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Coughlin not paying attention to Burress comments

Posted on: June 16, 2011 9:08 am
Edited on: June 16, 2011 10:13 am
 
Posted by Ryan Wilson

Tom Coughlin doesn't sound like he's losing sleep over Plaxico Burress' recent comments. Burress, who played for the Giants before spending more than 20 months in prison for carrying a gun without a permit (that he shot himself with it was more embarrassing than illegal), recently told ESPN's Stephen A. Smith that, "My situation in New York, me and my coach, had an ambivalent relationship to say the least. Some things that I didn't agree with, with the way he went about things. And the only way to show my way was to just rebel. Is that who I am? No."

ProFootballTalk.com's Mike Florio writes that "we’ve heard that Burress was fined upwards of 50 times in 2008 alone for a variety of infractions." Pretty sure that qualifies as rebelling.

(Of course, Florio also tries to connect the dots to Burress possibly landing with his original team, the Steelers. There's a better chance Pittsburgh brings Tommy Maddox out of retirement.)

Coughlin's response (via the New York Post): "I don't pay any attention to it. … It is what it is. Maybe he's sending me along a badge of honor. How do I know?"

Hey, Tom's ambivalent, too!

While a badge of honor probably isn't in Coughlin's future, he sounded sincere when wishing Burress the best.

"As I've said many times, I'll stay with the same line: I hope he gets some normalcy in his life and has a chance to spend some time with his family and that he gets to know his kids once again," said Coughlin. "His wife has done a tremendous job of holding that family together for the last two years. She deserves some help."

Coughlin was also asked about the lockout. And like everyone else, he's frustrated. "We're getting anxious. We've seen so much time come and go. I try not to look back at our rookies, the fact that we haven't even had the chance to teach them what our expectation level is. These guys are being hurt more than anyone else."

Maybe someone should put Coughlin in the next super-secret owner-player meeting and let him give his Matt Dodge speech. If that doesn't scare both sides into a new CBA then the season is already lost.

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Since: Jul 26, 2007
Posted on: June 16, 2011 9:41 pm
 

Coughlin not paying attention to Burress comments

If you have a problem with your boss, you either show him the error of his ways without showing him up, talk it out with him, or quit.  Plaxico doesn't seem to get that.  Like a lot of spoiled child athletes, he went to the press, pouted, grumbled, and helped drag his organization down.  Then he made a complete fool of himself and added "convicted felon" to his resume.

Plax, you're 34 years old.  Grow up. 



Since: Mar 20, 2009
Posted on: June 16, 2011 8:54 pm
 

Coughlin not paying attention to Burress comments

"My situation in New York, me and my coach, had an ambivalent relationship to say the least. Some things that I didn't agree with, with the way he went about things. And the only way to show my way was to just rebel. Is that who I am? No."

In most peoples' minds, you are the person that you portray with your actions.  I would have hoped that Plax might have had time to have had reflected on some of his past actions and acknowledge that they were wrong and be ready to turn over a new leaf with his life.

Clearly, those that don't remember history (especially their own) are doomed to repeat it (sadly). 




Since: Jan 14, 2008
Posted on: June 16, 2011 8:53 pm
 

Coughlin not paying attention to Burress comments

Hey thats a great idea! Put Tom into one of those labor meetings, he will make damn sure that deal gets done. I would love to see him screaming at that Demaurice Smith guy, and Roger Goodell. ESPN should do a commercial like that.



Since: Jun 18, 2008
Posted on: June 16, 2011 7:56 pm
 

Coughlin not paying attention to Burress comments

Burress needs to go back to the clink...apparently he still hasn't learned how an employee vs. employer arrangement works. Clearly he has already shot himself in the other leg!!! What a dumb @ss.




Since: Apr 14, 2007
Posted on: June 16, 2011 3:06 pm
 

Coughlin not paying attention to Burress comments

Why are we wasting space on this?

That's not fair. That could be said of every Ryan Wilson blog...



Since: Dec 28, 2006
Posted on: June 16, 2011 12:00 pm
 

Coughlin not paying attention to Burress comments

We probably shouldn't give so much attention to the comments of an ex-convict.
Aint that right Forest?
"Stupid is as stupid does."



Since: Apr 28, 2009
Posted on: June 16, 2011 10:31 am
 

Coughlin not paying attention to Burress comments

I don't need to know how much you hate athletes.



Since: Jun 16, 2011
Posted on: June 16, 2011 9:48 am
 

Coughlin not paying attention to Burress comments

I commend Tom Coughlin, with not getting dragged into his childish ways. Just like the NBA, the NFL is rewarding people who break the law chances to make millions again. These are the types of role models for our children and teens to look up to? I promise that he will be in the news again and not in the positive way.


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