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Burress will be missed

Posted on: April 3, 2009 4:47 pm
 

There was no way Plaxico Burress was coming back to the Giants.

Coach Tom Coughlin didn't want him.

Coughlin, who has become far more tolerable in the past few years, grew tired of the way Burress handled himself. One source said that Coughlin felt that after winning the Super Bowl last February, on a game-winning touchdown reception by Burress, that the receiver lost the drive to be a good player.

That was as troubling to the Giants coaches as were his off-the-field issues, which included shooting himself in the thigh four months ago. Burress is facing charges for gun possession, and could be facing jail time, but this is as much about football as anything.

The Giants tired of his ways.

So now what? The Giants have young players in Steve Smith, Domenick Hixon, Sinorice Moss and Mario Manningham. But none of those players is a go-to receiver. The Giants might draft a receiver with the 29th pick in the first round. A possibility could be Rutgers receiver Kenny Britt, who recently ran under 4.5.

There is a chance the Giants could make a trade. They did have conversations about Cleveland receiver Braylon Edwards in the past, but those talks broke down. Edwards has the skill to stretch the field, which the Giants lacked last year, so that is intriguing. He does drop a lot of passes.

One thing is certain: The Giants offense wasn't the same without the ability of Burress to stretch the field. Defenses squatted on their routes. They need help there. Somebody who can win in one-on-one coverage situations down the field has to identified.

Burress could win in those battles. It's a shame he couldn't win in the game of life.

 

Category: NFL
Comments

Since: Aug 4, 2008
Posted on: April 5, 2009 6:46 pm
 

Burress will be missed

DITTO.     I TOTALLY AGREE, AND I'M PUMPED THAT LANKY DOPE ISN'T WITH THE GIANTS, KILLING US IN THE RED ZONE OVER AND OVER.  COME ON JIM, MAKE AN ADJUSTMENT!!!     SEE YA PLAX.   THE RAIDERS ARE LOOKING FOR WIDE OUTS.




Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: April 5, 2009 5:43 pm
 

Burress will be missed

What are the Giants willing to offer for Anquan Boldin?

 




Since: Aug 20, 2006
Posted on: April 5, 2009 3:38 pm
 

Burress will be missed

 Looks like MICMAC will be getting cut loose from CBS just likePlax did from the Giants after those comments.




Since: Dec 24, 2008
Posted on: April 5, 2009 2:02 am
 

Burress will be missed

 plax is a nigger just like most of the players in professional sports give them money and they fuck up every time.




Since: Oct 21, 2006
Posted on: April 4, 2009 9:02 pm
 

Burress will be missed

Number 2 for Roy Williams?Whoa,there is no way Williams has been as accomplished as Burress !If that signing happens Williams will be number 2 ONCE AGAIN.Note he lost #1spot to Calvin Johnson,he came to Dallas behind TO and he will again be number two to Burress.




Since: Nov 14, 2006
Posted on: April 4, 2009 5:30 pm
 

Burress will be missed

"Prisco is right, you guys are wrong. He has millions of dollars? Who cares ! The bottom line is yes, plaxico has been in trouble and now he's really in a big mess. He won't recover like you think he will. He was playing on a team that had a great oline, a solid running game, and a solid qb that could get him the ball."

You really need to lay off the freaking sports news. What the heck does the rest of Burress' life have to do with the strength of his offensive line? I don't know about you, but I don't consider my life over because I'm not going to get a chance to maximize my vertical game.

He's going to have to cool his heels for a few months for doing something that would get him first-time probation in a state that isn't locked in a war with violent crime. I agree with people who say there's a chance he could wind up dead or in jail for something else, but that isn't written in stone.

@NNY: Jesus, bitter much? Too early to say what next year will bring but you must have been smoking something if you thought the Giants were going to continue to be the best team in the conference or even the East without Burress. The Giants disabled the Eagles blitz and run D with Eli to Plax. I know some of the old white Giants fans were kidding themselves about their great rushing attack last year but that was contingent on double teams out wide. Without th-- oh damn I think Dawkins just ran down Jacobs again switching planes at LaGuardia!




Since: Sep 25, 2006
Posted on: April 4, 2009 5:28 pm
 

Burress will be missed

I still find it funny that Burress pulled a "cheddar Bob" lol. I have no sorrow for someone making the kind of money like he was to be dumb enough to pull a "cheddar Bob" .

No doubt he will be missed as a playmaker but that still doesn't make up for the fact that he pissed away his job with the Giants.

 

 




Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: April 4, 2009 4:41 pm
 

Burress will be missed

>>>Yeah I agree hitnrun, Prisco is being overdramatic as he often is.  The "Game of Life" is not over for Burress, he didn't run someone over and kill him while he was drunk like you mentioned. 

Plaxico may be a millionaire now...but I'm thinking in five years, he'll be dead broke and cadging for drinks from his posse.

I hope that's not the case, but when he gets off very lightly from shooting himself in the leg, you know that will just cement his belief that he can get away with anything he does.

The only way he doesn't run over someone while he's drunk is if he's smart enough to hire a chauffeur. And I doubt if that's going to happen.

 




Since: Nov 28, 2006
Posted on: April 4, 2009 7:48 am
 

Burress will be missed

PREDICTABLY different? Are you serious? So how much money did you put on each of your stone-cold locks, Mr. Psychic?  Enjoy it while you can, cause the Giants are going to smoke the Eagles this year, Plax or no.  You think we won't be gunning for you?  You guys accomplished nothing more than putting a big taget on your backs for next season.  P.S....have fun getting smoked, now that several key players have flown the coop.  Bucjkalter?  Dawkins AND Considine?  Shepard?  Thomas?   Have fun.  Better hope you don't get bit by the injury bug, cause you're lacking the depth after all of these moves. 




Since: Dec 24, 2008
Posted on: April 4, 2009 5:54 am
 

Burress will be missed

 I think that sadly, Prisco is right on. Too bad it came to this. As a 57-year Giants fan, I can tell you I will miss Plaxico. I have his jersey and I will miss what he brought to the game. I am sad for him, his family, the fans and the Giants. We will miss him.

It is now imperative that the Giants either trade for someone like Braylon Edwards and draft one WR int he draft, or draft two in the draft. Now that Amani Toomer and Plaxico Burress are both gone, there are two large holes to fill. I am also said to see Toomer go. That man played hard every game for this team and he stayed out of trouble. Too bad Plaxico did not take his cue from Amani Toomer.

I don't blame Coach Coughlin or any of the rest of management. It seems like they bent over backwards to try to accomodate him to try to make it work. Plaxico never seemed willing to listen, take it to heart and grow up. The real tragedy is that Plaxico has now throw away a chance on the league's top stage that will never come his way again. I bet Terrell Owens wishes he was still in Dallas rather than Buffalo. I say that with respect. I always liked the Bills and I have nothing whatsoever against the city of Buffalo, but NY and Dallas are two of the prime stages.

God bless you Plaxico. I do appreciate the memories. I will wear your jersey from time to time because I have it and because I still care.



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