Umenyiora Done, So Are the Giants


In biology you learn about keystone species. A keystone specie is a specie that has a disproportionate effect on its environment relative to its abundance. Example: the Puget Sound starfish is the only predator for the area’s sea urchins. Remove the starfish, and the sea urchin population explodes before utterly overwhelming the creatures/organisms that it preys on. In other words, domino effect.

Insert Osi Umenyiora. Or, rather, exit Osi Umenyiora. The sixth-year defensive end tore the lateral meniscus in his left knee Saturday, ending his season and destroying the environment for what now appears to be an 8-8 team. New York lost more than just 12-15 sacks when Umenyiora went down.

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