Free agent wide receiver Plaxico Burress made an appearance on WFNZ in Charlotte with the Mac Attack (via SportsRadioInterviews.com) and explained that being able to play for the Carolina Panthers this season would be a good fit for him.
“No doubt about it. My brother lives right there in Charlotte, my cousin lives there in Charlotte and all my family is there in Columbia, South Carolina,” said Burress. “It would just be a great situation all the way around and being close to everybody. Not just that but playing with Cam (Newton) who I think is one of the top five quarterbacks in all of football and as long as I can remember Steve Smith has been one of my favorites. I just think it’s a great situation.”
Burress claims that teams have been interested in him, but he’s looking for the right fit.
“It’s been there but it’s just getting to the right fit. I’ve been around and I understand the game from a mental standpoint, I’m very knowledgeable about the guys out there that are playing. I know what they do well and what they don’t do well and I just want to put myself in a position to go out and have success and to go out and make guys around me better. And obviously play with a quarterback who can really play the position. It’s about me picking my spots and seeing where I’m a good fit. You just look at a situation like Carolina and you can’t come across a better situation than that. Playing with Steve Smith, who is a guy that demands a double team, you look at a guy like Greg Olsen getting up and down the seams and you put a guy like me on the back side and teams have trouble saying ‘who are we going to cover? Who are we going to double?’ I’ve been playing this game for a long time and it comes down to matchups. You put guys in one-on-one situations and guys win. It’s a place that I would love to come play and we will see what happens.”
I bet Burress would play for any team that would be willing to sign him right now. But it looks like to me that for some reason his reps aren’t doing a great job of helping him find a team.