Plaxico Burress Just Wants the Eagles to Love Him



Plaxico Burress was on 97.5 The Fanatic today talking up his love for the Eagles and Michael Vick. He talked a bit about how he’d love to be part of a team with players like Vick and LeSean McCoy.

You can listen to the interview here.

He went on to say that he talks to Vick a couple of times per week. And, of course, that the Eagles were interested in his services last summer, but things didn’t materialize–for whatever reason (beat writers Jeff McLane and Geoff Mosher, by the way, dispute that last claim).

Regardless, Burress was blunt about his desire to be in Philadelphia.

“Nothing else would make me happier,” he said.

So Burress spent a short portion of his Tuesday morning campaigning for an Eagles roster spot. And who could blame him? I mean, the guy had to play with Mark Sanchez last season. And that’s actually important to note in terms of his value.

Burress was a big reason why the Jets’ putrid offense was actually the top-ranked red zone offense entering Week 16 of last season. They converted 30 of their 42 red zone trips into touchdowns coming into their Week 16 game against the Eagles. That was good for a 71.4% conversion rate. For the season, he compiled 45 catches for 612 yards and eight touchdowns–all of which came in, you guessed it, the red zone.

To borrow a quote from Entourage: “Does that sound like something you might be interested in?”

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