Originally Posted by the Talking Can
probably the most blatant ****ing ever
he was also not known for being afraid to let it fly
part of it is context, the league is currently designed to advantage passing...but we're trying to do it without taking advantage of that advantage...which is just upping the degree of difficulty for no good reason
This advantage is a little overblown. And San Francisco and Philly are interesting case studies. Because we're seeing two teams that arguably are putting their defense in losing positions.
There's still a lot to be said for the Eli Manning way. I would actually rather play football like the Giants than the Packers or Saints. The Giants are at their best when they can run the ball down your throat and play good defense, while their QB plays a mostly efficient game. What sets Eli apart from Alex Smith so far is that he can make risky plays when asked to, and has been absolute nails in the clutch. But if we keep with this game management style of play, get some big plays out of Smith here and there, and Smith can consistently play 4th quarters like he did against Philly... I mean, really, is that any worse than Aaron Rodgers (a QB who frankly is pretty so-so in late 4th quarters?)