Letters to the Editor: November 3, 2012
Kevin L. writes…
I find it interesting that when you ask Eli about facing other qb’s he deflects it. But if you notice his stats when he faces his draft counter parts, he’s always done well. Even though he’s 1-2 against them, it reminds me of what I believe it was Shaun O’Hara said that Eli wants to be the best QB on the field when he plays.
Also, it drove me crazy last week that the Giants had so much success running behind Beatty and yet the majority of their runs went behind Locklear. Didn’t get that and couldn’t understand why they didn’t do more four wides to pull the Cowboys out of that cover two man under look. Had success early and in the fourth but they didn’t use it in the middle of the game.
Kevin, so we’re clear, I have never asked Eli about going against other quarterbacks because, as Eli always points out, he’s not going head-to-head against the quarterbacks; he’s going against their team’s defenses. Thus, I find the whole line of questioning to be pointless, and do not blame Eli for deflecting the question. In addition, if Eli didn’t want to be the best quarterback on the field (which translates to being the quarterback of the winning team), then I’d REALLY be concerned.
As for the play calling last week, I agree that it was a bit unusual given the tendencies. I think maybe they saw something on the right side that gave them confidence they could run it, but sometimes you have to stick with what works otherwise you’ll end up outsmarting yourself. As for the four wides, I’m guessing maybe they don’t feel like they have to personnel to run that look just yet.