Why The Giants Wide Reciever Corps Is Better Than Everyone Thinks
If you are a New York Giants fan and since you are reading this I am going to assume that you are, than you are probably excited about the upcoming season.
And for good reason, we currently have the best front seven in Football and it isnt even close, and our secondary is solid which makes us the best defense in the NFL.
We have a solid QB in Eli who will only improve and two really good Halfbacks in Jacobs and Bradshaw to go with one of the best O-Lines in football.
However when it comes to our Wide Receivers many experts are saying that we are weak. I personally do not see it that way.
Lets look at some of the guys we have on our roster.
Steve Smith- The Giants leader in receptions last year with 57 and he did it out of the slot as the third reciever on the Depth Chart. He averaged over 10 yards a reception and got most of his catches on third down. He is also post season proven and was a big reason we went to the Super Bowl in 2008. He is only 24 years old.
Domenik Hixon- The Giants leader in reception yards last season with 596. He caught 43 passes with an average of 14 yards per catch, and had limited playing time. He started in week 4 against seattle because Plaxico was suspended and caught 4 passes for 102 yards before leaving the game in the second quarter.
Hakeem Nicks- Highly touted rookie from UNC. He has drawn comparisons to guys like Hines Ward and Anquan Boldin. Hopefully he too can help his team get to the Super Bowl. I think that depending on the role he is given he will finish the season with 50 receptions.
Ramses Barden- The Physically gifted WR from Cal Poly. He is six and a half feet tall and can prove to be an excellent red zone target. He is known for his athleticism and great catches. Another thing Barden is known for, is excellent off field behavior and not only being a great team mate but being a leader which is unusual for a Reciever.
Other Recievers include Sinorice Moss who I think can definitely contribute, David "The Catch" Tyree and lets not forget Kevin Boss is our TE.
So Basically what i'm saying is I think the Giants Reciever's have a huge amount of potential and will not be a weakness but a strength. And I'm not the only one saying this.
The buzz is that Eli is extremely happy with this group. Maybe its because of their speed or maybe its because their a bunch of hardworking no nonsense guys who will just let him do his job with no complaints.
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