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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.
Giants’ DC Perry Fewell still sees Plaxico a...
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Plaxico Burress had some of his most memorable moments with the New York Giants. From his Super Bowl-winning catch to his clashes with Tom Coughlin, there's plenty of history there.
Now a member of the Jets, Burress is on the other side of the New York-area rivalry, with lots on the line Saturday for both teams. And the wide receiver intends to have a big game against his former...
Florham Park, N.J. - As far as New York area football fans are concerned it gets no bigger than this Christmas Eve, Jets versus Giants matchup that will likely end any playoff hopes for one of these teams. For Plaxico Burress it's not about a battle against enemies or revenge, it's about being a free man, playing the sport that he loves, getting to spend time with family...
http://www.nj.com/jets/index.ssf/2011/12/jets_plaxico_burress_enjoying.htmlJohn O'Boyle/The Star-Ledger'Now that I'm home, I just want to be the best male role model,' says Jets wide receiver Plaxico Burress, who served a 20-month prison sentence for illegal gun possession.By Jenny Vrentas - Star Ledger 12/22/11
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Rex Ryan emphatically ended a team meeting during HBO's Hard Knocks series by yelling at his players to get a snack. It must have been Thursday. Ryan has ice cream socials in his office each Thursday with a few of the Jets' offensive players, including wide receiver Plaxico Burress, the team's official Twitter account revealed on Tuesday. No other details regarding the...
Ok, it wasn’t as brazen as Plaxico Burress’ famous 23-17 Super Bowl prediction to The Post. But when the Jets receiver was asked about facing his former Giants teammates on Christmas Eve, he said he wanted to score multiple touchdowns and that somebody is going to wake up to...
For all of the trash-talking flying across the Jersey burbs between Florham Park and East Rutherford, there isn’t anything that should give either side an advantage. It doesn’t matter that Plaxico Burress is facing his old team or that the Giants DBs feel dissed or that Revis is laughing at ...
“Somebody’s going to wake up with a bittersweet Christmas,” Plaxico Burress said before pausing for a moment. “And it’s not going to be me.”
Kevin Gilbride, the Giants’ offensive coordinator, who first worked with Jets receiver Plaxico Burress in 2000 in Pittsburgh, had wanted the Giants to bring Burress back.
Brandon Jacobs called Plaxico Burress a “dangerous weapon,” Antrel Rolle hyped his play in the red zone and Aaron Ross proclaimed that he is once again one of the league’s finest wideouts.