New York Giants: Burress Got Shot in The Thigh, Fans Got Shot in The Heart

Nick DeSilvioCorrespondent IJanuary 11, 2009


The New York Giants season ended tonight after a 23-11 loss to one of their biggest rivals: the Philadelphia Eagles. 

Not only was this loss devastating for all Giants Fans, but it was especially painful for me since I am Mets and Giants fan.

Philadelphia has broken my heart in baseball and football over the past few seasons, and it's coming to a point where I can't take it anymore!

But that's not the topic of this article; that's a topic for later this week.

The focus on this article is Plaxico Burress, who in my opinion "shot down" any of the Giants hopes of repeating.

Ever since he went down, the Giants seemed very vulnerable and were never quite the same dominant team that they had been earlier on, even though Plaxico really wasn't a huge factor in those games.

Burress drew a lot of double coverage, opening the gaps for Steve Smith, Domenik Hixon, and Amani Toomer.

But with their big playmaker out, other teams seemed more confident in their ability to play against us...especially the Philadelphia Eagles.

I was PRAYING for Minnesota to win last week so that we didn't have to face the Eagles again, because I saw this loss coming a mile away.

Also, Giants Fans, I don't want to hear ONE fan start bashing Eli Manning. Yes, he did not have a great game, but the loss can not be blamed on him alone.

The team as a whole did not play well.

The turning point of the game was when our defense collapsed on that 3rd and 20. I knew we were not going to win after that.

After having an 11-1 start, we as Giants fans were a little spoiled.

We were pessimistic to start the year, but we drank the kool-aid, and then thought this team could win 3+ Super Bowls in a row!

But all that went down the drain when Plaxico shot himself in the thigh.