Justin Tuck would love for Plaxico Burress to return to the Giants. In fact, Tuck hopes “it’ll be another match made in heaven.”
“I know this team would love to see him back,” Tuck said. “I don’t see there being any other place for him to be than here in New York. But he has to do what’s best for him and his family, and that’s what I’d advise him to do.”
Tuck says he’s spoken with Burress, who is currently a free agent, and would welcome the wide receiver back with open arms.
“I don’t know if it’s that much of a reach,” Tuck said. “It’s all up to him, and I want what’s best for him.”
Tuck hopes that Burress can have a man-to-man talk with head coach Tom Coughlin, and that the two can move on from their tumultuous past.
“I think it’s going to have to be a given and take between both of them,” Tuck said. “Anytime you have a dispute between two people, those two people need to talk it out like men. That’s what we have on schedule, so we’ll see what happens. I can’t speak for them, but its’ been well-documented that they have bumped heads in the past, so hopefully a little time apart can rekindle that love that they shared for each other.”
Tucks thinks Burress is sincere when he says he is interested in returning to the Giants, the place where he won a Super Bowl.
“I think so,” Tuck said. “If he (wasn’t), why would he even look here? He realized the caliber of football team the Giants are, and we realized the caliber of football player he is. So hopefully it’ll be another match made in heaven.”
As far as where the two sides stand, Tuck said: “We’re working on it.”