Giants Can Not Win a Superbowl Without a Number One Reciever- Really?

jesse lombardoContributor IAugust 19, 2009

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 17:  Eli Manning #10 of the New York Giants looks to pass against the Carolina Panthers on August 17, 2009 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Giants defeated the Panthers 24-17.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

All the so called experts are saying that the Giants need a number one receiver to have a shot at the superbowl.  Do these people even know football?

Over the last ten superbowls which had seven different teams win it and all but three teams had nobodies for wide receivers. 

Torry Holt, Marvin Harrison and Plaxico Burress were the only teams with a true number one wideout.  The other winners had no one.  Sure Santonio Holmes had an outstanding game in superbowl 43, but is he a true number one?  absolutely not.  no team will game plan around him.

Arizona was no juggernaut on defense. 

Tom Brady won with nothing but number three receivers. 

Tampa Bay and Baltimore won without throwing a pass I think (just kidding).

If history tells us anything it says that number one wideouts are a luxury not a necessity.  You want to win in January?  Run the ball and stop the run.  Period.

In 2007, New England fielded what might be the best starting wideouts ever (statistically speaking).  What did that get them?  embarrassment.  Arizona has the best bookend receivers in the game.   what does that equal?  one winning season.

I Would like to have Fitzgerald on the GMen too but we don't need him.  How many teams in the NFL actually have a True number one reciever?

Houston- has the best in the game and cannot even crack 500.

New England- great receivers but nothing to show for it. 

Broncos- HA

Arizona- would you trade teams?

Indy- is it the receivers or the QB that makes them look great?

Detroit- come on 0-16.  Shows just how important a great wideout is worth.

Let's let all these Giant pundits say what they want.  But we all read this book already twice before and we all know how it ends.

In 2007 the book was titled "Who Will Replace All of Tiki Barber's Offensive Production"?

Last year it was titled "No Shockey, No Strahan Superbowl Champs With a Target on Their Backs Giants are Doomed".

This year same book different title "Who Will Fill Plaxico's Shoes"?

How does the book end? Well in 07 it ended with a superbowl victory.

In 08 we fielded the most dominant team for the year.

This year why should I believe that it is going to end different?  As long as Eli is QB I do not worry.  The kid knows how to win.  He doesn't win for one season and take off the next. Eli makes the playoffs EVERY year and has shown me nothing to think this year will be different.

Let the Guessers..uhm I mean experts, have the eagles as their picks.  Remember last year, when Dallas was going to win the east?

When was the last time the Eagles had back to back winning seasons?  2003-2004 when the East was horrid.  Big deal.  This is the New and Improved NFC East where no team is circled as a win. 

And yet the giants move on to success.