Plaxico Burress recently did an interview that will be part of an upcoming issue of Men's Journal that will be coming out in about a week. In that interview he takes some pretty serious shots at his former coach Tom Coughlin, Eli Manning, and the Giants fans that he believes were happy to see him incarcerated. Here is what he had to say about Coughlin, via the New York Post.
“He’s not a real positive coach,” Burress said. “You look around the league, the Raheem Morrises and Rex Ryans — when their player makes a mistake, they take ’em to the side and say, ‘We’ll get ’em next time.’ But Coughlin’s on the sideline going crazy, man. I can’t remember one time when he tried to talk a player through not having a day he was having.”
Well, that's just not productive. More after the jump.
His thoughts on Eli.
“I was always his biggest supporter, even days he wasn’t on, ’cause I could sense he didn’t have thick skin,” Burress said. “Then I went away, and I thought he would come see me, but nothing, not a letter, in two years. I don’t want to say it was a slap in the face, but I thought our relationship was better than that.”
Finally, the Giants fans. This comment sounds a lot like something we heard from LeBron James right after the Heat lost to the Mavericks in the Finals.
“What are you doing now?” he said. “You still mad at your job? You still angry about your life? ’Cause I’m back living my life and enjoying my family while you’re still doing the same thing.”
That didn't really work out that well for LeBron, and I assume that it isn't going to work out very well for Plaxico either. I'm sure he has some demons from his time with the Giants, but he has to be smarter than to run his mouth like this. What exactly is this going to accomplish?