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Chat Reel: Plaxico Burress
Burress: 'I'll catch the ball wherever they throw it.'
Posted: Friday April 14, 2000 12:04 AM
CNNSI.com users chatted with Michigan St. WR Plaxico Burress about his expectations and hopes the upcoming NFL Draft. A transcript of the chat follows:
CNNSI Host: Welcome to today's NFL Draft chat with Plaxico Buress. Hi Plaxico. Thanks for joining us.
From Guest: Do you have a preference as to which team drafts you, and what is your favorite NFL team?
From Lee Hudnell: Plaxico -- Do you have any players you pattern your game after?
From Guest: Are you the type of receiver that prefers going over the middle or running out patterns?
From Dens in NJ: Hey Plaxico! If somehow the Jets get a chance to draft you, how would you feel about coming to the Big Apple and having to replace a superstar receiver in Keyshawn Johnson?
From Scott In Va.: Mr. Burress, I'm a big Pittsburgh Steeler fan, and the possibility of them drafting you has me very excited. I believe you are exactly what the Steelers need to upgrade their offense. I was wondering, could you tell us how your visit with Pittsburgh went? Do you think you would enjoy playing for them, and what are your feelings on their offense right now?
From Mike in N.Y.: I heard you went to the Final Four instead of the meeting with the Eagles? How was it and was the trip to Indy worth it?
From Guest: Plaxico - What type of Pro offensive system would you like to play it? Which will feature your style and skills the best?
From BIG DAWG in Ohio: Mr. Burress I want to ask you if you would like to play for the Cleveland Browns and have a awesome QB throwing to you like Tim Couch?
From Guest: Plaxico - the Pittsburgh Post Gazette reported that the Steelers are interested in your former MSU teammate Lloyd Clemmons. Were you and Clemmons close in college and would that help your transition to the pros if the Steelers drafted you?
From Guest: Why do you feel that you are getting so much press as not being a team player? Do you feel it is justified?
From Rahj: Do you think playing in Baltimore is good for you being it's close to home?
From Curt in Ohio: Would you rather play for a .500 team and be the go-to-guy or be the 3rd or 4th receiver in a set?
CNNSI Host: That's all the time we have for today. Thanks for joining us Plaxico.