[Note: Breakdowns begin in the 2nd post in this thread]
I'm not here to defend Eli. Everyone is entitled to their opinions and I respect that. I simply broke down each of his 27 interceptions to the best of my ability (for the most part, anyway, this got a lot more tedious than I expected, 27 INTs is a lot).
The best of my ability absolutely won't be perfect because I wasn't on this team, don't wholeheartedly know the schemes, and more than anything don't have the play sheet in front of me so they're basically a bunch of estimations and educated guesses. That said football is a simpler game than most people realize, and much of what happens is the same basic stuff in fancy packages so it will be close enough to accurate.
There is so much language and jargon in football, I'm just going to somewhat code my own using all that I've ever been exposed to in order to make this as simple as possible to understand while providing full detail. Also, as I mentioned, this got tedious and I kind of veered of my formatting and language consistency at times, but should remain consistent for the most part.
Offensive Personnel Numbers - The first number is how many RBs are on the field. The second number is how many TEs.
Defensive Personnel: 4 secondary players will be referred to as Base. 5 secondary players will be referred to as nickel. 6 Secondary players as dime (dollar if 2 LBs 3 DL). 7 secondary players as quarter.
Offensive Formations: The first word will refer to QB alignment. Under means he's under center, Gun means he's in shotgun. The next words will refer to formation and alignment. The Y is the TE and anything including Y is basically saying how he's lining up. Any questions ask
Defensive Look Presnap: Most part talking about corner alignment (press/off) and safety alignment (1 high/2 high) because that often shows their coverage. Note that sugar stuff is when they have 2 3T DTs with the ILBs walked up in each A gap.
Offensive Plays: This is hard without the play sheet and knowing their adjustments to certain coverages they see because certain plays may wind up not looking like how you'd diagram them because of how receivers adjust their routes. Anyhow, I got a lot of them and ones I didn't I just either winged something or basically described the route(s) run by the intended receiver and possibly another receiver in the area.
Defensive Plays: Most of these are pretty simple although not always and I had to make a few guesses on some coverages that look the same as others before routes develop and it was a quick throw and I couldn't tell. For the most part will be basically saying the blitzing players and the coverage shells.
Disclaimer: This is completely unedited from the input of data to the write up of the breakdown.