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Okay, I've revised my assessment of Eli.
Posted on: September 24, 2009 1:01 pm
I used to think he couldn't hit the broad side of a barn, but I've revised my thinking to start the 2009 season. He can. He can hit the broad side of a barn.
But you know what? That's about as far as it goes.
How many receivers did Eli have open and he just threw a duck ten yards over his head? Sure, he also made a lot of good passes Sunday night in Dallas, and he spread the ball around very well, but honestly, how many times can he miss his receiver by a mile before he gets burned again like he did against Minnesota in '07? Remember? What was it? Five INT's?
It's going to happen again, and it may even happen this Sunday in Tampa, especially if they don't improve their red-zone effectiveness.
And don't be suprised if the Bucs don't drive their Cadillac right up the Giants defensive gut too. With Tuck out, and the secondary still thin at tacklers without Ross and Dockery, this 27th ranked run defense could find itself at the bottom of the barrel come Monday morning.
Don't get me wrong, they'll still beat the Bucs, but it ain't gonna be pretty. Prediction: Giants 37 Tampa Bay 30.