Plaxico's Stiff Neck Might Keep Him Down, But Probably Not Out

With Plax, you'd rather him have a sore neck than sore feelings.

There's some growing, yet muted, concern that the Giants won't have their big play weapon as they begin the hellish part of their schedule against PIttsburgh this Sunday. Anxiety is growing because while x-rays of Plaxico Burress's neck -- you know, the one he uses to turn his head the other way when the clock show's he's late forp ractice and/or Tom Coughlin is yelling at him -- came back negative, he was still unable to get on the practice field Thursday. Anxiety is muted, however, because it's Plaxico we're talking about, against the Steelers, representing his first opportunity in his three years with the Giants to play against his former team. 

So let it be known, if Plax misses this game his neck must feel like Sarah Palin meeting Terry Tate.  This is a guy who was too hurt to practice all last season, yet didn't miss a game. And evidenced by his regular "putting truth to power" he is a man of mucho pride, who will relish getting to stru his All-Pro wares (and new contract) against his old team. 

Granted, it's been 3 years now since he left, so the blood can't be as hot as say when antonio pierce returned to washington.  But the STeelers did win a title the year after letting Burress walk, and that had to burn.  PLax has since earned his own ring, and with Eli Manning become part of one of the top QB-WR duos in the league.

It may hurt, but Plax has shown he much prefer being on the field to rubbernecking; expect to see him in his usual spot Sunday. 

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