Perhaps all that time in the slammer left embattled wide receiver Plaxico Burress a little fickle.
Plaxico Burress told the Wall Street Journal last week, “You never know what may happen. I love New York,” it sounded as if a return to the Giants could be in the cards.
Not so fast…
Earlier this week, Burress called his relationship with coach Tom Coughlin “ambivalent” in a TV interview. He also described Rex Ryan’s squad as “appealing.”
“My situation in New York, me and my coach had an ambivalent relationship to say the least,” Burress said in a TV interview. “Some things that I didn’t agree with, with the way he went about things. And the only way to show my way was to just rebel. Is that who I am? No. This is not college. This is professional sports. If you can’t sit down and go talk to a man that you are busting your tail for, not even have the respect for anything that you have to say, like I said, the only thing I knew then was to rebel.” – Plaxico Burress
When asked to respond to the comments made by his former wide receiver, New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin took the high road as he usually does. However, it didn’t come without a slight at Burress.
“As I’ve said many times, I’ll stay with the same line: I hope he gets some normalcy in his life and has a chance to spend some time with his family, his wife has done a tremendous job of holding that family together for the last two years. She deserves some help.” - New York Gians head coach Tom Coughlin
In other words, Plaxico, worry about spending time with your family and picking up some of the slack and responsibility you left behind while you sat in jail for shooting yourself in the leg.