Kevin Boss' path to the end zone has been blocked this season -- by his talent for blocking.
The Giants tight end, who had 84 receptions and 13 touchdowns in his first three NFL seasons, is tied for 32nd among NFL tight ends with 12 catches this season. And he has zero touchdowns.
"Obviously most guys would want the ball and I'm no different," Boss said yesterday, "but I want to win, first off."
Boss' numbers are down this year because the Giants have asked their 26-year-old to be more of a blocker and less of a downfield receiver. In his first three seasons in the league, Boss tallied nine catches, 33 catches and 42 catches. He had a total of 11 touchdowns the last two seasons. He even caught two TD passes on just nine receptions in his rookie year, 2007.