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Eli Manning reminds Accorsi of Johnny Unitas.

Discussion in 'NFL Zone' started by NedK, Dec 3, 2005.

  1. NedK

    NedK New Member

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    Take a peek at this TSN article in the article zone.


    In his ability to come back after making mistakes, Eli reminds Accorsi of Johnny Unitas.

    "To be able to reverse the personality of a game is the rarest of qualities," says Accorsi, who admits even he finds himself shaking his head when his young quarterback bounces back from early mistakes to work some final-minutes magic. For Accorsi, it conjures up a memory of Johnny Unitas' throwing three interceptions early as the Colts dug a hole for themselves, only to pull the game out in the end. It is the ultimate honor for Accorsi to compare anyone to Johnny U., even if only when referring to the ability to rise with the game on the line."
  2. AsthmaField

    AsthmaField Outta bounds

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    Thanks man!

    Hey, take a peek at this thread... we know you're a Giants fan.


    And the fact that you and the Giants GM like Eli is hardly worth starting a thread over... much less putting an article in the article zone and then linking it in the zone.

    Have a nice day.
  3. HTownCowboysFan

    HTownCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    He reminds me of Otis from "The Andy Griffith Show."

  4. AsthmaField

    AsthmaField Outta bounds

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    :laugh2: He kinda reminds me of him too.
  5. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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  6. Cbz40

    Cbz40 The Grand Poobah

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    I hereby put this post in nomination for the "Post of the Day" award. :D
  7. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    He reminds me of Unitas as well.

    (When he played for San Diego) :D
  8. Dallas31

    Dallas31 Member

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    he reminded me of Ryan Leaf a few weeks ago when he threw 4 interceptions against the Love Boat Crew.

    THUMPER Papa

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    Peyton has always reminded me of Unitas, very similar in their styles and approach to the game ( It could also be the Colts' uniform he wears and his number which is only one off from Johnny U's #19). Eli never has. Not that Eli isn't going to be a great QB but he is still a long ways behind Peyton IMO and will likely never have the same grasp of the game that his older brother does.

    Eli does have that ability to take things in stride while Peyton tends to get upset more easily, even Archie said that about them.

    I would take Peyton over any QB in the league without a moment's hesitation but I can't say the same about Eli.
  10. Kilyin

    Kilyin Well-Known Member

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    Here's my best NedK impression:

  11. conner01

    conner01 Well-Known Member

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    i'm not old enough to compare him to johnny u but for a 2nd year qb he's is way ahead of where you would expect him to be at thispoint
  12. Chocolate Lab

    Chocolate Lab Run-loving Dino

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    A GM patting himself on the back? No way. ;)
  13. CactusCowboy

    CactusCowboy Benched

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    Anyone who makes fun of Manning is just jealous or dumb. He will be a great one, wish we had him. The Giants will be good for many years going forward.
  14. Draegerman

    Draegerman Internet Somebody

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    Well, here's hoping that Eli reminds everyone here of a "deer with it's eyes caught in the headlights" as the on-coming "Doomsday Cubed" goes crashing through.
  15. Cajuncowboy

    Cajuncowboy Preacher From The Black Lagoon

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    Or maybe just a Cowboy fan getting some smack in before the game..???
  16. BigDFan5

    BigDFan5 Cowboys Make me Drink

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    reminds me of a guy who will throw 250+ ints also
  17. HTownCowboysFan

    HTownCowboysFan Well-Known Member

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    Umm, yes. Nothing wrong with that. I never said he sucked - did I?

  18. LaTunaNostra

    LaTunaNostra He Made the Difference

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    Yeah, haha.

    I don't know if Accorsi himself was the one first said it, but Jints fans I know refer to Eli as Accorsi's 'legacy'. As in, "we haven't had a franchise QB since Y.A. Tittle, and now we got one". (Poor Fran)

    Supposedly he's walking end of this year, guess he's just reminding the fanbase he's its saviour.
  19. SacredStar

    SacredStar Well-Known Member

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    Johnny Unitas after only 2 years huh?

    Well Johnny Jr., meet Doomsday III

  20. SuspectCorner

    SuspectCorner Bromo Zone Supporter

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    the two shouldn't be mentioned in the same breath.

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