Archive for October 26th, 2007

Friday, October 26th, 2007

Peers think Eli is a wimp

Giants Rumors & News

Eli Manning of the New York Giants is apparently the Rodney Dangerfield of NFL quarterbacks. He can’t get any respect.

In a Sports Illustrated Players’ Poll asking ‘Which NFL Quarterback is the Easiest to Intimidate’ Eli finished second to Rex Grossman.

That’s definitely not getting any respect.

Here are the results:

Rex Grossman, Bears …… 23%
Eli Manning, Giants……………. 20%
Joey Harrington, Falcons……… 11%
David Carr, Panthers…………….. 6%
Chris Simms, Bucs ……………….. 4%

The only caveat is that this poll was apparently conducted prior to the start of the season, so anything that has gone on this year was not taken into consideration.

I would think even Eli’s staunchest critics would have to admit he has played well this season, and shown toughness in playing through his shoulder injury.

Still, it’s not good when you basically get disrespected by your peers and lumped in with never-will-be’s like the ones on that list.

Here’s what Ralph Vacchiano of the Daily News had to say about the results in his ‘Blue Screen‘ blog.

Worse — or …

Vilma Could Be Out for the Season

Jets Rumors & News

The NY Post is reporting that Jets’ lineback Jonathan Vilma, injured in Sunday’s Bengals’ game, could be out for the season.

In his daily column, Mark Cannizzaro is reporting that Vilma is weighing his options, possibly to include season-ending surgery on his injured knee.

In the event Vilma does not play on Sunday, and it appears doubtful, rookie linebacker David Harris will get his first start. Harris is the first-round pick from Michigan that the Jets traded up 16 slots to get. The former Michigan Wolverine is well-known for his ability to stop the run, something the Jets have not been able to do all season.

Vilma has played in all 55 games since being drafted with the first pick in the 2004 NFL draft. Harris had this to say about Vilma, via Mark Cannizzaro of the NY Post:

“Vilma is a great player,” Harris said. “Any time you lose a player like that it’s very hard to fill his shoes. He’s a great team leader. He’s very well respected. He’s …

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