"I am not afraid to make the following prediction - Plaxico Burress will be playing in 2011. And he will play very well. And it will be a very happy ending to a very tough, tough story for him." (Michael McCarthy USA Today)Both Simms and Collinsworth agreed that Burress could play this year, but has some reservations. Collinsworth brought up the rust issue, airing concerns of whether Burress would be able to re-acclimate to the NFL after missing nearly three years.
Simms believes Plaxico would be better suited to make his comeback with someone other than with the Giants.
“I don’t think he’ll come back to the Giants," Simms said. “One, they are loaded at the receiver position. And, I think it might be best for him to move on and connect with the coach or the receiver coach that he can have a special relationship with and further his career along." (Paul Schwartz, NY Post)
The 33-year-old Burress is scheduled to be released from prison this coming June.