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If Plaxico Burress hadn't shot himself in the leg, would the Giants still be in the playoffs?

By Reader Poll  |  January 12, 2009; 6:13 AM ET  | Category:  New York Giants , Plaxico Burress , Reader Poll Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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YES! True they lost half their d-line but lets be real here. After plax went boomboom the team went bustbust. They lost 4 out of the next 5 games. Remember we all though Hixon was the second coming. Guess not. Just cause Plax was a distraction doesn't mean the Giants are better of without him.

Posted by: DavisNYC | January 12, 2009 12:40 PM

"To blame" is too much. Does he share the blame? Certainly. The Giants need to have at least one wide receiver that forces the other guys to change how they scheme their defenses. But just let's agree that it shouldn't be Burress.
Who else shares the blame? The offense both in execution (Manning) and plan (Gilbride) are the two primary candidates. The defense acquited itself very well even with Tuck less than himself.
It was a good year after a great year.
I'm hoping to see an all Pennsylvania Super Bowl. As a game it should be worth our time.

Posted by: gratianus | January 12, 2009 1:19 PM

Considering how off target and erratic Manning's throws were against the Eagles on Sunday , it's really questionable that having Plaxico in the lineup would have made that much difference. It's tempting to target him as the prime offender , but there's plenty of blame to go around , starting with Eli's poor showing.

Posted by: jes_fine | January 14, 2009 9:02 PM

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