Certain members of the Chicago Bears have been openly lobbying for the team to sign Plaxico Burress, the troubled former Giants wide receiver, whose 2008 season ended in the time it took him to shoot himself in the leg while illegally packing a gun at a club (an incident that could still end up landing him in jail).
“I feel pretty comfortable with what we have here right now,” said Viking-killer Devin Hester. ”If we added Plaxico Burress, that’s only going to build confidence even more. Why wouldn’t he help us?”
Well Devin, for example, if he went and blew another hole in his own thigh with a heater he lacked a permit for…that would not help you. But yeah, otherwise, adding Plaxico to a team with a pretty putrid receiver corps would be a good idea, especially when you have Jay Cutler the whiskey-swilling gunslinger on the team. Not surrounding Cutler with good weapons sounds like a fantastic way of encouraging him to pull the same crap with the Bears that he pulled with Denver