Why the Ravens Shouldn’t and Don’t Need Plaxico Burress

Yesterday’s release of Plaxico Burress after serving a 20 month sentence on gun charges has plenty in the media speculating where he might end up in 2011. Most short lists or “Top Fives” around the web have Baltimore as a possible destination. On the surface it might seem to be a good idea since the Ravens offense took a step backward last season and couldn’t they use a dependable offensive weapon?

I hope it’s just Internet chatter because I don’t want to see Burress in purple next season. My opinion has nothing to do with the stupidity of carrying a handgun in your sweatpants or the “character issues” that he would bring to a team. Honestly the NFL is built on second chances. He did the crime and the time and deserves to make a living if someone wants him. I just don’t think it should be in Baltimore and here’s why.

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