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    VERY LITTLE BUZZ ABOUT PLAXICO BURRESS

    VERY LITTLE BUZZ ABOUT PLAXICO BURRESS

    "We’re in that weird down part of the N.F.L. calendar. The draft hype and the
    knee-jerking of post-draft analysis have faded away. The Saints bounty scandal –
    which has been a gift from the heavens for off-season N.F.L. writers – has run
    out of thunderous news breaks.


    Rookie minicamps recently got under way. But let’s face it, if you find
    yourself consumed by those, it may be time to re-evaluate your life. This
    weekend’s biggest rookie minicamp news: Mike Shanahan says Robert Griffin III is
    Washington’s starting quarterback this season. Shanahan might as well have
    announced that the 2012 Redskins will also be punting on every fourth-and-25
    situation they encounter in the first quarter of games.</p>


    Really, in early May, sometimes the only remotely interesting news pertains
    to who’s actually not making news. In other words, since nothing is
    going on right now, maybe this is a good time to ask if anyone has heard from
    Plaxico Burress.</p>


    You may not have noticed, but the once-talked-about, once-polarizing red-zone
    receiver extraordinaire is still unsigned. It’s actually remarkable that this is
    the case. Randy Moss was quickly snatched up by the 49ers and drew interest from
    other teams upon announcing that he was returning to the N.F.L. after a one-year
    layoff. Moss has certainly had a better career than Burress, but he wasn’t
    better in 2010 than Burress was in 2011. So why did Moss draw more
    interest on the open market?</p>


    Burress’s first post-incarceration campaign as a Jet last season was not a
    raving success, but it was by no means an epic failure. The 34-year-old caught
    45 passes, eight for touchdowns; his numbers would have been better if Mark
    Sanchez’s play had been at least close to average. Burress did look rusty at
    times, mainly in route running and with other nuances. But he was effective in
    the red zone (which is primarily what the Jets signed him for), and he got
    quicker as the season progressed.</p>


    The point here isn’t necessarily to make a case for some team to sign
    Burress. All 32 teams are fully aware that a 6-foot-5 possession target is
    available; their indifference isn’t one giant collective oversight. Clearly,
    there’s something about Burress that’s scaring clubs away.</p>


    Perhaps we’re just learning now that the only team that wasn’t actually leery
    of the Burress drama last year was the Jets. Or perhaps Burress wants too much
    money. Or maybe there’s an off-field issue — no need to speculate (that’s what
    message boards are for), but there has to be something. Burress is by
    no means great, but he isn’t washed up. The film never revealed him to be awful
    last season, and now that he’s had some time out of prison, it’s not unrealistic
    to think he could be even better in 2012. He’s certainly worth signing to a
    one-year contract.</p>


    More interesting than the utter indifference toward Burress is everyone
    else’s indifference about the indifference. Burress’s name rarely flashes across
    Twitter. No fans are floating the idea of their team signing him. When free
    agency first started, there were whispers about Burress joining the Eagles or
    returning to the Steelers, but those whispers quickly died. Burress wouldn’t be
    more than a No. 4 or No. 5 receiver for either of those teams.</p>


    But Burress could contribute on a lesser team. Jacksonville, for example.
    Buffalo needs receiving depth. Miami needs a replacement for Brandon Marshall.
    Baltimore (not a “lesser team”) is surprisingly thin outside – especially
    considering last year’s fourth-round pick, Tandon Doss, caught zero pass in the
    six games in which he was active. Cincinnati needs receiving help. So does
    Minnesota and Carolina.</p>


    Of course, as mentioned earlier, if those teams needed Burress, they’d be
    pursuing him. So maybe he is washed up. Who knows? It’s May, nothing’s
    going on….if Burress can’t generate any attention right now, maybe he never
    will."</p>
    “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1


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    Re: VERY LITTLE BUZZ ABOUT PLAXICO BURRESS

    yea i was just thinkin about this the other day. hell find a spot soon i think he did alright for the jets when given the op

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    Where are all the posters who flipped out last year when we didn't sign him???</P>


    LOL</P>

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    Re: VERY LITTLE BUZZ ABOUT PLAXICO BURRESS

    [quote user="GMENAGAIN"]

    Where are all the posters who flipped out last year when we didn't sign him???</p>


    LOL</p>[/quote]

    They'll be back with another cause soon []
    “Never argue with an idiot. They will only bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.” MB Rule # 1


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    Re: VERY LITTLE BUZZ ABOUT PLAXICO BURRESS

    [quote user="GMENAGAIN"]

    Where are all the posters who flipped out last year when we didn't sign him???</P>


    LOL</P>[/quote]

    I believe there was an understanding instead of flipping out. Giants offered him the bigger contract and Burress turned it down for more guaranteed money from the Jets. Karma hit him in the face when the Jets imploded late last season and Victor Cruz came out of nowhere to erase any nostalgia for Burress.

    Now that the Giants are well-stocked with talented WRs, Burress is probably not even a thought anymore in the Giants FO.

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    Re: VERY LITTLE BUZZ ABOUT PLAXICO BURRESS

    [quote user="RoanokeFan"]VERY LITTLE BUZZ ABOUT PLAXICO BURRESS

    "We’re in that weird down part of the N.F.L. calendar. The draft hype and the
    knee-jerking of post-draft analysis have faded away. The Saints bounty scandal –
    which has been a gift from the heavens for off-season N.F.L. writers – has run
    out of thunderous news breaks.


    Rookie minicamps recently got under way. But let’s face it, if you find
    yourself consumed by those, it may be time to* re-evaluate your life. This
    weekend’s biggest rookie minicamp news: Mike Shanahan says Robert Griffin III is
    Washington’s starting quarterback this season. Shanahan might as well have
    announced that the 2012 Redskins will also be punting on every fourth-and-25
    situation they encounter in the first quarter of games.</p>


    Really, in early May, sometimes the only remotely interesting news pertains
    to who’s actually not making news. In other words, since nothing is
    going on right now, maybe this is a good time to ask if anyone has heard from
    Plaxico Burress.</p>


    You may not have noticed, but the once-talked-about, once-polarizing red-zone
    receiver extraordinaire is still unsigned. It’s actually remarkable that this is
    the case. Randy Moss was quickly snatched up by the 49ers and drew interest from
    other teams upon announcing that he was returning to the N.F.L. after a one-year
    layoff. Moss has certainly had a better career than Burress, but he wasn’t
    better in 2010 than Burress was in 2011. So why did Moss draw more
    interest on the open market?</p>


    Burress’s first post-incarceration campaign as a Jet last season was not a
    raving success, but it was by no means an epic failure. The 34-year-old caught
    45 passes,* eight for touchdowns; his numbers would have been better if Mark
    Sanchez’s play had been at least close to average. Burress did look rusty at
    times, mainly in route running and with other nuances. But he was effective in
    the red zone (which is primarily what the Jets signed him for), and he got
    quicker as the season progressed.</p>


    The point here isn’t necessarily to make a case for some team to sign
    Burress. All 32 teams are fully aware that a 6-foot-5 possession target is
    available; their indifference isn’t one giant collective oversight. Clearly,
    there’s something about Burress that’s scaring clubs away.</p>


    Perhaps we’re just learning now that the only team that wasn’t actually leery
    of the Burress drama last year was the Jets. Or perhaps Burress wants too much
    money. Or maybe there’s an off-field issue — no need to speculate (that’s what
    message boards are for), but there has to be something. Burress is by
    no means great, but he isn’t washed up. The film never revealed him to be awful
    last season, and now that he’s had some time out of prison, it’s not unrealistic
    to think he could be even better in 2012. He’s certainly worth signing to a
    one-year contract.</p>


    More interesting than the utter indifference toward Burress is everyone
    else’s indifference about the indifference. Burress’s name rarely flashes across
    Twitter. No fans are floating the idea of their team signing him. When free
    agency first started, there were whispers about Burress joining the Eagles or
    returning to the Steelers, but those whispers quickly died. Burress wouldn’t be
    more than a No. 4 or No. 5 receiver for either of those teams.</p>


    But Burress could contribute on a lesser team. Jacksonville, for example.
    Buffalo needs receiving depth. Miami needs a replacement for Brandon Marshall.
    Baltimore (not a “lesser team”) is surprisingly thin outside – especially
    considering last year’s fourth-round pick, Tandon Doss, caught zero pass in the
    six games in which he was active. Cincinnati needs receiving help. So does
    Minnesota and Carolina.</p>


    Of course, as mentioned earlier, if those teams needed Burress, they’d be
    pursuing him. So maybe he is washed up. Who knows? It’s May, nothing’s
    going on….if Burress can’t generate any attention right now, maybe he never
    will."</p>[/quote]speaking of Redskins Robert griffin and Punting he actually punts really well. Ive seen him do it a few times kinda like Cunningham. Remember the Cunningham punt that went 90 yards that sucked

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    Re: VERY LITTLE BUZZ ABOUT PLAXICO BURRESS

    [quote user="NYGRealityCheck"][quote user="GMENAGAIN"]


    Where are all the posters who flipped out last year when we didn't sign him???</P>


    LOL</P>


    [/quote] I believe there was an understanding instead of flipping out. Giants offered him the bigger contract and Burress turned it down for more guaranteed money from the Jets. Karma hit him in the face when the Jets imploded late last season and Victor Cruz came out of nowhere to erase any nostalgia for Burress. Now that the Giants are well-stocked with talented WRs, Burress is probably not even a thought anymore in the Giants FO.[/quote]</P>


    Yeah, sure . . . there was a lot of "understanding " on here when we didn't sign Plax . . . lol</P>

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    Re: VERY LITTLE BUZZ ABOUT PLAXICO BURRESS

    Sounds like a piece written by Burress' agent trying to drum up interest. The market determines a players value and a market that is silent on Burress speaks loudly.
    No one remembers who came in second.

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    Re: VERY LITTLE BUZZ ABOUT PLAXICO BURRESS

    [quote user="GMENAGAIN"]

    Where are all the posters who flipped out last year when we didn't sign him???</p>


    LOL</p>[/quote]just point them to my sig []

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    Re: VERY LITTLE BUZZ ABOUT PLAXICO BURRESS

    [quote user="GMENAGAIN"][quote user="NYGRealityCheck"][quote user="GMENAGAIN"]


    Where are all the posters who flipped out last year when we didn't sign him???</p>


    LOL</p>


    [/quote] I believe there was an understanding instead of flipping out. Giants offered him the bigger contract and Burress turned it down for more guaranteed money from the Jets. Karma hit him in the face when the Jets imploded late last season and Victor Cruz came out of nowhere to erase any nostalgia for Burress. Now that the Giants are well-stocked with talented WRs, Burress is probably not even a thought anymore in the Giants FO.[/quote]</p>


    Yeah, sure . . . there was a lot of "understanding " on here when we didn't sign Plax . . . lol</p>[/quote]

    Too funny. 'understandings' on this board are like some obscure twisted forms of 'diplomacy'.

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