Plaxico Burress: Pittsburgh Steelers Should Steer Clear

Joe RussomannoCorrespondent IJuly 29, 2011

no he is not getting fitted for his superbowl bracelet! Those are Handcuffs!
no he is not getting fitted for his superbowl bracelet! Those are Handcuffs!Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images

Plaxico Burress and Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin are supposed to meet this weekend. With Hines Ward now on the Physically Unable to Perform list, the Pittsburgh Steelers may feel the need to add depth at wide receiver.

What the Pittsburgh Steelers don't need is more controversy.

Hines Ward uncharacteristically found himself on the wrong side of the law.

James Harrison saw fit to not only rip NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, but teammates Rashard Mendenhall and Ben Roethlisberger.

Mendenhall felt the need to stir the pot with remarks degrading America's resolve to hunt down a murdering terrorist. Not happy with the negative attention, Mendenhall decided to tweet comments derogatory to women.

The Pittsburgh Steelers found themselves in a swirl of offseason drama thanks to Ben Roethlisberger. They overcame said drama en route to a third Superbowl appearance in five years.

How many times can you play with fire before you get burnt?

Burress would only compound the Pittsburgh Steelers' problems.

Last time I checked, wide receiver is not exactly a position of weakness for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Burress may still have the skills that made him so popular. The negative attention that comes with Burress is not what is needed.

When your house is on fire, do you put it out with gasoline? No you do the opposite and use something non-flammable. Burress would be said gasoline to the Pittsburgh Steelers' burning house.

The actions which caused controversy this offseason are actions of stupidity, lack of judgement, etc.

In the words of Bill Parcells, "Dumb players do dumb things and I don't want dumb players on my team..."

Dumb players are the last thing the Pittsburgh Steelers need. They already have an abundance.

While "shooting yourself in the foot" is a common cliche used by commentators. Often the phrase is used to describe untimely errors committed by players in big moment.

Burress sure shot himself in the foot, er, uh, I mean, leg. His years as a Pittsburgh Steeler will be fondly remembered, his time as a New York Giant should let him stay with said team or whoever else.

Sorry, Plax, at the rate things are going here, the Steelers would be better off without you, for this year anyway.

This team needs to address the cornerback and safety position.

Troy Polamalu and Ike Taylor aren't getting any younger.

The offensive line has question marks, especially with Chris Kemoeatu on the PUP list, the team has a void there.

At wide reciever, the Pittsburgh Steelers remain not dominant, but solid.

Atwaan Randle El, Emmanuel Sanders and Mike Wallace make up a solid receiver corps. They had their moments in the playoffs and have warranted more playing time.

Yes, the second chance cliche is nice in theory. Does that same cliche really work?

While Michael Vick and the Philadelphia Eagles beat up on the Detroit Lions, Washington Redskins and New York Giants, they failed to beat any playoff teams they played or win a playoff game.

Whether it works or not you be the judge.

In regards to the Pittsburgh Steelers they have an aging defense they can still lean on. Why bring in a Plaxico Burress that hasn't played a down of football in over two years. Let him shoot someone else in the leg, er, foot.