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Coughlin is willing to talk to Plaxico

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On Monday, Giants co-owner John Mara said the that team “certainly . . . will talk” about bringing back receiver Plaxico Burress.

We speculated that coach Tom Coughlin would react via laughter and the involuntary release of copious amounts of pee.

But Coughlin, who has yet to get a contract extension as he enters his lame-duck season, apparently knows the source of his ongoing bread butter.  According to Paul Schwartz of the New York Post, Coughlin has told G.M. Jerry Reese that Coughlin is willing to sit down and talk with Burress.

It’s the smart move for Coughlin, especially since Burress has made it clear that he doesn’t want to return to the team, given the ongoing presence of Coughlin.

So why are the Giants expressing interest?  They surely realize that, if he becomes a star elsewhere, the Giants will be criticized for not at least trying to bring him back.  So they are trying.

And they likely won’t be succeeding.

And they’re probably happy about that.

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24 Responses to “Coughlin is willing to talk to Plaxico”
  1. touchdownroddywhite says: Jul 26, 2011 9:54 AM

    That would be a dumb move…

  2. MichaelEdits says: Jul 26, 2011 9:55 AM

    Tomorrow they’ll talk to Cheddar Bob.

    I love that they’ve got no interest in Freaky Tiki.

  3. berniemadoffsides says: Jul 26, 2011 9:56 AM

    We don’t need him.

  4. pixelito says: Jul 26, 2011 9:56 AM

    He won’t sign in NY.

  5. jonka says: Jul 26, 2011 9:59 AM

    i dont care what anyone says
    if we get plax back and nicks is healthy the giants are a superbowl contender thats a fact

  6. mobuccsfan says: Jul 26, 2011 10:00 AM

    I personally wouldn’t mind Tampa bringing him in for a reasonable contract for like one year to see how it goes. He could still easily be a great red zone target, which would be one more weapon for Freeman to utilize. As much as I like Stroughter and Benn, they have been hurt so kind of unfair to them, but I just don’t see either one of them turning into a number two receiver. I would like to see an ideal situation some time where Freeman has his Marvin Harrison and Reggie Wayne combo, T.O. and Jerry Rice, Jerry Rice and Tim Brown, something to that effect.
    If they could do that, plus keep Winslow and Stocker healthy *(hear he is a hell of a tight end) and get a compliment back to be the dash to Blount’s smash (hopefully only on the field for the rest of his career), then the Buccaneers would be great on offense for years to come.
    It is only a matter of time before a great top 10 to top 5 defense returns, in my opinion.

  7. jlporcher says: Jul 26, 2011 10:04 AM

    So why even talk to him??? Just to save face if he succeeds? If hes successful good for plax if not oh well. Hes already said he doesnt want to be a giant anyway.

  8. dolphindad says: Jul 26, 2011 10:05 AM

    frankly I dont know why Plaxico would want to sign in NY. why play for a state that put you in prison for 2 years for shooting yourself in the foot. drug dealers, domestic abusers, theives get less time in jail. they made an example of him. he should go play for the eagles and score 5 tds vs the giants this year.

  9. phinheads says: Jul 26, 2011 10:06 AM

    Write this down….Plax is bound for Chicago.

  10. jw731 says: Jul 26, 2011 10:07 AM

    Does anyone think that the combo of Rosenhaus and Buress want anything but starter money?……Please, he will sign with whomever gives him the most cash……

  11. johnnyjagfan says: Jul 26, 2011 10:07 AM

    He said he’d talk to him…Plax won’t be a Giant. Coughlin’s a little different a guy than he used to be.

  12. biggerballz says: Jul 26, 2011 10:14 AM

    they should be looking to sign a qb since doofus is half as talented as his greedy brother but just as greedy.

  13. berniemadoffsides says: Jul 26, 2011 10:26 AM

    Plax will be a Houston Texan. A cheap, effective secondary WR for Schaub to throw to and make Andre’s life that much easier.

    I hope he goes to Washington, however. I’d love to beat up on him twice a year…

  14. twitter:Chapman_Jamie says: Jul 26, 2011 10:29 AM

    “jonka says: Jul 26, 2011 9:59 AM

    i dont care what anyone says
    if we get plax back and nicks is healthy the giants are a superbowl contender thats a fact”

    Yeah I mean since you are ignoring the fact that the major reason the Giants struggled last year was because they had no one to protect Eli causing him to get killed and force INT’s left and right. Upgrade your OL then maybe you can talk about Superbowls again.

  15. brettfavrecellphone says: Jul 26, 2011 10:42 AM

    And by Coughlin they mean Detective William Coughlin of the NYPD.

  16. themage78 says: Jul 26, 2011 10:51 AM

    Let’s see why Plax would want to sign with The Giants.
    1. He knows the system.
    2. He knows the QB and they worked VERY well together.
    3. He has other WRs that will draw some of the doubleteams away.

    Why the Giants want Plax:
    1. Eli hasn’t had a stable WR base without him.
    2. They were getting anyone to play WR for them last year.
    3. Steve Smith and Domenik Hixon are both coming off major surgeries.
    4. Plax should be more easier to handle, and more contrite.

  17. pympdaddi says: Jul 26, 2011 10:59 AM

    I see them talking, but as much as I would like it, I don’t see Plax back in blue… although, they have indeed reserved #17 (just in case). Plax and Nicks would be devastating on opposing defenses not to mention a strong running game not having the extra guy to protect down in the box. Yes, he made a stupid mistake, but if it happened in ANY other city in the country, we wouldn’t be talking about this, we’d be talking about total GIANTS domination!!! I think somebody will be smart enough to pay the man, and it could even be in New York, but it won’t be the Giants (although, I’d pee myself if it was). Keep in mind, a short term guy will need to fill in at WR since S.Smith will most likely be on the PUP for 6 weeks starting the season.

  18. gfan8611 says: Jul 26, 2011 11:16 AM

    I can understand if the Giants maybe want to sit down and chat with him privately. Maybe to smooth any rough edges off their personal relationship with him, but, keep that private. Basically in public Plax has said no thanks to the Giants, so just move on already New York Giants.

  19. berniemadoffsides says: Jul 26, 2011 11:26 AM

    @ themage78 :

    Really, we haven’t had a stable WR corps since he left? lol How about our first Pro Bowl WR with over 100 receptions in decades, Steve Smith? Or arguably the best young WR in the league, Hakeem Nicks? Eli never threw for more yards or TD’s than last season, buddy.

    We also have Nicks and Manningham. And Hagan. And Cruz. And Barden. And eventually Smith after he’s off the PUP list in October.

    We also drafted a rookie in the 3rd round, Jernigan. He’s expected to be a huge playmaker for us on offense and special teams. No chance in hell we bring Plax back, mark my words. We don’t need a 34 year-old WR who hasn’t played a down in this league in almost three years.

    I guess we’ll keep Tiki, too… (rolls eyes)

  20. giantjeff says: Jul 26, 2011 11:53 AM

    @twitter:Chapman_Jamie says:
    Jul 26, 2011 10:29 AM

    —————-Yeah I mean since you are ignoring the fact that the major reason the Giants struggled last year was because they had no one to protect Eli causing him to get killed and force INT’s left and right. Upgrade your OL then maybe you can talk about Superbowls again.———–

    Well that is a stupid and uneducated comment – even when they were injured all season, the talent and depth on the o-line still found a way to set an important Giants record – most consecutive games without giving up a sack. The INT’s had to do with 3 things:
    1 – tipped balls by WR’s – (8)
    2 – Gilbrides incredibly difficult to learn routes
    3 – Eli making a few boneheaded plays rather than taking a sack (see left handed throws on our goal line).

    I blame Eli for about 10 or 11 picks – nothing more.

    I cant wait to watch the Giants win 12 games this year. Especially with Plax and Pozluzny in Blue.

    The G-Men make a big run, deep into the playoffs again this year, and to all of you Coughlin haters, keep hating, ’cause he will be around for a long time!

    Go Giants!

  21. reggiebush25 says: Jul 26, 2011 11:57 AM

    Yes talk to him. He is the best RED ZONE threat in the league. The Giants don’t have that many weapons (sorry). In todays NFL you many options on offense to score.

  22. themage78 says: Jul 26, 2011 12:14 PM

    berniemadoffsides says: Jul 26, 2011 11:26 AM

    @ themage78 :

    Really, we haven’t had a stable WR corps since he left? lol How about our first Pro Bowl WR with over 100 receptions in decades, Steve Smith? Or arguably the best young WR in the league, Hakeem Nicks? Eli never threw for more yards or TD’s than last season, buddy.

    We also have Nicks and Manningham. And Hagan. And Cruz. And Barden. And eventually Smith after he’s off the PUP list in October.

    We also drafted a rookie in the 3rd round, Jernigan. He’s expected to be a huge playmaker for us on offense and special teams. No chance in hell we bring Plax back, mark my words. We don’t need a 34 year-old WR who hasn’t played a down in this league in almost three years.
    ———————————————————–
    Smith never made a true transition to a #1 receiver, sure he caught a lot of balls, but he never stayed on the field last season.
    And all the people you mention have been hurt or missed games in some fashion. So please tell me how that is a stable WR corps. We haven’t had a good WR with over 3 years experience since Plax.

    We all know it takes 3 years for a WR to have a breakout season, and hopefully that will happen for Nicks and Manningham this season. (Remember Manningham missed a season)

    Please show me a WR for the Giants that started all 16 games for the past 2 seasons. It hasn’t happened.

  23. reggiebush25 says: Jul 26, 2011 12:37 PM

    How many Super Bowls has the Giants won since Plax was in the big house buddy…..

  24. kev86 says: Jul 26, 2011 5:22 PM

    Signing a one year deal with G-Men ( he works well with Eli) and winning another SB would make him a small fortune next year. Not the worst idea in the world for both parties.

    Wont happen but just sayen.

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