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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 SportsRadioInterviews.com) 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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Comments

Since: Feb 29, 2012
Posted on: February 29, 2012 2:18 pm
 

Plax on Eagles: 'Nothing would make me happier'

This is funny stuff. Why would the Eagles prefer to continue wasting money on washed up old guys, when they are just gonna end up losing them all in a few years and be stuck with a bunch of nobodys? You already have your "Dream Team" ideal players. Make sure McCoy is happy, and get a real defense! Oh, and I'm still confused as to how this team would afford another contract like Burress will probably want. Take my advice, tell Plax no.  Better yet, tell him yes and let the Giants or Cowboys keep winning the division. That would make me happy:)



Since: Aug 10, 2011
Posted on: February 29, 2012 1:53 pm
 

Plax on Eagles: 'Nothing would make me happier'

Hey, when in doubt on what to do with your franchise, you could just add as many criminals as you can and hope for the best.  It's an approach, just not sure it's the best approach? 



Since: Jan 5, 2012
Posted on: February 29, 2012 1:52 pm
 

Plax on Eagles: 'Nothing would make me happier'

I could easily see Plax in Philly!



Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: February 29, 2012 1:40 pm
 

Plax on Eagles: 'Nothing would make me happier'

Eventually Vick will manage to actually surround himself with the best players in the league and win a championship that way. I just don't understand how the Eagles salary cap doesn't seem to exist.



Since: Oct 27, 2008
Posted on: February 29, 2012 1:09 pm
 

Plax on Eagles: 'Nothing would make me happier'

This guy is such an idiot.  Has he ever been happy or content in his life?  He has not changed one bit from the idiot who shot himself 4 years ago.  Always with complaints (Does anyone remember the huge contract the Giants gave him the season following the 2008 Super Bowl?)  Never a team player.  And who does he want to go and play for?  The Eagles.  Good luck with that.

If Andy Reid takes this guy he should have his head examined! You would think that Reid might just remember his TO experience and maybe think twice.....



Since: Sep 17, 2011
Posted on: February 29, 2012 12:56 pm
 

Plax on Eagles: 'Nothing would make me happier'

All depends on how much money he wants...He had a good year last year despite having Sanchez for a qb...He would be a good situational receiver in the red zone...like I said it all depends on the money...everybody deserves a second chance



Since: Sep 4, 2009
Posted on: February 29, 2012 12:35 pm
 

Plax on Eagles: 'Nothing would make me happier'

First he tries to stick it to the GIANTS by going to the Jets.  GIANTS win the Super Bowl, Jets fall on their face.  Now it's the Eagles.  PLEASE---PLEASE take him!!!



Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: February 29, 2012 12:14 pm
 

Plax on Eagles: 'Nothing would make me happier'

NO MORE FELONS PLEASE!!!!! NO MORE FELONS PLEASE!!! I would like to watch my Eagles again. I missed all of last year and is looking the same again..... I wish the NFL and the Eagles get some intestinal fortitude and just ignore these criminal players. Damn, I watched more NYG and Dallas games than ever before. Looks like I have to watch and root for teams to lose instead of watching my own team again. Oh Well, you all may think im corny but I refuse to watch my team because they hired a disgusting dog killer for 6 years or whatever it was. Now possibly a thug gun toting idiot. I have guns. Never do they come out of the safe unless I am going to the range. Definitely not in the waistband of my jogging pants as i go clubbin it up....



Since: Jan 1, 2010
Posted on: February 29, 2012 12:08 pm
 

Plax on Eagles: 'Nothing would make me happier'

Spyder how about calling them the " Mean Machiene" !!



Since: Sep 8, 2007
Posted on: February 29, 2012 12:07 pm
 

Plax on Eagles: 'Nothing would make me happier'

great news for the fans of the three other teams in the NFC East...maybe R Moss wants to go there as the #5 Receiver


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