A Toomer in Disguise: Why the New Steve Smith Has an Old-School Feel

Posted: 5th October 2009 by Kyle McMorrow in NFL
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A lot was made this offseason about finding a replacement for Plaxico Burressùfinding that next big threat in a receiving corps that didnÆt fit that mold and still doesnÆt. Perhaps the more important move was finding a replacement for ol' reliableùAmani Toomer. Before this season began, Steve Smith had already proved he could get open and make the catch. It could have been because defenses were focused on Plaxico Burress, or the Giants running game was so effective it forced defenses to crowd the box, but neither of those are the case this season, and Smith has actually increased his production in the offense. His numbers are a testament to his blue-collar work ethic that is eerily similar to Toomer, the former fan-favorite who led the Giants with six receptions for 84 yards in Super B ...

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