Thursday, August 11, 2011

New York Giants - WR Steve Smith signs with rival Eagles.


As far as possession in-side slot receivers go, Steve Smith is the best the Giants have had for a awhile. He was part of the 2007 Super Bowl 42 winning team and a Pro-Bowl player in 2009 after catching a record smashing 107 receptions for 1220 yards and 7 touchdowns.

Last year he was hampered by injury catching the pigskin 48 times in only 9 games. He suffered a season ending injury in a Giants' win over the Vikings at Ford Field in Detroit on Dec. 13.

Giants Coach Coughlin announced that Smith had "a ways to go" from this injury which Smith refutely denies.

If Smith lines up this year amongst the star-studded receiving line-up for the Eagles that boasts 2 time pro-bowler DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin who held onto the ball 70 times last year, he will have 2 opportunities to play his old team the Giants. They are NFC EAST rivals and both will be pushing for that East crown and this only makes the duels that more interesting. Not to mention the punting fiasco form last year when the Eagles came storming back in the last quarter and won the game on a punt return on the last play of the day. The Eagles have been ruthless during the last 2 weeks bringing in 6 pro-bowlers into the team including, cornerbacks Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Nnamdi Asomugha, defensive end Jason Babin, quarterback Vince Young and running back Ronnie Brown.

Until then hail to the slot!

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