Plaxico Burress plans to surprise people with his play this season and he’d like to be doing it with the Panthers.
MDS shared some of Burress’ comments from an interview with WFNZ in Charlotte on Tuesday, namely the ones about Burress being in good shape and confident about his ability to make an impact in 2012. What he didn’t share was what Burress had to say when asked about whether he’d be interested in playing for the Panthers. Plax said you “can’t come across a better situation” than the one presented by the Panthers.
“No doubt about it. My brother lives right there in Charlotte, my cousin lives there in Charlotte and all my family is there in Columbia, South Carolina,” Burress said. “It would just be a great situation all the way around and being close to everybody. Not just that but playing with Cam (Newton) who I think is one of the top five quarterbacks in all of football and as long as I can remember Steve Smith has been one of my favorites. I just think it’s a great situation.”
There’s no evidence that the Panthers feel the same way. Burress hasn’t heard from the team and there’s no sign they are looking to add a veteran like Burress to Smith, Brandon LaFell and the rest of their receiving corps.
Which is fine because Burress would probably find any situation involving a paying job as a wide receiver to be a great situation at this point. He’s expressed interest in signing with several teams this offseason, but that hasn’t resulted in anything other than more interviews expressing interest in more teams. Burress says it is because he hasn’t found the right fit, but it’s fair to wonder if such a thing is out there.