Re: I Hate To Be Here
posted at 2/6/2012 10:20 AM EST
In Response to Re: I Hate To Be Here
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: I Hate To Be Here : This is your only retort to my post? That was a great throw. NO doubt. I am just saying, this is 2 SBs where NE's offensive ideology handed Eli Manning 2 SB rings. It's pretty hard to deny that NE simply choosing to not run the ball opened up these little windows of opportunity to throw caution to the wind and just chuck the ball in desperation. It's a fact. Mannning had a total of 296 yards passing. If you had told me that before the game, I'd say NE wins. If you had told me 7 points in the first half and then 2 FGsin the second hald with Brady and 3 minute to go to put it away? I'd say, "win". NE's supposed awful D just held him to 7 points and then 2 FGs in the second half, until a Bray INT flipped momentum and Welker dropped a potential game sealing ball. Prior to the throw to Manningham, what was so impressive? He had one real nice one to Nicks over Spikes, ,earlier, but other than that, NE's D made him throw balls away, low, etc You NY/NJ types are unbelievable with how you try to overrate things that come out of NY/NJ.
Posted by RustyGriswold[/QUOTE]
I was not responding to your comment as a whole. I agree that NE game plan left something to be desired. NE only ran the ball 21 or 22 times and they should have ran it more once they had the lead. There is no questioning that.
All I did was challenge that one statement which was completely off base. Manning started the game 9-9 and for the year, threw just under 5,000 yards so to say that he was not impressive is just a completely inaccurate statement. If you don't like him, that is fine.
IMO, Brady is one of the great QB's of all-time (top 3) and I dislike the guy completely. Credit should be given where due. If The G-Oline doesn't commit that stupid holding penalty, then Manning would have probably led the Giants to another TD. At that point, I think the score was 9-3 and could easily have been 16-3.
FB is a game of breaks, lucks and everything else thrown into the mix. But to say that Manning was not impressive yesterday is just sour milk (IMO) />
And no Rusty - this is not a NY/NJ fan over-rating the situation. This is just a football fan who understands that games sometimes break on one single play, sometimes on an entire game plan and sometimes a little of both.
Both teams had missed opportunities - I see one glaring difference in the game and that is time of possession. And that tells me that Manning had a good feel and control of the game and what the NE D was allowing and not allowing.