Jump to content
[[Template core/front/custom/_customHeader is throwing an error. This theme may be out of date. Run the support tool in the AdminCP to restore the default theme.]]

Eli Manning or Kerry Collins


Recommended Posts

My gut says Eli.


He just seems to be clicking right now and his team believes in him and they are winning.


That TD with 8 seconds to go yesterday did wonders for him and the team. I think their confidence is great right now and they will ride it through the season.


Collins is one hit on Moss away from being below servicable. Oak is facing some teams that can be run on and now that Jordan seems to have the off. down, he should see the majority of the work for the Off.


Go with Eli. He is on a stronger team that scores a lot of points and has too as their def. isn't that great. He could be what Payton was for a few years (not that high rated though) as he is on a good offense that needs to score to make up for the def.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Eli. Collins has been a big let down this season, and he shows no signs of improvement. Norv wants to involve the run game more, and if the defense continues to step up like this week Collins' numbers will suffer even more. Eli is putting things together and is an excellent play at home. Grab him and expect that he starts stepping it up on the road a little better.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I've watched every snap of Giants football this season. I also watched every snap that Collins had while with the Giants. Granted Collins has Moss now, but Eli and Buress are on point. Eli has such poise in the pocket. Kerry Collins has vodka in his pocket. ELI no doubt, especially if it's a keeper league. This guy is amazing. Check this out, taken from cbssportsline.com






But when the New York Giants' second-year veteran quarterback hit wide receiver Amani Toomer on a 2-yard scoring pass, with five seconds remaining in an electrifying 24-23 comeback victory over the visiting Denver Broncos Sunday, it was the latest indication that Eli is most definitely coming. Or coming on. And a reminder that, if he continues to progress at this rate, and make big-time plays in the fourth quarter the way he has in the past two outings, defenses had better hide.


The heroics of Sunday, in which the youngster rallied the Giants not only from a 23-10 fourth-quarter deficit but also from a disadvantageous field position in the waning minutes of a huge game, was the manner of stuff typically associated with other members of the NFL's most celebrated quarterback clan. And now the youngest limb on the quarterback family tree, at least until Archie and Olivia are grandparents, is beginning to demonstrate that he is emerging as a clutch performer in the mold of his father and older brother.


It's not as though New York general manager Ernie Accorsi needed any kind of vindication or validation for the landmark trade that brought Manning to the Giants in the first hour of the 2004 draft. But whatever skeptics remained -- and isn't the Big Apple an incubator for the doubters -- might consider, well, reconsidering. Every successful quarterback needs a galvanizing moment, one that gets him over the hump and earns him some stripes, and Manning's might have arrived on Sunday afternoon with the clock winding down and the outcome in his control.


When Manning was asked at training camp in Albany, N.Y., this summer, whether the game was starting to "slow down" for him, he emphatically answered that he disliked that term. Fact is, from the way he reacted to the question, it was obvious he despised it. So we're not about to suggest, as some quarterbacks have, that their success comes only when the action de-escalates from furious to frame-by-frame in their mind's eyes. Clearly, though, Manning is seeing the field well, making excellent decisions, delivering the football and, most important, delivering victories, too.


The Giants, at 4-2, are part of a three-team logjam at the top of the NFC East, with the Cowboys only a half-game behind in what is now shaping up to be a brutally competitive division. Beginning with Washington's visit to Giants Stadium Sunday, New York has four division games over the next seven weeks, including a pair with Philadelphia. And so Manning needs to keep improving for the Giants to remain in the thick of a wild and wooly division chase. No reason, based on Sunday's frenetic finish, to think that Manning won't continue his ascent.


Going into Sunday's game, Manning was ranked second in the NFL in the esoteric yet very notable category of fourth-quarter passer efficiency rating. His 104.4 mark trailed only the 137.1 fourth-quarter rating of his sibling, the Indianapolis Colts' Peyton Manning. Eli's fourth-quarter rating actually slipped a tad on Sunday, down to 94.7, but no one in New York figures to mind very much. He completed 13 of 20 passes in the fourth quarter, for 114 yards, one score and one interception. On the winning drive, he connected on nine of 13 for 74 yards, and he threw the touchdown pass to Toomer, who notched only his third score in the last 25 games, under considerable duress.


It was, lest anyone forget, the second consecutive Sunday in which Manning shepherded the Giants' offense to a touchdown on its final possession of the game. The previous Sunday, in a loss at Texas Stadium, he moved the offense 52 yards in only two plays, hooking up with tight end Jeremy Shockey on a game-tying touchdown pass against a Dallas Cowboys defense that had stymied him most of the day. It's not Manning's fault the Giants lost a coin-toss in overtime and never got the ball in the extra period.


So on his final possessions in the last two outings, each time operating from a hurry-up mode, Manning has completed 11 of 15 passes for 126 yards and two touchdowns. One touchdown pass tied a game and the other won a game. Not bad.


Manning will be tested Sunday by Gregg Williams, the clever, conniving and creative Washington defensive coordinator, who will blitz from the parking lot if that is what it takes. Because of the way the Redskins play, sound but scurrying around and hustling to the football, there probably will be some negative plays. Manning will need to make good decisions mentally and good throws physically. But make no mistake: He's doing both right now.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I would not expect big numbers from E-Cry this week. the Redskins are on his docket. This week I like Collins better, but for the long haul? Prolly E-Cry.






E-cry? What are you a Charger fan? What's your beef with Eli? He's already a class act and a true professional in this his 2nd year in the league.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Create New...

Important Information