Plaxico Burress didn’t catch a pass in his second game with the Jets, but do not be alarmed. Jets coach Rex Ryan wants you to know that Burress drew double teams most downs.
“I was more frustrated about it than anybody, because I wanted to see him catch some passes,” Ryan said. “I think we all do. But sometimes the coverage dictates it a little bit.”
Burress estimated he was double covered on every snap but two. Still, Burress was on the sidelines more than you’d expect in the game.
“It’s definitely a little frustrating, I’m not going to sit here and say that it’s not,” Burress said. “But I’m just going to do what they ask me to do. . . . If teams want to show me that much respect, that’s why I’m here.”
Mark Sanchez felt so bad about only throwing two passes towards Burress that he apologized during the game. New York hasn’t consistently integrated Plaxico into the flow; he was catchless before exploding in the fourth quarter of the opener.
We appreciated Burress’ perspective after the game:
“Four months ago, I was so far away from playing football that I have nothing to complain about,” Burress said.