Tom Coughlin Not Sold On Ex-Giant Burress

NEW YORK (WFAN) — Drew Rosenhaus has been drumming up interest in Plaxico Burress for the better part of a month.

Consider head coach Tom Coughlin not completely sold on the jailed ex-Giant.

“I don’t know that there would be any interest,” Coughlin told reporters Friday at the NFL Scouting Combine.

Last month, Rosenhaus announced on Showtime’s “Inside the NFL” that Burress “will be playing” in 2011.

“It will be a very happy ending to a very tough, tough story for him,” he said.

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The Giants’ coach also sounded off on running back Brandon Jacobs. Coughlin admitted his big, bruising back “does need to carry the ball a little bit more.”

“Well, you look at the end of the year numbers, you’d want him to have a few more carries,” Coughlin said. “He’s got a lot of gas in the tank.”

Coughlin, not known for his sense of humor, managed to crack back at Antrel Rolle, who infamously called the coach “too uptight” last month.

“You should have seen me a few years ago,” he said.

Still, the big question is — where will Plaxico land?

Hines Ward said before the Super Bowl that Burress would be welcomed back to the Pittsburgh Steelers “with open arms.”

“How great would that be?” Ward told the Star-Ledger last month. “For Plax to come back with the Steelers and help us win another Super Bowl, that would be a great story.”

According to NFL analyst Phil Simms, a New York-Plaxico reunion is unlikely.

“I don’t think he’ll come back to the Giants. One, they are loaded at the receiver position,” Simms said in January. “I think it might be best for him to move on and connect with the coach or the receiver coach that he can have a special relationship with and further his career along.”

Do you want Plax back at the Meadowlands? Let us know in the comments below…

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  • Derrick Parkinson

    They just need to give him a “Michael Vick” type of incentive-laden contract based on performance metrics and that also contains a “Good Behavior” poison pill clause. It can’t hurt sine they were letting him walk for nothing anyways.

    I think giants have an great receiving corps but they do not have a big Red Zone threat. Other than Nicks, Gmen were terrible in the Red Zone.

  • James Ashby

    look we need plax he paid his dues he deserves to come back and he wants too so come on coach and the mara family bring him back eli to plax is a great combo and can be again

  • James Ashby

    ook we need plax he paid his dues he deserves to come back and he wants too so come on coach and the mara family bring him back eli to plax is a great combo and can be again


    JoeD! what great receiving core?They majority was hurt plus weak! Also, what does his age hve to do with this issue? He is healthy and ready. Plax/Smith will crush the NFC to championship bound. BRING HIM BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! OR REGRET……

  • natser

    the giants a red zone wr, what wrong with plax coming back



  • mark

    eli to plax was magic!!! besides eli throws high anyway, in plax territory.

    GO FOR IT!!!

  • Lisa

    Yes bring Plax back!

  • Martini_NY

    With the rehab of Smith this year, I would definitley sign Plex. Its a no brainer!!

  • SD

    He is a real good player. You have to have some common sense about this situation and conclude “here is a guy who would be so appreciative of being in the NFL, that his production would be incredible”. I would hire him.

  • JoeD

    No,I would not take him back .Although I feel the punisment to which he received.He would break up a great receiving core and he is up in age now.

  • Chris

    I’d take Plax back in a second!

  • David

    That depends on the asking price and where he is physically. I think it’s a safe bet that the Plax that comes back will be a very different man from the guy he was in 08. I wouldn’t give him a huge contract, and wouldn’t expect much out of him until 2012, but I wouldn’t object to his being on the team. He creates a unique match-up problems for defenses, gives Eli a reliable target, and opens up the field for the other wide-outs

  • Craig

    Absolutely, he is one of the best receivers EVER and would make us a contender for SB XLVI…assuming there is a season that is…

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