Tag: Plaxico Burress

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Inside Conditions…Numbers Game

Rookie Linebacker Jarvis Jones (Courier Photo/Julio Torres) Why, why do these so-called NFL “experts” continue to preach to and praise themselves as the greatest sports minds since the days of ancient Athens? At least in the times of Socrates they kept their journalistic integrity intact by honestly keeping track of and considering most all of the numbers.

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Plaxico Burress embracing role of Steelers elder statesman

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Plaxico Burress (80) at practice during NFL football training camp at the team training facility in Latrobe, Pa. on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 . (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) by Will Graves AP Sports Writer LATROBE, Pa. (AP) — Plaxico Burress turns 36 next Monday, an age the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver jokes makes him “grandpa” in a locker room filled with kids who weren’t even playing Pop Warner when Burress made his NFL debut nine months after the turn of the millennium. Look closely enough at Burress’ still impossibly youthful face and you’ll see a fleck or two of gray in his chin stubble. It’s only when Burress talks that the years — and the perspective they provide — become evident. In the twilight of a career that remains enigmatic at best and erratic at worst, this is Burress’ last stand. And he knows it. Even more, he’s OK with it.