I agree with Colin's assessment. I think many people love Eli for being such a classy guy and being able to help us win 2 superbowls. The real truth though is that he's a liability. I watch those younger more mobile Qb's willing their team to score. We just don't have that and it's not because Eli isn't trying or doesn't care. He's just not a great athlete anymore. I hope Webb pans out.
When exactly has Eli really ever been an "athlete"? He's always been whats hes always been: a pocket passing QB. You say that mobile QBs are the future? Outside of Russell Wilson (maybe Cam Newton), how exactly have they fared? Wilson is the only "mobile QB to win a SB and his defense had a big help in that. Look at all the pocket passing QBs who have been to the SB and/or won it: Brady, Rodgers, Big Ben, Flacco, Eli, Ryan, Peyton, and Brees.
I say keep your mobile QB, give me QB who is a very good pocket passer and has good pocket awareness.
I'm not looking for a QB who scrambles, but look at the Eagles game....several times Wentz SHOULD have gone down but he was able to escape. I'm fine with Eli being a pocket passer but look at his accuracy or TD to INT ratio....he's way behind the elite. Eli is a good QB in the right situation, the problem is that we don't have what he needs.
Sing it with me...or don't. I am choosing to believe that we will beat the Lions Monday Night. I am giving this team (that was minus their best weapon) a pass. The NY Giants came out in pre-season form and we move on. I believe we will see a totally different team on Monday night and everything will be alright...at least for one week.
I am a glass half full guy (most of the time) like if we are not talking about Eli Apple. And I am confident you will not recognize the team that takes the field on Monday night.
Keep your head up (you can sing that with me as well).
Have a great week guys and remember it's only football, there are a lot more important things in life and if there aren't...then we are doing something very wrong.
How did all that glass half full stuff work out for you? Wishful thinking is just denial with a smile my friend !
daytripper: NFT= non football topic? i didnt know that. im old and trying to keep up lol
Jan 23, 2020 10:35:16 GMT -5
56801steve: and he's staying as classless as he is
Jan 20, 2020 11:48:56 GMT -5
56801steve: so he'll pay a fine.
Jan 20, 2020 11:39:28 GMT -5
56801steve: he actually slapped a cops but, hard. he was 'lit up', but forgiveness isnt given for being drunk a bit.
Jan 20, 2020 11:39:18 GMT -5
rjb2006: The Eagles just made chicken salad with 1/2their team consisting of subs and practice squad players...
Dec 29, 2019 20:04:02 GMT -5
frateb: man, for a second i thought detroit was going to pull this one out... i think that would have given us a chance to get as low as 2nd again?
Dec 29, 2019 16:19:47 GMT -5
56801steve: i really like your signature, negative v positive outlooks.....its so true
Dec 29, 2019 16:10:20 GMT -5
UncleJoe10: I thought Buck Allen ran hard and would keep him aboard as a nice power running back up to Saquan.
Dec 16, 2019 17:16:56 GMT -5
bronxpinstripes: Danny Dimes solved the fumbling problem against the Packers by throwing 3 INTs instead.
Dec 2, 2019 11:05:46 GMT -5
rodney27: You're right about the fumbling problem, tl65taog. I just don't think it can be fixed. He had in preseason, has it at a record pace now, and had the same problem at Duke. If he hasn't fixed it in all that time...I just don't know if he can.
Nov 29, 2019 8:26:07 GMT -5
tl65taog: yes the fumbling problem has to be fixed, but you have to be fair about it
Nov 26, 2019 0:40:25 GMT -5
homerj45: Any other members go thru prostate cancer ?
Nov 8, 2019 10:04:09 GMT -5
soullessnight: welcome to the board.
Sept 2, 2019 14:33:34 GMT -5
GordonG: Have fun and be safe
Jun 22, 2019 13:34:10 GMT -5
lastnamejaded: Summer is here! Who's vacationing and where? I'll be doing a southern tour visiting Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee and Arkansas, hiking trails in every state.
Jun 10, 2019 11:01:04 GMT -5
gmenfan: Jeez - the original post was about Zeke Elliott.
May 23, 2019 14:39:51 GMT -5
homerj45: Normally I would ignore a post with arrived to camp with a helicopter but,,,,back at ya,,,
Feb 14, 2019 19:09:22 GMT -5