For the past several weeks, numerous media outlets have been reporting that there is a mutual interest between the Philadelphia Eagles and the trigger happy Plaxico Burress. But, one guy threw some water on those reports and told us to trust him that all of these stories are leaking from Burress’ camp.
That was Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, who tweeted, “One more thing on Plaxico. All this talk about the #Eagles being interested is coming from Plax’s people, not the #Eagles. Trust me on this,” back on June 3rd.
That’s all well and good and I had no reason not to believe him. But today, he tweeted this:
“Re: Plaxico Burress and the #Eagles. Spoke to several team sources and there’s certainly interest there. …”
Okay, but pardon me if I’m confused. I would assume he spoke to team sources last week when he told us that all of those stories were coming from Burress and not the Eagles. I know he didn’t say that the Eagles had no interest, but he says to trust him that not one of those stories came from the NovaCare Complex.
Isn’t the only way he could say that the stories weren’t coming from the Eagles is if he was told that there was no interest on their part? Otherwise….how would any one person know who is leaking what to whom?
I’m not trying to knock McLane here; I think he does a pretty good job. But I wish reporters would hold off on the “trust me on this” rhetoric when they end up singing a different tune just a week later.