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Old 03-10-2005, 11:33 PM   #31
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While the numbers, comparing one player's year to the other don't bear it out, doublee, the overall career numbers are fairly similar.

This is troubling. This is at least two things recently we don't see eye to eye on. Oh well.

Muhammad, in nine years, averages 64 catches a year, for 861 yards, an average of 13.4ypc. Averages just shy of 5 TDs per season.

Burress, in five years, averages 52 catches a year, for 833 yards, an average of 16ypc. 4.4 TDs a season.

Plax is younger. Never played #1 but has the talent and ability to do so...

I certainly think Plax is a $5M/y guy...

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Old 03-11-2005, 12:15 AM   #32
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Yeah, but nobody else does, save maybe the Vikes, and it doesn't sound like they are that interested in giving him what he wants or he would not have entertained the Giants at all. It has gotten to where he is talking about taking a one year deal if he does not get the long-term package he is seeking this year. Muhammad has proven to be a 'character' guy the past few years in Carolina whereas teams seem to be leery of Burress and what baggage he may bring off the field.
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Old 03-11-2005, 05:13 AM   #33
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Exactly what "baggage" does Burress bring - that thing with Allen Iverson from five years ago?

Jeremiah Trotter and his agent had a lot of nasty things to say about Jeffrey Lurie back in 2002 when Trotter left for Washington - and wasn't he welcomed back with open arms?

So the Eagles could be a factor in the Burress Derby after all - and if they do sign him, the 1998 Vikings' single-season scoring record will be in extremely serious jeopardy!
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Old 03-11-2005, 07:10 PM   #34
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He's had a reputation in the past as not being a team-first kind of player. There has to be a reason why a guy with his kind of talent has only visited two or three teams thus far and has not gotten a the sifnificant offer he is looking for.

I will be surprised if the Eagles make a serious run at Burress. Most accounts seem to be pointing to the Eagles taking a reciever with their first pick this year and I still think that in his heart Reid thinks Lewis is ready to step in as the number two guy opposite Owens.
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Plaxico is not a #1 receiver and will bomb out going to a team who will use him as a number one receiver. If the Giants would pay him, I think he'd look nice opposite Amani Toomer. He won't go inside on the Cowboys.. at least not after Roy Williams lays a lick on him. His main purpose is to stretch the defense, and allow a better running game. Tiki is already good...now he can really shine.

Of course, the Giants aren't looking to shell out a whole lot of money on him, so the Vikes decided to jump in the running...
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Old 03-12-2005, 11:33 AM   #36
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No, the Giants pulled the offer off the table after Plaxico initially balked at it. Minnesota has always been in the picture.

If Burress went to NY he would be the #1 guy as Toomer is really not a number one caliber reciever. The Giants have not had a true number one wideout for quite some time now.
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This "#1" and "#2" business is so lame; on the offensive line there's a left tackle and a right tackle, but not a #1 or #2 tackle. Same for left and right guard, etc.

And what would Burress rather have: A shot at a ring or being a "#1" receiver with a team like the 49ers? And so far as this "team-first" stuff goes: They said the same thing about both T.O. and Corey Dillon - and neither one of them kept their respective teams out of the Super Bowl.
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Mooch and Garcia are probablly listing to Reunited and feels so good with each other right now
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Old 03-13-2005, 10:46 AM   #39
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And what would Burress rather have: A shot at a ring or being a "#1" receiver with a team like the 49ers?
Depends which is willing to pay more. It appears that he is looking to get paid first and foremost with winning being an afterthought at this stage. If he were truly interested in playing for a winning team and a shot at a ring then he would have tried to stay in Pittsburgh or taken the Vikings offer that supposedly did not have a large enough signing bonus to his liking. If The Niners called up and met his initial contract demands of 6 years for 30 mil with a 12 million dollar signing bonus he would be there tonight to sign the contract.
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The answer to what does Burress want question, if unclear to national surveyors prior the Pasquarelli report to this effect, his hiring of Drew Rosenhaus should make it absolutely clear.

Besides, no one truly wishing for a ring:
a)leaves a team who was one game from the Super Bowl
b)sits out all the mandatory and voluntary mini-camps prior to his contract year
c)honestly believes the Giants are a contender for the next three years, at the least
d)honestly believes that the Vikings will contend in a truly serious way while Mike Tice is their coach

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Old 03-13-2005, 05:47 PM   #41
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I can almost buy signing with the Vikings hoping they may get there. The way the NFC plays these days it does not take a huge influx of talent for a team to get to get to the Super Bowl and to their credit the Vikings have been big players in the free agent market in an effort to upgrade the defense. Heck, most folks had the Eagles written off once TO went down. Also, what reciever wouldn't want to play in Minnesota's run-and-gun offense?
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Old 03-15-2005, 01:11 AM   #42
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Wow, the Bucs made a huge move today.... reports out of Tampa are the Bucs signed former Jet TE Anthony Becht. WTF??? I really don't understand this, with the cap HEll we're are in why? Someone please try to explain this to me.
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Old 03-15-2005, 06:16 PM   #43
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Speaking of WR and TE movement, how about the RB's seeking a trade?

I think for Henry, Alexander, James, they couldn't have chosen a worse time than now to be traded. I'm not surprised those guys aren't making such a big noise thus far. The RB pool is deep in this draft, and teams are now playing it smart.

I know that Drew Rosenhaus will try to keep the wheels moving throughout draft week, but nothing that rocks the floor.
By the way, Rosenhaus sure might gather enough dough this spring, only IF he gets the big-time contracts for the players he represents. Everyone wants a piece of this guy.
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The Texans are in talks with the rams for a trade for Orlando Pace the 13th pick for Pace. That would be the best possible thing they can do to guarentee that David Carr isn't killed any time soon. This may make them a playoff team.
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It is going to be more than just the 13th pick from what I have read the Texans are going to have to throw in a player or another mid-round pick. Good deal for the Texans if they can pull it off. Pace is better than any of the lineman available in this year's draft. On the flipside of this that flushing sound is that of the Rams playoff hopes next year if this deal goes through. Martz is running neck-and-neck with Mike Sherman on which guy can dismantle the best NFC squads of the mid to late 90s.

So, now the Giants are going after David Terrell at wideout. So they go from Ike Hilliard to possibly Terrell? Way to dump one underachiever for another younger underachiever.

Vikings pick up Travis Taylor to fill the other wideout slot. Another number first round pick at reciever who has yeat to live up to his billing.

I really am curious to know what it is about Burress that is turning teams off when guys like Terrell and Taylor are getting deals with teams who have a need at the position before him.
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