"It was great to talk to him," Reese said as he walked out of the facility for the night. "It’s very private, personal conversation. It was a man-to-man conversation. We talked about some football, and I’m sure the head coach and him had a private conversation, which is between them. It was a good visit."
Asked if the team planned to remain in communication with Burress, Reese replied, "We’ll see what comes out of this. We don’t bring people in for the fun of it. We bring people in to investigate into the possibility for the New York Giants. We think it’s probably a possibility and we’ll see where it goes."
Burress and Coughlin were unavailable for comment after the meetings.
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"All I really want to say about the meeting is that it was positive," Reese said afterward, "and we'll see where it goes from here."
Asked if he would characterize all three meetings as positive, Reese responded: "Correct."
Just how positive an impression Coughlin took away will make all the difference. If Coughlin says he can't again coexist with the towering receiver who often made his life miserable, Burress' potential return dies on the vine.
Andy Reid, Joe Banner and Howie Roseman have formed the most creative and cut-throat personnel staff in the NFL. That doesn't mean it will result in a Super Bowl but they sure have given themselves every chance to get there.
The undercover poaching of Asomugha was a thing of beauty. It came after the free-agent acquisition of defensive end Jason Babin. Before that, it was the trade of Kevin Kolb to Arizona, which landed them a second-round pick and cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. As with nearly every move they make, the Eagles left themselves with options.
Burress would help the Giants against the Eagles' secondary. Hakeem Nicks and Mario Manningham are the Giants' starting receivers, but with Steve Smith coming off a serious knee injury, the Giants need a veteran wideout. I still believe Burress is better off resuming his career outside of New York and the Giants are better off leaving the past in the past. But they actually might need each other.
Plenty more throughout the day, including some thoughts later on regarding Asoumugha, but this should get your day started.