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Zach Leibowitz
Sideline Reporter

Zach Leibowitz

A former sideline reporter for ESPN

Little (Bro) Giants


Time to go with Eli. He's younger, he's won as many Super Bowls as Peyton and he's led his defending champion Giants out of the gate still undefeated in a daunting NFC East. This is not to say I wouldn't take Peyton on my squad in a heartbeat, but there's always a point where football age suddenly reveals itself. It's hard to say Peyton's reached that point because his numbers Sunday in Houston prove otherwise. Frankly, if I needed a QB for next week's game, I'd probably choose Peyton. But I'm a long-term thinking guy and the way Eli's been playing, it's hard not for me to say I wouldn't choose Eli to start for me in two weeks time. Eli has proven he's a legit QB. He doesn't have the statistics his brother has, but he has as many rings. After all, isn't that what it's all about - no hokie-pokie required.

It still seems strange that one could take Eli over Peyton, but there seems to be this quiet aura about Eli that seems to be fading with Peyton. So many still doubt Eli because he's not Peyton, but I think he's comfortable now being Eli. There's no pressure on him anymore and his confidence has skyrocketed.

Eli will once again prove his worth on a national stage next Monday night in Cleveland.
It's becoming just another game for Eli, just another game you can expect Eli and the Giants to win.

By Zach Leibowitz  |  October 5, 2008; 9:46 PM ET Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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