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Eli Manning: By the numbers; mailbox responses

As the debate continues on if Giants QB Eli Manning is an elite QB, let’s give you some numbers to show you Manning is an elite QB.

You can’t spell elite without Eli:

When the game is on the line, you can count on Eli Manning this year. Manning owns the league’s best fourth-quarter passer rating of 119.3. Manning also has four fourth quarter comebacks this season. In the fourth quarter Manning owns the league’s best fourth-quarter passer rating of 119.3.

Did you know:  Eli Manning has a record of 23-5 in October, the best record of that month in the Super Bowl era.

*** Emptying the mailbox ***

Tebow: I’ve been getting tons of debate via Twitter about Broncos’ QB Tim Tebow. My take on Tebow: He just won’t be an effective starting QB in the NFL. He won’t be a shotgun QB and, at the end of the day, you need to be able to pass out of the shotgun and make plays inside the pocket. Tebow is a winner, though, you need to give him that. However, Tebow’s inaccuracy, inability to make play’s inside the pocket and the lack of progression in his throws will not allow him to succeed as a starting QB. Could a team tailor their offense to make him successful? That’s a different story. That’s possible. Tebow needs quick drop backs, not 7 step drop backs like the Broncos’ are making him do. Allow Tebow to roll out, make some plays with his legs and you might have something. However, most teams aren’t willing to do this. I just don’t see him becoming a solid, consistent starting QB.

Skip Bayless: He’s a Tebow homer. It’s quite obvious. He doesn’t have much validity behind his arguments, but he is right in two of them. Tebow is a gamer. The other? The Broncos aren’t setting him up to succeed. Bayless doesn’t even watch some of the NFL games before he forms his opinion, so take what he says with a grain of salt.

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3 Responses to “Eli Manning: By the numbers; mailbox responses”

  1. Big Daddy says:

    Tebow is a good football player. His position should be a FB or OLB depending if he can actually play those positions. He should have been an UDFA. Whomever drafted him to play QB has to be fired.

    He doesn’t have the arm nor the accuracy needed to cover up his lack of arm strength. As for his ability to run a team, the point is moot since he does not have the arm.

    Please can someone hire me as a GM for one of the NFL teams. If someone can draft tebow I know I can do a better job, at least head of scouting. I could use the money…..

    • Jason C. says:

      Not only draft, TRADE UP to draft, no surprise there’s a completely new management team there just a year later.

  2. Jason C. says:

    I normally like Skip Bayless, there aren’t that many people that really believe all the crap they spew out of their mouths and he’s one of them. However, his love affair with Tebow (and Romo for that matter) is borderline nauseating (like Carl Banks on QVC annoying). He is right about one thing though, a lot of people DO want to watch him fail, and I’m one of them.

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