Oh Eli, what are we going to do with you? First you throw a big whiny hissy fit when you get drafted by the Chargers. Then you stink for three years in New York after the Giants traded what became three Pro-Bowlers for you. And now you just had to go and talk smack about Tiki Barber. Peyton really did get the good side of the gene pool, didn't he? When asked how next season would be without Tiki Barber, this was Eli's response:
"I don't think we're concerned," Manning said. "We're excited by the players that we have who wanted to return for this season, and who wanted to be a part of the Giants and play."
Eli is totally off base here in two ways. 1.) He should be very concerned that Tiki is gone. The Giants have arguably relied on their feature running back in the past few years more than any team other than the Chargers and Chiefs. So why isn't Eli concerned that the stud RB that has given the Giants 300+ carries and 50+ receptions in Eli's three seasons is gone? Is he that confident in Brandon Jacobs? Let's just put it this way; if Eli was mediocre with one of the best receiving RBs in the league as a safety valve, he could well be terrible without him. 2.) The "wanted to be a part of the Giants and play" quip is just flat out stupid. Eli should try playing one game at RB in the NFL and see the kind of beating that those guys take. Tiki served the Giants for 10 years and then left the game with his health and mind still intact. Eli just frankly does not have the credibility at this point in his career to even step to Tiki.
So in the comments, can anyone think of something Eli has done right? (Other than be born into a famous family that is)