Originally Posted by lewdog
But my buddy and I were arguing over text about this. I called Manning a definite choker after tonight's performance. He says it isn't fair to call Eli more clutch because those Giants defenses won them games/Superbowls while Peyton played in Indy with shitty defenses.
He claims if they both were Quarterbacking the same team, you would take Peyton because his talent is superior.
In the years since PM joined the league, thhe NFL has placed more emphasis on
defensive contact with receivers, created the 1 1/2 step rule on hitting the QB, created the no grounding outside the pocket rule, and created the rule that makes it illegal to hit QBs below the knee.
There might be more, and my memory is sketchy.
But the rules have been tweaked and changed to give the QB a greater advantage.
All rules pushed forward by Bill Poilian.
And in spite of all of this, when you can consistently pressure PM, he still chokes.
Eli just keeps making big plays in big moments.