K.C.’s Tony Gonzalez: Plaxico’s Replacement on the Giants?

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Published: April 7, 2009

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... York Giants offense: a dangerous passing game.

 

And that lack was due entirely to one man's absence.

 

Plaxico Burress not only drew double coverages but also provided a security blanket for Eli Manning in clutch situations. When Eli was under duress, he knew in the back of his mind that he could launch the ball in the direction of Burress and come up with, at worst, an incomplete pass.

 

Eli Manning said it himself: Plaxico Burress made him a better player.

 

Without Burress this past season, Eli Manning had no one he could trust when everything was on the line. In 2009, he will need someone reliable if New York hopes to make their presence felt in the 2010 postseason.

 

Tony Gonzalez would provide t...

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