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Plax on Eagles: 'Nothing would make me happier'

Posted on: February 29, 2012 10:12 am
Edited on: February 29, 2012 10:20 am
Burress thinks playing in Philly would be 'special.' (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

It wasn't all that long ago that we passed along a report indicating that Plaxico Burress "badly" wanted to play for the Eagles next year. Philly was the team that folks originally believed would sign Plax, but he ended up being lured into New York by Rex Ryan's siren song.

Burress hopped on 97.5 the Fanatic in Philly (via on Wednesday, though, and reiterated his desire to play for Andy Reid.

"Hey man, nothing else would make me happier," Plaxico said. "Obviously coming to Philadelphia, instituting myself into the offense, it just adds a unique dynamic to what's already in place. You look at LeSean McCoy and what he did this year - he had probably the best year of any back, he and Maurice Jones-Drew. And everybody knows about what DeSean is capable of being one of the most explosive big play receivers in all of football. And Jeremy Maclin who is just getting better and better. And myself, I just see myself in that offense just being out there on the edge."

Burress would actually be a good fit with the Eagles from an offensive perspective: he caught eight touchdowns with the Jets, but that belied his overall production, as he was really more of a red-zone threat than anything. That's something Philly could use. And it doesn't hurt that Plax and Michael Vick are apparently boys and talk a lot -- Plax said that playing with Vick would be "special."

"I've talked to Mike several times," Burress said. "Not football, just normal business as human beings that we’re going through in life on a day to day basis. But I talked to him twice last week. For us to get together and be able to play together on a professional football team, especially coming from where we come from, and obviously going through the things we’ve gone through, I just think it would be a special deal.

"I really think he can bring a championship to Philadelphia, and I would love to be a part of that."

So all that remains is simply waiting until Burress is a free agent on March 13 and signing him, right? Well, maybe. It depends on how much money Plax wants. And it depends on whether or not the Eagles actually feel Burress would be a good fit with Philly. Remember, they signed plenty of big-name free agents last year, but it didn't matter a lick, as the team finished 8-8.

Unless Burress can actually provide some value for the Eagles, it's not necessarily a guarantee that he plays there.

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Since: Aug 23, 2010
Posted on: February 29, 2012 9:11 pm

Plax on Eagles: 'Nothing would make me happier'

Eagles should sign him if they can.He is a proven receiver,got the rust off last year and is ready to do good things.Who cares if he is 35, he is big and can outmatch a smaller corner or safety. All you have to do is get him the ball which obviosly sanchez could not.Vick is an accurate passer and throws laser beams, he can get him the ball.Age means nothing if you can take it to the promissed land.

Since: Jan 7, 2009
Posted on: February 29, 2012 8:21 pm

Plax on Eagles: 'Nothing would make me happier'

Lets see where we are on Plax. He whined and complained enough that although he was in a great situation in Pittsburg, he thought they were disrespecting him with the amount of money they were paying him. So he goes to the Giants. Plays well, although still complaining. Catches the game winning TD in the Super Bowl. You would have thought that he would have been satisfied for at least a little while. Wrong! He starts to complain in the papers again about not getting enough cash. Then he goes out and shoots himself in the leg. Spends time in prison. Comes out, then actually says the right stuff, so everybody starts to think that he's finally changed. The Jets sign him, he has an average season, then he comes out and tells anybody who will listen, that HE wants to play with the Eagles.
I only have one question. Why in the world would anybody want this self absorbed trouble maker? The only skill he still has is his size. He's old and slow. Except his mouth, that thing is always engaged at warp speed!

Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: February 29, 2012 5:36 pm

Plax on Eagles: 'Nothing would make me happier'

Just think how many Super Bowl you would have gone too had he paid TO what he was promised/worth.
Funny thing is, if T.O. would have played to what HE PROMISED he would have played for, he would have made more money than he did from 2004-2010.

Since: May 7, 2011
Posted on: February 29, 2012 4:57 pm

Plax on Eagles: 'Nothing would make me happier'

The Jets should pay attention to what "Plax" is saying because he was saying this all-along from the time that he was being pursued by the Jets. At the time he really didn't have a choice but to be the "good guy" due to him just getting out of prison. Now that he has a full season under his belt, he's going to be somewhat vocal about who he wants to play for...which has always been the Eagles because of his connection with Vick. i believe that "Plax" isn't too fond of Sanchez and really doesn't want to play another season with him as the QB throwing him the ball. If it doesn't go down with him being traded to the Eagles,they had better expect a difficult year from him....."Believe Dat!!!".

Since: Apr 5, 2007
Posted on: February 29, 2012 4:16 pm

Plax on Eagles: 'Nothing would make me happier'

Yes, please!  Sign him!  Another offseason where the Eagles dominate.  Another actual season where the Giants win a super bowl.

Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: February 29, 2012 3:34 pm

Plax on Eagles: 'Nothing would make me happier'

Nothing would make me happier. Another poison piece to the already toxic puzzle.  Go G-men.

Since: Sep 21, 2006
Posted on: February 29, 2012 3:07 pm

Plax on Eagles: 'Nothing would make me happier'

I want to play for the Eagles too.  I'm not as tall as Plax but I'm a lot smarter.

Since: Jan 2, 2012
Posted on: February 29, 2012 3:06 pm

Plax on Eagles: 'Nothing would make me happier'

Let me stop this train right now... First of all, Vick will NEVER win anything.  Further, adding Plax to the mix makes Vick even less likely to win anything.  I hope Philly is dumb enough to sign Plax to go along with Vick and the rest of the "Dream Team." 

Since: Feb 29, 2012
Posted on: February 29, 2012 3:02 pm

Plax on Eagles: 'Nothing would make me happier'

You are absolutley correct.  The TO experiment resulted in Philly finally making it to the Super Bowl.  That Andy sure is smart.  Just think how many Super Bowl you would have gone too had he paid TO what he was promised/worth.  This is a dumb franchise.  Plax would however give you an excellent option in the Red Zone and your only true big target receiver that can get off the line of scrimage.  Which Vick needs being a short QB.  (don't beleive me just look at Brees wr's/te)

Since: Feb 6, 2008
Posted on: February 29, 2012 2:19 pm

Plax on Eagles: 'Nothing would make me happier'

Plax would fit in great with the Eagles. I heard it reminded him alot of his homeboys from the exercise yard that he used to throw the ball around with in the clink. It would be like a "going home" of sorts.

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