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Plax on Eagles: 'Nothing would make me happier'

Posted on: February 29, 2012 10:12 am
Edited on: February 29, 2012 10:20 am
Burress thinks playing in Philly would be 'special.' (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

It wasn't all that long ago that we passed along a report indicating that Plaxico Burress "badly" wanted to play for the Eagles next year. Philly was the team that folks originally believed would sign Plax, but he ended up being lured into New York by Rex Ryan's siren song.

Burress hopped on 97.5 the Fanatic in Philly (via on Wednesday, though, and reiterated his desire to play for Andy Reid.

"Hey man, nothing else would make me happier," Plaxico said. "Obviously coming to Philadelphia, instituting myself into the offense, it just adds a unique dynamic to what's already in place. You look at LeSean McCoy and what he did this year - he had probably the best year of any back, he and Maurice Jones-Drew. And everybody knows about what DeSean is capable of being one of the most explosive big play receivers in all of football. And Jeremy Maclin who is just getting better and better. And myself, I just see myself in that offense just being out there on the edge."

Burress would actually be a good fit with the Eagles from an offensive perspective: he caught eight touchdowns with the Jets, but that belied his overall production, as he was really more of a red-zone threat than anything. That's something Philly could use. And it doesn't hurt that Plax and Michael Vick are apparently boys and talk a lot -- Plax said that playing with Vick would be "special."

"I've talked to Mike several times," Burress said. "Not football, just normal business as human beings that we’re going through in life on a day to day basis. But I talked to him twice last week. For us to get together and be able to play together on a professional football team, especially coming from where we come from, and obviously going through the things we’ve gone through, I just think it would be a special deal.

"I really think he can bring a championship to Philadelphia, and I would love to be a part of that."

So all that remains is simply waiting until Burress is a free agent on March 13 and signing him, right? Well, maybe. It depends on how much money Plax wants. And it depends on whether or not the Eagles actually feel Burress would be a good fit with Philly. Remember, they signed plenty of big-name free agents last year, but it didn't matter a lick, as the team finished 8-8.

Unless Burress can actually provide some value for the Eagles, it's not necessarily a guarantee that he plays there.

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Since: Jul 9, 2009
Posted on: March 1, 2012 4:48 pm

Plax on Eagles: 'Nothing would make me happier'

The Eagles won't touch Burress unless Jackson leaves, which could still happen even though he (Jackson) was just franchised.  They may try to trade him, or still release him or lift the franchise tag if they really don't feel like paying him that salary for this coming season. 

If Jackson isn't back, and if Burress doesn't sign elsewhere fairly soon, they might take a chance on him as a stopgap for help in the red zone, where they surely need it. 

Since: Mar 3, 2009
Posted on: March 1, 2012 11:05 am

Plax on Eagles: 'Nothing would make me happier'

who cares what this ex con wants, i got an idea, give him a gun and let him shoot himself again, maybe this time he'll hit his head!!!!1

Since: Dec 17, 2007
Posted on: March 1, 2012 10:17 am

To all....

I have read through most everyones comments. I just have to say i agree with many of you.  We do not have a attitude on this philadelphia team.
 I sometimes see players celebrating a sack with thiese premade routines that almost looked forcerd, almost to say, " I can be the leader out here"
You cant be, either you have it or you dont. Brian Dawkins has it. Ray Lewis Has it, as well as a few other natural leaders. Philadelphia is definatly in need of a leader at the motivational level and at the instructional level. We have a coach that im convinced orders cheesteaks from his headset on the sideline during games.  SO!!! Plax! Yes he is a hot head on the field! But is it the type of leadership that the eagles need as a team??? NO! we lived that already with TO.  The guy that swore he was changed and for the first few games looked like it. Then his natural self started to come out again.
It will happen the same way with Plax.  As Brian Dawkins and Ray Lewid are prooven leaders, some players, to bring the 360, are prooven diseases.
Yes they may make plays but at what cost??? Do the eagles need a spark? Yes, but I would much rather see a Dawk back before trying to share the bed with plax! He will only shoot you in the foot!  Oh and desean????? He has one chance to figure this out.... he had a opportunity to make his staock soar last year and gave about 30% if its not fixed we dont have to worry about signing him or trading him, no one will want him!!!    

Since: Sep 1, 2007
Posted on: March 1, 2012 9:03 am

Plax on Eagles: 'Nothing would make me happier'

I heard Rae Carruth is getting out soon...the Eagles could sign him and have their own version of longest yard.

Since: Nov 8, 2011
Posted on: March 1, 2012 8:26 am

Plax on Eagles: 'Nothing would make me happier'

Here's the plan, put the tag on Jackson, sign him to a one year contract, and trade him and draft picks (how many it takes) for RG3.  Eagles then sign Plax, Moss, and yes, Owens.  They can probably sign those three for easily under 10 million.  People who say they'll ruin the attitude in the locker room should remember; there is no attitude.  Its a dead locker room.  Plus it would be very entertaining.
Times yours . . . 

Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: March 1, 2012 12:59 am

Plax on Eagles: 'Nothing would make me happier'

Mark Sanchez couldn't hold Mike Vicks jock strap.  Sanchez is one of the worst QBs in the NFL and one of the biggest busts of all time.

Since: Nov 5, 2007
Posted on: March 1, 2012 12:57 am

Plax on Eagles: 'Nothing would make me happier'

I'm all in favor of Plax being an Eagle. Dude can still go up and get the ball.

Since: Feb 19, 2011
Posted on: February 29, 2012 10:51 pm

Plax on Eagles: 'Nothing would make me happier'

Good, let him go to Philly. He said he doesn't want to play with Sanchez, but Sanchez is a hell of lot better qb than vick. vick is a joke who had one fluke year in '10. Anyone who watched him this year knows that is much more like the qb he was in atlanta. Good luck with that, Plax.

Since: Aug 12, 2011
Posted on: February 29, 2012 9:53 pm

Plax on Eagles: 'Nothing would make me happier'

Anyone know what the gun laws are in PA?

Since: Oct 10, 2010
Posted on: February 29, 2012 9:24 pm

Plax on Eagles: 'Nothing would make me happier'

Oh and I thought the Eagles couldn't stop anyone on defense.  How stupid can they be if they sign this clown.

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