Originally Posted by WhiteWhale
When Eli took over in NY they had the worst OL in the NFL by a large margin. It was the cheapest OL in the NFL, and the worst protecting the QB. Warner was also sub-par behind that joke of a group.
In the end it's helped him. I don't think Eli has ever played behind a GOOD offensive line like his brother, or Brady, or most other QB's. They've been average or worse his entire career. More often they were the latter.
Now I'm not saying OL quality determines anything in today's NFL, but it effects a QB's performance when he has to throw or get sacked after 2 seconds.
The situation Sanchez was in his first two seasons was a young QB's wet dream, while Manning played in a young QB's nightmare.
agreed, though that 2008 OL was decent.