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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: Oct 28, 2008
Posted on: December 2, 2008 8:50 pm

Giants did what they had to do

The Giants are still the team to beat.  They win with and without Plex.  I am glad to see that NYG decided to do the right thing in this case.  It is about time that the teams hold their players accuntable for their actions on and off the field.  They are compensated as a result of their public lives.  They need to be good citizens and role models for the kids.  The NBA was left undiciplined and now it is a league of punks.  Lets hope that the NY Giants set a trend for all the teams and prevent the NFL from following the path of the NBA!  Even though I am an Eagle fan, I am pround of the NY Giants and have gained some respect for them.  Good luck to them - after this weeks game of course.

Since: Jan 26, 2007
Posted on: December 2, 2008 8:41 pm

Giants did what they had to do

This is what makes an organization like the New York Giants a class act outfit and other teams and owners should take note.

Of course, being that Burress is now classified in a punk/thug/moron status, im sure The Cowboys, Bengals or Raiders would be more than accommodating for him and his nightclubbing buddies.

Kudos to the Giants for showing some class. God knows, the NFL needs every bit they can get these days.

Since: Sep 8, 2006
Posted on: December 2, 2008 8:39 pm

Giants did what they had to do

NOW, yinz see why the Stillers were more than happy to get rid of him....and went on to win the SB the following year (after that off season)!  good luck giants....maybe we'll (stillers vs. giants) meet in tampa.

Since: Oct 23, 2008
Posted on: December 2, 2008 8:35 pm

Giants did what they had to do

A cowboys fan.....  Being a Titans fan i can only say one least New York got rid of their convict instead of paying him millions of dollars to watch him detroy their team.....  Speaking of finishing strong, when is the last time the BOYZ won a playoff that's what I call finishing strong, let's see, Super Bowl ring for Giants.... First round exit for Dallas.... Seems like you just enjoy running your mouth with no valid point...idiot

Since: Sep 28, 2006
Posted on: December 2, 2008 8:19 pm

Giants did what they had to do

What the matter boss, WE sick? Ya killing me....."We can do it without him"? WADA, if HE didn't make that catch in the endzone WE wouldn't be talking about HIM today. WE would not have won the Superbowl and NO ONE would be talking about YALL. The G-Men done. Admit your disappointment. I am sure the Cowboys are licking their chops about week 15. Giants of all teams should's not how you start but how you finish.

Since: Dec 2, 2008
Posted on: December 2, 2008 8:02 pm

Giants did what they had to do


Since: Oct 19, 2008
Posted on: December 2, 2008 7:56 pm

I want to wake up in a city that never sleeps

Why on earth would you need a loaded gun in a club in NYC? Bye bye dummy, enjoy playing in prison.

Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: December 2, 2008 7:44 pm

Giants did what they had to do

Applause, applause, applause, even if the Giant season now goes into the tank, they will now do it as a team. Let us Giant fans hope the Big Blue can get over this hiccup and have a championship season.

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