I’m not really sure where to even start with this. A couple quick counter points and then I’m done with this post:
1) There is nothing to say that Plaxico will be any good and that he should be lobbied for. The guy has been in jail.
2) Big Ben and his motley crew went out to lunch with Burress and yukked it up. A lot of good that did. He’s not back in Black and Gold.
3) Maybe Eli has some undelying issues about Burress hurting the teams chances at a repeat when he SHOT HIMSELF IN THE LEG because he holstered his gun in a sweatpants waist band. It’s a much bigger deal if he comes out and causes a controversy saying, “Yes, I resent the guy. I don’t like him at all an he’s an idiot. I don’t want him on this team.”
4) Maybe he was leading by not fawning over a guy and begging him to come back. Showing lack of faith in other teammates.
Sometimes the media really just creates stories. There is no reason Eli needed to go back slap Plax and “show him the love”. But apparently there is enough there to get a radio segment, some callers and even some people to write about it.
So congratulations. You drove some page views.