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Jess Atkinson
Place Kicker

Jess Atkinson

Former place kicker and NFL commentator.

More Gump Than Mensa


Yes, against the Redskins, Eli was maddeningly inconsistent. Not to mention occasionally brain-dead with his decision-making. Hell, sometimes he just threw the ball up for grabs. But where would the Giants be without that the willingness to chuck it up there and hope something good happens? (David Tyree).

His play misses the point. The New Eli is a winner. Thursday night, from the opening series, he acted as if the outcome wasn't in doubt. He was always in control. That's different.

One of my favorite Bill Parcells sayings was "You are what you are". To me, Eli is a Super Bowl Champion that is above all else, resilient. To weather the mistakes, a player must have the ability to instantly move past them and look ahead to what comes next. For that you need a little more Forest Gump than membership in Mensa. Definitely Eli.

So the new Eli seems more certain of how the game will end, even if we have to endure his circuitous route.

By Jess Atkinson  |  September 6, 2008; 9:55 AM ET Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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Maddeningly inconsistent? He was 19 for 35. He hit plaxico burress for 10 passes and 130 yards. Maddeningly inconsistent? Did you even watch the game? I guess this makes sense coming from a guy who cant seem to hold an opinion throughout a two paragraph article. But then as a place kicker how much of an attention span do you need.

Posted by: Patrick | September 6, 2008 2:48 PM

jess, stick to kicking never mind you sucked at that too!!!!

Posted by: jess wide right | September 6, 2008 6:30 PM

This guy is a complete idiot. Probably one of the guys that has been on the Cowboy Superbowl bandwagon.

Posted by: Mpro112 | September 6, 2008 7:40 PM

I have a question for Jess Atkinson. Jess, what number did you wear while kicking for the Washington Redskins? I thought it might have been number 2?

Posted by: Gee | September 15, 2008 12:23 PM

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