Santonio Holmes Gets Plaxico’d By Pittsburgh Steelers

April 13, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In 2004, the Steelers had arguably the best receiving corps in football, highlighted by the ever dependable Hines Ward still in his prime and the matchup nightmare that was Plaxico Burress.
Burress was easiliy one of the best wide receivers in football, a player with a rare blend of size, speed, and athleticism. In terms of talent, he justified the number eight overall pick used on him.
He was almost uncoverable against man coverage with his ability to go up and get the ball.  He may have been the single most talented receiver to ever play for the Steelers.
But, Burress was also a head case. His favorite pasttimes were skipping meetings and violating team rules. He spent much of his time getting into trouble.
And so he was allowed to leave the Steelers for the Giants, where he was instrumental in helping them win a Super Bowl before a further meltdown ruined his career.
Despite losing one of the best players in football, the Steelers management practi...

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