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Plax calls return to Giants a “great possibility”

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Plaxico Burress was bullish on joining the Eagles last week, but this week finds him singing the praises of another NFC East team.

It’s a team he knows well. Burress went on Sirius XM NFL Radio with Adam Schein Tuesday and was talking about how great it would be to wind up playing for the Giants again. As you’re surely aware, Burress’ last stint with the current Super Bowl champs ended with his self-inflicted gunshot wound during the 2008 season and he flirted with them a bit last year before ultimately signing with the Giants’ MetLife Stadium co-tenants.

Burress had nothing but praise for Tom Coughlin, who he sparred with on occasion while a member of the team and criticized in interviews after getting out of prison, during the interview and called the chance of a reunion “a great possibility.” He then went on to wax rhapsodic about the Giants offense.

“Playing in Kevin Gilbride’s system is definitely one of the best,” Burress said, via Paul Schwartz of the New York Post. “You just see the production those guys are having at the wide receiver position. Victor Cruz obviously with the year he had and Hakeem Nicks and Mario Manningham. You just look at some of the plays those guys are making out on the edge and Eli [Manning] has really just become a man at his position, leading those guys the last few games of the season and obviously winning a Super Bowl.”

While the Giants are likely to lose Mario Manningham in free agency, the chances of a return engagement probably aren’t as good as Burress makes them out to be. The Giants re-signed Domenik Hixon and have Ramses Barden and Jerrel Jernigan on the roster without having much cap space to spend. His relatively drama-free year with the Jets might quiet some concerns about any distractions, but Manning hardly seemed thrilled about the prospect of Burress’ return last year and his past issues with Coughlin also complicate the issue when you’re talking about someone who is essentially a role player at this point in his career.

Burress also listed the Jets, Steelers and Eagles as teams that have his interest as a free agent. At least he’s keeping his options open.

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40 Responses to “Plax calls return to Giants a “great possibility””
  1. zaggs says: Mar 6, 2012 3:57 PM

    Must suck when the phone just sits there, silent.

  2. feelzgood says: Mar 6, 2012 3:58 PM

    He should just bulk up and become a tight end. Dustin Keller got better separation off defenders then he did.

  3. geeeeemen says: Mar 6, 2012 3:59 PM

    Plax is an idiot. Last year was his chance to re-join the Giants. He said no, then he bashed Coughlin, then he joined the Jets, then the Giants won the SB, then he praised the Eagles.

    Don’t think so, Plax.

  4. canemh says: Mar 6, 2012 3:59 PM

    no thanks. u can goto philly. thank u

  5. bluefan204 says: Mar 6, 2012 4:01 PM

    Funny how a little hardware will make someone change their minds about where they want to go. Sorry, Plax. You picked the wrong team last year, and burned a few bridges while doing so. Good luck with the Eagles. Plenty of drama there for you to soak up.

  6. t2live says: Mar 6, 2012 4:01 PM

    He’s not going to the Giants. There good with the receiver corps. Coughlin wouldnt want him back anyway. Eagles is more of an option right now.

  7. hrmlss says: Mar 6, 2012 4:02 PM

    …and next week it will be another team that has expressed no interest. He still is a diva, will never learn.

  8. thesmiteofthewicked says: Mar 6, 2012 4:03 PM

    Oh, that would be awesome! The Giants totally need a washed-up statue with no vertical speed, no play making ability and no respect for the coaching staff.

  9. nyjetsmaniac says: Mar 6, 2012 4:04 PM

    Only reason why he played For the JETS was the 3 million Guaranteed MONEY PERIOD ! GET LOST PLAX…..

  10. clavette says: Mar 6, 2012 4:05 PM

    you’re delusional if you think the giants want you back

  11. gpete1962 says: Mar 6, 2012 4:11 PM

    With Plax, it not only would be the best Giant receiving core ever, but would probably be one of the best in the NFL as well !!

  12. kspells12345 says: Mar 6, 2012 4:14 PM

    there’s no way the Eagles sign this fool. He was barely getting separation on the Jets.

  13. nygf says: Mar 6, 2012 4:15 PM

    And for my next act…the Prodigal Son!

  14. BTC says: Mar 6, 2012 4:15 PM

    The Jets, Steelers and Eagles?

    Don’t see why the Steelers would let go off Hines Ward just to bring in an ex-player-who’s-now-older.

    Eagles signing him makes sense, since they build their team like they’re playing Madden.

    Hopefully, the Jets keep him. I enjoyed watching their offense stagnate with him and Santonio.

  15. drewfus813 says: Mar 6, 2012 4:17 PM

    It seems like this guy is kissing the ass of every team out there. It’s getting embarrassing that no one wants him.

  16. krose91 says: Mar 6, 2012 4:20 PM

    He’s so dumb. Unbelievable.

  17. cmb79 says: Mar 6, 2012 4:21 PM

    Amazing how a Super Bowl win changes everything after Plax used them for leverage.

  18. backstageatapuppetshow says: Mar 6, 2012 4:23 PM

    Hey Plax,

    “Kevin Gilbride’s system” as you call it is not “HIS” system at all.

    Eli Manning should get all the credit for the Offensive success of this team, not some Coach who copied his “SYSTEM” and has shared his loyalties with 13 different teams over his career.

    Talk about a joke!

  19. katrinasafterbirth says: Mar 6, 2012 4:23 PM

    Giants will take him back in a heartbeat. Nicks is a china doll and Cruz in nothing but a flash in the pan. Burress will be back shooting himself in no time flat…

  20. dallassux says: Mar 6, 2012 4:26 PM

    Look at these repsonses. And just like that, giants fans turn on him. This is too funny. Remember he caught the winning TD to help the Giants win the SB?

    Guess your gonna tell they aren’t….eh east96th??

  21. m1mplax39 says: Mar 6, 2012 4:27 PM

    I bet there is a even greater possibility of him shooting himself again

  22. halbriston says: Mar 6, 2012 4:27 PM

    No thanks…go join Steve Smith on the Eagles. Seems to be a popular destination for our wideouts once they’re washed up…

  23. brenenostler says: Mar 6, 2012 4:27 PM

    This is coming days after he said he would “love nothing more” than to play for the Eagles

  24. bhindenemylines says: Mar 6, 2012 4:27 PM

    And tomorrow it will be the Redskins

    And the day after that, the Cowboys.

    Keep going, Plax. You got 7 other divisions to hit before the season starts.

  25. mvp43 says: Mar 6, 2012 4:29 PM

    Plax would be the first to shoot down that rumor if it were’nt true….

  26. maryannwiththeshakyhands says: Mar 6, 2012 4:30 PM

    Just keep chasing the good teams Plax. Gotta love these guys that just want to ride the coattails of a winner and not actually be the reason a mediocre team gets better.

  27. rickastleydancemoves says: Mar 6, 2012 4:30 PM

    Say Plax
    *puts on sunglasses*
    It’s a “great possibility” Eli doesn’t want you back.

  28. kane337 says: Mar 6, 2012 4:35 PM

    Jacksonville could use him.

  29. gmenallday says: Mar 6, 2012 4:37 PM

    @Mvp43…… Now thats comedy!

  30. illwillthemick says: Mar 6, 2012 4:42 PM

    most of the time u hear about teams having interest in players plax must think every team wants him and he can just pick the team he wants. no not the case. philly dont want you, stop using us as a tool for creating some buzz.

  31. rcampore says: Mar 6, 2012 4:43 PM

    dallassux says: Mar 6, 2012 4:26 PM

    Look at these repsonses. And just like that, giants fans turn on him. This is too funny. Remember he caught the winning TD to help the Giants win the SB?

    Guess your gonna tell they aren’t….eh east96th??

    ____________________________________

    Yes we turned on him, just like Eagles fans turned on little DeSean when he cried like a little baby, but now you all love him again. Talk about flip-floppers.

    Oh and how you turned on Donovan and Andy, etc, etc. go back to your empty trophy case.

  32. melikefootball says: Mar 6, 2012 4:45 PM

    Why these teams gives this guy chance after chance is beyond me. Always wanting to play for a tyeam they think is a winner when they have proved to be a loser.

  33. situsavaisprier says: Mar 6, 2012 4:59 PM

    dallassux says:
    Mar 6, 2012 4:26 PM
    Look at these repsonses. And just like that, giants fans turn on him. This is too funny. Remember he caught the winning TD to help the Giants win the SB?

    Guess your gonna tell they aren’t….eh east96th??

    ——————————————————————

    1. Not all of the responses above are from Giants fans
    2. The fans didn’t turn on him, they are calling his hypocrisy. He had a chance to go back to the Giants, but chose the Jets. Then he said “”Hey man, nothing else would make me happier. Obviously coming to Philadelphia, instituting myself into the offense, it just adds a unique dynamic to what’s already in place. … I just see myself in that offense just being out there on the edge. You’re talking about all the guys that’s already in place in their offense, there’s just so many options. … So it would be dynamic to get me down there in that offense, especially with Mike and all the ability that he has at quarterback and being able to roll out, get outside on the edge and run the ball in for touchdowns. So we’ll see what happens.”” Regarding joining the Eagles.
    3. Burress simply wanted to stick it to the Giants ever since he got out. This is why he wants to go to the Eagles. Hey, he said it not the fans.

  34. kev86 says: Mar 6, 2012 5:14 PM

    10 grand a catch. 50 grand a TD. take it or leave it big guy.

  35. eaglez10 says: Mar 6, 2012 6:30 PM

    Please dont join the eagles Steve smith cost us a win I wonder what you will do. And no eagle fan wants a guy that wants to be on the giants or steelers. If Andy makes this move he would shoot him self out of town. I had to add that. But if you do become an eagle were more than pleased to have you hear lol

  36. cubear34 says: Mar 6, 2012 8:55 PM

    Something tells me he will be happy anywhere he can get a pay check. The next team that remotely shows any interest will inevitably be showered with praise from plax. I guarantee it will read like a hallmark card without the hugs and kisses xoxo.

  37. bigd93 says: Mar 6, 2012 10:37 PM

    isnt tampa bay where old washed up receivers go to die ? no ? then try chicago ….

  38. nygsbchamps4 says: Mar 7, 2012 12:58 AM

    Man, I’ve lost so much respect for this guy, it’s unbelievable!

  39. nygsbchamps4 says: Mar 7, 2012 1:08 AM

    @Dallas, you are forgetting one important point, he turned on the Giants first!

  40. bigblueapple says: Mar 8, 2012 10:22 PM

    Send him to the Eagles. Vick and Buress are perfect for each other. Giants should resign Steve Smith instead, I know the fanbase thinks of him as a traitor but as a Giants fan I would welcome him back. He is a great young WR with great hands that runs great routes and has never shot himself. Perfect number 2 with Nicks at one and Cruz in the slot.

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