A Giant Task: How New York Can Improve without Adding a Receiver

By NFLSportChannel
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Published: April 10, 2009

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... to just about every prospective No. 1 wide receiver in both the NFL as well as the NCAA.

 

There is simply no way around the fact that the Giants' passing game struggled after Plaxico Burress removed himself from the lineup.

 

In the month of December, Eli Manning threw only two touchdowns, one to a wide receiver. But was Plaxico Burress’ absence truly the reason The Giants struggled?

 

The day that Plaxico Burress shot himself, New York traveled to Washington to face The Redskins. During that game, Eli Manning threw for 267 yards and a touchdown in the first half, which was played outdoors.

 

Clearly the Giants had the capacity to succeed in their passing game minus Burress, so it begs the question as to where the deficiency in the passing ga...

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