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.