Eli: SB Winning Coach agrees that Eli is the deadliest 4th qtr QB in the league but of course a fanboy doesn't think he's "elite"
NYPost: "Eli Is Elite.. step aside Tom, Aaron and Drew
He has done it so many times,” veteran Giants defensive tackle Chris Canty said of the two-time Super Bowl MVP. “He has really bridged his performance in the 2011 season to the 2012 season. It’s just more of the same. He continues to get better. He is probably the most deadly quarterback in the fourth quarter.”Redskins coach Mike Shanahan agreed even though he was miffed that defensive backs Josh Wilson and Madieu Williams allowed Cruz to blow by them on the seam pattern.
“He sure proved it today,” Shanahan said after his team (3-4) blew a chance to move into a tie for first place in the NFC East. “It was a great throw. He was double- covered but (Manning) put it right on the money.”
By now, calling Eli Manning elite is like calling the late George Steinbrenner bossy, or Leona Helmsley the Queen of Mean. No need to insult our intelligence.It is time to crown Eli Manning the King.
The King of NFL Quarterbacks.
One game to win. One quarterback to win it.King Eli.
Two minutes on the clock, three points down, one quarterback to tie it.
Two minutes on the clock, four points down, one quarterback to win it.
Calmer than any of them in the eye of the storm.
Twenty-two regular-season wins following a fourth-quarter deficit or tie.
King Eli is the quarterback the Jets have longed for over the past decade to beat Brady in the big game.
King Eli is the quarterback Giants fans would no longer trade for Big Ben or Philip Rivers.
Would Bill Belichick have three rings with King Eli? Ask Sinatra. If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere.
The King is 31 years old and just entering his prime, and every coach, from Vince Lombardi to Bill Parcells to Belichick, would have loved him as their quarterback as much as Tom Coughlin does today.
And it isn’t only because he is as clutch and resilient as Derek Jeter has been, or because he is a coach on the field, or because he has diligently nurtured young receivers like Hakeem Nicks and Victor Cruz and didn’t bat an eyelash when Plaxico Burress left, or because he is the same guy every day and never sunbathes shirtless in Central Park or is called into Roger Goodell’s office for running afoul of the law or the NFL shield, or any of that.
He is King Eli because he never misses a day on his throne.
“Eli is the best quarterback in the NFL,” NBC’s Rodney Harrison said.
This guy's not elite but a mediocre team with 1 legitimate winning season out of a 3 year stretch when opposing teams were playing meaningful games against them late in the season is, right? j
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