/9/2017 9:43 pm : link
about Eli throwing balls that exposed receivers, like Beckham and Marshall, was much better.
RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: I think that we need to set the record straight on the OL...  
Devon : 9/9/2017 9:43 pm : link
In comment 13589662 EricJ said:
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In comment 13589661 EricJ said:


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In comment 13589656 Devon said:


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Why not just post your source for 2016? Because it doesn't exist?



Simple...because I saw it about two months ago and do not remember where exactly. The internet is a big place.



It just came back to me. Heard it from Pat Kirwin on Sirius NFL two months ago


Kirwin has been brutal, at times, on the Giants' OL, including their pass pro, so I'm shockingly guessing you misheard him, if he was even your so hard to nail down source.
Not quite the same  
Doomster : 9/9/2017 11:15 pm : link
Every QB get flustered when the OL gives up pressure
PatersonPlank : 9:01 pm : link : reply
See Brady on Thursday night. He threw for a 46% completion rate.

That low completion rate was because Edelman was out, Amendola got hurt, and Gronk wasn't the same after that dive in the endzone......his OL gave him about 8 seconds on one pass play and he could find no one open......at the end of the game, KC wasn't even thinking run, just attacking the passing game....Brady really had no one to throw to, mainly because the guys going out for passes were new to the system....plus, Brady did not have one of his better games.....when he called out his team mates after the game, he meant himself too....

Yes, sometimes a QB is only as good as the line in front of him.....sometimes a qb has one of those days where they can overcome the shortcomings of the OL.....but they can't do it every week, like Eli had to do last year....

Give Eli the time and weapons, and he can take a team apart....

Wow  
Cap'n Bluebeard : 9/9/2017 11:49 pm : link
I see brunswick's football posts are just as awful as his baseball posts. Impressive. Most impressive.
terrible poster and tread topic  
Torrag : 9/9/2017 11:53 pm : link
not surprising when you check the byline
Brunswick just meanders from one awful thread  
Ten Ton Hammer : 9/10/2017 1:29 am : link
To the next.

Brutal content. 0/10 would not read again.
Eli just needs to protect the ball better this year.  
joe48 : 9/10/2017 6:14 am : link
We should be fine if Eli can cut down on the bad turnovers. I am concerned about chemistry with some of the new receivers. It may take a few games for this to mesh. The OL is was it is and there will be times when the pressure comes and hopefully there is less chucking and ducking which leads to turnovers.
RE: I don't know why..  
Montreal Man : 9/10/2017 7:26 am : link
In comment 13589527 FatMan in Charlotte said:
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this has to keep getting pointed out, but he has already done this twice


I'm getting so 'effin' tired of this meme about Eli. Is he great, is he good, is he mediocre, is he a leader, is he a Hall of Famer, is he, is he, is he?

He brought us TWO damn SuperBowls. Who gives a crap where he stands in the Quarterback finals of life. HE GAVE US TWO SUPER BOWLS fer gawd's sake. Sit back and count our Eli blessings and enjoy him. Just enjoy him, the good Eli, the bad ELi, the mediocre Eli, the backfoot throwing Eli .... Geez.
Just don't fuck it up  
AnnapolisMike : 9/10/2017 7:28 am : link
They don't need 2011 Eli. They need don't fuck it up Eli. establish the run game and keep Elliot in check.
Eli will be sorely missed  
Shirk130 : 9/10/2017 7:31 am : link
when he's gone.
Some of you toilet plungers  
B in ALB : 9/10/2017 7:41 am : link
don't deserve Eli as the QB of the Giants. And you also don't deserve to be Giants fans. Go root for Dallas or ne or GB. Get the fuck outta here.
Outside of New England, ask 30 other teams if they would take ....  
Crispino : 9/10/2017 7:59 am : link
Eli's production over the last decade and a half. Would you sign up
for a guy who would play 200 plus games without missing a start, who would finish his career during that span in the top 10 for career passing yards and touchdowns, who would lead you to two world championships, while earning Super Bowl MVP honors both times, and is a model team mate and citizen the whole time? All 30 teams organizations and fan bases would be lying if they said they wouldn't take that run. Ask Jets fans you know. Or Bears fans. Or any fans of any franchise.
Montreal Man RE: I don't know why..  
exiled : 9/10/2017 8:13 am : link
"HE GAVE US TWO SUPER BOWLS fer gawd's sake. Sit back and count our Eli blessings and enjoy him. Just enjoy him, the good Eli, the bad ELi, the mediocre Eli, the backfoot throwing Eli .... Geez."


This may be my favorite post ever on BBI.
RE: RE: Can't tell if serious or not  
RinR : 9/10/2017 9:46 am : link
In comment 13589586 LAXin said:
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Could they have won with any of the other 31 starting QBs? Probably.


I certainly hope not.
There's been a lot of talk on BBI about Ben AND Eli  
twostepgiants : 9/10/2017 2:46 pm : link
Is it just me or does Ben open every season with the Cleveland Browns and Eli open every season on the road on Sunday night at Dallas?
If Eli struggles early  
KentGraham : 9/10/2017 2:49 pm : link
I think they need to give Geno a chance. A poor oline makes a mobile QB a lot more valuable. The arm chair QB is the QB of yesteryear. The Geno era should start tonight if Eli can't get the offense moving the ball in the first half. [/sarcasm]
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arcarsenal : 9/10/2017 2:53 pm : link
Another brunswick gutterball.
Ahh shades of the  
jpkmets : 9/10/2017 2:55 pm : link
"Eli's a little light in the ass" thread.
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Dave in Hoboken : 9/10/2017 2:55 pm : link
In comment 13590368 arcarsenal said:
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Another brunswick gutterball.


Hahahahaha.
RE: Some of you toilet plungers  
montanagiant : 9/10/2017 5:02 pm : link
In comment 13589798 B in ALB said:
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don't deserve Eli as the QB of the Giants. And you also don't deserve to be Giants fans. Go root for Dallas or ne or GB. Get the fuck outta here.

100% spot on
Most are not talking about what Giant fans think of Eli --  
SB 42 and 46 and ? : 9/10/2017 7:34 pm : link
those who lived through 17 years without a post-season appearance are thrilled with two Championships in five years. And against the Patriots. With no easy post-season opponents.

But many of the talking heads like to demean Eli, and it would take another big year to shut them up and that's just a fact.
Yeah, it's Eli's fault you fucking moron.  
Britt in VA : 9/10/2017 9:01 pm : link
Has nothing to do with the offensive line.

Fucking idiot.
Eli looking like shit  
bigbluehoya : 9/10/2017 9:54 pm : link
And the OL being deplorable are not mutually exclusive.
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