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Michael Robinson just destroyed the Giants on local radio

Britt in VA : 9/21/2017 8:34 am
Michael Robinson lives here in Richmond, and goes in studio once a week with a local radio host. First question of the day: "What team, good or bad, has surprised you the most?" He said the Giants, and said the following things in order:

-worst offensive line in the NFL by far
-Erik Flowers worst offensive tackle in the NFL by far
-Brandon Marshall looks like he doesn't want to play
-DE's are holding meetings at Eli Manning because they're beating both tackles so badly, Eli won't make it through the season
-Paul Perkins should not be a starting RB
-says max protect won't do any good because the defense never has to bring more than 4 guys, 3 of them are getting to Eli Manning every time regardless of protection, and there's nowhere to throw the ball because all passing lanes are flooded with seven defenders constantly.

He sounded genuinely shocked that the situation could be this bad, and says he plans on showing video on NFL Network of just how bad our line is on NFL Network Sunday morning.
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RE: For better or worse  
Diver_Down : 9/21/2017 12:59 pm : link
In comment 13609580 LakeGeorgeGiant said:
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The longer this goes on the more I suspect they implode this offense next year and go with a QB more suited to McAdoo.

McAdoo will likely get a shot to do this with his own QB.


If we are picking a QB with a high first round pick, that would imply this season had a losing record. Brylcream Ben and his staff was only given a 3 year contract. Are you implying that the F.O. will get a QB suited for a HC with only 1 year remaining on his contract? Or are you wanting to see Ben get an extension after 1 winning season and 1 losing season?
RE: Do people really think McAdoo's criticism of Eli is real?  
Mike from Ohio : 9/21/2017 1:01 pm : link
In comment 13609581 Go Terps said:
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Really?


Most people's beliefs are based on interpreting facts to fit their preconceived notions, not what a logical analysis tells them.
RE: RE: Do people really think McAdoo's criticism of Eli is real?  
Britt in VA : 9/21/2017 1:04 pm : link
In comment 13609599 Mike from Ohio said:
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Really?



Most people's beliefs are based on interpreting facts to fit their preconceived notions, not what a logical analysis tells them.


Totally agree.
RE: RE: Robinson basically said that Eli's hands are tied and he fears for his  
T-Bone : 9/21/2017 1:11 pm : link
In comment 13609566 HomerJones45 said:
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safety.

But some here can't see that, and insist that despite everything, he needs to elevate things. I just don't see how he can.

There are people who have an emotional stake in Ben and Jerry having been the right call.


I would think all Giants fans would have this? That means the team is doing well. If you don't, then why wouldn't you? Is not seeing the team do well more important than whatever reason you have?
RE: RE: RE: Robinson basically said that Eli's hands are tied and he fears for his  
JonC : 9/21/2017 1:30 pm : link
In comment 13609608 T-Bone said:
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safety.

But some here can't see that, and insist that despite everything, he needs to elevate things. I just don't see how he can.

There are people who have an emotional stake in Ben and Jerry having been the right call.



I would think all Giants fans would have this? That means the team is doing well. If you don't, then why wouldn't you? Is not seeing the team do well more important than whatever reason you have?


Said fans tend to struggle with objectivity and understanding what is more likely reality.
RE: RE: RE: Do people really think McAdoo's criticism of Eli is real?  
Reb8thVA : 9/21/2017 1:51 pm : link
In comment 13609603 Britt in VA said:
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Really?



Most people's beliefs are based on interpreting facts to fit their preconceived notions, not what a logical analysis tells them.



Totally agree.


Its deductive vs. inductive reasoning
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WillVAB : 9/21/2017 3:15 pm : link
In comment 13609341 Gatorade Dunk said:
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paid 20mill he has to overcome.



Not true. He is only being paid $13 MM for 2017. Don't confuse cap hit with paid salary.


While that's accurate, the cap hit is what affects roster construction; paid salary is irrelevant. Eli represents ~12% of the overall salary cap for the Giants this season. That's one player, and it implies that he should be at least 6x more valuable than an average player just to get back to even for his cap number.

That's the important point, IMO - the OL isn't doing Eli any favors, but Eli's cap hit isn't doing the team any favors either if he needs significant roster support in order to be successful.


Unless you have a QB on a rookie deal you're gonna be overpaying at the QB spot. Just the way the league is.
RE: RE: For better or worse  
LakeGeorgeGiant : 9/21/2017 3:17 pm : link
In comment 13609597 Diver_Down said:
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The longer this goes on the more I suspect they implode this offense next year and go with a QB more suited to McAdoo.

McAdoo will likely get a shot to do this with his own QB.



If we are picking a QB with a high first round pick, that would imply this season had a losing record. Brylcream Ben and his staff was only given a 3 year contract. Are you implying that the F.O. will get a QB suited for a HC with only 1 year remaining on his contract? Or are you wanting to see Ben get an extension after 1 winning season and 1 losing season?


Where did I say what I "wanted"?

I'm suggesting that if Eli is on the downside they may not want to continue with 36 year old, old-school pocket passer that doesn't suit their offense.

They might very well can McAdoo, and if this season continues the way it's going he may very well deserve it.

Don't confuse my suggestions as to what might happen as what I want to happen.

Whatever happens, Eli's seasons are likely numbered.
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Diver_Down : 9/21/2017 3:31 pm : link
In comment 13609804 LakeGeorgeGiant said:
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The longer this goes on the more I suspect they implode this offense next year and go with a QB more suited to McAdoo.

McAdoo will likely get a shot to do this with his own QB.



If we are picking a QB with a high first round pick, that would imply this season had a losing record. Brylcream Ben and his staff was only given a 3 year contract. Are you implying that the F.O. will get a QB suited for a HC with only 1 year remaining on his contract? Or are you wanting to see Ben get an extension after 1 winning season and 1 losing season?



Where did I say what I "wanted"?

I'm suggesting that if Eli is on the downside they may not want to continue with 36 year old, old-school pocket passer that doesn't suit their offense.

They might very well can McAdoo, and if this season continues the way it's going he may very well deserve it.

Don't confuse my suggestions as to what might happen as what I want to happen.

Whatever happens, Eli's seasons are likely numbered.


I was prefacing the questions I posed to you based on your prior response that the
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... go with a QB more suited to McAdoo.

McAdoo will likely get a shot to do this with his own QB.

Your suggestions (not "wants") seem to cater to a scenario that suits Ben. My suggestion that if the season goes into the shitter, why would the F.O. choose a QB suited for a HC that has 1 year remaining on his contract. And if the 1 year is limiting, than why would the F.O. give an extension to a HC with 1 winning season and 1 losing season?

I'll agree with you that whatever happens, Eli's seasons are likely numbered.
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christian : 9/21/2017 6:04 pm : link
There are plenty empirical, fact-based arguments that support Manning having performed average to below average on big chunks of his career, and lots of the folks on this thread have turned to the anecdotal and situational to defend him.

And point-of-fact I agree. Winning those 2 rings is really all that matters, and when the stories all said and done, no one will remember the shitty season when he led the lead league in picks.

But Manning has played significantly long enough to show that he's not flawless.
I don't think anyone is suggesting Eli is flawless  
Go Terps : 9/21/2017 6:46 pm : link
He isn't, and never has been.

If someone wants to suggest he's a problem, that's completely reasonable. But it is impossible to determine the extent to which he is a problem because the disastrous play of the offensive line overshadows everyone else on the team, including the coaching staff.

We can not do either of the following, and the trickle down effect is total:

- block a conventional pass rush
- run block in situations where defenses show 6 or even 5 defenders in the box

Opponents know that they don't have to blitz in order to destroy the timing of a passing play. That is simply not a tenable situation, and it renders the other 6 offensive players impotent.

Talking about Eli as the problem is rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic as the north Atlantic is being hit by an asteroid.
RE: Do people really think McAdoo's criticism of Eli is real?  
Devon : 9/21/2017 6:53 pm : link
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Really?


I'd question how, with yet another negative leak from the team about him today, something that's been happening with increasing frequency since McAdoo took over as HC and with how he's seemingly the only player he'll harshly single out (Eli isn't the only player who could ever take criticism and not crumble; that's insulting to everyone else) one would think it isn't.
He is probably right with his assessment .  
Bluesbreaker : 9/21/2017 8:03 pm : link
This team can't run the ball consistently they played 17
games last year just to prove it . To think that was gonna
change this year by adding a TE is delusional .
We just din't expect them to get worse in which they absolutely have .
On two or three of the sacks OBJ was wide open slanting 25
yards down field on another play Brandon Marshall had slipped
by two defenders all Eli had to do was float it to him easy
20 yards or more . Both times Eli had less than 3 seconds
he dropped the ball perfectly to Marshal again a good 30 yards down the field and he dropped . Then Adams got open
deep the pass wasn't perfect but it was the biggest play
of the game , Given time Eli can get the job done but with
no run game no QB is gonna work wonder unless he is Russel
Wilson .
Whats the big shock here ?
RE: RE: Since manning is being  
Modus Operandi : 9/21/2017 8:09 pm : link
In comment 13609219 Diver_Down said:
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paid 20mill he has to overcome.



Not true. He is only being paid $13 MM for 2017. Don't confuse cap hit with paid salary.


It's a $20M cap hit because of the $7M in bonus that's prorated and guaranteed and already paid.

That's a hell of a lot of money for a QB who's racking up losses.
RE: I don't think anyone is suggesting Eli is flawless  
Modus Operandi : 9/21/2017 8:12 pm : link
In comment 13610054 Go Terps said:
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He isn't, and never has been.

If someone wants to suggest he's a problem, that's completely reasonable. But it is impossible to determine the extent to which he is a problem because the disastrous play of the offensive line overshadows everyone else on the team, including the coaching staff.

We can not do either of the following, and the trickle down effect is total:

- block a conventional pass rush
- run block in situations where defenses show 6 or even 5 defenders in the box

Opponents know that they don't have to blitz in order to destroy the timing of a passing play. That is simply not a tenable situation, and it renders the other 6 offensive players impotent.

Talking about Eli as the problem is rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic as the north Atlantic is being hit by an asteroid.


Or...it's a practical view of a bad team that requires an overhaul and then weighing the benefit of paying a 37 year old QB $40M over the next two years and whether those assets can be better allocated.
MO  
Go Terps : 9/21/2017 8:22 pm : link
My views on paying a QB that kind of money are well documented here. Unless we have a generational player at the position I wouldn't pay that kind of money for a QB.
RE: Eli won a ring behind a subpar line  
JOrthman : 9/21/2017 8:30 pm : link
In comment 13609250 Tuckrule said:
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In 2011 and no running game. It's only week 3. We win this week and the narrative is a bit different. I'll wait to panic until after Sunday


The 2011 line was pretty decent in pass protection they just couldn't run block.
No sense in quoting and replying to each uninformed response.  
Diver_Down : 9/21/2017 8:34 pm : link
But his salary is NOT equivalent to his cap hit. Some poster early in the thread that it was "administrative footnote". But the reality is he is not being paid $20 MM this year. Nor will he be paid $40 MM over the next 2 years.

If any schmuck at a job got a bonus 3 years ago, they don't consider that they are being paid currently a pro-rated amount of that bonus. They are being paid what they receive that given year. Eli is only being paid $13 MM this year.

The pro-rating of a signing bonus and the accounting towards the salary cap is more of an "administrative footnote".

RE: MO  
Ten Ton Hammer : 9/21/2017 8:43 pm : link
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My views on paying a QB that kind of money are well documented here. Unless we have a generational player at the position I wouldn't pay that kind of money for a QB.


I am legitimately regretful that we'll never get to see you put together an NFL roster. I want to see what this would look like. The reason these players get this money is because good luck finding a quarterback that can play. They come along every handful of drafts and you're lucky to get one.
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christian : 9/21/2017 9:45 pm : link
The rules and governance of the league protect the QB disproportionately and over the longterm will prolong the valueable years of a quarterback. That alone supports the economics of investing in the position. Not that you can't find value in other positions, but in an economic system where you must invest to a floor, the quarterback is the equivalent of a T bill.

Not to even considering the per play value of a position who touches the ball on the vast majority of all offensive plays and has the ability to negatively impact every possession.

There are outliers. Every decade or so there are a few quarterbacks who peak early and that's a boon. And there are generational defenses that carry a team. Winning in the NFL already has a major element of chance, if you want to double down on it with hoping for an outlier that is one way to manage a roster.
RE: No sense in quoting and replying to each uninformed response.  
Modus Operandi : 9/21/2017 9:51 pm : link
In comment 13610142 Diver_Down said:
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But his salary is NOT equivalent to his cap hit. Some poster early in the thread that it was "administrative footnote". But the reality is he is not being paid $20 MM this year. Nor will he be paid $40 MM over the next 2 years.

If any schmuck at a job got a bonus 3 years ago, they don't consider that they are being paid currently a pro-rated amount of that bonus. They are being paid what they receive that given year. Eli is only being paid $13 MM this year.

The pro-rating of a signing bonus and the accounting towards the salary cap is more of an "administrative footnote".


So what you're saying is that he's paid $13M this season + a $7M prorated signing bonus for a total of $20M cap hit.

That's precisely what we've said. You're the one carrying on as if you invented cap economics.
RE: RE: MO  
Modus Operandi : 9/21/2017 9:55 pm : link
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My views on paying a QB that kind of money are well documented here. Unless we have a generational player at the position I wouldn't pay that kind of money for a QB.



I am legitimately regretful that we'll never get to see you put together an NFL roster. I want to see what this would look like. The reason these players get this money is because good luck finding a quarterback that can play. They come along every handful of drafts and you're lucky to get one.


It's one thing to make your QB the highest paid player on the team. It's something else entirely to resign that player to what's probably a guaranteed 4 yr $84M deal at age 35 when he isn't playing particularly well.

That's the part I think Go Terps and I have an issue with.
A player's salary needs to be tied to his production..  
EricJ : 9/22/2017 7:47 am : link
that is what the money is buying. We need to remove the names and faces from the discussion and not make emotional decisions.

If you are paying a player a lot $$ it means you cannot use that money to buy production elsewhere. If he is not bringing back the return on the spend.. AND you allow that situation to continue, then you are not doing your job as a GM. There is no other way to look at it.

So, again taking the emotion out of it and what Eli has done for us 6-10 years ago, if we are not getting the return on the $20 in cap that his contract is costing us, then we need to make a change. That change FIRST would be to reduce that number and keep him. If that does not work, then moving on is the second option.

You cannot be scared to cut the ties eventually. If we were to do it now, what is the fear? going from the worst offense in the league to the worst offense in the league with additional funds available to sign Odell and improve the offensive line?

I know people like to say "this is not fantasy football". However, the daily games with the salary cap are a lot like this in a way. You are looking for value and production for the cost for that player. So, we need to fix the cost/value situation with Eli or find another option.
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Ten Ton Hammer : 9/22/2017 9:08 am : link
In comment 13610235 Modus Operandi said:
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My views on paying a QB that kind of money are well documented here. Unless we have a generational player at the position I wouldn't pay that kind of money for a QB.



I am legitimately regretful that we'll never get to see you put together an NFL roster. I want to see what this would look like. The reason these players get this money is because good luck finding a quarterback that can play. They come along every handful of drafts and you're lucky to get one.



It's one thing to make your QB the highest paid player on the team. It's something else entirely to resign that player to what's probably a guaranteed 4 yr $84M deal at age 35 when he isn't playing particularly well.

That's the part I think Go Terps and I have an issue with.


Perhaps so, but in general he's vehemently opposed to paying anyone and it's unrealistic.
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Modus Operandi : 9/22/2017 4:26 pm : link
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My views on paying a QB that kind of money are well documented here. Unless we have a generational player at the position I wouldn't pay that kind of money for a QB.



I am legitimately regretful that we'll never get to see you put together an NFL roster. I want to see what this would look like. The reason these players get this money is because good luck finding a quarterback that can play. They come along every handful of drafts and you're lucky to get one.



It's one thing to make your QB the highest paid player on the team. It's something else entirely to resign that player to what's probably a guaranteed 4 yr $84M deal at age 35 when he isn't playing particularly well.

That's the part I think Go Terps and I have an issue with.



Perhaps so, but in general he's vehemently opposed to paying anyone and it's unrealistic.


I don't know. I wont speak for GoTerps, but I specifically recall him opposing the Eli and JPP deals. Mostly because I agreed with him at the time.

JPP has been pretty okay so far.
RE: RE: No sense in quoting and replying to each uninformed response.  
Diver_Down : 9/22/2017 4:35 pm : link
In comment 13610228 Modus Operandi said:
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But his salary is NOT equivalent to his cap hit. Some poster early in the thread that it was "administrative footnote". But the reality is he is not being paid $20 MM this year. Nor will he be paid $40 MM over the next 2 years.

If any schmuck at a job got a bonus 3 years ago, they don't consider that they are being paid currently a pro-rated amount of that bonus. They are being paid what they receive that given year. Eli is only being paid $13 MM this year.

The pro-rating of a signing bonus and the accounting towards the salary cap is more of an "administrative footnote".




So what you're saying is that he's paid $13M this season + a $7M prorated signing bonus for a total of $20M cap hit.

That's precisely what we've said. You're the one carrying on as if you invented cap economics.


That is not what you said -
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Or...it's a practical view of a bad team that requires an overhaul and then weighing the benefit of paying a 37 year old QB $40M over the next two years and whether those assets can be better allocated.


Let me spell it out for you. He is not being paid $20 MM/year (or $40 MM over 2 years). The signing bonus was earned when he signed his contract. The pro-rating of that signing bonus is only for the accounting regarding the cap. But he is not being paid his cap hit.
RE: A player's salary needs to be tied to his production..  
Diver_Down : 9/22/2017 4:40 pm : link
In comment 13610408 EricJ said:
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that is what the money is buying. We need to remove the names and faces from the discussion and not make emotional decisions.

If you are paying a player a lot $$ it means you cannot use that money to buy production elsewhere. If he is not bringing back the return on the spend.. AND you allow that situation to continue, then you are not doing your job as a GM. There is no other way to look at it.

So, again taking the emotion out of it and what Eli has done for us 6-10 years ago, if we are not getting the return on the $20 in cap that his contract is costing us, then we need to make a change. That change FIRST would be to reduce that number and keep him. If that does not work, then moving on is the second option.

You cannot be scared to cut the ties eventually. If we were to do it now, what is the fear? going from the worst offense in the league to the worst offense in the league with additional funds available to sign Odell and improve the offensive line?

I know people like to say "this is not fantasy football". However, the daily games with the salary cap are a lot like this in a way. You are looking for value and production for the cost for that player. So, we need to fix the cost/value situation with Eli or find another option.


And to remove the emotion and names out of it, but if you make an investment based on current market conditions, doesn't it make sense to protect that investment? If the person you have hired to manage your investment, fails to do so, would you continue to employ that manager?
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Modus Operandi : 9/22/2017 4:43 pm : link
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But his salary is NOT equivalent to his cap hit. Some poster early in the thread that it was "administrative footnote". But the reality is he is not being paid $20 MM this year. Nor will he be paid $40 MM over the next 2 years.

If any schmuck at a job got a bonus 3 years ago, they don't consider that they are being paid currently a pro-rated amount of that bonus. They are being paid what they receive that given year. Eli is only being paid $13 MM this year.

The pro-rating of a signing bonus and the accounting towards the salary cap is more of an "administrative footnote".




So what you're saying is that he's paid $13M this season + a $7M prorated signing bonus for a total of $20M cap hit.

That's precisely what we've said. You're the one carrying on as if you invented cap economics.



That is not what you said -

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Or...it's a practical view of a bad team that requires an overhaul and then weighing the benefit of paying a 37 year old QB $40M over the next two years and whether those assets can be better allocated.



Let me spell it out for you. He is not being paid $20 MM/year (or $40 MM over 2 years). The signing bonus was earned when he signed his contract. The pro-rating of that signing bonus is only for the accounting regarding the cap. But he is not being paid his cap hit.


Let me spell it out for you. Semantics. His cap hit is $20M this season and roughly the same next. That $7M is used up and cannot be spent because it's already been paid.
RE: No sense in quoting and replying to each uninformed response.  
Gatorade Dunk : 9/22/2017 5:03 pm : link
In comment 13610142 Diver_Down said:
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But his salary is NOT equivalent to his cap hit. Some poster early in the thread that it was "administrative footnote". But the reality is he is not being paid $20 MM this year. Nor will he be paid $40 MM over the next 2 years.

If any schmuck at a job got a bonus 3 years ago, they don't consider that they are being paid currently a pro-rated amount of that bonus. They are being paid what they receive that given year. Eli is only being paid $13 MM this year.

The pro-rating of a signing bonus and the accounting towards the salary cap is more of an "administrative footnote".

The cap number is what matters. The cap number is what affects your ability to build your roster. The current salary is only a factor for the Giants' P&L, and THAT is the one element that is truly insignificant and irrelevant to us as fans. The true salary relative to cap number is much more of a footnote than looking at the cap number by itself.

This isn't about fans being upset that Eli is currently being paid more in his weekly paycheck than he's worth; it's about him representing a higher cap value than he's currently delivering upon, and further, whether that cap number actually impacts the Giants' ability to go get him the supporting cast (specifically the OL) that he seems to need. I'm not sure why I'd expect the person who only a few months ago repeatedly called for Eli to hold out for more money to actually understand this.
RE: RE: No sense in quoting and replying to each uninformed response.  
Diver_Down : 9/22/2017 5:56 pm : link
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But his salary is NOT equivalent to his cap hit. Some poster early in the thread that it was "administrative footnote". But the reality is he is not being paid $20 MM this year. Nor will he be paid $40 MM over the next 2 years.

If any schmuck at a job got a bonus 3 years ago, they don't consider that they are being paid currently a pro-rated amount of that bonus. They are being paid what they receive that given year. Eli is only being paid $13 MM this year.

The pro-rating of a signing bonus and the accounting towards the salary cap is more of an "administrative footnote".



The cap number is what matters. The cap number is what affects your ability to build your roster. The current salary is only a factor for the Giants' P&L, and THAT is the one element that is truly insignificant and irrelevant to us as fans. The true salary relative to cap number is much more of a footnote than looking at the cap number by itself.

This isn't about fans being upset that Eli is currently being paid more in his weekly paycheck than he's worth; it's about him representing a higher cap value than he's currently delivering upon, and further, whether that cap number actually impacts the Giants' ability to go get him the supporting cast (specifically the OL) that he seems to need. I'm not sure why I'd expect the person who only a few months ago repeatedly called for Eli to hold out for more money to actually understand this.


When other posters use the words being paid, then readers shouldn't be expected to interpret that they mean the cap hit and not actually the word. If people want to discuss the present terms of his salary, then they should be honest with themselves and state it as such. To insinuate that he is being paid $20 MM/yr, is factually wrong. It frames their argument that he most definitely is not worth such a high figure.

Now, if people don't like the contract, then they should be putting the blame on Reese and Abrams. When management constructs a contract, they anticipate an increase in the salary cap making the large contracts accounting feasible. Now, if people want to argue about the total salary cap and the large contracts that impact it, then again they should be finding fault with Reese. Instead of paying a premium for defensive players to bolster a failed unit, perhaps he should try drafting better and not taking chances on the likes of Clint Sintim and co.

And yes, I advocated Eli holding out as recently back in training camp less than a month ago. When I was reading up on Eli's contract, the roster bonuses due next year and the year after where red flags. I realized with the smear campaign that Ben and Reese have put forth that Eli's days are numbered and the likelihood of him seeing that money is small. This was the last year in which he had the leverage to force the Giants in paying the roster bonuses up front via a restructure.
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Gatorade Dunk : 9/22/2017 6:10 pm : link
In comment 13611139 Diver_Down said:
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But his salary is NOT equivalent to his cap hit. Some poster early in the thread that it was "administrative footnote". But the reality is he is not being paid $20 MM this year. Nor will he be paid $40 MM over the next 2 years.

If any schmuck at a job got a bonus 3 years ago, they don't consider that they are being paid currently a pro-rated amount of that bonus. They are being paid what they receive that given year. Eli is only being paid $13 MM this year.

The pro-rating of a signing bonus and the accounting towards the salary cap is more of an "administrative footnote".



The cap number is what matters. The cap number is what affects your ability to build your roster. The current salary is only a factor for the Giants' P&L, and THAT is the one element that is truly insignificant and irrelevant to us as fans. The true salary relative to cap number is much more of a footnote than looking at the cap number by itself.

This isn't about fans being upset that Eli is currently being paid more in his weekly paycheck than he's worth; it's about him representing a higher cap value than he's currently delivering upon, and further, whether that cap number actually impacts the Giants' ability to go get him the supporting cast (specifically the OL) that he seems to need. I'm not sure why I'd expect the person who only a few months ago repeatedly called for Eli to hold out for more money to actually understand this.



When other posters use the words being paid, then readers shouldn't be expected to interpret that they mean the cap hit and not actually the word. If people want to discuss the present terms of his salary, then they should be honest with themselves and state it as such. To insinuate that he is being paid $20 MM/yr, is factually wrong. It frames their argument that he most definitely is not worth such a high figure.

Now, if people don't like the contract, then they should be putting the blame on Reese and Abrams. When management constructs a contract, they anticipate an increase in the salary cap making the large contracts accounting feasible. Now, if people want to argue about the total salary cap and the large contracts that impact it, then again they should be finding fault with Reese. Instead of paying a premium for defensive players to bolster a failed unit, perhaps he should try drafting better and not taking chances on the likes of Clint Sintim and co.

And yes, I advocated Eli holding out as recently back in training camp less than a month ago. When I was reading up on Eli's contract, the roster bonuses due next year and the year after where red flags. I realized with the smear campaign that Ben and Reese have put forth that Eli's days are numbered and the likelihood of him seeing that money is small. This was the last year in which he had the leverage to force the Giants in paying the roster bonuses up front via a restructure.

I think we may just be at an impasse as it relates to this topic.

It's not about what he's being paid, per se. And it's not about not liking the contract. There's nothing unique about his contract specifics - most players carry a certain amortized bonus on top of their annual salary within their cap nuumber. The factor that many here are discussing is whether Eli is earning his $20MM cap number. You're absolutely right that his signing bonus is effectively a sunk cost, but almost all player valuation discussions across the entire league center upon the player's performance relative to his cap number, not his actual salary.

As it relates to Eli, many posters, including yourself, have criticized the Giants for not providing Eli with adequate support on the roster to allow him to succeed. And while that may be true, there is a counter argument to that, which some here are trying to make, that Eli's contract actually makes it more difficult to provide that support on the roster because of his cap number (and not at all because of his actual salary). It's like our very own Gift of the Magi.

So for you to repeatedly point out the salary itself suggests that either you're completely missing the point or being intentionally obtuse. I think, given your adamant defense of Eli and his contract, it's more likely the latter, but I won't put words in your mouth.

As for paying a premium for poor drafting, you do realize that if the Giants had been outstanding college defensive talent evaluators and had drafted Vernon, Jenkins and Harrison, they probably still would have been on the hook for all three of those contracts if they wanted to keep them through their prime, right?
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But his salary is NOT equivalent to his cap hit. Some poster early in the thread that it was "administrative footnote". But the reality is he is not being paid $20 MM this year. Nor will he be paid $40 MM over the next 2 years.

If any schmuck at a job got a bonus 3 years ago, they don't consider that they are being paid currently a pro-rated amount of that bonus. They are being paid what they receive that given year. Eli is only being paid $13 MM this year.

The pro-rating of a signing bonus and the accounting towards the salary cap is more of an "administrative footnote".



The cap number is what matters. The cap number is what affects your ability to build your roster. The current salary is only a factor for the Giants' P&L, and THAT is the one element that is truly insignificant and irrelevant to us as fans. The true salary relative to cap number is much more of a footnote than looking at the cap number by itself.

This isn't about fans being upset that Eli is currently being paid more in his weekly paycheck than he's worth; it's about him representing a higher cap value than he's currently delivering upon, and further, whether that cap number actually impacts the Giants' ability to go get him the supporting cast (specifically the OL) that he seems to need. I'm not sure why I'd expect the person who only a few months ago repeatedly called for Eli to hold out for more money to actually understand this.



When other posters use the words being paid, then readers shouldn't be expected to interpret that they mean the cap hit and not actually the word. If people want to discuss the present terms of his salary, then they should be honest with themselves and state it as such. To insinuate that he is being paid $20 MM/yr, is factually wrong. It frames their argument that he most definitely is not worth such a high figure.

Now, if people don't like the contract, then they should be putting the blame on Reese and Abrams. When management constructs a contract, they anticipate an increase in the salary cap making the large contracts accounting feasible. Now, if people want to argue about the total salary cap and the large contracts that impact it, then again they should be finding fault with Reese. Instead of paying a premium for defensive players to bolster a failed unit, perhaps he should try drafting better and not taking chances on the likes of Clint Sintim and co.

And yes, I advocated Eli holding out as recently back in training camp less than a month ago. When I was reading up on Eli's contract, the roster bonuses due next year and the year after where red flags. I realized with the smear campaign that Ben and Reese have put forth that Eli's days are numbered and the likelihood of him seeing that money is small. This was the last year in which he had the leverage to force the Giants in paying the roster bonuses up front via a restructure.


I think we may just be at an impasse as it relates to this topic.

It's not about what he's being paid, per se. And it's not about not liking the contract. There's nothing unique about his contract specifics - most players carry a certain amortized bonus on top of their annual salary within their cap nuumber. The factor that many here are discussing is whether Eli is earning his $20MM cap number. You're absolutely right that his signing bonus is effectively a sunk cost, but almost all player valuation discussions across the entire league center upon the player's performance relative to his cap number, not his actual salary.

As it relates to Eli, many posters, including yourself, have criticized the Giants for not providing Eli with adequate support on the roster to allow him to succeed. And while that may be true, there is a counter argument to that, which some here are trying to make, that Eli's contract actually makes it more difficult to provide that support on the roster because of his cap number (and not at all because of his actual salary). It's like our very own Gift of the Magi.

So for you to repeatedly point out the salary itself suggests that either you're completely missing the point or being intentionally obtuse. I think, given your adamant defense of Eli and his contract, it's more likely the latter, but I won't put words in your mouth.

As for paying a premium for poor drafting, you do realize that if the Giants had been outstanding college defensive talent evaluators and had drafted Vernon, Jenkins and Harrison, they probably still would have been on the hook for all three of those contracts if they wanted to keep them through their prime, right?


You are right. I am being intentionally obtuse. With regards to the last hypothetical - if the Giants were outstanding college defensive talent evaluators, then they would never have the need to pay the second contracts. They could settle for the comp. pics and draft more outstanding college defensive talent.
Robinson is right  
SomeFan : 9/22/2017 9:26 pm : link
the question is why are we so bad.
RE: Ran one of the greatest coaches in Giants history out of town...  
SomeFan : 9/22/2017 9:33 pm : link
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might as well do the same to the greatest QB in Giants history, because I'm sure the next guy will solve all these problems.


Agree. We had a HoF HC and a HoF QB. The two hardest things to fill in the NFL. So, we pushed the HC out the door and our QB gets to work with a shitty OL 5 years and counting.
Good grief  
Modus Operandi : 9/22/2017 11:24 pm : link
Calling out a player for playing poorly isn't a smear campaign. He's one of the highest paid players on the team with the highest cap number. He's also the leader of the offense.

If his days are numbered, it isn't because of anything Reese or Mcadoo say I'm the press, it's because he's a highly compensated player on the downside of his career who's paycheck exceeds his value.

It's like you've taken up the king contrarian mantle after radar's exit. You can't cut me, because I quit.
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Modus Operandi : 9/22/2017 11:36 pm : link
Why on Earth would Eli holdout one season after signing a 4 yr extension?

He's a 37 year old QB who's made the playoffs once since 2011. Oh, right - the team is a combined 36-43 during that stretch.

So much for leverage.
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kelsto811 : 9/23/2017 12:15 am : link
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Maybe not, you can't tell on BBI these days.



Pretty sure he was being sarcastic. Eli can't possibly overcome, apparently he's playing the best ball he can behind this line. It's not possible for him to play any better.



It's actually impossible to play any sort of ball behind this line. If anything he's playing dodgeball.



I'm going to hope that the guy who won a SB behind a shitty line doesn't agree with you.

When he threw his INT this week, he wasn't playing dodgeball, he was missing a receiver. He can do better.


So I've watched this play a few times from the behind the QB cam, and I honestly think Eli threw it like the route is going up field, a slant rather than the cross Engram ran. Watch it in the link starting at 15 sec. On top of that Engram needs to find a way to get around and put 2 hands on it. If he can't then it falls incomplete.
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Pretty sure he was being sarcastic. Eli can't possibly overcome, apparently he's playing the best ball he can behind this line. It's not possible for him to play any better.



It's actually impossible to play any sort of ball behind this line. If anything he's playing dodgeball.



I'm going to hope that the guy who won a SB behind a shitty line doesn't agree with you.

When he threw his INT this week, he wasn't playing dodgeball, he was missing a receiver. He can do better.



So I've watched this play a few times from the behind the QB cam, and I honestly think Eli threw it like the route is going up field, a slant rather than the cross Engram ran. Watch it in the link starting at 15 sec. On top of that Engram needs to find a way to get around and put 2 hands on it. If he can't then it falls incomplete. Link - ( New Window )

Yes, our rookie TE should defy the laws of physics to turn around against his own momentum and get two hands on a ball thrown behind him. That's much more reasonable than asking our highest paid player, a veteran QB in his 14th year who has won two Super Bowl MVP awards, to put the ball on the receiver in stride. And let's please not consider that that same QB has thrown behind receivers with increasing frequency - that might amount to criticism.

The lengths to which people will go to avoid putting any responsibility on Eli is stunning.
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Pretty sure he was being sarcastic. Eli can't possibly overcome, apparently he's playing the best ball he can behind this line. It's not possible for him to play any better.



It's actually impossible to play any sort of ball behind this line. If anything he's playing dodgeball.



I'm going to hope that the guy who won a SB behind a shitty line doesn't agree with you.

When he threw his INT this week, he wasn't playing dodgeball, he was missing a receiver. He can do better.



So I've watched this play a few times from the behind the QB cam, and I honestly think Eli threw it like the route is going up field, a slant rather than the cross Engram ran. Watch it in the link starting at 15 sec. On top of that Engram needs to find a way to get around and put 2 hands on it. If he can't then it falls incomplete. Link - ( New Window )


Yes, our rookie TE should defy the laws of physics to turn around against his own momentum and get two hands on a ball thrown behind him. That's much more reasonable than asking our highest paid player, a veteran QB in his 14th year who has won two Super Bowl MVP awards, to put the ball on the receiver in stride. And let's please not consider that that same QB has thrown behind receivers with increasing frequency - that might amount to criticism.

The lengths to which people will go to avoid putting any responsibility on Eli is stunning.


Why would a QB, who is no doubt, on the back 9 of his career, all
Of the sudden get more accurate when he's playing behind the worst OL the league has seen in years? Sure, he's the highest paid player. So what? The opposition is getting pressure with four and sometime THREE man rush. If he's grown skittish and gotten longer in the tooth it's to be expected and warranted for that matter. The problem is the OL and running game. I suggest you read the article linked here. Watch the accompanying videos in the article as well.
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Pretty sure he was being sarcastic. Eli can't possibly overcome, apparently he's playing the best ball he can behind this line. It's not possible for him to play any better.



It's actually impossible to play any sort of ball behind this line. If anything he's playing dodgeball.



I'm going to hope that the guy who won a SB behind a shitty line doesn't agree with you.

When he threw his INT this week, he wasn't playing dodgeball, he was missing a receiver. He can do better.



So I've watched this play a few times from the behind the QB cam, and I honestly think Eli threw it like the route is going up field, a slant rather than the cross Engram ran. Watch it in the link starting at 15 sec. On top of that Engram needs to find a way to get around and put 2 hands on it. If he can't then it falls incomplete. Link - ( New Window )


Yes, our rookie TE should defy the laws of physics to turn around against his own momentum and get two hands on a ball thrown behind him. That's much more reasonable than asking our highest paid player, a veteran QB in his 14th year who has won two Super Bowl MVP awards, to put the ball on the receiver in stride. And let's please not consider that that same QB has thrown behind receivers with increasing frequency - that might amount to criticism.

The lengths to which people will go to avoid putting any responsibility on Eli is stunning.


A) This is the first comment I made on Eli. I place plenty of blame on him.

B) You conveniently didn't address the possibility that the route was supposed to be ran more upfield. After all you found it important to point out that Engram was a rookie TE

C) If the player would have had to, as you say, "defy physics" to catch the ball...then why does it matter he's a rookie? Are there veterans out there who can defy physics? In addition, as I mentioned, if you can't get 2 hands on the ball then it falls to the turf. There's plenty of blame to go around.
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Diver_Down : 9/23/2017 8:34 am : link
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Why on Earth would Eli holdout one season after signing a 4 yr extension?

He's a 37 year old QB who's made the playoffs once since 2011. Oh, right - the team is a combined 36-43 during that stretch.

So much for leverage.


The leverage is that his dead cap hit this season is so large that the Giants could not cut him. If they did so, they would have to release/restructure a number of players to absorb the dead cap hit. The second part of the leverage is that they had no-one behind him that was capable of carrying the mantle. Geno, Josh, Spidey? that is leverage. Also, Eli is a fan favorite. He is the face of the franchise. A holdout by him would last all of a day as Mara would be flooded with negative PR telling him to pay the man. That is leverage.

And the smear campaign started well before Brylcream Ben took over. Reese lamented the "hang dog" look almost a decade ago. Reese has taken his shots over the years and Ben even concurred with the sloppy QB play, dirty pocket, etc. When you release the sound bites often enough from persons that hold a position of authority, then the sheep eventually believe what is being told to them. At which point when a decision is made to move on, the public outcry is dampened as they have been indoctrinated in what the F.O. has been saying. That is a smear campaign.
Mac will not change his  
Dave on the UWS : 9/23/2017 9:59 am : link
offense period. It's who he is and he will stubbornly go down with the ship of it comes to that. And it very well may.
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Gatorade Dunk : 9/23/2017 10:22 am : link
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Why on Earth would Eli holdout one season after signing a 4 yr extension?

He's a 37 year old QB who's made the playoffs once since 2011. Oh, right - the team is a combined 36-43 during that stretch.

So much for leverage.



The leverage is that his dead cap hit this season is so large that the Giants could not cut him. If they did so, they would have to release/restructure a number of players to absorb the dead cap hit. The second part of the leverage is that they had no-one behind him that was capable of carrying the mantle. Geno, Josh, Spidey? that is leverage. Also, Eli is a fan favorite. He is the face of the franchise. A holdout by him would last all of a day as Mara would be flooded with negative PR telling him to pay the man. That is leverage.

And the smear campaign started well before Brylcream Ben took over. Reese lamented the "hang dog" look almost a decade ago. Reese has taken his shots over the years and Ben even concurred with the sloppy QB play, dirty pocket, etc. When you release the sound bites often enough from persons that hold a position of authority, then the sheep eventually believe what is being told to them. At which point when a decision is made to move on, the public outcry is dampened as they have been indoctrinated in what the F.O. has been saying. That is a smear campaign.

Obviously it would have been very difficult to cut Eli this past offseason for a number of reasons, as you detailed, but as to the point I have emphasized in bold above, the dead money on Eli's contract was already self-liquidating as a post-6/1 cut this year. Again, I'm not disagreeing that it would have been nearly impossible to cut him this year, but it would not necessarily have affected any other roster decisions beyond what the financial cost of a replacement would have been. They also could have traded him and gained $13.5MM in cap space (since this year's salary is fully guaranteed).

Financially, he didn't have exactly as much leverage as you suggest. The leverage would have come from fan support and PR, which you do mention. There's absolutely no questioning that. But there also wasn't any inclination toward getting rid of Eli in this past offseason, so the only thing a holdout by him would have done would have been to risk reducing that fan support which provided his leverage in the first place.
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Modus Operandi : 9/23/2017 2:46 pm : link
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Why on Earth would Eli holdout one season after signing a 4 yr extension?

He's a 37 year old QB who's made the playoffs once since 2011. Oh, right - the team is a combined 36-43 during that stretch.

So much for leverage.



The leverage is that his dead cap hit this season is so large that the Giants could not cut him. If they did so, they would have to release/restructure a number of players to absorb the dead cap hit. The second part of the leverage is that they had no-one behind him that was capable of carrying the mantle. Geno, Josh, Spidey? that is leverage. Also, Eli is a fan favorite. He is the face of the franchise. A holdout by him would last all of a day as Mara would be flooded with negative PR telling him to pay the man. That is leverage.

And the smear campaign started well before Brylcream Ben took over. Reese lamented the "hang dog" look almost a decade ago. Reese has taken his shots over the years and Ben even concurred with the sloppy QB play, dirty pocket, etc. When you release the sound bites often enough from persons that hold a position of authority, then the sheep eventually believe what is being told to them. At which point when a decision is made to move on, the public outcry is dampened as they have been indoctrinated in what the F.O. has been saying. That is a smear campaign.


Wait. Do you honestly believe Reese started this "smear campaign" a decade ago in perpetuation for the day that they'd habe to cut him in 2018?

Or is it more likely that he was holding Eli accountable for poor play?
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Diver_Down : 9/23/2017 4:31 pm : link
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Why on Earth would Eli holdout one season after signing a 4 yr extension?

He's a 37 year old QB who's made the playoffs once since 2011. Oh, right - the team is a combined 36-43 during that stretch.

So much for leverage.



The leverage is that his dead cap hit this season is so large that the Giants could not cut him. If they did so, they would have to release/restructure a number of players to absorb the dead cap hit. The second part of the leverage is that they had no-one behind him that was capable of carrying the mantle. Geno, Josh, Spidey? that is leverage. Also, Eli is a fan favorite. He is the face of the franchise. A holdout by him would last all of a day as Mara would be flooded with negative PR telling him to pay the man. That is leverage.

And the smear campaign started well before Brylcream Ben took over. Reese lamented the "hang dog" look almost a decade ago. Reese has taken his shots over the years and Ben even concurred with the sloppy QB play, dirty pocket, etc. When you release the sound bites often enough from persons that hold a position of authority, then the sheep eventually believe what is being told to them. At which point when a decision is made to move on, the public outcry is dampened as they have been indoctrinated in what the F.O. has been saying. That is a smear campaign.



Wait. Do you honestly believe Reese started this "smear campaign" a decade ago in perpetuation for the day that they'd habe to cut him in 2018?

Or is it more likely that he was holding Eli accountable for poor play?


I'm not going to give Jerry credit for concocting an elaborate conspiracy theory as one you describe. Frankly, he isn't that smart. But I do know that Eli was never his guy. Eli doesn't fit the bill for what Jerry describes as basketball on turf. If it wasn't for the first superbowl, Eli would have been ushered to the door and Jerry would have had his chance to pick his own guy. Every GM wants their own guy.

Are you saying that Jerry's "Hang Dog" comment a decade ago is holding Eli accountable for poor play? Odd for constructive criticism. I think a comment such as that doesn't describe any level play, but just points out that Eli is not a "fiery" kind of guy.
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Why on Earth would Eli holdout one season after signing a 4 yr extension?

He's a 37 year old QB who's made the playoffs once since 2011. Oh, right - the team is a combined 36-43 during that stretch.

So much for leverage.



The leverage is that his dead cap hit this season is so large that the Giants could not cut him. If they did so, they would have to release/restructure a number of players to absorb the dead cap hit. The second part of the leverage is that they had no-one behind him that was capable of carrying the mantle. Geno, Josh, Spidey? that is leverage. Also, Eli is a fan favorite. He is the face of the franchise. A holdout by him would last all of a day as Mara would be flooded with negative PR telling him to pay the man. That is leverage.

And the smear campaign started well before Brylcream Ben took over. Reese lamented the "hang dog" look almost a decade ago. Reese has taken his shots over the years and Ben even concurred with the sloppy QB play, dirty pocket, etc. When you release the sound bites often enough from persons that hold a position of authority, then the sheep eventually believe what is being told to them. At which point when a decision is made to move on, the public outcry is dampened as they have been indoctrinated in what the F.O. has been saying. That is a smear campaign.



Wait. Do you honestly believe Reese started this "smear campaign" a decade ago in perpetuation for the day that they'd habe to cut him in 2018?

Or is it more likely that he was holding Eli accountable for poor play?



I'm not going to give Jerry credit for concocting an elaborate conspiracy theory as one you describe. Frankly, he isn't that smart. But I do know that Eli was never his guy. Eli doesn't fit the bill for what Jerry describes as basketball on turf. If it wasn't for the first superbowl, Eli would have been ushered to the door and Jerry would have had his chance to pick his own guy. Every GM wants their own guy.

Are you saying that Jerry's "Hang Dog" comment a decade ago is holding Eli accountable for poor play? Odd for constructive criticism. I think a comment such as that doesn't describe any level play, but just points out that Eli is not a "fiery" kind of guy.

If it wasn't for the first Super Bowl, Eli would have been ushered to the door? Ya think? Go look at his stats prior to that first Super Bowl - not only would Eli have been ushered to the door, but most of BBI would have held the door open for him.

You're really good at 20/20 hindsight. If only you understood the present as well as the past with the benefit of knowing how it played out. And the irony is rich that a guy who spelled Super Bowl as "superbowl" would say that our GM "isn't that smart."
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Why on Earth would Eli holdout one season after signing a 4 yr extension?

He's a 37 year old QB who's made the playoffs once since 2011. Oh, right - the team is a combined 36-43 during that stretch.

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The leverage is that his dead cap hit this season is so large that the Giants could not cut him. If they did so, they would have to release/restructure a number of players to absorb the dead cap hit. The second part of the leverage is that they had no-one behind him that was capable of carrying the mantle. Geno, Josh, Spidey? that is leverage. Also, Eli is a fan favorite. He is the face of the franchise. A holdout by him would last all of a day as Mara would be flooded with negative PR telling him to pay the man. That is leverage.

And the smear campaign started well before Brylcream Ben took over. Reese lamented the "hang dog" look almost a decade ago. Reese has taken his shots over the years and Ben even concurred with the sloppy QB play, dirty pocket, etc. When you release the sound bites often enough from persons that hold a position of authority, then the sheep eventually believe what is being told to them. At which point when a decision is made to move on, the public outcry is dampened as they have been indoctrinated in what the F.O. has been saying. That is a smear campaign.



Wait. Do you honestly believe Reese started this "smear campaign" a decade ago in perpetuation for the day that they'd habe to cut him in 2018?

Or is it more likely that he was holding Eli accountable for poor play?



I'm not going to give Jerry credit for concocting an elaborate conspiracy theory as one you describe. Frankly, he isn't that smart. But I do know that Eli was never his guy. Eli doesn't fit the bill for what Jerry describes as basketball on turf. If it wasn't for the first superbowl, Eli would have been ushered to the door and Jerry would have had his chance to pick his own guy. Every GM wants their own guy.

Are you saying that Jerry's "Hang Dog" comment a decade ago is holding Eli accountable for poor play? Odd for constructive criticism. I think a comment such as that doesn't describe any level play, but just points out that Eli is not a "fiery" kind of guy.


If it wasn't for the first Super Bowl, Eli would have been ushered to the door? Ya think? Go look at his stats prior to that first Super Bowl - not only would Eli have been ushered to the door, but most of BBI would have held the door open for him.

You're really good at 20/20 hindsight. If only you understood the present as well as the past with the benefit of knowing how it played out. And the irony is rich that a guy who spelled Super Bowl as "superbowl" would say that our GM "isn't that smart."


I spell it that way because I'm too lazy to capitalize and break the word apart. Could frankly care less about the audience if they can't get the point that I'm making. Yes, I know the origination of the Super Bowl and how it was named after the Super Ball that was popular as a kid's toy. Ironic isn't it?
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Why on Earth would Eli holdout one season after signing a 4 yr extension?

He's a 37 year old QB who's made the playoffs once since 2011. Oh, right - the team is a combined 36-43 during that stretch.

So much for leverage.



The leverage is that his dead cap hit this season is so large that the Giants could not cut him. If they did so, they would have to release/restructure a number of players to absorb the dead cap hit. The second part of the leverage is that they had no-one behind him that was capable of carrying the mantle. Geno, Josh, Spidey? that is leverage. Also, Eli is a fan favorite. He is the face of the franchise. A holdout by him would last all of a day as Mara would be flooded with negative PR telling him to pay the man. That is leverage.

And the smear campaign started well before Brylcream Ben took over. Reese lamented the "hang dog" look almost a decade ago. Reese has taken his shots over the years and Ben even concurred with the sloppy QB play, dirty pocket, etc. When you release the sound bites often enough from persons that hold a position of authority, then the sheep eventually believe what is being told to them. At which point when a decision is made to move on, the public outcry is dampened as they have been indoctrinated in what the F.O. has been saying. That is a smear campaign.



Wait. Do you honestly believe Reese started this "smear campaign" a decade ago in perpetuation for the day that they'd habe to cut him in 2018?

Or is it more likely that he was holding Eli accountable for poor play?



I'm not going to give Jerry credit for concocting an elaborate conspiracy theory as one you describe. Frankly, he isn't that smart. But I do know that Eli was never his guy. Eli doesn't fit the bill for what Jerry describes as basketball on turf. If it wasn't for the first superbowl, Eli would have been ushered to the door and Jerry would have had his chance to pick his own guy. Every GM wants their own guy.

Are you saying that Jerry's "Hang Dog" comment a decade ago is holding Eli accountable for poor play? Odd for constructive criticism. I think a comment such as that doesn't describe any level play, but just points out that Eli is not a "fiery" kind of guy.

Wait, did you really accuse Reese of not being that smart? Haha, classic. I'm not sure that you're really the guy to be ridiculing other people's intelligence. Especially a man that has had far, far more success in life than than the man doing the ridiculing. Good times.
Diver  
Modus Operandi : 9/24/2017 5:14 am : link
I'm glad you backed peddled from your Reese smear campaign/conspiracy comment, because that was a pretty dumb comment.
Flowers makes Pettigout  
Nitro : 9/24/2017 4:20 pm : link
look like Larry Allen/
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