Detroit Lions Should Take a Serious Look at Plaxico Burress


Published: April 3, 2009

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... are already saying "No way" or "Yeah, that's all we need, another head case MSU wide receiver." And I don't disagree with any of that. He would definitely be a risky pickup.

It is a risk-reward pickup, though. If he is cleared on the gun charges and allowed to play this season, he may end up being a steal for some team.  

Yes, if he comes to Detroit, there is a good chance he will end up being a flop. And if he goes to another team, he would probably end up having a very productive year. This year might be different, though. It is time for Detroit to get a bounce in its favor.

Bringing Plax back to a state where he made a name for himself may be exactly what he needs to resurrect his career. Some people might actually stick up for him, root for him, and rebuild his confidence. 

A three-receiver set with Calvin Johnson, Plaxico Burress and Bryant Johnson would pose a nearly-impossible match up for imposing defenses. All three big targets ...

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