No, I don't really like the person that Plaxico Burress is, but the chance to see him play for the Bolts would be a pretty welcome sight at the moment.
The Chargers have a ton of talent at the wide receiver position, but with the loss of Vincent Brown yesterday,they are pretty thin.
Eddie Royal hasn't seen action yet, Richard Goodman is injured as well. The rookie receivers aren't even getting snaps with Rivers , and Meachem hasn't been as big a factor as we would have hoped for (to this point).
Michael Spurlock and Roscoe Parrish have actually looked pretty good, but if they aren't in there with Rivers, it kind of defeats the purpose of building chemistry and timing with Rivers.
The Bolts first team offense have looked pretty blotchy and out of sync to this point, and are missing the spark of the big play threat that Vincent Jackson provided.
It really looked as if Brown was becoming that guy, but now the Chargers will have to face all three division rivals without him at least once.
And then there was Plaxico.
Yes, I'm aware that he's 35. And that he may have lost a step, and he's had some legal troubles. But even given those facts, I think the Chargers should at least give him a look before another team takes him off the market.
I think Rivers really misses Jackson, although he tries to sugar coat the loss with praise of Meachem and Royal. But given the facts that Meachem and Royal haven't produced yet and Brown will be absent for a while, the thought of having another veteran presence at WR would be pretty appealing to Rivers.
Burress is almost identical to Jackson at 6'5" and 230 lbs, he also has the same style of vertical play and good hands. He does edge out Jackson in experience however, and would come in at a much much cheaper price tag.
Also in his favor, Everybody knows this is an " all or nothing " year for A.J Smith. 3 years ago , there would be no chance that Burress would even be considered with Smith calling the shots, but when your back is to the wall, things change. Just look at Mario Henderson.
Look, I'm not saying that Burress is the answer for the future, or even after this season, but, getting him in there for week three of pre season looks like a pretty wise play at this point. As the pre-season progresses, and receivers get injured, the chances of Burress' availability will diminish rapidly, San Diego should at least give him a look!