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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