Post by amanitoomertoedrag on Jan 25, 2020 0:12:31 GMT -5
What a feel good story. Just hearing all of the former Giants players talking about Eli reminded me just how professional the Giants organization is. All of these iconic legends are so well spoken, talented, etc. Look at how many are doing commentary, interviews, TV shows, etc. So many classy professions that are absolute role models. You look at the NFL today and you see guys like Odell, Antonio Brown, Tyreek Hill, and they are the opposite of what a true Giant represents. They don't make the cut.
Eli made the players around him elite. Look at all the receiving talent he had around him, and look at what happened to their careers as soon as they left the Giants. Hakeem Nicks, Mario Manningham,Victor Cruze, Steve Smith, Plaxico Burress, Odell Beckham and Jeremy Shockey. As soon as they left the Giants their careers went downhill. If that doesn't tell you how good Eli was I don't know what could possibly convince you. Top 10 in every passing statistic (passing yards, completions, touchdowns)? Two Super Bowl victories? Two Super Bowl MVP awards? Both Super Bowls were won against the "greatest QB and coach" of all time? Put him in the hall of fame. First ballot. Those Super Bowl runs were special too. Having to play away every game. Going into Green Bay and beating the hall of famer Brett Farve then in the following Super Bowl run doing it against Aaron Rodgers at Green bay too. Two incredible runs going against the odds. Having to play in those hostile environments, with the crowd rocking like they only do during playoff games, and he steered the team to victories.
I'm excited for the next chapter for the Giants. I think Joe Judge brings us back into the "no nonsense" era of Giants football. No more of this soft, modern day diva football mentality.
I'll admit it, I was watching the press conference because I was looking for an ugly story to write about. For example, we know that some girls just have to date the starting QB and when he isn't the starting QB anymore, she leaves him for the new starting QB. I kept watching and watching for D.Jones to hand over his phone number to Abby or vice versa, but I never saw it happen. Oh well, there goes my story. Maybe Abby isn't that kind of girl. But I'm telling you right now, some girls are that way.
The whole thing was done really, really well. Archie and Abby wrote a great speech for Eli. It was so cool to see Eli take a photo with Accorsi and Coughlin, just like they took a pic together back in the 2004 draft. We should get both pics together and post them somewhere.
When it came to the photo phase, I would have liked to have seen a photo of Simms, Eli, and Jones, the 3 Giants QBs all together--3 generations of QBs. And then maybe see a photo of just Eli and Jones. I also would have liked a photo of Eli with the Hall of Fame players Strahan and Carson, who were both there, since Eli is going to make the HOF too.
I didn't see J.Tuck at the event. I figured he would be there--he always seemed close to Eli. LT wasn't there, but I don't think he can travel around easily, since he is a sex offender.
Coughlin looks great for a guy in his 70s. Seeing Coughlin and Eli together again brought tears to my eyes. I really admire and respect Coughlin. I was against firing him 4 years ago. I'm still pissed that Coughlin took the fall for what was ultimately Jerry Reese's fault. I hope the Giants hire Coughlin in some capacity, make him advisor to the GM or something like that. The great QB combos--Walsh/Montana, Belichick/Brady, Laundry/Staubach, Noll/Bradshaw, Madden/Stabler, Shula/Marino, Shanahan/Elway, Coughlin/Manning.
Coughlin and Manning won two Super Bowls together and thus are definitely in that group. When Eli makes the HOF, I hope Coughlin is the guy who introduces him.
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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