Plaxico Burress, what were you thinking? I hope you all caught the Giants-Titans game last Sunday or at least the little part where Burress actually gives up on a pass directed to him from Eli Manning allowing Pacman Jones to easily make the interception. By the way, my Titans won that game (sorry, dont get to say that very often). Plaxico Burress has been absolutely humiliated by the media and even his teamates and he probably deserves it. That footage has been aired hundreds of times and i have seen it dozens of times in the last 3 days alone. Now, I get his explanaton (curtosy of PTI’s Kornheiser and Wilbon) that he thought the pass was going out of bounds and if it had that would have certainly explained his actions but COME ON. That ball was very easily picked off by Jones and was clearly inbounds the whole way. The pass may not have been great but I doubt that Marvin Harrison or Chad Johnson would ever let their QB’s bad balls just hang out there ready to be picked off.
Plaxico clearly gave up on the play and when you give up on a play you might as well have given up on the game. He let his teamates down, he let his coach down, he let his fans down but most importantly…he let his QB, a young Eli Manning down. That is really gonna hurt their relationship and chemistry on the field and I believe the only way to fix it is to come out and give an absolutely superhuman effort on Sunday against Dallas. Is he capable of doing it? Absolutely. Plaxico is a excellent receiver who at times during the season has come up huge for Eli and the Giants. This whole fight between Strahan and Burress has been greatly exagerated by the media and come Sunday this team will need to win to have any hope for the rest of this season or they will fall apart. Now knowing that the future of this franchise’s season rests on their upcoming game Sunday against Dallas, I’m going to make a little prediction. Dallas wins…but not easily. Argue if you must but Dallas is hot and New York is definately not.