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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    Some of you fans actually think Plaxico Burress is a better receiver right now than Mike Wallace? Really? Seriously???

    Plaxico is the true one-trick pony here. He's a tall guy who might be able to catch a fade pass in the red zone. He doesn't have any semblence of speed, don't run particularly crisp routes, and won't be able to get separation on more athletic corners who are a decade or more his junior. Don't get me wrong...with Brown and Cotchery hurting right now, its a solid signing this late in the season. But if Wallace, Brown, Sanders, and Cotchery are all healthy once again in the near future? Plaxico would be our #5 option (and likely a healthy inactive on gamedays in favor of someone who plays special teams).
    IMO, Burress was never as good as Wallace. Never.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RuthlessBurgher View Post
    Some of you fans actually think Plaxico Burress is a better receiver right now than Mike Wallace? Really? Seriously???

    Plaxico is the true one-trick pony here. He's a tall guy who might be able to catch a fade pass in the red zone. He doesn't have any semblence of speed, don't run particularly crisp routes, and won't be able to get separation on more athletic corners who are a decade or more his junior. Don't get me wrong...with Brown and Cotchery hurting right now, its a solid signing this late in the season. But if Wallace, Brown, Sanders, and Cotchery are all healthy once again in the near future? Plaxico would be our #5 option (and likely a healthy inactive on gamedays in favor of someone who plays special teams).
    I think you dress Plax even when everyone else is healthy because we can use him in the Red Zone. Heath + Plax in the Redzone are a matchup problem.

    I'm also not convinced Plax can't play. He may have lost a step, but he also may just have needed time to get back into game shape after prison.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugar View Post
    IMO, Burress was never as good as Wallace. Never.
    probably not, but maybe Burress catches that fade pass in the back of the end zone...

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    Ok, Chadman is a big fan of Wallace- this is not a secret, but at their respective prime's, Burress was AT LEAST as good as Wallace, most likely better. A more rounded WR, that's for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hawaiiansteel View Post
    probably not, but maybe Burress catches that fade pass in the back of the end zone...
    Sure, but maybe Wallace catches it another time. I was a big fan of Burress' coming out of MSU (where I grew up). He's just shown himself to be a complete jackwagon. I hope he does as well as needed for the sake of the team, but I'm also hoping our other WR's heal quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugar View Post
    Sure, but maybe Wallace catches it another time. I was a big fan of Burress' coming out of MSU (where I grew up). He's just shown himself to be a complete jackwagon. I hope he does as well as needed for the sake of the team, but I'm also hoping our other WR's heal quickly.
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    Hey guys, Jet fan here...Plax really struggled in between the 20's for us last year but was an excellent red zone target for Sanchez. I'm not sure how much the lack of playing he's done so far this season will hurt him (kinda like the layoff he had before signing with the Jets) but other than the redzone, he MAY help on quick slants or plays where he can use his height...he struggled a bit to separate from corners...hope he contributes for you guys...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mogriffjr View Post
    Hey guys, Jet fan here...Plax really struggled in between the 20's for us last year but was an excellent red zone target for Sanchez. I'm not sure how much the lack of playing he's done so far this season will hurt him (kinda like the layoff he had before signing with the Jets) but other than the redzone, he MAY help on quick slants or plays where he can use his height...he struggled a bit to separate from corners...hope he contributes for you guys...
    Thanks for the insight, man! Welcome, Jet fan!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sugar View Post
    Sure, but maybe Wallace catches it another time. I was a big fan of Burress' coming out of MSU (where I grew up). He's just shown himself to be a complete jackwagon. I hope he does as well as needed for the sake of the team, but I'm also hoping our other WR's heal quickly.
    What do you think about the other Spartan we signed today, Brian Hoyer (ain't it weird that we might have a future Michigan State QB-WR connection based on today's signings...even though Plax is 8 years older than Hoyer)?

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    Plax will certainly play ahead of Gilreath IMO.

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