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Vick says Plaxico would be a “great addition” to the Eagles

Michael Vick leaves the field after losing to the Green Bay Packers in their NFC Wild Card NFL playoff football game in Philadelphia Reuters

With receiver Plaxico Burress due to soon be released from prison after serving time for taking a loaded gun into a Manhattan nightclub, the man who has managed to achieve true redemption after an extended incarceration welcomes the possibility of Plaxico joining his team.

Eagles quarterback Mike Vick, who pleaded guilty in 2007 to federal conspiracy charges relating to dogfighting and gambling, likes the idea of Burress joining the Eagles. “Absolutely it would be a great addition for our team,” Vick told Anthony Gargano and Ike Reese of WIP in Philly, via SportsRadioInterviews.com.  “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.”

Burress would indeed be a good and intriguing addition to the Eagles, but we’re a little confused by Vick’s statement that he had a “chip on his shoulder” when he came out of prison.

Why did he have a “chip on his shoulder”?

That’s not a rhetorical question; we’d like to know more about how Vick’s incarceration for misconduct in which he clearly engaged provided external motivation after his release.  There’s a good chance that Vick was referring to the general belief that, after two years out of the game, he no longer could play at a high level.  But to the extent that there are people who are still searching for evidence to suggest that Vick really isn’t sorry for what he did and would still be doing it if he hadn’t gotten caught, the phrase could have a somewhat different meaning.

As to Burress, for whom many believe the punishment far exceeded the crime, he could have a “chip on his shoulder” for various reasons.  And we believe that he will benefit from that mindset, making an immediate impact in the red zone, with the rest of his game returning in time.

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59 Responses to “Vick says Plaxico would be a “great addition” to the Eagles”
  1. 2mannings1cup says: May 24, 2011 1:37 PM

    My guess would be the ol’ “two wrongs make a right” mindset here.

  2. zimaman says: May 24, 2011 1:41 PM

    Vick says Plaxico would be a “great addition” to the Eagles

    Now there is a surprise!

  3. pacificamjr says: May 24, 2011 1:42 PM

    Plax and MV7 are dawgs from VA, seems like a good fit on AND off the field!

  4. nfl25 says: May 24, 2011 1:43 PM

    i think vick is just tryin to help out plaxico. eagles dont need a 35 year old, 4th reciver that dont play special teams, not to mention it could take him a year to get his legs back. plaxico needs to go somewhere where they need a reciver

  5. turk2875 says: May 24, 2011 1:45 PM

    OK, before all the corny jokes start flooding the comment page, I’m going to go ahead and say as an Eagles fan I don’t want this to happen. He’s old, it’ll atract a media frenzy, and as Eagles fans we can actually say for once that WE ARE SET AT RECIEVER!!!!!

  6. mn1bjb says: May 24, 2011 1:47 PM

    I don’t see where Mike is going with the deep analysis of having a chip on your shoulder. Whats wrong with having the motivation to prove your worthiness after screwing up?

  7. telergy says: May 24, 2011 1:47 PM

    chip on his shoulder = “vick cant play qb anymore. vick should only comeback to play in wildcat packages” everyone in the league was saying that.

  8. nfl25 says: May 24, 2011 1:48 PM

    we get it, PFT hates vick. vick should just not talk to any reporter. all he does is give them ammo to use it against him.

  9. chapnastier says: May 24, 2011 1:50 PM

    nfl25 says: May 24, 2011 1:48 PM

    we get it, PFT hates vick. vick should just not talk to any reporter. all he does is give them ammo to use it against him.
    —————————————————–

    A lot of people hate Vick, not sure that PFT does. They are just trying to get you to comment and me to respond to it.

  10. yzguy431 says: May 24, 2011 1:51 PM

    does anyone care about anyone’s ‘chip on their shoulder’ ?

  11. richm2256 says: May 24, 2011 1:53 PM

    “I think certainly Plaxico is going to come out with a chip on his shoulder the same way I did”
    ————————————————-
    and you went about proving everybody wrong that first year HOW?

    You pretty much sat on the bench because you didn’t have the guts or the talent to take a piss-poor Donovan McNabb’s job away from him, and you pretty much sucked whenever you DID get into a game.

    Plus you kept getting yourself into controversial spots that make people continue to question your character and judgment.

    So tell us again, Mike Vick, how this “chip on your shoulder” made you either a better player or a better person?

    I’m thinking that Plaxico Buress might do well to simply remember that he put his OWN a$$ in prison with his OWN stupidity, and that he should come out grateful that any team deems his 34 year old butt worth taking a chance on, and that he ought to simply keep his mouth shut and dedicate himself to simply being the very best player and person that he can be TODAY.

    That’s pretty much what YOU should do as well, Mike Vick.

  12. leevi98 says: May 24, 2011 1:53 PM

    Only problem is…Burress Is OLD! That is a huge problem whe you were not a game changer to begin with…..Yes I know ..everyone will say but the SB catch against the Pats. ANYONE would have caught that catch! The Pats blew the coverage and he was wide open.

    Point being….a 34 year old WR who didn’t have speed to begin with is gonna come back after 3 years and be a player? YEAH RIGHT!

  13. dontouchmyjunk says: May 24, 2011 1:55 PM

    Vick clearly meant that people didn’t think he could play after two years out of the league. And they were right. His first year back he looked slow and confused.

    In the case of Burress, it will be the same thing. Problem is, he will turn 34 before the start of the 2011 season. He doesn’t have enough time left to ease back into the NFL as Vick did.

  14. leevi98 says: May 24, 2011 1:55 PM

    “nfl25 says: May 24, 2011 1:48 PM

    we get it, PFT hates vick. vick should just not talk to any reporter. all he does is give them ammo to use it against him.”

    I hate Vick! Yes i said that …hate…I also think Vick is overated and has always been…Yes he can run ..he makes sports center fun to watch with the one play here and there reels but HE WILL NEVER WIN A SB!

  15. cjca84 says: May 24, 2011 1:56 PM

    As a quarterback how could you not want a receiver where all you have to do is throw it up in the endzone. Makes his job a lot easier inside the five, instead of running 3 straight QB draws until Vick gets in. That was the Eagles red zone offense last year. He had 9 rushing TD’s.

  16. ampats says: May 24, 2011 1:57 PM

    The Longest Yard Part Three,

    coming to Lincoln Financial Field

  17. leevi98 says: May 24, 2011 1:58 PM

    I can honestly say..I feel sorry for Eagle fans….I mean they are expected to win in the east and Mike Vick is the team leader…WONDERFUL! LOL See how far this goes….Eagle fans love Vick now cause he changed his style and surprised many teams last year but what happens now that everyone has tons of film on Vick in the eagles offense now from game one….back to the old Vick with running a lot and throwing INTS good luck!

  18. krow101 says: May 24, 2011 2:01 PM

    Hey, at least someone on the team will finally have a Superbowl ring.

  19. hedleykow says: May 24, 2011 2:05 PM

    Vick’s comment was directed to Eagles fans and not to haters from foreign countries like Texas.

  20. benh999 says: May 24, 2011 2:06 PM

    Burress is well past his prime — Vick was released during his. Huge difference that having the biggest chip in the world on his shoulder will not change.

  21. macgee10 says: May 24, 2011 2:06 PM

    I hope my friends that are eagles fans don’t make of me anymore for the cowboys dealing with criminals and giving them second chances.

  22. giantrealist says: May 24, 2011 2:08 PM

    Vick probably meant that Plaxico will feel like he has something to prove…which he does. He needs to prove that he can be a good citizen and dedicate himself to football. He also needs to prove that he still has talent. Many are questioning that because of his age.

    I want him to return to the Giants. Think he can still be that home run kind of guy and also demand double coverage.

    But sadly I also think the Eagles would be the best spot for him. Vick is a much better QB than Eli. And I think Reid will use his skills better than Tom.

  23. skoobyfl says: May 24, 2011 2:10 PM

    Can Vick legally even be involved with another Felon during probation ?? I would think the law might have something different to say about all this.

  24. cruells says: May 24, 2011 2:17 PM

    He might be a “great fit” to Vick..
    But where would he fit in??
    Djax and Maclin are locked for 1st and 2nd and Avant is the Slot Reciever..

    If Buress woild settle as a 4th wideout then sign him but I doubt he will push Maclin out of the 2nd spot..

  25. gtmann says: May 24, 2011 2:19 PM

    PLEASE NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. cam3420 says: May 24, 2011 2:20 PM

    man i would love to see Plax as a slot reciever in that system lmao haha linebackers would be sooo tired or the defense would jus have to be in nickel and dime the whole game

  27. elisnopunkbitch says: May 24, 2011 2:25 PM

    Vick is such an idiot, 1st of all Plex will be a Giant again, and run wild through the Philly secondary, and second this guy is a real con, versus Plex who was way over persecuted for what he did.
    If it wasn’t an election year Bloomy would never have made a spectacle out of him.

    Vick – 2nd of all, unless you are running left you can’t throw the ball, you’re barely a RB, and nowhere close to a QB!

  28. benh999 says: May 24, 2011 2:26 PM

    @skoobyfl,
    If that were the case, it would pretty much preclude him from playing in the NFL.

  29. P_Willy says: May 24, 2011 2:33 PM

    The eagles did well in getting Vick… but since they’re 1 for 1 on that gamble, why risk adding this guy and potentially shoot themselves in the foot…or leg??

    :S

  30. touchdownroddywhite says: May 24, 2011 2:37 PM

    mn1bjb -

    “I don’t see where Mike is going with the deep analysis of having a chip on your shoulder. Whats wrong with having the motivation to prove your worthiness after screwing up?”

    I think he’s referring to the fact that some people would interpret that as him having a chip on his shoulder because he felt he was unfairly sentenced in relation to his crime.

    I even thought of that inititially and am not anti-Vick at all

  31. BernardPollardIsAnAss says: May 24, 2011 2:38 PM

    True redemption? In who’s eyes? Vick is still a turd to most of America and to most NFL fans. He has not been redeemed. Plax would fit right in. Two turds in the hand… or two turds on the same team, or however that saying goes. What a joke.

  32. 706vet says: May 24, 2011 2:49 PM

    “Plax” would be a decent backup for the Eagles. Is he worth it?

  33. nfl25 says: May 24, 2011 2:50 PM

    and you went about proving everybody wrong that first year HOW?

    You pretty much sat on the bench because you didn’t have the guts or the talent to take a piss-poor Donovan McNabb’s job away from him, and you pretty much sucked whenever you DID get into a game
    ===================================

    mcnabb had one of his best years that year. he played really well until he got smoked by dallas in the final two games of the season

  34. abninf says: May 24, 2011 2:56 PM

    Vick and Burress on the same team would make me nervous taking a shower in the locker room. No telling what might happen if they went back into prison mode.

  35. nfl25 says: May 24, 2011 2:57 PM

    chapnastier says:
    May 24, 2011 1:50 PM
    nfl25 says: May 24, 2011 1:48 PM

    we get it, PFT hates vick. vick should just not talk to any reporter. all he does is give them ammo to use it against him.
    —————————————————–

    A lot of people hate Vick, not sure that PFT does. They are just trying to get you to comment and me to respond to it.

    ————————————————-

    you are probably right about that (that they say it to get comments). but the one artyicle when todd herremans wrote that rothlisburger went from rapist to religion or whatever, PFT really dug into vick in that article. so i am pretty sure they hate vick. i love PFT and vick aint my boy so who cares, but i think they really hate vick if they use an article that had nothing to do with him and they kill him in it

  36. bleedeaglegreen says: May 24, 2011 3:05 PM

    Vick is a POS that INTENTIONALLY screwed the Falcons with his “privileged” attitude. He INTENTIONALLY tortured sick & hurting animals for fun. He INTENTIONALLY spread herpes knowing he had it. He INTENTIONALLY lied to anyone & everyone over & over.

    Plaxico made a mistake, he didn’t intentionally injure himself, any patrons, any defenseless animals or any women. He played at a high level with NY, took his job seriously & did everything he could not to disappoint his teammates in the playoffs. He came & delivered every game.

    There is a WORLD of difference between Mike “the sociopath” Vick, his intentional behavior, complete disregard for animals & humans & his lazy non-caring attitude for his teammates in Atlanta vs Plaxico Burress’ dumb mistake.

  37. jasndc75 says: May 24, 2011 3:11 PM

    “As to burressfor whom many believe the punishment far exceeded the crime”

    I dont really think thats the case. It only seems to have exceeded the crime when compared to many crimes to which not enough punishment is given.

    Plaxico accidently shot someone, while carrying a loaded weapon somewhere he was not allowed to. I dont know why people fail to realize that since he wasnt TRYING to shoot himself (hence the word accident) it could have just as easily been SOMEONE ELSE that got accidently shot.

    That said, I have nothing against Plax, he served his time, hopefully learned, and my Redskins could use him if they, you know, get someone to throw the ball first….

  38. johnnyoclock says: May 24, 2011 3:24 PM

    First: What do you expect Vick to say? “Nah he probably stinks now, I don’t want him”. No player ever says that about another player.

    Second: Chip on the shoulder. There’s always been an underlying feeling that he and his fans have had about how this country somehow did something wrong to him.

    Third: Who are you kicking off the team to replace him? Jackson? Only if you plan on not paying Jackson would you sign Burress.

    Maclin? He’s not replacing Maclin.

    Avant? When was Avant ever a problem? He’s probably cheaper and is quietly one of the better 3rd down recievers in the league.

    Riley Cooper? So you’re gonna kick him off the team and replace his 4 snaps a game with Burress? That makes no sense either.

    This whole story is stupid.

  39. tombradyhonorsociety says: May 24, 2011 3:25 PM

    Hey, I heard Plaxico is a real PitBull on the field…He never dogs it…He plays ruff :)

  40. homerunharrigan says: May 24, 2011 3:30 PM

    I say why not? Bring Plax to Philly.

    Initially, I was puzzled when we signed Vick two years ago, but the way he has carried himself on and off the field has made me a believer and a supporter (again).

    And so what if Plax is old, it’s all about the red-zone! We settle for 3 far too often, and he always killed us in the redzone when we played NYG over the years.

    I’ll start holding my breath once the labor dispute is resolved.

  41. allascowboys says: May 24, 2011 3:31 PM

    Would be a scary redzone offense if it were to happen

  42. homerunharrigan says: May 24, 2011 3:31 PM

    And we’ll sign him on the cheap!

  43. hanifmiller says: May 24, 2011 3:33 PM

    Plaxico would be a low risk/high reward proposition for any team. You cant teach height and that’s what Plaxico has. Even at 75% of what he was he can still be effective and help a team especially if the price is right (which it will be).

  44. Slackmo says: May 24, 2011 3:33 PM

    Philly needs The Ron Plaxico Experience.

  45. rcali says: May 24, 2011 3:37 PM

    I have a chip on my shoulder from falling over and laughing at ConVicts chip on the shoulder comment. Maybe his prison boyfriend didn’t treat him right.

  46. whatswiththehate says: May 24, 2011 3:44 PM

    First off, it would be great if this site stop making something worst than it was so their small-minded opinion of certain athletes can be fed. I was under the impression that the reason why Plaxico went to jail was because of the so called stringent UNLICENSED gun LAW in NY? Now it’s because he had a loaded gun in a club.

    Mike, you biase towards certain NFL athletes isn’t going unnoticed. Especially when you intentionally emblish yout write-up with intentional lies.

  47. flyinhighwithvick says: May 24, 2011 4:21 PM

    I find it funny that people are actually falling for this “Burress to the Eagles” nonsense. First of all, the dead give away is that the report came from the NY Times. They have nothing better to do up there except getting Philly fans all riled up. Secondly, the Eagles are pretty much set at WR. They have a ton of other needs, corner, defensive line, linebackers, why would they spend anymore money on a position they are sitting pretty much set at? Then…they would have to deal with Rosenhaus, who they already don’t like working with. I know a lot of Giant fans, and they all want Burress back on the Giants. I’m sure the writer who wrote this B.S. feels the same way. So he wrote the article with the hopes that Giants management would consider bringing back Burress and keep him from going to Philly.

  48. seabreezes51 says: May 24, 2011 4:23 PM

    He would be a damn good addition.
    I want to see the Eagles win one.

  49. andyreidisfat says: May 24, 2011 4:25 PM

    Man even if i wasn’t an Eagles Fan people like the ones who comment on here would make me want to see the Eagles and Vick win a superbowl.

    You all harp on what he did wrong, but what about what hes done right ??? how much have you personally done to stop dog fighting …. my guess is nothing, unless you broke the one up in your moms basement where you sit making fun of others lol …. Lets be real about the whole deal, Vick in the last 2 1/2 years has done more for dog safety and talking to kids about staying n school and all that stuff than anyone in sports. The guy does a speaking event twice a week every week. What do you do ?? you do nothing. Personally my self i also do nothing but i have a good friend who works with a rescue shelter here in philly and she has worked with and spoken to Vick personally. She told me the guy sounds like he knows what hes done wrong and hes given money and time to the cause of heping Animals witch more than any of us has ever done. So i would if i were all remember judge not lest you be judged !…

    Anyway on to Burris i am all for it if he plays only in the redzone and hes really cheap.

  50. kevpft says: May 24, 2011 4:32 PM

    They’d have to officially change the name of the team to the “Illeagles”.

  51. cincinnasti says: May 24, 2011 4:41 PM

    The Eagles keep out biding Cincinnati on potential players…

  52. typicaleaglesfan says: May 24, 2011 4:42 PM

    richm2256 says:
    May 24, 2011 1:53 PM
    “I think certainly Plaxico is going to come out with a chip on his shoulder the same way I did”
    ————————————————-
    and you went about proving everybody wrong that first year HOW?

    You pretty much sat on the bench because you didn’t have the guts or the talent to take a piss-poor Donovan McNabb’s job away from him, and you pretty much sucked whenever you DID get into a game.

    Plus you kept getting yourself into controversial spots that make people continue to question your character and judgment.

    So tell us again, Mike Vick, how this “chip on your shoulder” made you either a better player or a better person?

    I’m thinking that Plaxico Buress might do well to simply remember that he put his OWN a$$ in prison with his OWN stupidity, and that he should come out grateful that any team deems his 34 year old butt worth taking a chance on, and that he ought to simply keep his mouth shut and dedicate himself to simply being the very best player and person that he can be TODAY.

    That’s pretty much what YOU should do as well, Mike Vick.

    richm2256,

  53. typicaleaglesfan says: May 24, 2011 4:46 PM

    richm2256 says:
    May 24, 2011 1:53 PM
    “I think certainly Plaxico is going to come out with a chip on his shoulder the same way I did”
    ————————————————-
    and you went about proving everybody wrong that first year HOW?

    You pretty much sat on the bench because you didn’t have the guts or the talent to take a piss-poor Donovan McNabb’s job away from him, and you pretty much sucked whenever you DID get into a game.

    Plus you kept getting yourself into controversial spots that make people continue to question your character and judgment.

    So tell us again, Mike Vick, how this “chip on your shoulder” made you either a better player or a better person?

    I’m thinking that Plaxico Buress might do well to simply remember that he put his OWN a$$ in prison with his OWN stupidity, and that he should come out grateful that any team deems his 34 year old butt worth taking a chance on, and that he ought to simply keep his mouth shut and dedicate himself to simply being the very best player and person that he can be TODAY.

    That’s pretty much what YOU should do as well, Mike Vick.

    richm2256,
    you sound like a bitter giants fan. Vick contributed in his first season. He ran the ball fairly well and played wildcat ok. why don’t you focus YOUR efforts into thinking before you type and knowing what your talking about. before you rebut with the stupid rings comment the giants haven’t gone through the eagles to win a title. The giants havent beaten the eagles in the playoffs in 9 years, maybe someday the giants will have qb as talented as Vick.

  54. tncm333 says: May 24, 2011 5:27 PM

    When you are “humbled” in prison, “ashamed of your actions” and “find god” it is only natural to come out with a “chip on your shoulder”.

    Clear cut evidence that he is not remorseful, that he feels he got a raw deal.

    People have ALWAYS questioned whether he was a good QB or not, therefor he wouldn’t come out of prison with a chip on his shoulder.

  55. steelerskicktheravens says: May 24, 2011 6:40 PM

    black&yellow

  56. backindasaddle says: May 24, 2011 8:19 PM

    Plax & Vick…….Two Turds in a Pod.

  57. o0omorriso0o says: May 24, 2011 9:50 PM

    can we stop anylizing every word Vick says? Seriously what gives us the right to judge? DAMN people tick me off…

  58. richm2256 says: May 24, 2011 11:41 PM

    nfl25 says:
    mcnabb had one of his best years that year. he played really well until he got smoked by dallas in the final two games of the season
    ————————————————

    Yeah, he had such a great season that they shipped his a$$ out of town after the season ….. to a DIVISION RIVAL, no less.

    For KEVIN FREAKING KOLB!!!!

    Does anything say “we REALLY think you suck” more than trading a guy to a team in your own division, where he could potentially hurt you the most?????

    He really had an awesome 2009 season, didn’t he?!!!!!

  59. melonnhead says: May 25, 2011 1:39 AM

    MEAN MACHINE – MEAN MACHINE – MEAN MACHINE – MEAN MACHINE!

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