The Jets want you to know Plaxico Burress draws double teams

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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.

25 responses to “The Jets want you to know Plaxico Burress draws double teams

  1. “Mark Sanchez felt so bad about only throwing two passes towards Burress that he apologized during the game.” Sanchez sucked. If he had thrown a few more to anyone, at least one would have been picked.

  2. I remember when I was a little kid and I thought double coverage was really double coverage – Two guys following one guy all over the field, both in tight man coverage.

    But its not, probably 99% of the time when they are talking about double coverage, its single man coverage by the corner and a safety in a deep zone looking for a deep ball, or maybe a line backer in a zone looking for a slant pattern.

    Double coverage really just means the corner isnt out on an island, like in an all out blitz.

  3. joshborden says:
    Sep 20, 2011 4:58 PM
    It’s nice to see Plaxico’s cell mate is out on parole as well…..they look good together

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    As a Jet fan ** no applause, just throw money **
    I find this to be the best comment of the day, absolutely hysterical.

  4. The convict doesn’t have to worry about double coverage this Sunday, and neither does pop gun Sanchez.

    Let’s go, Raiders!

  5. Not sure what the point of this article is…

    “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.”

    They covered the hell out of him when he played, which, obtw, wasn’t so much… Huh??!!

  6. According to Rexy’s wifes’ ALT.COM personal…double teaming is another one of Rexys fetishes…so betting he gets a little itchy when talking about Plaxico getting it too.

    Every day….jets do/say something…to get themselves in news…need that attention like a 4 year old.

  7. marvsleezy says:Sep 20, 2011 5:01 PM

    I remember when I was a little kid and I thought double coverage was really double coverage – Two guys following one guy all over the field, both in tight man coverage.

    But its not, probably 99% of the time when they are talking about double coverage, its single man coverage by the corner and a safety in a deep zone looking for a deep ball, or maybe a line backer in a zone looking for a slant pattern.

    Double coverage really just means the corner isnt out on an island, like in an all out blitz.
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    Uh thanx for the breakdown dom capers every 10 year old who frequents this site is that much smarter/dumber than they where before washing themselves in the warm glo that is your football knowledge?

  8. Best post I’ve ever read here:

    redguy12588 says: Sep 20, 2011 5:11 PM

    The jets are like a 5 year old that wants you to look at their macaroni picture.

    Awesome take redguy 🙂

  9. Plax draws double teams, and there is always a fight between the defensive backs to see which one gets to stand on the other guy’s shoulders.

  10. “Mark Sanchez felt so bad about only throwing two passes towards Burress that he apologized during the game.”

    Just re-read that sentence folks. Tells you all you need to know right there.

  11. cakemixa says:
    Sep 20, 2011 5:02 PM
    You know you have a diva when… your QB has to APOLOGIZE for not throwing passes his way ?

    Hey, if I were Sanchez, and my WR was famous for shooting HIMSELF, I’d be worried what he’d do to me if I DIDN’T keep him happy. It’s like that old Twilight Zone episode, where the kid could just wish you away into oblivion – “OK kid, you’re the greatest, everything you do is spectacular…”

  12. redguy12588 says: Sep 20, 2011 5:11 PM

    The jets are like a 5 year old that wants you to look at their macaroni picture.

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    ROFL

    You win the internets for at least a week for that one. I am literally in tears.

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