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Coughlin: I've got nothing to say on Plax

12/1/2008

Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley
Just hopped off a conference call with Giants coach Tom Coughlin during which he had little to say about the Plaxico Burress incident from Friday night. Reporters tried to come at Coughlin from every angle, but due to ongoing investigations by the NFL and the New York Police, he said he wouldn't have any comment. Asked what he'd do if Burress is healthy enough to play Sunday, Coughlin said, "I have no idea about his health status. We're dealing with the whole situation."

Hmmm. Your star receiver accidentally shot himself in the leg Friday and you don't know anything about his health status? Either Coughlin's fibbing or Burress is stone-walling the organization, which wouldn't be the first time.

Coughlin did address how his team would respond to Burress' latest misfire.

"The team has demonstrated on more than one occasion this year (that it can respond to adversity)," he said. "They've been able to do that. Obviously they have made sure the distractions are minimal as they can be."

Asked about the prospect of Domenik Hixon replacing Burress for the rest of the season, Coughlin said, "He's played well. He's played very well. I certainly believe he will continue to improve."

The only other notable item to come out of the news conference was Coughlin saying he was "certainly disappointed" that reserve running back Ahmad Bradshaw was at the nightclub with Antonio Pierce and Burress.