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Seller's Remorse? Jim Sorgi

Jim Sorgi, longtime clipboard carrier for the Colts, is now taking notes for another Manning in New York. Oh, and he also plays some football from time to time. While Jim was pretty well liked in Indy, general consensus was that he would never really be able to shoulder the load if anything ever went seriously wrong with Peyton. When Sorgi was traded in favor of the younger, stronger Curtis Painter, many were sad to see him go but few questioned the decision.

What a difference a few months can make. Dark clouds of fan discontent are growing around Curtis after his lackluster camp and even worse preseason appearance. Sorgi in the other hand just had his first game in a Giants uniform and, well, he can let his numbers do the talking.

NY Giants Comp Att Yds Pct Y/A Sack YdsL TD Int Rating 
 J. Sorgi 8 15 146 53.3 9.7 0 0 2 0 126.7 
 E. Manning 4 8 77 50.0 9.6 0 0 0 0 83.9

 

Not too shabby for a guy who wasn't going to make it in Indy.

I know, I know. It's the preseason, it's not real football. Jim's a great guy and smart player but a few good throws aren't enough to graduate him from career backup status. He's not stealing Eli's job any time soon. Still, I gotta say, Sorgi made a pretty damn good show of it after the Jets broke Eli's head open in the second quarter. His first pass was a big bomb down the right sideline that actually overthrew his receiver. Were you expecting Jimmy Clipboard to air it out like that on his first play? I sure wasn't.

Evaluating football talent is a strange, arcane art. If your crystal ball works better than a coin toss, you're doing pretty well. But I've got to wonder if Bill "Damn the torpedoes, full speed ahead!" Polian is taking a few sips of Maalox while he waits for Painter to get over the strange red-blue colorblindness he developed on Sunday. Suddenly the good ol' days of Sideline Jim are looking pretty rosy.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Stampede Blue's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Stampede Blue's writers or editors.

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