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Giants did what they had to do

Posted on: December 2, 2008 6:56 pm
Edited on: December 2, 2008 7:05 pm

Well, no surprise here. I don't think Burress plays another down for the Giants anyway.

When I spoke to someone with the club this week and asked if coach Tom Coughlin had tired of the wide receiver I was told, "he tired of him weeks ago." Translation: Burress was cooked.

The Giants had warned the guy that he was walking a fine line, with Coughlin suspending him earlier this season, but the message didn't seem to get through. Now Burress not only has thumbed his nose at them and New York City law, he brought linebacker Antonio Pierce into the mess with him. Pierce on Monday described it as "a headache," but it's much, much more -- as he and Burress are about to find out.

But Burress is where this all started, so it's where the Giants start by getting him out of their sight the rest of the season. Look, it's one thing to be a menace to yourself; it's another to affect -- or infect -- the rest of the team, and that seems to be what happened here.

I don't care that he and Pierce pal around together, but I do wonder what they're doing out at a nightclub at 1 a.m. two nights before a game. Burress wasn't going to play, but Pierce would. And did. Oh, yeah, there's also that matter of what in the world anyone is doing carrying a loaded gun into a nightclub.

At this point, I don't think the Giants care about answers. By putting him on the reserve/non-football injury list they don't have to pay the guy. I know his lawyer said Burress could play if he were allowed, but a league source told me that he would first have to pass a team physical ... and if he didn't this could happen. Well, it did, and Plaxico Burress has no one to blame but himself.

But this is just the beginning, folks. If you listened to New York mayor Michael Bloomberg on Monday you heard someone who promises no restraint in pursuing this incident. The least of Burress' troubles are with the Giants. Now Burress can answer to the NFL and the city of New York, and good luck.

The Giants will miss him on the field, but Burress pushed them until Coughlin and the club could bend no farther. This isn't about what Plaxico Burress means to the locker room or the huddle; this is what he means to an organization that prides itself on doing the right thing. And the right thing here was ending his season now so Plaxico Burress can focus on what matters most -- and that's his future.

Category: NFL

Since: Dec 8, 2007
Posted on: December 8, 2008 10:59 am

Giants did what they had to do

I hope you check back to your moronic comments. Nice drop at Pittsburgh. Goodnight Cowgirls.  I have a riddle. How many Pro Bowlers and criminals does it take to blow the NFC East? I don't know, ask your local neighborhood hillbilly Cowgirl fan. 

And did you really say; "you are probably uglier than shit that has been run over 1000 times?" You really posted that. You actually thought that, judged it funny or clever enough to post, wrote it down, had someone read it to you and actually posted that? you really are a loser.


Since: Jun 8, 2008
Posted on: December 3, 2008 4:00 pm
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Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: December 3, 2008 2:08 pm

Giants did what they had to do

If Eli hadn't thrown him that ball, WE wouldn't have won the Super Bowl. If Justin Tuck, Osi Umenyiora, and Michael Strahan hadn't hounded Brady all game, WE wouldn't have won the Super Bowl. If David Tyree hadn't made THE catch, WE wouldn't have won the Super Bowl. If Kevin Boss hadn't made that huge 45-yard catch, WE wouldn't have won the Super Bowl.

Hoorah, the Supper Bowl win was more than one catch by Plax toward the end of the game And if Plax hadn't been in the game, who's to say someone else wouldn't have stepped up? Right now, the Giants are 3-0 in games that Plax sits (including the game where he played one series and sat the entire game). They went into Washington on the day when the Skins were fighting for their playoff lives and amped up after honoring Sean Taylor. And without Burress, they whipped the snot out of the Skins. So while I'm disappointed that Plaxico is a moron, I'm also not too worried.

In fact, Eli had his three best games of the season WITHOUT Plaxico. Against Seattle, he threw for 267 yards and 2 TDs. Against the Cards, he threw for 240 yards and 3 TDs. And against the Skins, he threw for 305-yards and a TD. So I think other Giant fans and I are failing to see where we should be concerned. There is no dropoff without Burress. And honestly, I think Eli likes it when he doesn't have one player demanding the ball. He spreads it around and picks defenses apart. Instead of forcing the ball to Plax, he looks for Toomer, Hixon, Smith, or Boss. None are as talented as Burress, but it's tough to cover them all.

And by the way, judging by how well Romo plays in December, it's the Giants D that's licking their chops right now.

Since: Oct 15, 2006
Posted on: December 3, 2008 1:05 pm

cowboys cant beat gmen with romo

your an idiot

Since: Oct 15, 2006
Posted on: December 3, 2008 1:03 pm

Giants did what they had to do

oh yea we're disappointed, no doubt but that's the whole point of when it happened. the super bowl is ours. we won and now he decides to do this, we can confidently say we don't need him to be successful. yes one of big blues big weapons are gone but we efficiently replaced him with 2 big 3rd down receivers in Steve Smith and Dominik Hixon. And what a coincidence, look who starts to show up after not doing anything for the past 4 years, Sinorice Moss. He also has Toomer, Boss, Matthews, Jacobs, Ward, Bradshaw, and even Hedgecock to throw to now. 10 different guys?! I think a really good high school quarterback could do halfway decent with 10 different guys to throw to. My point is Eli has way too many other targets to worry about relying on Burress to pick up the Giants passing game. I think we'll be more than fine without him.

Since: Oct 7, 2008
Posted on: December 3, 2008 12:15 pm

Giants did what they had to do

He's bringing his teammates down with him....

Plax not only torpedoed his own career it looks like he got Pierce into a bunch of trouble as well. Even if the NYPD doesn't stick it to him it seems that the commish probably will. Oh by the way if Bradshaw was involved that probably sends him back to jail for violating his probation and puts him on Goodell's suspension radar. It's pretty obvious that Plax frequently doesn't use the best judgement, and I think that the Giants are doing the right thing but I have a problem with the Mayor jumping the "gun"(no pun intended) on this one. We have a good idea what happend but he should let the legal system sort it out. It's that whole"innocent until proven guilty thing".

Since: Oct 10, 2007
Posted on: December 3, 2008 12:12 pm

Plax vs TO

I can already see it now.  Somewhere around this time next season...Plax wearing a Cowboys jersey and throwing punches with TO on the sidelines with cameras rolling as the Boys watch another big game wash down the drain. 

Plax is such an obvious fit for Dallas.  Is there anyone here who doubts that is where he will likely end up next?

Since: Jun 8, 2008
Posted on: December 3, 2008 11:00 am
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Since: Dec 8, 2007
Posted on: December 3, 2008 10:24 am

Giants did what they had to do

Good point. did that moron "I hate umpires"  try to make a case that Pacman Jones is not a criminal? YOu could tell "Ihateumpires" is that same jackass screaming at his 8 year old kids little league umpire about a bad call. Classless, just like the rest of those weak, hillbilly cowgirl fans.  Dallas's D couldn't stop Girlscout troop #165, forget about Brandon and Derrick. Plex was valuable, but not necessary.

GO G-MEN- Defending Superbowl CHamps

Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: December 3, 2008 9:17 am

Giants did what they had to do

Thats the difference between the Cowboys and teh Giants.  Pacman Jones is a thug and he gets activated this week by the Cowgirls, meanwhile Burres shoots himself and the Giants send him away for the season.  It's called class and the Cowbiys have none and it trickles all the way down to the fan base.

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