I usually don't buy any analysis about Pats by NFL network but this one is done by our Wille McGuinest so it was just hard for me to scoff "ha, they don't know a sh-t about Pats/BB" and ignore. I know this will pretty much come down to typical "If he comes down cheap, why not give him a shot" but I thought this topic is much more discussing than any another lock out crap. So some pro and cons.
He was one of the best wide receivers of the game before he shot himself in
foot thigh. His combination of size, speed, and ability to strecth the field is something Pats don't possess since that Randy dude got traded.
As Willie points out he doesn't have to be a "go-to" guy on the team because Pats already have a solid receiving corp. He doesn't even have to go back to his prime because only thing we want him to do is to create some space on the field for Wes, Deion and Woody by streching the field and catch a deep pass once in while. We know they have Tate and Price and I love both of them. But they have lost their precious time to develop due to the lock out this off season. Plax can be a great insurance or stopgap until they develop. If Plax doesn't pan out or Tate/Price exceeds BB's expectations, just cut him. It's that simple.
As far as I know, he doesn't have any character problems on the field. I have never heard him excessively demanding ball or taking plays off.
His character concerns off the field might have been solved after he learned his lesson. Not to mention BB is a master of helping players to get their sh-t together.
Most importantly, he owes us a ring from 2007.
Cons: He did have some off-field issues. His body must have become healthy but rusty being away from the game. He is on the wrong side of 30s. Some moronic teams who are in desperate need of receivers pay more for his service (ex. Bears). This bidding makes it harder to "bring him cheaply."PS: This is my first "fan post." Forgive me for any awkwardness, etc.