Plaxico Burress has done more talking with his hat selection then he has with his mouth since being released from prison, so when he has chosen to speak, it seems to be breaking news.
Aditi Kinkhabwala of the Wall St Journal recently spoke to Plax, and offered some insight on what he’s been up to since he returned to his Florida home. As for prospective teams wondering how his game will be after 20 months in prison, Plax said he could be even better.
“There weren’t a lot of guys throwing perfect spirals in there” joked Plax. “I had to work to catch those balls.”
When the conversation turned serious, Plax offered some insight on what it was like during his time in jail.
“There is nothing pleasant about prison,” said Burress. “There’s so much I can tell you and (at the same time) nothing I can put my finger on. There’s an emotional toll and there were definitely some guys I was around who’d done things that made me say, ‘Really, seriously, I am here?”
While he does not come across extremely apologetic about what he did in that statement, it does put in perspective what Plax did and that any team thinking of singing him is not bringing in a hard core criminal.
As for his future, Plax did not rule out returning to the New York Giants, and did admit to speaking to Michael Vick. Acknowledging he has spoken to Vick puts to rest some of the rumors that he was not allowed to speak to Vick, as they are both ex-convicts.
Plax said that he plans on returning to New Jersey, where he lives, next week. Interestingly enough, that is where the Eagles have been holding their workouts. With Vick back in town, it will be interesting to see if the two hook up and work out.
Once the lock out ends, Plax is confident he is ready to roll.
“Just give me a playbook, and I’ll learn it”