Former Giant WR Plaxico Burress made headlines by signing with the Jets instead of the Giants and Steelers after being released from prison this summer. Many felt he would be the component Gang Green was missing in their passing game.
Well, here we are in Week 16 and the Burress signing has not quite been the coup d’etat the Jets has hoped. He has 8 TDs, but three of them came in one game. He has not caught more than five balls in a single game and the 79 yards he gained vs Buffalo on Nov 6 is his season high.
Let us mention that he’s only caught four passes for 42 yards in the last three games. He has become a quiet backstory in this important game between two crosstown rivals that are both in need of a win.
“We know a lot about Plaxico,” said Tom Coughlin. “He knows a lot about us. We know the way people prefer to utilize his talents and his ability. He is also a good blocker.” Translation: he’s not what he once was.
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