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Plaxico doesn’t sound high on Sanchez or Tebow

Jets' Sanchez celebrates with Burress after he threw a pass to Holmes for what proved to be the winning touchdown against the Bills in their NFL game in East Rutherford Reuters

Free agent receiver Plaxico Burress says he’s ready to play and play well this season, but he doesn’t sound like he wants to play for the Jets again.

In an interview on ESPN First Take, Burress was asked repeatedly what he thinks of Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez, and he declined repeatedly to say anything positive about Sanchez.

Asked if Sanchez is the quarterback to lead the Jets to a Super Bowl, Burress answered, “They just paid him so I think they believe he is.”

When it was pointed out that the question wasn’t whether the Jets think Sanchez can lead them to a Super Bowl but whether Burress thinks Sanchez can lead the Jets to a Super Bowl, Burress again declined to endorse Sanchez, instead praising the Jets’ defense.

“Um, I think the defense will,” Burress said. “I think they definitely have a Super Bowl defense.”

Burress also doesn’t sound particularly high on the Jets’ new backup quarterback, Tim Tebow. Asked about a receiver’s perspective on Tebow, Burress said it’s hard for a receiver to get excited about a quarterback who doesn’t pass particularly well.

“As a starting wide receiver in the NFL, you walk out there on Sunday and line up,” Burress said, “it’s not Peyton Manning back there.”

So we can identify the Jets as one team Burress isn’t particularly interested in playing for. And we still haven’t identified any teams that are interested in having Burress play for them.

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38 Responses to “Plaxico doesn’t sound high on Sanchez or Tebow”
  1. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 21, 2012 1:22 PM

    Plax may not sound high on Sanchez or Tebow, but generally he sounds high on something.

  2. thcnote says: Jun 21, 2012 1:27 PM

    And 32 teams aren’t high on Plax.

  3. unitedstateoftexas says: Jun 21, 2012 1:29 PM

    Hey, Plax. Can you remind me who you’re a starting receiver for again?

    ….Oh.

  4. 1buckeye76 says: Jun 21, 2012 1:29 PM

    DeMarius Thomas, Tebow’s go-to guy, was happy to see Tebow go. That should tell you something about how much confidence his receivers have that he will get them the ball when and where he’s supposed to on a regular basis.

  5. insanelomein2 says: Jun 21, 2012 1:31 PM

    He’s right about both Sanchez and Tebow.

    Its pretty sad that he cant find a landing spot with his size and hands but Moss can come out of retirement and land work quicker.

  6. schoolchoice2011 says: Jun 21, 2012 1:32 PM

    ” it’s hard for a receiver to get excited about a quarterback who doesn’t pass particularly well”

    It must also be hard for QB’s when a receiver decides to take plays off and choose when they want to try.

  7. igetsitinn says: Jun 21, 2012 1:33 PM

    Only way mark Sanchez going to the super bowl is if he’s there to watch

  8. theawesomersfranchise says: Jun 21, 2012 1:44 PM

    insanelomein, remind me again what is sad about a guy who was a scumbag peice of garbage at michigan st. and every NFL team he has ever been on?
    Not a single NFL team has wanted him after 1-2 seasons of him being around their locker room.

    Ohhhh so sad
    Btw it’s not too hard to figure out, Moss is generally liked by his team mates and is a HoF, while Plax has half the talent and plays half the time.

  9. wayne1693 says: Jun 21, 2012 1:46 PM

    And we care what he says because…? I would think that if he so desperately wants to hook-up with a team, the less mindless criticism he spews upon starting and almost-starting QBs…the better. I don’t think Randy Moss said one negative thing about a QB in the year leading up to his signing with the 49ers. Maybe he learned that you don’t bite the hand that could potentially be throwing to you.

  10. jackburton77 says: Jun 21, 2012 1:52 PM

    He just shot himself in the foot…wait…

  11. djstat says: Jun 21, 2012 1:55 PM

    I think he’d be a good fit in Detroit

  12. dogpound216 says: Jun 21, 2012 2:03 PM

    Wait so tebow and sanchez arent good? Shocker…

  13. xxwhodatxx says: Jun 21, 2012 2:04 PM

    I’m not sure what the Jets front office sees in either of them.

  14. prettytonyt says: Jun 21, 2012 2:05 PM

    who cares about plax?

    anything jets related gets mentioned on this site. its getting annoying.

  15. 2ndaryinsanity says: Jun 21, 2012 2:06 PM

    Plax just said out loud what most of the Jets players are thinking. He wasn’t being cruel…in fact he made a great effort to give his honest and diplomatic opinion. So far, Sanchez hasn’t proven his abilities as a franchise QB. Here are the reasons why the Jets made the play-off’s with Sanchez: #1 DEFENSE #2 the running game #3 Sanchez wasn’t asked to carry the team.
    Tim Tebow will NEVER be confused with Peyton Manning. Wide receivers want a QB who can throw the ball with accuracy so they can, you know…catch the ball. Go figure!

  16. hikohadon says: Jun 21, 2012 2:18 PM

    Hard to blame him.

  17. lionsfan2011 says: Jun 21, 2012 2:22 PM

    He’s an idiot I cannot stand him…I went to this sports bar in jersey named Boom to watch last years NFC championship game between the 49ers and Giants, this douschbag was there with Bart Scott in a crowded local bar where you could barely walk and i heard people saying he was gettign mad cuz alot of people kept coming up to them trying to talk to them..you’re a dude with money and fame and you choose to visit a crowded sports bar full of drunks to watch a game, he’s an idiot no team should ever sign him…he’s full of himself

  18. slingingsh1t says: Jun 21, 2012 2:23 PM

    How stupid can you be Plaxico? With the rest of the league looking for indications that you have grown up, and you can’t even pretend to not throw a former teammate under the bus? Want to know why your still looking for work, look in the mirror.

  19. cliffordc05 says: Jun 21, 2012 2:24 PM

    Plaxico Burress is an NFL spectator and his opinion has as much value as any other person who will not be playing the league this year.

  20. newkirk850 says: Jun 21, 2012 2:46 PM

    Yea, he maybe a clown, but he’s right on this one. Sanchez will flame out this year and Tebow is an absolute JOKE!!! This is why the Jets will be a 3-ring circus. Can’t wait for crybaby Santonio Holmes starts whining like a little girl when neither of these hacks can get him the ball! Rex, you’d better polish up that resume cause you will get fired when this season goes down in flames!

  21. tainttickler says: Jun 21, 2012 2:50 PM

    Plax is also the same guy who said Sanchez was a better QB then Eli last year.. Guy praises his QB’s then destroys them the next year.. Wonder what Impact he has in the locker room..

  22. 2ruefan says: Jun 21, 2012 2:54 PM

    1buckeye76 says: Jun 21, 2012 1:29 PM

    DeMarius Thomas, Tebow’s go-to guy, was happy to see Tebow go. That should tell you something about how much confidence his receivers have that he will get them the ball when and where he’s supposed to on a regular basis.

    *************************************************Just watched an NFL replay of a game where the wonderful Demarius and his fellow receivers dropped about 8 balls in the 1st half of the game. Of course the headline was that Tebow had completed only 2 of 15 in the first half. Well, wake up… that is what a “drop” is identified as.. a pass you SHOULD have caught but didn’t. Demarius is a selfish punk who thinks he’s gonna have it soooo much better with Manning. He better pay attention to this… Peyton Manning will NOT come back to you as a receiver if you drop two in a row from him. That I can tell you for sure. He will be FAR less forgiving of your backstabbing than Tebow was.

  23. bullybirds says: Jun 21, 2012 3:15 PM

    Truthfully, what else was he supposed to say? It probably took everything in his being to be that vague on the answer. He’s just saying what the rest of the league knows as well as the fans outside of NY/Jersey feel.

  24. noquickreactionshere says: Jun 21, 2012 3:26 PM

    2ruefan says:
    Jun 21, 2012 2:54 PM
    1buckeye76 says: Jun 21, 2012 1:29 PM

    DeMarius Thomas, Tebow’s go-to guy, was happy to see Tebow go. That should tell you something about how much confidence his receivers have that he will get them the ball when and where he’s supposed to on a regular basis.

    *************************************************Just watched an NFL replay of a game where the wonderful Demarius and his fellow receivers dropped about 8 balls in the 1st half of the game. Of course the headline was that Tebow had completed only 2 of 15 in the first half. Well, wake up… that is what a “drop” is identified as.. a pass you SHOULD have caught but didn’t. Demarius is a selfish punk who thinks he’s gonna have it soooo much better with Manning. He better pay attention to this… Peyton Manning will NOT come back to you as a receiver if you drop two in a row from him. That I can tell you for sure. He will be FAR less forgiving of your backstabbing than Tebow was.

    ______________________________

    Are you really defending Tebow?? I thought we were over this?

    A few things are wrong with your statement; first I agree that there where several drops by the Broncos in the playoffs and the regular season, part of this falls on Tebow who throws one of the UGLIEST balls I’ve ever seen. It’s a lot easier to catch Manning’s tight crisp spiral than Tebow’s floating duck. I saw one “drop” by Thomas and I swear the ball was flipping end over end, it was more of a muffed punt than a dropped pass.

    Second if you are a quality reciever and you drop a pass a veteran QB will know to come right back to you. Now if you make a pattern of dropping passes you may not be as involved in the game as you would like to be. Manning is not the QB he is because he refuses to throw to guys who drop passes, he is the QB he is because he reads Defenses and finds open guys all over the field. If a WR is open…. Manning with throw to him.

    Bottom line…. PLEASE stop definding Tebow… he is awful and will never be a quality NFL quarterback. The sooner you realize this the sooner he will convert to a FB/TE and the sooner this will all be over.

    Tebow is the proof that while you must have heart, leadership, and work ethic to be an elite NFL QB….. you need some talent to go along with that; without the talent you will just be Tim Tebow

  25. patmcrotch says: Jun 21, 2012 3:27 PM

    First, I am completely neutral on Burress. I am not a fan and I dont hate him. He doesn’t matter to me. The same applies to the Jets only I slightly dislike them just like I slightly dislike any team that isn’t my favorite and isn’t my my favorites conference and isn’t Dallas (dont know why I hate them, I just do).

    That being said, why does everyone get so butt hurt over somebody giving their opinion? They are asked for it, then when they respond everybody goes all rage face over it. What exactly did he say that was offensive? Tebow doesn’t throw very well? The Jets think Sanchez is a Super Bowl QB? The Jets have a better defense than offense? These are all very common sense statements that most NFL fans make on a daily basis. The fact that a (former) player makes them and all of a sudden everybody thinks he’s an awful person.

  26. situsavaisprier says: Jun 21, 2012 3:37 PM

    Really though, Burress is looking for a new team. Everything should be about his quest and if he knows of any team that is interested for instance. Asking him about his feelings regarding Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow is definitely trying to get Burress into the spotlight against the Jets. Then after that they will ask other Jets players their feelings about Burress’ answers.

    Don’t get me wrong I don’t think that either of them can personally take the Jets to the Super Bowl, but asking Burress about it is definitely a reporter trying to get/create something especially since Burress has already address a few of these types of questions prior with an “it is what it is” mentality.

  27. chazzmon says: Jun 21, 2012 4:13 PM

    Buress is looking unsucessfully for a job and hurting his chances by talking.

    Tebow is not an NFL QB, however he is an NFL football player and seemingly a great guy.

    Sanchez had had 2 years of steady improvement and regressed last year. This year is make or break for him. Some people believe in him but until he believes in himself he’ll never go forward.

  28. mullman7675 says: Jun 21, 2012 4:19 PM

    Plaxico got rolled. As stupid as it was to shoot himself in a nightclub, he deserves a chance. He served an absurd amount of time in jail for the crime committed, complete BS.

    He’s big, he has good hands. He’s got to be better than most teams #3 and #4 receivers to be sure.

  29. jetstizzi85 says: Jun 21, 2012 4:27 PM

    Typical ME FIRST WR in the NFL

  30. crindal3000 says: Jun 21, 2012 4:35 PM

    I understand where Plax is coming from but it’s nothing to shoot yourself in the leg over.

  31. robertjamis says: Jun 21, 2012 4:57 PM

    Whoooooooo cares?

    This guy was dreadful. He couldn’t outrun Otis Smith now. Pretty much a bad move by the Jets, who passed on superior players for a guy who “has done it in New York,” as the talk radio mongos like to say.

  32. buckyhamm says: Jun 21, 2012 7:01 PM

    Maybe Plax would be happy back in PRISON ! Is this guy a complete idiot or what. He can have any opinion he wants but keep it PRIVATE. He should be doing cartwheels because he has job in the NFL … shut the hell up Plax.

  33. jetfanoverseas says: Jun 21, 2012 7:09 PM

    prettytonyt says:
    Jun 21, 2012 2:05 PM
    who cares about plax? Anything jets related gets mentioned on this site. its getting annoying.

    You’re almost right! Anything NEGATIVE about the Jets gets mentioned on this site. I guess since the overwhelming share of the respondents here are Jet-haters, Florio & Co. think it’s beneficial to print even the most inane and uninteresting tidbit about the Jets, as long as it’s negative. This includes the remarks of a washed up receiver who couldn’t catch anything other than a high endzone pass that was thrown over the shorter defenders to the outstretched arms of his 6-5 frame. With Burress having replaced the explosive Braylon Edwards from 2010, is it any wonder that Sanchez regressed? Every cornerback in the league covered Plax like glue between the twenties. So after seeing that not a single team is interested in him, this Einstein, who already shot himself in the leg in the past, now shoots himself in the mouth, guaranteeing that not a single team will even look in his direction.
    Now if ever there was news worth reporting, this must have been it!

  34. rajbais says: Jun 21, 2012 7:33 PM

    If T.O. said this the would have come to Mark Sanchez’s rescue and talked about what a QB killer he is!!!

    I think Sanchez can play, but also felt he took an unnecessary step to a degree and was a thing that led to Plax’s supbar year.

  35. covercorner says: Jun 21, 2012 7:34 PM

    Plax, & TO can go to NFL Europe.

  36. kgun80 says: Jun 21, 2012 10:06 PM

    I don’t like the guy.. But he was asked a question and gave an honest answer. Sorry Yets fans and Tebow lovers!!

  37. trapshoot says: Jun 22, 2012 1:03 AM

    Burris will be fine if he doesn’t shoot himself.

  38. nomesayin says: Jun 22, 2012 3:46 AM

    Back to your old ways, huh Plax? He was all “I got GOD, now”, & giving motivational talks.

    Now?

    Also, I find it interesting how he threw not 1, not 2, but THREE QBs under the bus. Obv, he threw Sanchie and TBOX under there to get run over, but the fact that he indirectly threw the QB who threw him a Super Bowl winning TD pass under that same bus by mentioning that particular QB’s brother instead.

    tsk tsk

    Maybe he’s lobbying…thinking he might have a chance to kiss-ass his way onto the Broncos. He already knows he can’t go back to the Giants.

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