The Eagles feel that the Messiah gets spooked easily and that it doesn't take much to knock Eli off his game. The Giants responded by saying, "Nuh, uh."
"Eli's a young kid still," Tiki Barber said. "People are expecting him to play like a 28 year old. He's 25 years old [turned 26 yesterday], he's in his third season in the NFL, everything doesn't happen quickly. I didn't get it until
That young kid line is garbage. Especially since one of the two quarterbacks drafted after Eli, Ben Roethlisberger, has already won a Super Bowl. And the guy traded for Eli won 14 games in his first season as a starter. Don't worry, nobody else is buying it either.
Giants fullback Jim Finn, admits that Eli is rattled easy and that he will be there ready with a lot of reassuring hugs.
“All quarterbacks get rattled. Our goal is going to be not to let Eli get rattled.”
Keep your goals high, eh. It is hard to recall a time when Joe Montana got rattled. Or Tom Brady. Or anybody who has won a championship. Face it, the Eagles are dead-on about Eli and will keep his family tradition of losing in tact.