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Plaxico could be one and done with Jets

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The final numbers for Plaxico Burress this season weren’t bad for a guy just getting out of prison. But they weren’t great for an NFL starter.

On a day when the Jets strongly backed offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer, receiver Santonio Holmes, and quarterback Mark Sanchez, G.M. Mike Tannenbaum was less certain about Plaxico Burress.

“He’s really an interesting guy and he was a really good teammate. Free agency is a couple of months away, and we’ll look at everything,” Tannenbaum said via the New York Daily News.

It’s telling that the first thing Tannenbaum complimented about Burress was his blocking. He also helped in the red zone. But Burress couldn’t separate from defenders and contributed to the team’s lack of explosiveness at receiver. The team is aging in too many places. He finished with 45 catches, 612 yards, and eight touchdowns.

Unlike Schottenheimer, Holmes, and Sanchez, Burress is not under contract next year. The team could potentially bring Burress back as a role player, but it seems more likely that he’ll be one and done with the Jets.

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  1. ch0rn says: Jan 3, 2012 9:24 AM

    He would be an upgrade over stone hands Roy Williams in Chi Town.

  2. pixelito says: Jan 3, 2012 9:26 AM

    Seems like Sanchez could use himself a young stud at WR… With a clean criminal record.

  3. allascowboys says: Jan 3, 2012 9:26 AM

    It’t not his fault the Jets and Mark Sanchez don’t know how to use him in the redzone (aside from 1 game).

  4. scrapdawg12 says: Jan 3, 2012 9:26 AM

    Eagles for a year to replace Djax

  5. steelersownyou says: Jan 3, 2012 9:26 AM

    Steelers are by far smartest organization in nfl. Passed on burress & holmes. Decisions like that make us a great team year in and year out…IN COLBERT WE TRUST!

  6. duanethomas says: Jan 3, 2012 9:26 AM

    WoW. Three teams in three years. Mean Machine, Jets and whoever he plays for next season.

  7. tiffpats4eva says: Jan 3, 2012 9:30 AM

    At least he didn’t give up.

  8. raiderej says: Jan 3, 2012 9:31 AM

    Bring him to Oakland!

  9. icanspeel says: Jan 3, 2012 9:31 AM

    At least he didn’t shoot himself in the leg for future opportunities like Santonio did.. oh wait do I have that backwards?

  10. jc1958cool says: Jan 3, 2012 9:31 AM

    3rd string unless he goes to the bears!

  11. donterrelli says: Jan 3, 2012 9:33 AM

    Instead, he’ll make $10mil with the Redskins.

  12. richkotitte says: Jan 3, 2012 9:33 AM

    There were a couple of key drops where Plax really shot himself in the foot.

  13. godofwine330 says: Jan 3, 2012 9:33 AM

    How much of his failures had to do with quarterback play? I watched the guy and he can still play and he can still get open, plus he is still 6’5 230 last he checked. Sanchez has regressed to the point that he wasn’t very effective many times during the season. When you add to it the Jets defense was substacially less than what it was the previous 2 years and you have a team that can’t didn’t make the playoffs due in large part to the inefectiveness of the QB. Either way, I would keep Plax over the 10 year-old kid in the #10 jersey.

  14. emoney12 says: Jan 3, 2012 9:34 AM

    I don’t understand. He didn’t shoot himself in the foot at all this year.

  15. memphisyinzer says: Jan 3, 2012 9:34 AM

    I wonder how long it will take him to make it an issue of him being African American and “the man” bringing him down. My bet is that it will happen immediately. Plax never takes responsibility for any of his shortcomings.

  16. nfloracle says: Jan 3, 2012 9:36 AM

    I hear Burger King is hiring, Plax.

  17. nflsucker says: Jan 3, 2012 9:36 AM

    League minimum somewhere as a red zone target. And he should be thankful for it.

  18. jln4life says: Jan 3, 2012 9:37 AM

    Good riddance!

  19. damnyoulinelliot says: Jan 3, 2012 9:37 AM

    Tiki is flabbergasted to hear this news.

  20. bluejays20091 says: Jan 3, 2012 9:40 AM

    that totally sucks if that is sucks sorry Plaxico

  21. beecee71 says: Jan 3, 2012 9:40 AM

    you can expect that red zone proficiency they took such pride in to go down as well.

  22. bigharold says: Jan 3, 2012 9:40 AM

    “…weren’t bad for a guy just getting out of prison.”

    Yeah but is that because he just got just of prison or because the Jets didn’t use him effectively? Is he old or was he on the wrong team? It’s not as simple as “it’s Sanchez’ or Schottenhimer’ fault”.

    One would think he’d have made a bigger contribution so before they resign him they need to figure that out and who else is available.

  23. mialto says: Jan 3, 2012 9:40 AM

    Can someone please get the Bears to sign this guy for 2 years? I don’t understand why the hesitation!

  24. bluejays20091 says: Jan 3, 2012 9:43 AM

    i messed up my comment lol

  25. 6ball says: Jan 3, 2012 9:44 AM

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    Burris and Holmes : one just got out, and one’s on the wait list to get in.

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  26. test2402 says: Jan 3, 2012 9:45 AM

    One and done does not describe Tim Tebow.

  27. joshborden says: Jan 3, 2012 9:48 AM

    When Vick got out of prison he had a camera up his ass the entire season documenting his release. The media (including PFT) was giving us minute by minute status updates on how Mike was doing great things and how he got back on the right path.

    Plaxico has kept his nose clean, busted his ass in practice, ran every route, and caught as many balls as he could that were thrown his way. I think it would be a shame if the Jets let him go. Maybe he didn’t start playing like a beast right out of prison but he made some great plays and I think deserves another shot next year. Besides, look at the depth chart…..
    They could use him.

  28. PFTiswhatitis says: Jan 3, 2012 9:49 AM

    Better than OchoCinco!

  29. promickey says: Jan 3, 2012 9:58 AM

    Plaxico’s lack of speed and his decline as a receiver was obvious. Since his blocking is so good perhaps he can make it with some team as a tight end. He is done as a number one or two wide receiver in the NFL. It’s to bad the Mayor of NYC Michael Bloomberg tackled Burress several years ago on gun charges. In another city Burress most likely would not have gone to prison.

  30. norseyapper says: Jan 3, 2012 10:05 AM

    The biggest news of this article was that “”he was a really good teammate.” That is a HUGE change from his rep a few years ago, that is to say before his time in the big house.
    Too bad that the light came on as to how to behave after age has robbed him of that special skill set that made him a great player.

  31. legacybroken says: Jan 3, 2012 10:07 AM

    Sounds like Plax is done with the state of new jersey. This is Victor Cruz’s town now.

  32. johnnyb216 says: Jan 3, 2012 10:07 AM

    I just assumed that much when they signed him.

  33. weepingjebus says: Jan 3, 2012 10:12 AM

    Seems a little premature to pass judgment on him this year until we at least see how the Jets do at the Superbowl (I heard Rex bought them all tickets).

  34. dexterismyhero says: Jan 3, 2012 10:17 AM

    @steelersownyou says:Jan 3, 2012 9:26 AM

    Steelers are by far smartest organization in nfl. Passed on burress & holmes. Decisions like that make us a great team year in and year out…IN COLBERT WE TRUST!
    ==================================
    And kept a hold of a sexual predator and a drunk driver………..go find a steelers story douche….

  35. blaz0037 says: Jan 3, 2012 10:27 AM

    Say what you want about Plax…..but the guy was flat layin people out with his blocking this year.

    Am I the only one who noticed?

  36. n0hopeleft says: Jan 3, 2012 10:30 AM

    Honorary captain. THE JETS ARE A JOKE.

  37. jkearse2005 says: Jan 3, 2012 10:31 AM

    He was also catching passes from one of the WORST quarterbacks in the NFL. The jets will never be good until they upgrade at the quarterback position, but coming from a Bills fan I hope Sanchise has a long career as a starter

  38. mornelithe says: Jan 3, 2012 10:34 AM

    It’s really strange how this team simply refuses to acknowledge the realities of where their weaknesses currently are. I wonder if Burress would’ve done so poorly if he’d had a QB who wasn’t average/below average?

    I’m not a Jets fan in the slightest, but I know Burress has skill, it just strikes me as odd that this team is so bent on preserving those who really are weaknesses on their team.

  39. bingobrown12 says: Jan 3, 2012 10:38 AM

    Yeah but OchoCinco’s season is not done yet.

  40. jbl429 says: Jan 3, 2012 10:47 AM

    I wouldn’t call those good numbers at all. Mario Manningham finished with similar numbers as the #3 for the Giants. He didn’t get any looks in many of their games.

  41. egroj3002 says: Jan 3, 2012 10:58 AM

    He’ll be a Patriot next year… bye bye 8-5 welcome Plax…2 yr deal…4-6 mill

  42. jerseyshoregiant says: Jan 3, 2012 10:59 AM

    joshborden says:
    Jan 3, 2012 9:48 AM
    When Vick got out of prison he had a camera up his ass the entire season documenting his release. The media (including PFT) was giving us minute by minute status updates on how Mike was doing great things and how he got back on the right path.

    Plaxico has kept his nose clean, busted his ass in practice, ran every route, and caught as many balls as he could that were thrown his way. I think it would be a shame if the Jets let him go. Maybe he didn’t start playing like a beast right out of prison but he made some great plays and I think deserves another shot next year. Besides, look at the depth chart…..
    They could use him.
    ———————————————
    He is done! Nobody is signing to a long term contract let alone another guaranteed contract. As far as busting his ass in practice, he would have to practice in order to do that and he didn’t practice for at least 1/2 the games this year

  43. nyfootballgiants says: Jan 3, 2012 11:00 AM

    Obviously, I am a Giants fan. Specifically, I am a Giants fan who wanted no part of Plax this season.

    That being said, for someone who hasn’t played football in a couple of years, I think he had a tremendous season – and next year he could be a good acquisition for some team (because i believe his numbers will be better next season).

    Something else to consider – Since Sanchize averaged about 5 yards per attempt, anyone think that he had a shoulder injury this season? He never seemed to throw the ball downfield….

  44. realitypolice says: Jan 3, 2012 11:09 AM

    Is there anyone out there who DIDN’T think there was a good chance Plaxico would be one and done in NY?

    I mean, if he was bad, the Jets would get rid of him, and if he was great, some desperate team would throw big money at him.

    It’s kind of a given that any player on a one year contract is likely one and done. That’s sort of how it works.

  45. realitypolice says: Jan 3, 2012 11:10 AM

    nyfootballgiants says:
    Jan 3, 2012 11:00 AM

    Something else to consider – Since Sanchize averaged about 5 yards per attempt, anyone think that he had a shoulder injury this season? He never seemed to throw the ball downfield….
    =========================

    Sanchez played the entire season with a third degree Schottenheimer of his right shoulder.

  46. rajbais says: Jan 3, 2012 11:38 AM

    Plax should not be one and done!!! He deserves to be back, but they just need athleticism on the offense overall!!!

    Getting a third receiver will help, but the Jets have to realize that it does not have to be a draft pick or a sexy off-season acquisition!!! Look at Laurent Robinson in Dallas, Doug Baldwin in Seattle, and Lance Moore in New Orleans; they were all capable guys that were picked up off the street!!!

    However, the Jets need Jim Fassel as the offensive coordinator!!! He knows quarterbacks and the passing game!!!!

  47. larry321 says: Jan 3, 2012 11:39 AM

    So Schotty, Sanchez, and Santonio get the full vote of confidence from Tannenbaum, but Plax, who kept his mouth shut and busted his butt all year, gets hung out in the wind?

    Long time Jets fan who’s fed up with the clowns running this organization

  48. 6ball says: Jan 3, 2012 12:15 PM

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    @steelersownyou

    “that’s why the Steelers are the smartest organization in the NFL. We passed on both Burris and Holmes ”

    Actually, chief of the short bus, the Steelers didn’t pass. They spent a first round pick on each and got back a 5th and a compensatory pick in return. That is not what you want to be selling to the “executive of the year ” search committee.

    Perhaps you could have underscored the difficulty that even good GM’s like Colbert, Thompson, Newsome and Belichick have in evaluating talent. They all have picks that don’t work out. In fact, usually over half the first round picks underperform their draft position. That would have been a more lucid post than saying ” my AFC 5th seed team is getting a free trip to Denver while you bye week idiots in New Orleans have to watch the game from Bourbon St.

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  49. xxwhodatxx says: Jan 3, 2012 12:26 PM

    The numbers don’t account for Sanchez being the QB.

  50. themackstrong says: Jan 3, 2012 12:26 PM

    I would feel bad for the Jets if Rex Ryan didn’t have a big mouth. Schottenheimer is a terrible play caller but it looks like he’s getting backed by the coach and the GM. They have a solid D but that O-line isn’t looking so good as it did a couple years ago. Sanchez closes his eyes and tosses it up there. I don’t think he’ll be making any magazine covers in the near future.

  51. steelersownyou says: Jan 3, 2012 12:27 PM

    @dexterismyhero….no proof of either idiot…you talk smack like rex ryan. Youre typical new york fan all talk & cant back it up! We enjoyed thumping you in afc.championship game last year. Sit back and watch how a class organization does it chump!

  52. steelersownyou says: Jan 3, 2012 12:41 PM

    @6ball…..we have a unique ability to bring greatness out of players that quite frankly anywhere else would be average at best…nobody cares about the saints dude. Everybody knows if they even to make it far enough to face packers in lambeau they will get smoked! Cant bring a dome team out in real nfl weather..soft saints team will get waxed..and steelers playing.denver is closest thing to a bye week! Sit back & enjoy what the steelers do in january & february..WIN..While saints are usually heading back home chump!

  53. rarson says: Jan 3, 2012 12:57 PM

    Call me crazy, but I think Plax looked pretty good this year. I think maybe he just doesn’t fit into the Jet’s offense, primarily because they don’t seem to know their asses from their elbows half the time.

  54. zinn22 says: Jan 3, 2012 2:11 PM

    Plaxmay have had problems creating seperation but he was wa force in the red zone. Even if he is the 5th WR on the team bringing him back just for red zone packages would be very good.

    Jets WR’s next year:

    1. Holmes
    2. FA
    3. Kerley
    4. Turner
    5. Burress

  55. ice90 says: Jan 3, 2012 3:38 PM

    larry321 says:
    Jan 3, 2012 11:39 AM
    So Schotty, Sanchez, and Santonio get the full vote of confidence from Tannenbaum, but Plax, who kept his mouth shut and busted his butt all year, gets hung out in the wind?

    Long time Jets fan who’s fed up with the clowns running this organization
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    Agree 100%. I’ve been a big Sanchez defender for 3 years but he clearly regressed this season. The O-Line has something to do with that but Sanchez still stares down receivers and gets happy feet with any level of pressure.
    Tough for Plax to do a hell of a lot if the offense isn’t designed to throw more than 10 yards downfield. He doesn’t deserve all the negative comments. The guy played hard all season.

    The Jets simply didn’t upgrade any facet of their team this year…. Defense not as good, O-Line not as good, running game way worse than last year, QB still making critical errors at critical times. Even special teams took a step back (though still pretty good). Not complicated… Ryan way oversold this team when it had obvious problems from the start. I love our coach but he needs to tone it down until we win something.

  56. ice90 says: Jan 3, 2012 3:45 PM

    The Jets simply didn’t upgrade any facet of their team this year…. Defense not as good, O-Line not as good, running game way worse than last year, QB still making critical errors at critical times. Even special teams took a step back (though still pretty good). Not complicated… Ryan way oversold this team when it had obvious problems from the start. I love our coach but he needs to tone it down until we win something.

    Plax wasn’t a problem. He played hard all year and did what he could. Hell, I still think LT showed he has gas in the tank. Guy plays hard, did what he was asked to do, and is a good teammate. Not going to dominate but he showed me more than Shonn Greene did.

  57. ice90 says: Jan 3, 2012 4:04 PM

    Attn Steeler Fans:

    We get it….. you’ve won 6 Super Bowls. You have a great franchise. Our franchise is not as good as yours. You got us good with those comments all season.

    Now…. can you all just get back to screaming at the TV during every play from scrimmage, complaining about 35 missed penalties against the opposition, and making Steeler games essentially unwatchable for any other fan attempting to watch their game at a bar?

    I know, I know….. at least you get to scream like a 10-year old at the TV next week. I’ll save you the trouble of having to type that zinger and patting yourself on the back.

  58. ermur22 says: Jan 3, 2012 4:21 PM

    So Schotty, Sanchez, and Santonio get the full vote of confidence from Tannenbaum, but Plax, who kept his mouth shut and busted his butt all year, gets hung out in the wind?

    Long time Jets fan who’s fed up with the clowns running this organization
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    100% Agree also, and I think all the Jets WR this year had a reason to be angry about how this offense is going and now team brass says everyone (Sanchez, Schotty) is staying WTF !

  59. rcali says: Jan 3, 2012 4:25 PM

    I’m sure Plax will be thrilled with being a role player.

  60. packerbadger says: Jan 3, 2012 4:28 PM

    Best feature about Plaxico is distance.

  61. cpinct says: Jan 3, 2012 4:36 PM

    I’m not a Jets fan, and in fact, enjoy watching them lose after fat Rex shoots off his mount, but the truth is that Holmes and Burress are still decent receivers. Yes, they are punks with big egos, but give them a QB that can throw the ball and they would perform pretty well. The Jets issue is primarily Sanchez, a very overrated QB that the organization wants so badly to be a star in NY, but he simply does not have the talent (and maybe not even the smarts) to be a top tier NFL QB. Save your $8M, cut Sanchez and bring in a QB that can throw the ball downfield. It opens up the running game, and the team wins 11-12 games. It’s that simple for a team that still has a lot of underutilized talent.

  62. steelersownyou says: Jan 3, 2012 4:42 PM

    @ice90….oh I know, cause new york fans don’y scream & yell and aren’t obnoxious at all.. Just steelers fans are! That was the most hypocritical post ever…Congrats on that award! You just keep sucking up all of our throw aways..hey tell rex hines ward will be available next year! Im sure he will be all over him..That way you can have all of our has beens….suck on that zinger! just too easy…

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