INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 03: Professional football player Plaxico Burress attends ESPN The Magazine's "NEXT" Event on February 3, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for ESPN)
Plaxico Burress was a guest of Brian Baldinger and Harry Mayes on 97.5 The Fanatic today to talk about about his impending free agency and desire to play in Philadelphia.
"Hey man, nothing else would make me happier. Obviously coming to Philadelphia, instituting myself into the offense, it just adds a unique dynamic to what's already in place. You look at LeSean McCoy and what he did this year - he had probably the best year of any back, he and Maurice Jones-Drew. And everybody knows about what DeSean is capable of being one of the most explosive big play receivers in all of football. And Jeremy Maclin who is just getting better and better. And myself, I just see myself in that offense just being out there on the edge. You're talking about all the guys that's already in place in their offense, there's just so many options. I always say you can neutralize speed, but you can't neutralize size. I mean, you can back off a guy who runs a 4.2 or 4.3 and keep him in front of you. But when you get down inside the 20, 15, inside the red zone, you're talking about a guy like me out there on the edge, I mean there's only so many things you can do. You can either single or you can double. If you double, there's an extra guy out there who can make a play. So it would be dynamic to get me down there in that offense, especially with Mike and all the ability that he has at quarterback and being able to roll out, get outside on the edge and run the ball in for touchdowns. So we'll see what happens."
Plax says that he still remains in regular contact with Michael Vick and think it would be "special" to play with him.
"I've talked to Mike several times. Not football, just normal business as human beings that we're going through in life on a day to day basis. But I talked to him twice last week. For us to get together and be able to play together on a professional football team, especially coming from where we come from, and obviously going through the things we've gone through, I just think it would be a special deal. I really think he can bring a championship to Philadelphia, and I would love to be a part of that."
He also said that there was mutual interest last season before "things didn't work out" (re: $$$) and he signed with the Jets.
"Yeah, there was a lot of interest there, pretty much up to the last day that I signed with the Jets. There was a lot of conversation there. Obviously Coach Reid is a great coach, a players' coach and one of the best minds in all of football. I talked to them a few times, they were interested in me and things didn't work out. But the season's over, it's a fresh start, and I understand maybe there will be a No. 17 lined up for me next year. We'll see."
Burress caught 8 TDs for the Jets last season and while he may have gotten totally back to his pre-prison form, he was still a deadly red zone threat. Read the full interview on SRI.