Here's a clip of a great question by my buddy, Joe Lapointe of the Times, to rough-and-tumble tight end Kevin Boss. The Bossman, who now has more bruises than a pinata at a six-year-old's birthday party, gave an honest answer.
Here's another bit of honesty. If the Giants expect to win games from here on out, Boss has got to become one of the prime receiving targets for Eli Manning. He's too good a receiver not to be. Absent a Plaxico Burress in the end zone, Boss seems like the next best thing in there. He went a long way in proving that last week when he grabbed two touchdown passes and was targeted in a third throw to the end zone.
His four touchdown catches are now tied for second on the team with Mario Manningham and Hakeem Nicks, one behind leader Steve Smith.
Fullback Madison Hedgecock has the only other touchdown catch on the team, and that came against Atlanta.
As long as Boss is healthy -- who knows how long that'll be considering the punishment he's already survived -- he needs to remain a major target. And I think we can stop all the talk about wanting to get Travis Beckum more involved. Until the coaches understand that that nebulous H-back spot is impeding his progress, Beckum should have little place in the offense at this point.
It's all Boss from here on in.
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