Plaxico Burress' job search takes him to Pittsburgh
The Plaxico Burress career rebuilding tour made another stop this morning as he had breakfast with Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin.
The free-agent wide receiver is trolling for work and it appears that both of his former teams are sincere about the possibility of bringing him back. But they want to meet the man and listen to him before they convince themselves he’s changed.
Ed Bouchette of the Pittsbugh Post-Gazette reported the meeting this morning with Tomlin at St. Vincent College. Burress met on Friday night with New York Gants coach Tom Coughlin, general manager Jerry Reese and owner John Mara. The Giants, of course, were Burress’ last employer, releasing him after he shot a hole in his leg and was in the process of heading off the jail.
Coughlin said he wanted to her “sincerity” from Burress, according to Ralph Vacchiano of the New York Daily News.
“Let me just say this to you: What is there to change?" Coughlin said before the meeting. "When you sign on to go to work with somebody, the basic thing is you've got to go to work. You've got to be there, you've got to get there on time. What's got to change?
"I mean, when you come right down to it that's the basic ingredient or rule, you know? Jump into the team as hard as you can, as fast as you can, be a part of the team, but understand your responsibilities. People depend on you."
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