New York Giants Release Plaxico Burress…Is This a Good Thing?


Published: April 3, 2009



Although there is sure to be some wrath from Giants faithful as to how this will affect the New York "Football" Giants, the situation with Burress needed to be resolved. 

Plaxico was undoubtedly a dynamic playmaker for the Giants, and his ability to draw double teams helped the Giants' offense in various ways. Defenses could not focus entirely on stopping the running game and often got burned by other wide receivers who were drawing single coverage. 

The commonplace fade pass to the corner of the endzone marked the Giants' passing game throughout Burress' time in New York.  At 6'5", 235lbs, opponents had to prepare for a rare physical specimen in Plaxico. 

His dominant playoff performance a season ago headlined his career for the big blue, and his final reception in the Super Bowl clinched an NFL championship for New York. 

Yet although Plaxico can be a dominant force during the season, his attitude of...

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