Plaxico says Philly fans will boo him, but they love him

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When Jets receiver Plaxico Burress emerged from prison, he sported a Philadelphia Phillies hat.  It prompted many to think that Burress wanted to play for the Eagles.  He did, but the Eagles never made a move.

With the Jets at 8-5 and the Eagles at 5-8, Burress likely is happy about that.

Plaxico’s team heads to Philly this weekend, in his first trip there since November 2008 — his last visit as a member of the Giants.  On Thursday, Burress spoke to the media about his return.

“Over the years, it’s been one of those battles that I’ve had with them,” Burress said in comments circulated by the team.  “[There have been] two or three last-minute touchdowns to win games.  It’s just always a fun place for me, personally.  I’m pretty sure the fans will boo me.  They love me, they just don’t want to admit it.  It’s going to be fun.”

The game also unites two of the highest-profile players to have served time in prison — Burress and Eagles quarterback Mike Vick.

“I talk to him about once a week now,” Burress said of Vick.  “We stay in contact.  [We] talk about life, football and all those kinds of things.  His family will be there.  Some of my family be there.  For everybody back home in Tidewater and the Seven Cities, it’ll be a day where we enjoy it [and] we embrace it.  It’s always one of those deals where when we play against each other, we have to try to outdo each other, try to outshine each other.  It’s going to be fun for both of us, especially after everything that we have been through.  We’ll just get to enjoy it.  I want him to do well, but not well enough to win.”

Both teams need the game badly if they want to make it to the playoffs; the Eagles need it a bit more.  (OK, a lot more.)

Rosenthal and I disagree on this one in our Week 15 picks.  Still nine games down, I need it a bit more.  (OK, a lot more.)

32 responses to “Plaxico says Philly fans will boo him, but they love him

  1. You are nine games down and yet pick Tebow? You think miracles can save you Mike? Forget about it. Gregg wins this season even if he decides to flip a coin the rest of the way.

  2. I won’t boo him…i like the guy and wish they had signed him instead of steve smith…would’ve made more sense considering he could have helped in the red zone…in my opinion just another thing on the long list of things this front office had done wrong

  3. I love Philly. At least we sell out stadiums. At least we sell out your stadiums when we travel. Best, most passionate fans in the Country. Dont even care what the haters will say. Id rather be a fan here then anywhere else. Makes me proud when 46,000 fans are whistling at Tim Lincecums hair or chanting USA when Osama was killed. Love it here.

  4. Frist to say
    Plex man up you know they are going to boo it football the way it should be the other teams fans boo don’t take the fun out of it they mean no harm they won’t to see a great catch.

  5. “I love Philly. At least we sell out stadiums. At least we sell out your stadiums when we travel. Best, most passionate fans in the Country. Dont even care what the haters will say. Id rather be a fan here then anywhere else. Makes me proud when 46,000 fans are whistling at Tim Lincecums hair or chanting USA when Osama was killed. Love it here.”

    Yeah. Philly fans are also good at cheering injuries, booing Santa and taunting Joe Jurevicius about his son.

  6. “The game also unites two of the highest-profile players to have served time in prison — Burress and Eagles quarterback Mike Vick.”

    WOO HOO- This is going to send network ratings through the roof!! I can almost hear the pre-game drama now– FROM LOCKUP TO LOCKOUT, THE NFL PRESENTS… THE LONGEST YARD 2.0

  7. Well, considering in 2008 the Giants were humming along looking like a lock to at least get back to the Super Bowl, then Plax shot himself and the Eagles got a regular season and playoff win over the Giants, i’d say it’s appreciated, but would’ve rather done it with you still on the team, and didn’t wanna see you do two years in the clink.

  8. Philly fans boo’d T.O and cheered for McNabb, and then boo’d McNabb and now chant “fire Reed”. They’re not very smart people so I wouldn’t put too much thought into anything I heard coming out of that stadium.

  9. plaxico burress has been the best red zone player in the entire nfl. the dude is a ghost everywhere else, but absolutely unstoppable inside the red zone. he is the reason why the jets have been so good in the red zone.

  10. trbowman – booed Santa? that was over 50 years ago. If youre German should I blame you for Hitler? And he wasnt booed. He was hit with ice balls . Get your facts straight sissy boy.

  11. “trbowman – booed Santa? that was over 50 years ago. If youre German should I blame you for Hitler? And he wasnt booed. He was hit with ice balls . Get your facts straight sissy boy.”

    So no response on how Philly fans taunted Joe Jurevicius about his dead son? Yeah, I wouldn’t try to respond to that either.

    Sissy boy, lol. Good one. Definitely easy being a tough guy behind that computer of yours….lol.

  12. Biggest mistake the Eagles made all season (beside Juan Castillo) was signing Steve Smith instead of Plaxico Burress….I’ve been saying it since day one.

  13. oh, and @rcali: let’s not act like this is the first time two ex-convicts have played each other. without doing any research, I would say that probably happens at least once or twice a year, if not more.

  14. So no response on how Philly fans taunted Joe Jurevicius about his dead son? Yeah, I wouldn’t try to respond to that either.

    Sissy boy, lol. Good one. Definitely easy being a tough guy behind that computer of yours….lol.

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    @trbowman,

    Talk about hiding behind his computer. Tell us what football team you root for and we’ll did up stories on those fans? We’re waiting. But you won’t.

    Times yours.

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