Now's a Good Time for Sinorice Moss to Step Up

With Plaxico out of the picture, the Giants will presumably be hoping for Moss to start living up to his potential.

There's still a lot to be determined regarding Plaxico Burress and the Case of the $27 million bullet. And while some may argue over whether the hairy-chinned wide receiver is deserving of being locked up, one thing that is clear is his future path is no longer in step with that of the New York Giants.

Much like what happened between Michael Vick and the Atlanta Falcons, there's simply too much baggage for these two to travel on the same flight. Even if Plax somehow got through the system untouched and was actually allowed to get on the field, Mayor Michael Bloomberg's fervent booing and throwing of books and balled up gun permits would surely be a problem. Playing in the NFL is tough enough without having to also score points with the hometown mayor to get anywhere.

So this means the spotlight is on the rest of what has been a non-descript wide receiver group to this point in the season. And while all the receivers will be asked to pick up some of the slack, the one guy who may be receiving his final opportunity to make some noise in New York is oft-discussed seldom-seen receiver Sinorice Moss.

Better known as brother to Pro Bowler Santana Moss, Sinorice's productivity since entering the league begs the question of whether he'd even still be in the league if not for his last name. Methinks Sinorice Culpepper would have been cut long time ago.

Earlier this season Moss caught the first two touchdowns of his career in the week five game against Seattle. He had four catches in that game, he's had four catches in the eight weeks since. Players who were once behind him on the depth chart, Domenic Hixon and Steve Smith, are now clearly entrenched in crucial roles on the offense.

But with every bullet that pierces a wide receiver's thigh, hope springs eternal. And so Sinorice has been given another -- perhaps the final -- opportunity to endear himself to Giants fans.

So if Mr. Moss is so inclined, now would be a good time to live up to his surname.

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