I am a big University of Michigan fan for almost 30 years, and stand up for them during good (Schembechler, Moeller, Carr and hopefully Hoke) or bad (Rich Rodriguez) seasons, but the comment Wolverine alumni and former NY Giants WR Amani Toomer made about Dallas QB Tony Romo being better than NY Giant QB Eli manning is way off.
Toomer, who is now working in media for MSG on “Friday Night Footall,”and NBC SportsTalk to talk football, made a comment during his other gig with Tim Ryan on Sirius XM NFL radio that Romo would be the choice if he was looking for more completions and less interceptions over Eli Manning. I know if you look at the numbers (Romo's Td/INT ratio is 2:1, while Manning is 1.5:1) Romo has better numbers, but if that is who you measure ability and success, Donovan McNabb (2.15:1) would be better than Romo, and others like Brett Favre (1.5:1), John Elway (1.32:1), Jim Kelly (1.37:1) and Dan Fouts (1.04:1) would be in Eli’s class.
The ratio is important, because you want to prevent turnovers, but the reason the others are successful is they are willing to take the risk, like the amazing pass to Manningham on the sideline in last year’s Super Bowl. He's a clutch player and wants the ball. Stats are great, but Manning gets the “W”. If you are not sure ask him to show you his two rings.