The Caped Crusader: A Giant Hero Lerking In The Shadows

Jeff Shull@Jeff_ShullAnalyst IJune 18, 2009

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 7:  Sinorice Moss #83 of the New York Giants carries the ball against the Philadelphia Eagles at Giants Stadium on December 7, 2008 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Picture this: Eli Manning hikes the ball and hits a streaking wide receiver down the field who has blown by every defender in sight. Reporters say "who was that? Smith? Hixon? Nicks?"

No. It is Sinorice Moss.

Multiply that by about three and you'll get what Sinorice Moss has been doing nearly every day since OTA's started after the 2009 NFL Draft.

Moss heard the "experts" claiming that the Giants do not have one decent wide receiver on the roster, and took it personal.

You hear people say the Giants' key to success this season offensively will be stretching the field with Domenik Hixon or Hakeem Nicks. I say Moss is every bit as important as any other receiver on the roster.

He has not has his opportunity since being a second round draft pick from "The U." He was supposed to help the Giants with speed and quickness in the screen game, but injuries derailed his rookie year and was unable to participate in the Super Bowl run.

In 2008 the Giants had a multitude of talent at receiver and did not require his services – besides against the Seahawks with Plaxico suspended. He scored two touchdowns in that game.

In 2009 he will get his opportunity, and is apparently looking to capitalize. He has caught everything thrown his way in training camp and is feeling confident he will contribute in the up coming season.

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"I feel like I’m doing pretty well right now, every day that I step out on the field I feel I’m progressing. I work on different things and try to become better for myself – not only for the coaches but for myself, so I go home and have a good chance at laying my head down and going to sleep."

Moss also went on to say, "I see every year as an opportunity to go out there and make some plays,” Moss said. “But this year, by [Plaxico Burress and Amani Toomer] not being here, it is wide open for anybody to step up and really make some plays and contribute to this team."

He is hungry and ready to contribute.

The coaching staff has noticed his play in the OTAs and mini camp as well, and look forward to his continued progression this season.

“Sinorice Moss has done a nice job,” Coach Tom Coughlin said. “We would like to see the full gamut of what he can do and then for Sinorice to just keep getting better. He has accepted that challenge and he has a great attitude about it. His confidence has to be buoyed by what he has done this spring.”

Carpe Diem Sinorice, Carpe Diem.