Only ESPN would try and make this into a story: Plaxico Burress wants to play for………fill in the blank. This week it is the Carolina Panthers who were forced to deny any involvement with the surly, lazy, unproductive, wide receiver. Much like the NBA had the once a week declarations by Dwight Howard of where else he would like to play, Plaxico has taken up the torch. What Burress and his agent fail to realize is that the inmates don’t run the asylum in the NFL like they do in basketball.
Burress said in a radio interview with WFNZ in Charlotte on Monday that, “no doubt about it,” he wants to play for the Panthers next season but acknowledged he hasn’t received a call from the team.
In other words….”I hope somebody signs me, cause I wasted the 3 million those Jets gave me last year for doing nothing.” You know I want to work for a few companies too, but I haven’t gotten a call from them either…hmmmm, maybe I’ll call the Wall Street Journal and announce all the places I’d like to work.
Plaxico, go home, be with the family you missed so much, and if you are lucky enough to get an offer from a team that says “Show us something and we will pay you” jump at it, until then, keep quiet, it’s no mystery you are unsigned.