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    Post Ernie Accorsi's Scouting Report of Eli Manning

    By now, everyone in here should have already read Eli Manning; The Making of a Quarterback, so you should have seen most of this and Accorsi's "magic" trait that he looks for.

    Either way, this is kinda fun to read:

    Former Giants GM Ernie Accorsi’s scouting report of Manning back in college at Ole Miss:

    Wears left knee brace… During pregame warmup, didn't look like he had a rocket arm… As game progressed, I saw excellent arm strength under pressure and the ability to get velocity on the ball on most throws. Good deep ball range. Good touch. Good vision and poise.

    Sees the field… In shotgun on most plays and his only running option is a draw… his offensive line is poor. Red-shirt freshman left tackle. Eli doesn't trust his protection. Can't. No way he can take any form of a deep drop and look downfield. With no running game (10 yards rushing the first half) and no real top receivers, he's stuck with the three-step drops and waiting til the last second to see if a receiver can get free. No tight end either. No flaring back. So he's taking some big hits. Taking them well. Carried an overmatched team entirely on his shoulders. I imagine, except for Vanderbilt, his team is overmatched in every SEC game… He's big, never gets rattled. Rallied his team from a 14-3 halftime deficit basically all by himself. Led them on two successive third quarter drives to go ahead, 17-16. The first touchdown, a 40-yard streak down the left sideline, he dropped the ball over the receiver's right shoulder. Called the next touchdown pass himself, checking off to a 12-yard slant… Makes a lot of decisions on play calls at the line of scrimmage, but they ask too much of him. They don't just let him play. This is a guy you should just let play… When he's inaccurate, he's usually high, but rarely off target to either side… Plays smart and with complete confidence. Doesn't scold his teammates, but lets them know when they line up wrong or run the wrong pattern… Threw three interceptions. Two were his fault. Trying to force something both times. He could have run on one of them, a fourth down play. He has a lot to learn.

    Summary: I think he's the complete package. He's not going to be a fast runner, but a little like Joe Montana, he has enough athletic ability to get out of trouble. Remember how Archie ran? In that department, Eli doesn't have the best genes, although I never timed mom Olivia in the 40. But he has a feel for the pocket.

    Feels the rush.

    Throws the ball, takes the hit, gets right back up… Has courage and poise. In my opinion, most of all, he has that quality you can't define. Call it magic…Peyton had much better talent around him at Tennessee. But I honestly give this guy a chance to be better than his brother. Eli doesn't get much help from the coaching staff. If he comes out early, we should move up to take him. These guys are rare, you know.

    Ernie Accorsi
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    I always appreciated Ernie Accorsi for getting us Eli. And yes it was HIM not Jerry Reese who got Eli Manning. Thank God we didnt end up with Philip Rivers
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    Rallied his team from a 14-3 halftime deficit basically all by himself.
    was, is and always will be the comeback kid.

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    [QUOTE]So he's taking some big hits. Taking them well.[QUOTE]

    [QUOTE]Throws the ball, takes the hit, gets right back up… Has courage and poise. In my opinion, most of all, he has that quality you can't define[QUOTE]

    2012 NFC Championship game validates this

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    Throws high when he's off, INTs were caused by him forcing something......even the negatives are the same today.

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    [QUOTE=Missing56&33;26477285][QUOTE]So he's taking some big hits. Taking them well.[QUOTE]

    [QUOTE]Throws the ball, takes the hit, gets right back up… Has courage and poise. In my opinion, most of all, he has that quality you can't define

    2012 NFC Championship game validates this

    100% agree. It was brutal to watch that game. J. Smith seemed like he was in the backfield on every single possession. Yet, Eli took every snap as if he had already forgotten what happened on the play before. Many other QBs in this league would have ended up throwing an intercetion due to the amount of constant pressure. There was no way that SF would have lost that game if some other QB was behind center for the Giants that day. And I am not talking about just David Carr, I am talking about most of the starting QBs in this league. The man was in the zone.

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    It is scary how he is almost accurate to the bone about him...miss Accorsi

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    Accorsi always had an eye for quarterbacks. I'll always love him for giving us Eli
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    Ernie Accorsi's Scouting Report of Eli Manning

    This is incredibly accurate

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    Wow, he really had Eli figured out
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