Get Off of Eli Manning’s Nuts

Just the same way many people hammered Eli for his crappy play in the past, those same folks have come full circle to jump on his nuts following the Giants win Sunday over the Bucs. See, that’s just the thing — many people called it Eli’s win, not the Giants’ win. Tom Coughlin didn’t get a win, Brandon Jacobs didn’t get a win, Michael Strahan didn’t get a win, nope. Only Eli Manning got a win. I heard Joe Buck say something to that effect during the broadcast — that Eli Manning, not the Giants, was beating Tampa Bay. I heard people say after the game that Eli got the monkey off his bank joining his brother in the second round of the playoffs. Sure, Eli had a good game, but was the victory solely his? I think not.

I can’t remember the last time a guy got as much credit as Eli has for doing as little as he’s done. He LOST to the Patriots but was made out to be a king for his performance. He didn’t even throw for 200 yards against the Bucs yet he’s now a bonafide playoff quarterback. For some reason or another, the Giants have now become the trendy sleeper pick to pull off an upset against the Cowboys. I’m not buying it. Eli can easily go back to throwing picks and turning the ball over, and Dallas is going to slam the Giants for the third time this year. Maybe then everyone will remember how much they used to hate on Eli because they all seem to have since forgotten.

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  • http://svpstyle.com ScottVanPeltStyle.com

    The title of this post becomes a blog name in 5…4…3…2…

  • SpinMax

    On his nards…no…but I do defend Eli against the haters who just
    crush him at every turn. There was talk this year about replacing
    the guy. He’s QB’d his team to the playoffs 3 straight years, averaging
    about 24tds and 18ints per year. Not many other QBs can claim such
    success or tds the last 3 years…maybe Manning, Brady, Hasselbeck…

  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    I see what you’re getting at Spin since I saw his value in TD totals for fantasy leagues, but it’s those elevated INT numbers that knock him down. That’s the big difference between him and the other few guys you have listed, and the other players who throw for a lot of TDs.

  • JP

    Wow, were you wrong about Eli.