Another ring would make Eli NY's grea...

Another ring would make Eli NY's greatest QB ever

There are 29 comments on the Newsday story from Jan 9, 2009, titled Another ring would make Eli NY's greatest QB ever. In it, Newsday reports that:

Eli Manning now is three solid performances away from claiming sole ownership of a title no one in his or her right mind would have bestowed upon him a year ago today: greatest quarterback in New York history.

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Staten Island, NY

#1 Jan 9, 2009
at least 5 QB you would pick with 2 mins left 80 yards to go?? This is why I cant stand Matthews and barely read his articles...I could name 2...Brady and Peyton...Who else? Guess he forgot about the super bowl last season when giants needed to go 83 yards...or how about in 07 when it was the defense that failed after eli drove us down twice for scores in the playoff game vs the eagles...or the numerous amount of times eli has driven the giants for the tying or go-ahead score late in the game...youre out of your mind, thats where eli is at his best..the hurry up 2 min offense at the end of the game

Boynton Beach, FL

#2 Jan 9, 2009
I would have more faith in the Giants winning another Super Bowl with Phil Rivers as the quarterback than Manning. Winning in pro football is a team thing not a quarterback thing. If the Giants win it will be because of the defense. All the offense has to do is keep them fresh by maintaning possession and scoring a few touchdowns.

Norwalk, CT

#3 Jan 9, 2009
Wow this writer's football observations are pedestrian and well...idiotic. Maybe he should just play more fantasy football.

Goulet, you're exactly right.

What's strange is, my first comment, it seems, was actually deleted! How pathetic! If that's the case, it looks like Matthews can't take the heat as well as Eli Manning can.

People just won't "get it" about Eli Manning until he wins a few more rings. But this guy has made it clear from this article that he wouldn't "get it" even then. Bravo.

Potomac, MD

#4 Jan 9, 2009
Goulet, I came here to comment but see you beat me to it. If we looked at Q4-OT passer ratings and clutch wins, who would be at the top of the list?

That this writer is using last year's insult"game manager" for Eli this year tells me he is more than a little slow o the learning curve.

Freehold, NJ

#5 Jan 9, 2009
for a good season and a half?

Englewood, CO

#6 Jan 9, 2009
Giants over the EAgles, why any doubt. doh!

Daniel P from Long Island

“Protestant, Gay, Libertarian”

Since: Apr 08

Long Island, NY

#7 Jan 9, 2009
It's gonna be tough without Plaxico.


Belmar, NJ

#8 Jan 9, 2009
Goulet is on point. I guess you take Brady and his older brother Peyton in the last 2 minutes of the game although Peyton has been stopped in the playoffs quite a bit when the pressure was on....but after that you have to take Eli Manning. HE is also a top 10 quarterback and he has pretty good arm strength and poise. So I understand the points the article is trying to make, but they just arent on key with who Eli Manning really is.

Watertown, CT

#9 Jan 9, 2009
I have a problem with this comment. I think you check your facts befor you print stuff like this
"If there were two minutes left in a crucial game and 80 yards to move the football, you could come up with the names of five guys off the top of your head you'd rather have as your quarterback than Eli Manning."
ELI is one of the NFL's BEST two minute and final drive QB's in the game today his passer rating with the game on the line is well over 100 the guy is a cluch as they come and it has been that way his entier carrier.
Larry Flynt

Denver, CO

#10 Jan 9, 2009
Give him a butt-ring and he'll be right up there with Phil Simms: The Gay White Hope. Can you say rim-job?

Daniel P from Long Island

“Protestant, Gay, Libertarian”

Since: Apr 08

Long Island, NY

#11 Jan 9, 2009
Although I enjoy watching NFL Games, I think 3+ hours per game s TOO long.

I think the major contributor to the excessive length of games is the quantity and length of "time-outs". You may know that he NFL has been studying this very issue for some time.

I think they should put a time limit on time-outs; say that except for an injured player, NO time-out exceeds 2 minutes.

Anyone like this idea ?

New York, NY

#12 Jan 9, 2009
What a nice spirit building article in one of the big NY papers two days before the biggest game of the year for the only NY football team left playing. Go read a philly paper I'm sure thier not ripping apart the eagles right now and talking trash about westbrook's mom. Why would newsday run an article like this, what happened to getting behind the hometeam?

Los Angeles, CA

#13 Jan 9, 2009
Lazy writing. If you posit that there are 5 QB's in the game today you'd rather have with 2 minutes and 80 yards to go then name your 5 and back it up with each players performances in those situations vs Eli's. Take it a step further and exclude Brady and P.Manning. Dan P from's not the 3 allotted timeouts per half each team is given that makes games 3 hours long. Most of the time one or both teams walks off the field at the half with one or more timeouts left. It's the corporate mandated timeouts that extends games. That's not going to change because that's where money is made. It's just the reality of the situation. The networks pay billions for the rights to broadcast games. In order for them to not only make that money back but make a profit they have to run ads.

Los Angeles, CA

#14 Jan 9, 2009
Starting from the week 17 loss to the Pats, Eli has QB'd the Gmen to a 16-5 record(.762% win) has thrown for 4346 yds with 31td's against only 12int's. He's QB'd them to 3 road playoff wins against 3 division champs, a SB win over a previously undefeated foe where he tossed 2 4th quarter td's in leading a come from behind last minute victory and was awarded the game's MVP. He followed it up this year with his best statistical season to date, a 12-4 record which is tops in the NFC and an NFC East title and home field advantage.
New York Fan

Huntington, NY

#15 Jan 9, 2009
Wallace, I think that you should put your application with The National Enquirer. You don't need to write legitimate statistics and facts in that publication.
Wally Wally

New York, NY

#16 Jan 9, 2009
Better than Joe Willy? In the same company as Steve Young? Let's get serious here. Bradshaw has more titles than Elway but does that make him a better QB? This whole article is preposterous and bordering on propaanda.

Melville, NY

#17 Jan 9, 2009
Daniel P from Long Island wrote:
It's gonna be tough without Plaxico.
wrong!! it's gonna be great without Plaxico!!!

Daniel P from Long Island

“Protestant, Gay, Libertarian”

Since: Apr 08

Long Island, NY

#18 Jan 9, 2009
So what does anyone think about my idea about shortening the games to less than 3 hours by limiting the time of time outs ?

As I said earlier, the NFL has been looking at this issue the past 2 years or so I believe.

Brooklyn, NY

#19 Jan 9, 2009
Hey Mathews,
Eli doesn't have poise??...isn't one of the best in the game in crunch time??? Do some research and tell the readers how many 4th quarter comeback VICTORIES he's had in this, his 5th season, then compare it to other GREAT quarterbacks of the past and present, then make a determination. Until then, stick to boxing. It was the only thing you made sense in.

Los Angeles, CA

#20 Jan 9, 2009
On charged team time outs, the Field Judge starts watch and blows whistle after 1 minute 50 seconds, unless television does not utilize the time for commercial. In this case the length of the time out is reduced to 40 seconds. Again as I posted earlier for you Daniel P, the reality is that networks pay billions for broadcasting rights, in order for them to make a profit they have to sell ad space. If the NFL were to change it's rules and reduce the length of timeouts it would violate their agreement with the networks to provide time to sell ad space. It would harm the bottom line for the NFL because without the means to advertise and make a profit on their deal the networks will not pay as much for broadcast rights.

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