Philadelphia Eagles And Plaxico Burress Are A Perfect Match

By Frank Benditt III

The Philadelphia Eagles  need a compliment to wide receivers DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin.  The barely 6’0 Michael Vick needs a larger target.  A target that will go over the middle and, more importantly, be a real red-zone threat.  Over the last several weeks, Plaxico Burress has said (WCAU and WIP’s Howard Eskin) he is a perfect fit for the Andy Reid system.

Plaxico Burress will not command a big money contract.  Burress is attainable at a mid-level figure.  Last year, the 34 year old gained 612 yards on 45 receptions with eight touchdowns.  That is great production for a guy who missed two NFL seasons due to being incarcerated.

Plaxico is listed at 6’5 232 pounds.  Burress would provide Michael Vick an excellent red-zone target.  Fielding the trio of DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin and Plaxico Burress would give opposing defenses a fit.

I am not a huge Mark Sanchez fan.  Sanchez may have thrown 26 touchdowns last year, however, his completion percentage was 56.7.  In what many called a poor year, Michael Vick’s completion percentage was 59.8.  Adding Burress, along with a cohesive offensive line, that number will dramatically increase.

Burress will only be better in his second season back from jail.  Additionally, Plaxico loves playing at Lincoln Financial Field where he has caught five touchdown passes.  The addition of Plaxico Burress can only enhance the offense.  Michael Vick (a player who has been granted a second chance at professional football) should be lobbying for Plaxico Burress.


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