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Eli thinks he's in Brady's class ... good for him

Posted on: August 17, 2011 10:11 am
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Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Eli Manning should plan to take plenty of hits (and jabs and uppercuts and left hooks to the body and right hooks to the face) for responding to a question this way about who else he would put in QB Tom Brady’s class:

"I consider myself in that class," Manning said on New York’s ESPN 1050. "And Tom Brady is a great quarterback, he's a great player and what you've seen with him is he's gotten better every year. He started off winning championships and I think he's a better quarterback now than what he was, in all honesty, when he was winning those championships.

"I think now he's grown up and gotten better every year and that's what I'm trying to do. I kind of hope these next seven years of my quarterback days are my best."

So, Manning probably will get slammed, because clearly Manning is nowhere near Brady’s class. You don’t need to break down film for a living to see that.

But other than that, I like Manning’s comments. He’s known as a guy who doesn’t say much of anything interesting to the media, so this (still relatively milquetoast) quote actually represents something special for Manning. He’s saying something relatively intriguing. The scribes who cover him should love that.

Also, if you’re a Giants fan, would you really not want your team’s quarterback to believe he’s one of the best? If Manning responded to the question in this way, “Well, you’ve got Brady and my brother and Ben Roethlisberger and etc.” and never mentioned himself, wouldn’t that be a cause for concern?

Initially, when I read this report, I planned to mock Manning. But that’s the wrong reaction. Even if he’s not a top-five quarterback right now -- and might not ever be -- I like that he thinks he is.

And even if he isn’t, isn’t he one of the best QBs who also played a fake cop on a commercial with a kick-ass fu manchu? I don’t think there’s any question about that.



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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 17, 2012 7:29 am
 

Eli thinks he's in Brady's class ... good for him



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Since: Feb 2, 2008
Posted on: August 23, 2011 3:37 pm
 

Eli thinks he's in Brady's class ... good for him

Wow, Brian, something that I actually agree with you about. It's true without the "Tyree" catch this whole comparsion to being in the same class as Brady would be irrevelant. 



Since: Mar 2, 2010
Posted on: August 23, 2011 1:57 pm
 

Eli thinks he's in Brady's class ... good for him

Really Eli?

Last 3 full years they played:

Brady-

114 TD's
25 Int's
13,104 yards
Multiple records

Eli-

79 TD's
49 Int's
11,261 yards
No records...unless 25 Int's in a season is a record- I didn't look that up

Yea...you're real close, buddy.


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Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: August 22, 2011 6:35 pm
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Since: Aug 19, 2011
Posted on: August 22, 2011 10:50 am
 

Eli thinks he's in Brady's class ... good for him

Mr. brian8ball, oh dear, it does seem that I have upset you. I assure you that was not my intention. I merely wished to engage in banter and spirited debate regarding the merits NFL quarterbacks. I'm sure your community is nice measured by standards that you are familiar with. I own a venture capital firm in NYC. We usually make big money.

In baseball, I support the Yankees, which I believe you do also, perhaps we can find some common ground there?


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Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: August 21, 2011 11:56 pm
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