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“"That's the society we live in," Dungy said. "They feel they have to get a gun to protect themselves or because everyone else is doing it. That doesn't need to be the situation." Burress had some advice for players about guns. "If you're going to carry a weapon, make sure you've done everything properly, that you're obeying all the laws or the rules of that state, and you know fully how to operate the weapon if you choose to carry one," he said. Burress, who will turn 34 in August, will be a free agent once the lockout ends and free agency begins. He is expected to have his share of suitors despite having not played since 2008. "Mike told me, 'Coach, I can be better than what I was because I didn't really apply myself and I didn't work at it, and if I can get an opportunity I can be better,'" Dungy said of what Vick told him prior to joining the Eagles. "I didn't believe that. Plax told me, 'I can be better.' He said, 'I was banged up my last year and I was not healthy so I haven't been able to run and work the way that I would, but I'm healed up so I can be better.'" "After what happened with Mike, I can't doubt him," added Dungy. "Something as a coach tells me I don't believe that, but I have to let it play out and see." Ohm Youngmisuk covers the Giants for ESPNNewYork.com. Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.
You can make a mistake and you can be a better person from it and along the way bring people with you.” -- Plaxico Burress