Monday, February 4, 2008

Super Bowl Thoughts

I wish everybody would stop saying that Eli Manning's body language is better or that he is showing more confidence in the huddle. With his mouth agape and a pained expression on his face, he still looks more like the female lead in a bukake film than a Super Bowl MVP. He has made perhaps the most dramatic leap from mediocrity to stardom I have ever seen. But he has looked exactly the same in the process. Only the results have been different.

The play where Eli was nearly sacked, scrambled out of the pocket and threw to David Tyree who leaped and caught the ball against his helmet was the greatest play in Super Bowl history. I'm really not interested in any counter-arguments.

I don't understand why the Pats continued to go with 4 and 5 wide receivers when they clearly couldn't protect Brady all game. Their coaching staff showed a rare inability to make in-game adjustments on the offensive side of the ball.

The Giants pass rush is absolutely off the charts.

I'm thrilled that Tiki and Shockey weren't part of this game.

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