He also throws more interceptions then Brady/Rodgers/Brees
Eli is no where near the QB and there is no argument for him being listed among them.
so you don't understand the reference to the QB friendly west coast systems compared to the offense the giants run? i hate explaining this to people... even fairly knowledgeable football fans have a hard time grasping it...
basically let's say a team is running a play... in the west coast style system that the packers, saints and most teams run, the QB knows exactly what those receivers are doing before even breaking the huddle. there are little to no sight adjustments on the fly. maybe they'll have something as simple as "on a crossing route if it's man coverage keep running if it's a zone sit down in the middle". where as in the giants system, there is a route tree and based on the coverage the defense is in, the receiver could break his route in, out, keep going deep or catch it back shoulder.
why do you think eli always has that look on his face after throwing a pick when one of his receivers ran the wrong route or a different route than what he was expecting?
the positive is it is virtually impossible to stop if both the QB and receiver see the same thing pre and post snap and are on the same page. the negative is if eli expects the receiver to do one thing, and the receiver does something different, or vice versa, that's how the turnovers can happen.
i always wondered how well eli could/would have done in a more QB friendly system. he's been under couglin/gilbride and the read option offense his whole career and it's finally starting to pay off. i think partially because he now has a great understanding and experience with the offense, but more than anything i think it was due to his receivers finally grasping it. people don't realize how many different and young receivers eli has had to work with over the last few years. from steve smith, to manningham, hixon, nicks, cruz etc. none of them were vets. then you got his so called "security blankets" in smith and boss leaving in free agency and what happens? eli makes ballard look like a stud and cruz emerges.