Steve Smith was a heck of a player
Back in 2007, the New York Giants had a great group of wide receivers as they won their first Super Bowl since the 1990 season. They had guys like Plaxico Burress, Amani Toomer and a rookie in Steve Smith that came up huge in so many situations.
“Steve Smith made all the difference in the world for us. Everyone thinks it was Plax, who was a terrific player and helped us immensely, but Steve Smith was the missing piece,” Gilbride told Ed Valentine of Big Blue View.
“When Steve came we had Plaxico outside, Steve inside and that’s when we went on to win the Super Bowl.”
Smith was huge for the Giants because he came up with so many big catches on third downs and was a great checkdown option for quarterback Eli Manning.
It’s really a shame that Smith’s career was cut short by a knee injury. He would have become one of the best slot receivers in the league.
With Kenny Golladay, Darius Slayton and Sterling Shepard currently slated as the Giants’ big-three receivers, they will have a similar group talent wise compared to 2007.
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