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21 hours ago, chisag said:

... Bears vs Denver is why you watch NFL football. 2 good defenses just gassed in the altitude with 2 coaches that know each other inside and out battling it out. End of the game and Denver misses the extra point BEARS WIN!!! Wait! A Bear was offsides so Denver goes for 2 from the 1yd line with a penalty and makes it DENVER WINS!!! Wait! there are a few second left and the Bears exhaust 3 downs and then get a too many men in the huddle so 4th and 15 and Trubisky makes the one great play of the game and completes it for a first down but time ran out so DENVER WINS! Wait! After review there is still 1 second left on the clock and the Bears have a chance with a 53yd field goal and Pinero makes it so BEARS WIN!!! Wait! No ... the Bears really do win!!! What an emotional roller coster for Bears and Denver fans!

So do we like Trubisky this week?  

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3 hours ago, bens197 said:

So do we like Trubisky this week?  

 

... Do I have a choice? 🙄

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On 9/15/2019 at 8:15 PM, chisag said:

... Bears vs Denver is why you watch NFL football.

Well, to be honest, Chi, it's certainly not why I watch football!

I watch 16 Patriots games, Patriots post season games if any, and sometimes  the Harvard-Yale game if it's on TV.

That's it.

I don't watch the Super Bowl if the Pats aren't in it.  [Actually,  I did watch the first four to root for the AFL when they were true inter-league games.]

I guess that there's no team sport that I like enough to watch without a local rooting interest.  I think they call that "Boston provincialism."

Anyway, the Pats played fairly well In Miami, usually a house of horrors for us, and they are now 2-0.

Next we get the Jets at home.  I haven't looked at the line but I'm guessing that we're favored.

 

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... Very interesting Nifty. We had no idea you were a Patriots fan! 

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21 minutes ago, chisag said:

... Very interesting Nifty. We had no idea you were a Patriots fan! 

How could you know, Chi?

It's not something that I talk about.

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... Do I have a choice? 


I actually like the guy. As a Bills fan I understand the urgency of wanting to win.

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1 hour ago, bens197 said:


I actually like the guy. As a Bills fan I understand the urgency of wanting to win.
 

 

 

... I like him too Bens. He looked very good last season, but looked tentative in the playoff game against the Eagles. He continued that trend in training camp struggling against the Bears defense and it was written off as understandable against such a good D. But now 2 games in a row he looks like he is playing to not make mistakes. Slow to throw to open receivers and staring down his first read. That is very disconcerting but remembering he only played 13 games in college and basically one season in the NFL under Nagy, I still have hope he can get back to last seasons form and start playing with confidence again. I would add the first game play calling was horrendous with the Packers only having a 3 and 7 point lead, Nagy completely abandoned the run so no play action and the Packers D had a free run at Trubisky all game long. That can shake any young QB up. 

... He sounds very optimistic and much more upbeat after the win with his clutch scramble/throw at the end of the game to set up the FG, so hopefully that is the jump start he needed. 

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Thank you, Eli, for two of the most memorable Super Bowls ever.

The toughest QB I've ever seen

Great leader on and off the field.

One of the greatest New York Giants in History.

 

The Daniel Jones era begins now!

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always sad to see things come to an end.
Eli was as tough as they come but at a certain point it's time to move on...
 

 

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... I lik him too Bens. He looked very good last season but looked tentative in the playoff game against the Eagles. H continued that trend in training camp struggling against the Bears defense and it was written off as understandable against such a good D. But now 2 games in a row he looks like he is playing to not make mistakes. Slow to throw to open receivers and staring down his first read. That is very disconcerting but remembering he only played 13 games in college and basically one season in the NFL under Nagy, I still have hope he can get back to last seasons form and start playing with confidence again. I would add the first game play calling was horrendous with the Packers only having a 3 and 7 point lead, Nagy completely abandoned the run so no play action and the Packers D had a free run at Trubisky all game long. That can shake any young QB up. 

... He sounds very optimistic and much more upbeat after the win with his clutch scramble/throw at the end of the game to set up the FG, so hopefully that is the jump start he needed. 


It’s amazing what some positive encouragement can do for someone’s morale!

Good luck this season.
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1 hour ago, jlukes said:

Thank you, Eli, for two of the most memorable Super Bowls ever.

The toughest QB I've ever seen

Great leader on and off the field.

One of the greatest New York Giants in History.

 

The Daniel Jones era begins now!

 

... Not trying to rain on your Eli parade but let me give you this stat jlukes: 

Jay Cutler 160 career interceptions so 13.33 per year.

Eli Manning 241 career interceptions so 16.06 per year.

... Just sayin'.  

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Just now, chisag said:

 

... Not trying to rain on your Eli parade but let me give you this stat jlukes: 

Jay Cutler 160 career interceptions so 13.33 per year.

Eli Manning 241 career interceptions so 16.06 per year.

... Just sayin'.  

That's fine. 

How were Cutler's playoff and super bowl stats. 

 

I never said Eli is the best QB, but he was clutch in two of the most memorable playoff runs ever. 

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... Eli will certainly be remembered for 2 Super Bowls, as he should. 

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Thank you, Eli, for two of the most memorable Super Bowls ever.
The toughest QB I've ever seen
Great leader on and off the field.
One of the greatest New York Giants in History.
 
The Daniel Jones era begins now!


If it weren’t for Eli, TB would have 8 rings.

Two of the best Super Bowls I’ve ever seen.
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If it weren’t for Eli, TB would have 8 rings.

Two of the best Super Bowls I’ve ever seen.

Eli wasn’t the best ever but he did a good job and nobody can take away his 2?Super Bowl wins.


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Thank you, Eli, for two of the most memorable Super Bowls ever.

The toughest QB I've ever seen

Great leader on and off the field.

One of the greatest New York Giants in History.

 

The Daniel Jones era begins now!

 

Are you a Giants fan? I am as well - in fact when I was a kid the Giants trained near my house. I actually caddied for Spider Lockhart once!

 

It is Eli’s time beyond a doubt - the last time they benched him was just wrong - the O’line was horrific - the issues were not his fault.

 

This time it’s not as much him as it’s that time to move on. I agree that he is a tough hombre - so was Phil Simms BTW - but his was a different era.

 

They are similar in that they aren’t all time great QBs but are all time great winners - they fit NY. And those Super Bowls were amazing.

 

I’m grateful for what Eli did - I’m also excited for Jones to get on the field and then to get Golden Tate playing as well in two weeks.

 

 

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13 minutes ago, revkev said:

 

Are you a Giants fan? I am as well - in fact when I was a kid the Giants trained near my house. I actually caddied for Spider Lockhart once!

 

It is Eli’s time beyond a doubt - the last time they benched him was just wrong - the O’line was horrific - the issues were not his fault.

 

This time it’s not as much him as it’s that time to move on. I agree that he is a tough hombre - so was Phil Simms BTW - but his was a different era.

 

They are similar in that they aren’t all time great QBs but are all time great winners - they fit NY. And those Super Bowls were amazing.

 

I’m grateful for what Eli did - I’m also excited for Jones to get on the field and then to get Golden Tate playing as well in two weeks.

 

 

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Yup. All my life. Giants drafted Eli when I was a sophomore in college so he has really been the guy for most of my adult Fandom..

It's been hard to watch over the last few years with the terrible drafting by Reese and the disaster that was McAdoo. Eli handled every bump in the road with class and dignity and is one of those rare athletes that truly is a great role model.

 

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Yup. All my life. Giants drafted Eli when I was a sophomore in college so he has really been the guy for most of my adult Fandom..
It's been hard to watch over the last few years with the terrible drafting by Reese and the disaster that was McAdoo. Eli handled every bump in the road with class and dignity and is one of those rare athletes that truly is a great role model.
 

Eli also handled the constant comparison (and criticism) with his brother extremely well.
Good kid.


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On 9/17/2019 at 10:15 AM, jlukes said:

Thank you, Eli, for two of the most memorable Super Bowls ever.

We don't mention those two games in polite circles.

 

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