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David Tyree: The “Forgotten” Hero Returns

Published by on June 4, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL


There are few times when Giants GM Jerry Reese reveals his poker face. This past spring, after the Giants released Plaxico Burress and cut ties with Amani Toomer, that face was showing.

The Giants needed a receiver, or two, or three. The fans became frantic, and the media fed into that panic creating a frenzy.

Reese decided to solve his problem with overkill. He went to the draft table in April and grabbed as many highly touted receivers he could get his hands on. Hakeem Nicks, the one with the magic hands; Ramses Barden, the towering, Plaxico-like scoring machine; and Travis Beckum, an explosive tight end.

Before the draft, Reese's team had no veteran receiver on its roster. His starters ...

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