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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: Aug 27, 2008
Posted on: December 3, 2008 9:03 am

Giants did what they had to do

Pierce needs to watch who his friends are.  He is in trouble because of his so called friend. Pierce is covering things up and I hope he does time also.

Since: Sep 20, 2007
Posted on: December 3, 2008 7:51 am

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Since: Nov 23, 2007
Posted on: December 3, 2008 4:02 am

Giants did what they had to do

What are you talking about?  I'm a Cowboys fan.  The Giants can still win games without Plaxico Burress in the lineup. 

Since: Sep 16, 2006
Posted on: December 3, 2008 3:49 am

Giants did what they had to do

LOL.  Remember we are talking about the guy that got up and spiked the ball after making his first NFL catch before the play was over. 

Since: Jun 8, 2008
Posted on: December 3, 2008 12:25 am
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Since: Dec 3, 2008
Posted on: December 3, 2008 12:13 am

Giants did what they had to do

Screw jail, give Plax the Javon Walker, Randy Moss treatment over in Oakland. Make him do it for free and watch him snap mentally. Hopefully his career won't revive like Randy's and he'll disappear into obscurity.

Since: Aug 8, 2008
Posted on: December 2, 2008 11:53 pm

Giants did what they had to do

Are you out of your god forsaken mind? As a Cowboys fan, I expect nonsense talk, but this is ridiculous. Calling the Giants "done?" Plaxico Burress played 9 games (and 2 plays of the Arizona game) and finished with 35 catches and 454 yards with 4 TD. That averages out to 4 catches/50 yards/0.5 TD per game.

Needless to say, we've been winning WITHOUT him. It's not like he's been producing this year anyway.

Burress was needed last year to make Eli an elite QB. Yes, Burress made the game winning catch in Super Bowl XLII, but let's remember he had ONE catch before that. Kevin Boss, Steve Smith, Amani Toomer made MORE big catches to set up that TD.

Admit our "disappointment?" Well if 11-1 is "disappointment", color me disappointed.

Oh, and by the way, Plaxico Burress had 1 catch for 5 yards in the NFC Divisional Round against your precious Cowboys.

Don't be asinine with your comments. While the Cowboys are "licking their chops" about week 15, we'll be locked into the playoffs.

Since: Jul 26, 2007
Posted on: December 2, 2008 11:53 pm

Giants did what they had to do

Why are you hoping ??

The Gmen have been playing great. Defensively and Offensively. It's the full package. The Giants are loaded with talent and have the best system/coaching staff in place.

So Hasta Luego Plaxico!

Enjoy San Quentin. Tough Guy!

Since: Sep 5, 2008
Posted on: December 2, 2008 11:20 pm

Giants did what they had to do

nice english or what ever thatstupid sounding stuff is.GO G-MEN

Since: Jun 8, 2008
Posted on: December 2, 2008 10:59 pm
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