It didn't take long to find New York's new receiver during minicamp. At 6-5, 225, Plaxico Burress stood out like Britney Spears in a convent.
While Burress comes with some unanswered questions, the physical specimen could very easily be the answer to all of New York's offensive prayers.
"I think we have more talent, in terms of speed and getting the ball upfield, than we had in Pittsburgh," said Burress, who signed a six-year, $25 million deal in March. "You look at what Tiki Barber can do, he can come out of the backfield and catch the ball and open things up for people like myself and Toomer and Shockey. We just have so much talent out there."
They need it. The Giants finished 23rd in the league in total offense and 26th in the passing game. With 261 career receptions for 4,166 yards and 20 TDs, Burress is clearly being counted on to change things in a positive fashion.
"I think with his size," Eli Manning said, "To be able to make plays and get open, and being able to push people around ... I can just throw the ball up and let him jump over people. But we'll just have to see once we get working in the red zone and see how we're going to use him to get the ball in the end zone."
Whatever Burress provides, it won't take long for him to pass the TD output of last year's starting tandem of Toomer and Ike Hilliard, who were both unable to score even once all season long.
Big impact expected from Burress
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