Found November 13, 2012 on Larry Brown Sports:
Just when you thought Eli Manning had ended the “elite quarterback” discussion by winning a second Super Bowl, analyst Phil Simms had to stir it back up again. Simms, who played quarterback for the New York Giants from 1979-1993, said on CBS Sports Network’s “NFL Monday QB” that Manning is not elite. “No, he is not one of the elites,” Simms said, via the New York Daily News. “Because when I hear the word elite, I’m thinking about guys that can make unbelievable plays on the field by themselves. There are very few quarterbacks in that category. “I always bring up Aaron Rodgers. He is one of them,” said Simms. “So yes, Eli has been a tremendous team player. He has been MVP of the Super Bowl twice. I know that. But the way I look at it, the answer is no.” The debate about Eli’s ranking among today’s quarterbacks raged last year when Manning said on a radio show that he considered himself one of the elites. We laughed at him at the time, but then he proved us and his other critics wr
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  • Hey Phil,

    BIG Giant fan but you are an ASSHOLE. just listening to you bash the Giants on CBS during the game was discussting. you should have your number taken down at the stadum, i now will NEVER were you jersey again, FU, ask Tiki about bad mounthing the Giants, you know Tiki who????

    Eli carrys this team so go F&^% yourself
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