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Would the Giants really welcome back Plaxico?

Posted on: July 26, 2011 7:45 pm
Edited on: July 26, 2011 9:36 pm
 
BurressPosted by Josh Katzowitz

If you would have asked free agent WR Plaxico Burress the chances he would return to play for his old team, the Giants, after his stint in prison, he probably wouldn’t have been real confident.

The Eagles seemed interested in him (Michael Vick said something about how you can never have enough weapons), and though Burress apparently was eyeing the Bears, Chicago made it pretty clear the interest wasn’t mutual (psst, Burress also said the the Jets would be appealing to him).

But remember when Eli Manning said he would rather have Burress on his team instead of former Giants RB Tiki Barber? Maybe, Manning had a little bit of inside knowledge, because according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Giants are in contention to bring him back to New York.

With the Giants, Burress probably wouldn’t be counted as on a top-line target. At the age of (almost) 34 and having not played since the 2008 season, nobody is sure how much football talent Burress has left in his body. Plus, Hakeem Nicks and Mario Manningham are locked in as starters.

But Burress could add to the depth of New York’s WR corps, and if the Giants expect him as a third or fourth WR, that might make some sense.



Of course, Burress said this recently about coach Tom Coughlin: “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."

So, um, maybe the Giants and Burress wouldn’t be a great fit after all.

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Since: Dec 24, 2007
Posted on: July 27, 2011 12:49 pm
 

Giant's need Plex

Please don't let him go to Philly it would be a big mistake.



Since: May 6, 2009
Posted on: July 27, 2011 10:59 am
 

Would the Giants really welcome back Plaxico?

Throw him a bone NY....  He played a massive roll in your Superbowl victory...  But don't expect much from the drama Queen...



Since: Jan 5, 2007
Posted on: July 27, 2011 10:51 am
 

Would the Giants really welcome back Plaxico?

zebras dont have spots...they have stripes....and on plaxico...ill take him back in a heartbeat being a die hard giant fan...he was a beast when he played people forget the guy played hurt all year one season couldnt even practice n was a game changer every game...imagine plax nicks manninham on the inside with smith(if hes healthy n returns which i pray to god he does)...thats too ridiculous no team can cover all that talent....with the problems on the o-line one way to help is having a lottt of dynamic recievers to get open fast



Since: Jun 3, 2011
Posted on: July 27, 2011 10:16 am
 

Would the Giants really welcome back Plaxico?

How does the old saying go "fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me."  Don't fall for this, he wants to make amends because nobody wants him.  You'd be better off signing T.O and you shouldn't do that either.  Desperation makes teams do crazy things, don't be the Redskins keep your integrity.



Since: Oct 23, 2006
Posted on: July 26, 2011 10:58 pm
 

Would the Giants really welcome back Plaxico?

Burress was a problem in HS, was a proble, at MSU, was a problem at Pitt, was a problem in NY.  The guy is 34 going on 16..one of the most immature players to play in the NFL.   Has he changed?  Like Emmitt says "Can a zebra change his spots"


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