PERFECT TIME TO SIGN BURRESS
I love to read David Haugh in the Chicago Tribune. I often agree with him and he has great insight on my beloved Bears. But today is a different story. Haugh writes of the latest Bears buzz, Plaxico Burress.
“In some ways Plaxico Burress is the perfect wide receiver for the Bears: A guy who shot himself in the leg playing in an offense that traditionally shoots itself in the foot.”
“Burress coming to town would be bad for everybody around here, except possibly bail bondsmen.”
It’s clever stuff and there is no doubt that Burress to the Bears has some major implications.
But riddle me this: with all of his many issues, isn’t he likely to be on his best behavior with whatever team he signs? He will likely get a 4-game suspension from the league. As for a jail term, I’ll believe that when I see it.
The point is this: he knows he would be playing on a one-year deal and he knows that if he screws up again he will be banned from the league, likely for an entire season.
About that one-year deal Haugh writes: “…that could make him more obsessed than usual with how many balls are thrown his way.” That’s not a concern for me at all. He’s going to get plenty of balls thrown his way. And he would be here only with the caveat that if he causes any trouble he gets waived, post-haste. Major future earnings are at stake for Burress.
Burress also goes from New York to Chicago. Big difference. He also goes from Tom Coughlin to Lovie Smith. Another big difference.
I’ve seen some big-time rabble rousers come to Chicago and behave very well. Albert Belle. Dennis Rodman. Why not Plaxico?
[tags]Chicago Bears, Plaxico Burress, Lovie Smith[/tags]