Eli dropped the ball with Plaxico

'Little Manning' should take lessons from big brother Peyton on how to be a great leader

Updated: August 6, 2011, 4:19 AM ET
By Stephen A. Smith | ESPNNewYork.com

Just days after Plaxico Burress was released from prison, when he sat down inside the offices of the National Urban League, he talked about his respect for Eli Manning. His affection for Eli Manning. His desire to play with his former quarterback.

Yet, following what we witnessed this weekend, after all the words spewed out of Eli's mouth -- the very man who threw Burress that touchdown pass to win the Super Bowl back in February 2008 -- perhaps it's time to ask Burress what the hell was ...

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