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Giants Must Outsmart the Plaxico Trap

Published by on June 2, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NFL

Many people think the Giants are doomed if they don't replace Plaxico Burress with a big-time veteran wide receiver. Not just fans, but a majority of mainstream media, beat writers, and their like have published strong opinions to that effect.

I thought so too, for a time.

It is easy to see why people would think so, seeing as how Plax's blunder cost his team the 2008 postseason. But it is harder to see how everyone is missing the point, namely that the 2008 Giants collapsed due to their game plan...not Plax.

As I opined several months ago, losing Plax was so catastrophic precisely because the offensive game plan relied entirely too much on his presence.

He bears his share of fault, namely for p...

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