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Giant Receivers Slice Up Chiefs
Posted By Mark Reichman On Oct 6 2009 @ 3:46 am In New York Giants | No Comments
Who cares if the Giants don’t have the sleek Samurai sword that was Plaxico Buress. They can still stab you with the rusty garden shears (Smith) or the icepick (Manningham) or even just a pencil (Nicks) or letter opener (Moss).
Eli Manning’s plantar fascitis notwithstanding, the Giants have to like where they are after devouring another cupcake – this time it was “Strawberry Shortcake” aka the Kansas City Chiefs. Imagine how much better they look when they actually start playing well. Hppefully Eli's heel is not Achilles-like.
Right now the Giants have enough talent to “find their way” to victory even without playing their A-game. The timing was a little off with the receivers, but enough balls ended up bouncing into their hands. As long as receivers are facing single coverage, Eli’s long tosses don’t have to all be perfect in order for some of them to inflict damage on opponents. And as long as Brandon Jacobs and Ahmad Bradshaw keep distracting opposing defenses, the Giants unheralded receiving corps will continue to find themselves in single coverage.
Today it was Hakeem Nicks surprising everybody with his 54 yard TD scamper through the Chiefs layers of strawberry icing, I mean defense, highlighted by his stop-on-a-dime tip toe act at the end. Next week hopefully another receiver will be up to the task. With Steve Smith establishing himself as the #1 and Mario Manningham as the fleet footed #2 deep threat, Nicks, Sinorice Moss and others should see a little daylight around them.
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