Eli is just trying to psych himself up. He probably feels a little slighted because he doesn't get the same kind of respect that other recent Super Bowl winning QB's get. Then again, Roethlisberger missed a big chunk of season last year and his game hasn't slipped nearly as much as Eli's has.
Cam Newton's debut gave me way more hope for the kid than I initially had. I know you can't tell that much from one preseason game, but it seems that my Panthers at least have someone who's willing to throw downfield. The thing I like about Cam is that he probably thinks he's a lot better than he really is, and as a result he's actually better for it.