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Eli thinks he's in Brady's class ... good for him

Posted on: August 17, 2011 10:11 am
 
Posted by Josh Katzowitz

Eli Manning should plan to take plenty of hits (and jabs and uppercuts and left hooks to the body and right hooks to the face) for responding to a question this way about who else he would put in QB Tom Brady’s class:

"I consider myself in that class," Manning said on New York’s ESPN 1050. "And Tom Brady is a great quarterback, he's a great player and what you've seen with him is he's gotten better every year. He started off winning championships and I think he's a better quarterback now than what he was, in all honesty, when he was winning those championships.

"I think now he's grown up and gotten better every year and that's what I'm trying to do. I kind of hope these next seven years of my quarterback days are my best."

So, Manning probably will get slammed, because clearly Manning is nowhere near Brady’s class. You don’t need to break down film for a living to see that.

But other than that, I like Manning’s comments. He’s known as a guy who doesn’t say much of anything interesting to the media, so this (still relatively milquetoast) quote actually represents something special for Manning. He’s saying something relatively intriguing. The scribes who cover him should love that.

Also, if you’re a Giants fan, would you really not want your team’s quarterback to believe he’s one of the best? If Manning responded to the question in this way, “Well, you’ve got Brady and my brother and Ben Roethlisberger and etc.” and never mentioned himself, wouldn’t that be a cause for concern?

Initially, when I read this report, I planned to mock Manning. But that’s the wrong reaction. Even if he’s not a top-five quarterback right now -- and might not ever be -- I like that he thinks he is.

And even if he isn’t, isn’t he one of the best QBs who also played a fake cop on a commercial with a kick-ass fu manchu? I don’t think there’s any question about that.



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Comments

Since: Sep 6, 2006
Posted on: August 18, 2011 12:11 am
 

Eli thinks he's in Brady's class ... good for him

As if people needed another reason to detest Eli.. he once again rises to the challenge....



Since: Aug 17, 2011
Posted on: August 17, 2011 11:56 pm
 

Eli thinks he's in Brady's class ... good for him

your an idiot. no way jets are better

they got lucky last year. had an easy schedule

there no good and there trash

Rex Ryan is a fat airhead who needs to stop running his mouth and face facts that the pats are better


brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: August 17, 2011 11:51 pm
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Since: Aug 20, 2009
Posted on: August 17, 2011 11:33 pm
 

Eli thinks he's in Brady's class ... good for him

The Jets have as MANY Super bowl wins as the GIANTS DO.
Hahahaha - why do jets fans even pretend to be football fans?  If anyone read past this line on your post, they must be half as dumb as you are.



Since: Mar 26, 2010
Posted on: August 17, 2011 10:54 pm
 

Eli thinks he's in Brady's class ... good for him

He did ruin the perfect season.


brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: August 17, 2011 10:54 pm
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Since: Aug 27, 2006
Posted on: August 17, 2011 10:53 pm
 

Eli thinks he's in Brady's class ... good for him

Have to agree with your gamul. I wonder what Eli's been taking to make such a dopey comment?



Since: Dec 29, 2009
Posted on: August 17, 2011 9:59 pm
 

Eli thinks he's in Brady's class ... good for him

cmon guy to say Brady didnt win any of those superbowls that it was all Viniteri is straight up stupid. Has to be one of the most asinine comments i have ever read on these message boards. BTW im a die hard Giants fan also. I believe Eli meant every year his stats get better just like Brady's has along with his brother. The Jets fans on these message boards need to come back to earth bcuz MAKING it to the afc championship game 2 years doesnt mean they won anything



Since: Aug 17, 2011
Posted on: August 17, 2011 9:11 pm
 

Eli thinks he's in Brady's class ... good for him

And if not for Adam Vinateria and the Tuck Rule and the...and the...and the... 


brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: August 17, 2011 9:06 pm
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