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Vick: Burress would be 'great addition' to Eagles

Posted on: May 24, 2011 2:56 pm
Edited on: May 24, 2011 3:20 pm
Posted by Will Brinson

On Sunday, we passed along the news that the Eagles might be "first in line" when it comes time for teams to think about signing soon-to-be-ex-con Plaxico Burress.

Word of this report started spreading around and, naturally, someone asked Michael Vick about it. His response? he said Plax would be a "great addition" to Philly's roster.

"Absolutely it would be a great addition for our team," Vick said, via Sports Radio Interviews. "I think with the guys we have now I think we can fit him in and make it work. Obviously the ultimate goal at the end of the day is to put that ring on your finger at the end of the year. I think certainly Plaxico is going to come out with a chip on his shoulder the same way I did and he'll go out and help this football team to whatever capacity he can.

"I think the guys would be willing to embrace him and bring him in. If that happens? Who knows? We talking about 'what ifs' now? It would certainly be a good thing."

We are talking about hypothetical situations here, but with the lockout rolling along, what else are we supposed to talk about?

And besides, as I wrote previously, I think Philly would be a good spot for Plaxico to land. He'd be no higher than third on the depth chart in Philly, which means relatively low expectations. At his age, and coming out of prison, that's a good thing.

Also important is the transition from incarceration back to an NFL gig. If any team in football knows about handling as drastic a lifestyle shift as that, it's Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles.

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Since: Jun 22, 2011
Posted on: June 22, 2011 10:57 am

Vick: Burress would be 'great addition' to Eagles

Say it ain't so! Inviting two convicted felons to be on the same team is a crucial mistake. What's to happen after the game when the team hits the showers and these two have flashbacks from there time inside. D-Jack drops the soap and there could be rape charges coming up against Plax or Vick.

Since: Mar 2, 2007
Posted on: June 10, 2011 4:26 pm

Vick: Burress would be 'great addition' to Eagles

Vick has some talent, but picking players isn't one of his talents. Burress is no longer a good WR. He may get 400-500 yards a season with 2-4 TD's. He may be nothingmore than an older slightly below average WR that may likely get overpaid for his services that will not equal the pay he will get. I think league minimum might be the safe bet for this has been. Vick just wants him there so he can have criminal company.

Since: Oct 25, 2008
Posted on: June 10, 2011 2:51 pm

Vick: Burress would be 'great addition' to Eagles

He didnt assault anyone but himself.  He wasnt busted for active drug use.  He biggest crime was STUPIDITY and America allows for 2nd and even 3rd chances in most cases.  Vick paid his debt to society and even made efforts to correct his mistakes.  If Burress does the same who are you to Judge.  Let he who is without fault throw the first stone.  I doubt it will be you just cuase you attitude says " I AM A FOOL"  It aint your concern where he goes or what he does.  If Philly or any other team give him a chance and he turns it around that is good.  He will reap what he sows as Vick did

Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: May 25, 2011 2:41 pm

Vick: Burress would be 'great addition' to Eagles

The guy is a "dirt bag" because he took his handgun into a place where he wasn't supposed to and he accidentally shot HIMSELF in the leg? Wow. 

Comparing the Eagles to the Bengals is very original -- took one hell of a witty person to think of "Jail-Birds". Good god you people are pathetic. 

I bet some of your favorite entertainers outside of sports have felonies for doing stupid things. What makes the NFL any different? Actors and musicians don't live very moral lifestyles, but no one cares -- you'll take your kids to see their movies and you'll play their songs on the ride home. Cut the s*** already people. 

A lot of you just don't like certain people or things so you root for them to fail, and if and when they do, you blown things way out of proportion and get very hypocritical. We all live perfect lives don't we -- free of any mistakes, bad judgement, and unmorality. It's the finger pointers that are probably the worst of them all. 

Since: Oct 2, 2006
Posted on: May 25, 2011 12:46 am

Vick: Burress would be 'great addition' to Eagles

MV: Go fetch, Buress. PB: F***you.  MV: Say that again, and I'll tie you to a post and ram something up your rear end. PB: STFU, I have a gun in my helmut.  MV: I'll bury you alive. PB: How deep should I go?  MV: Go fetch.  PB: Yes, sir.

Since: Mar 7, 2011
Posted on: May 25, 2011 12:42 am

Vick: Burress would be 'great addition' to Eagles

Also, they stopped being role models long ago.  That's not the problem anymore.  The problem is that kids like sports and the number one sport out there is football.  The news if filled with all the repulsive things these guys do - kids see that.  Then the NFL props them up, gives them millions, and ESPN runs shows on what great guys they are (not stop mind you - every week last year was about what a great guy Vick is).  Kids see this too.  So the message is sent - act like an a-hole to everyone, do what you want, and the NFL will reward you BIG time - with mountains of money and publicity.  This is the problem with kids today and the NFL.

All this comes back the FALSE promises made bo the commissioner R Goodell.  He was going to clean up the league.  Wow....What a great job.  Now the league is filled with women beaters, rapist, ruthless dog killers, thieves (who knows why they make millions), violent criminals...the list has never been longer....and YES the kids see this.  While they are not role models by any stretch of the imagination, kids see this and get the message sent by the NFL.  So what else can you do but forbid them from watching?  Restrict them to watching college football and under no circumstances let them watch ESPN.

Conrats Goodell, you did a fine job. 


Since: Mar 7, 2011
Posted on: May 25, 2011 12:32 am

Vick: Burress would be 'great addition' to Eagles

Drug users like company.  Felons feel better around other felons.  You couldn't get a bigger criminal than Vick.  I am glad the Eagles have provided a home for all the convicts that can play football.  Eagles - now Camp Con should be proud.  NFL = National Felon League.  Bring your convicts here.  Teach your kids that crime does pay.  I'll bet all the prisoners around the world are wearing Eagle caps now.  I'll bet it's now the number one gang hat. 

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