I hate to say it, but it really was if you think about it. We all know how we could have had the repeat in 2008, but that was by NO means guaranteed. By shooting himself, we got a younger receiving core, a stud in the humble non-diva Nicks, and Eli became more of a leader - it's his offense and his team. What we CAN guarantee, however, is a Super Bowl this year - it's over and the Giants are champions.
I love Plax for helping Eli grow as a player and for helping us win SB42, but those days are gone and the future is bright.