EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — not long after a division opponent stunned the NFL by signing much-coveted free agent market, New York Giants coach Tom Coughlin with Plaxico Burress sat down for the first time since 2008 to see if a reunion was possible.
After this, Burress met with Director Jerry Reese and co-owner John Mara as the Giants tried to tell if they can co-exist with the equivalent of being absolutely ripped their hearts from the night he accidentally shot himself in a Manhattan nightclub.
Now the Giants must make sure that the former is not insulting to neighborhood ruler. A source close to Burress, says the wideout has his eyes on the Philadelphia Eagles, who signed cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha to a five-year, $ 60 million contract Friday night.
Forget about Lady Gaga trash talk between Osi Umenyiora and LeSean McCoy and all zagamers in this rivalry. If the Giants do not make a significant move beyond trying to re-sign their own free agents, the gap between these NFC East teams will only widen. The Eagles are moving away from opponents split the way Michael Vick glided past Giants defenders loss catastrophic 38-31 at the new Meadowlands last year.
Let's explore this in simple terms: Eagles beating the Giants six straight times, including a game 2008 play-offs. Now they've added Asomugha, a real game lock, shutdown, all-world cornerbacks.
"Just a man," Reese said when asked about signing Asomugha. "We Love competition and is an excellent footballer. The only concern with the New York Giants. "
Certainly, there is a lot that can happen at this time, so it should edge Eagles just yet. DeSean Jackson to participate and he is a key piece in the Championship puzzle. Still, the Giants will need more weapons to match with the Chief tormenters in a Division.