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Vikings Being Thrown Around In Plaxico Speculation

Many folks out there are speculating that the Vikings should be interested in signing free-agent Plaxico Burress. While the Vikings could sure use a big and talented wide out like Plaxico on the roster, I think that it’s crazy to think the Vikings would bite. Here’s some reasons why:

* The Vikings currently seem to be a generally well-functioning and cohesive team, with a sense of brotherhood and unity. Bringing in a guy like Plaxico potentially throws all of that out the window.
* Plaxico still has looming legal consequences because he shot himself in the leg. Why pay a player that potentially won’t even be there because he was too stupid to NOT shoot himself in the leg? Plus, he still has unpaid parking tickets in Pittsburgh.
* There’s got to be questions regarding Plaxico’s mental astuteness. He shot himself in the leg.
* Brad Childress once upon a time had to put up with the Philadelphia vs. Terrell Owens debacle. I don’t see him risking another one with a big mouthed wide out.
* Childress and Spielman might be feeling a little pressure to meet high expectations this season, but they do not let it show. They are being calm and collective when filling out the roster, and have made no desperate attempts by overpaying any players they don’t think are worth it. Signing Plaxico would be perceived as a desperation move of sorts, and I just don’t think that desperation is there.
* The dude shot himself in the leg. Seriously.

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