I have been a little hesitant to go down the Jeremy Shockey road here throughout the playoffs. I suspect we will spend plenty of time this off-season discussing the future of the Giants' injured tight end.
This morning, though, the Star-Ledger's Mike Garafolo has gone down that road -- challenging those who think Shockey's absence helps the Giants and that he should be traded.
Here's a little bit of Garafolo.
I have to agree with Garafolo. Shockey often frustrates me, and I've wondered about his effect on Eli, but he is still a tremendous player to have on your team. As much as I love the potential of Kevin Boss, Shockey is a guy nearly every team in the league would love to have.
So, what do you guys think? Has his absence helped Eli? Hurt Eli? Made no difference?
We probably won't be able to, but let's try to keep the question of his long-term future for another day.