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Highlights from the network NFL studio shows (as provided by the networks):

Fox's Howie Long on Plaxico Burress: "It's sadly ironic that every wound in regard to Plaxico has been self-inflicted, and this is an obvious case of that.  The Giants have gone out of their way and bent over backwards to help him.  You say taking his money doesn't matter.  If they take his signing bonus, it's a life-changing fine."

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CBS' Shannon Sharpe on Burress: "Forget about the fact that he's carrying an unlicensed handgun.  Forget about the fact that he feels he needs to go into a club with an unlicensed handgun.  What about the fact that the guy is injured?  And instead of being at home rehabbing trying to get back to show his teammates … ‘I'm going to miss this week in Washington, but I'm doing everything I possibly can to get back on the field with you guys next week.’  What happened to that?  What about his responsibility of doing everything he can to get back onto the field?  Forget all this other stuff about the handgun and him going into the club.  He doesn't care about anything but Plaxico Burress."  

ESPN's Tom Jackson on Burress: "I don't feel sorry for him.  I'm glad he wasn't seriously injured.  I think this is the reason there is a big disconnect between fans and these players -- $35 million contract signed and he went berserk.  Because, like many players, that money he feels gives him the right to say I don't have to play by the rules and that's what he's done.  That laundry list you read [of Burress' mishaps this season], that's how he's been since the moment that he signed that $35 million contract.  And, unfortunately, there are other players like him who absolutely don't care once they get that money."

Fox's Terry Bradshaw on the Bucs coach: "I love Jon Gruden but I would not want to play for him.  I wouldn't want to be in Jeff Garcia's shoes simply because I don't want to have to look over my shoulder."

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CBS' Boomer Esiason on the Browns: "When the owner says the product on the field is sickening and the general manager is stabbing the head coach in the back, you have a dysfunctional family that needs to be taken care of immediately.  The way that you do that is to throw everybody out of the building and you start over, because five, six, seven games into next year, you don't want to find yourself in the same situation.  I don't know who their replacement may be, but I have a good idea on who they'd like it to be [looking at Bill Cowher]. … I say the inmates are running the asylum.  Get them all out."

The NFL Network's Warren Sapp on Chargers coach Norv Turner: "The two years that I played under Norv Turner [in Oakland], we did not practice the two-minute offense not one time."

NBC's Cris Collinsworth reacting to Dan Patrick's comment that the Panthers are an ugly 9-3 team: "I'm from Cincinnati. There's no such thing as an ugly 9-3 team."

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