Plaxico feels frustrated, but confident he can still play

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Plaxico Burress can’t believe he’s not with an NFL team right now. But he doesn’t believe his NFL career is over.

Burress, who played last year for the Jets but has been unable to attract much interest in free agency over the last six months, said in an interview with ESPN’s Trey Wingo that he never believed the season would have started and he’d still be waiting for some team to give him a call.

“I didn’t think that I would be going into the second week of the season, not playing football and doing what I love to do,” Burress said. “It’s a little frustrating.”

Burress remains confident, however, that he will play for some NFL team this season.

“I believe it will happen,” Burress said. “I’m staying in shape. . . . For the next month or so I’m going to continue to work hard, see what happens, remain optimistic and when the opportunity comes I’ll be ready.”

At this point, Burress probably has to wait around and see if some team that suffers a rash of injuries at wide receiver wants to give him a shot. If he does get that shot, he insists that he’s going to make that team better.

“The sooner the better,” Burress said. “I’m ready to go. I’m ready to play. I’m going to go into a situation where I’m going to assist the offense, draw double coverage in the red zone, go up and make plays — plays other guys can’t — and I’m going to be accountable, go out there and play football and play hard.”

Until the day comes when he can play hard, Burress will be waiting by the phone.

33 responses to “Plaxico feels frustrated, but confident he can still play

  1. I’ve heard a lot of talk about the deterioration of taken on the Jets O before the year. The Jets started last year with Plax and Derrick Mason as 2 of their top three wr’s.
    This year: Kerley and Hill. 4 Tds in game one. Plax and Mason are out of football. Shows you what the “pundits” know.

  2. I can see Chad Johnson and T.O. not having a team. But I’m actually surprised Burress doesn’t. He’s a pretty good receiver and still relatively young, and I think he’ll play for any salary at this point.

  3. A team should hire him. He wasn’t a distraction for the jets really and he can still play and seems to have moves. I think he can be a solid vet wideout.

  4. Bad attitude,bad in the locker room, and will not accept a reduced role. Does that spell it out for you Plax.

  5. brenenostler says:Sep 14, 2012 8:23 PM

    I can see Chad Johnson and T.O. not having a team. But I’m actually surprised Burress doesn’t. He’s a pretty good receiver and still relatively young, and I think he’ll play for any salary at this point.
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    Plax is not relatively young for the NFL. Actually he is old. Also I believe Chad is younger.

  6. “The sooner the better,” Burress said. “I’m ready to go. I’m ready to play. I’m going to go into a situation where I’m going to assist the offense, draw double coverage in the red zone, go up and make plays — plays other guys can’t — and I’m going to be accountable, go out there and play football and play hard.”

    Was this day dreaming or wet dreaming?

  7. it seems to me there are just alot of talent around anymore bc 5-10 years ago if i guy had as many tds as he did he would nt be unemployed.

  8. Somebody should take a chance on Plaxico. I say that as a Giants fan who watched most of the Jets games last year.

    Plax can still play. We also got to realize that of course he would have been rusty last season, he was in jail and hadnt played football in years!

    I dont think Plaxico is a bad guy. Giants are kind of stacked at WR, but there are many teams out there who could use this guy. The most prominent of them being the Jets

  9. dude, give it up. Wasn’t it Dan Enos who threw to you in College?

    You’re old, Go home (don’t shoot yourself) and enjoy your $$$

    GO STATE
    GO LIONS

  10. erseyshoregiant says: Sep 14, 2012 8:36 PM

    brenenostler says:Sep 14, 2012 8:23 PM

    I can see Chad Johnson and T.O. not having a team. But I’m actually surprised Burress doesn’t. He’s a pretty good receiver and still relatively young, and I think he’ll play for any salary at this point.
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    Plax is not relatively young for the NFL. Actually he is old. Also I believe Chad is younger.
    **********
    Plaxico Born 8/12/77
    Chad Born 1/9/78
    T. O. Born 12/7/73

  11. Nobody wants Plaxico because he is just Plaxico. He was a big reason for the Jets issues last year, he neverr backed up Sanchez last year and now tries to come off like he is a team player. Everybody knows he is toxic.

  12. Aside from the locker room issues, this guy just isn’t a factor between the 20’s. Not fast/disciplined enough to consistently get separation at the LOS and only effective in the RZ.

    With that being said, if you have a team that can handle the possibility of a negative attitude in the locker room and are lacking a real RZ presence, he’s a solid option.

    Won’t be the Jets, tho. Guarantee that one.

  13. one trick pony that’s a locker room cancer …..hmmmmm i wonder why there’s no interest? guys like him,to, and chad are now reaping what they have sown . decling talent not worth the headaches.

  14. bunjy96 says:Sep 15, 2012 8:45 AM

    erseyshoregiant says: Sep 14, 2012 8:36 PM

    brenenostler says:Sep 14, 2012 8:23 PM

    I can see Chad Johnson and T.O. not having a team. But I’m actually surprised Burress doesn’t. He’s a pretty good receiver and still relatively young, and I think he’ll play for any salary at this point.
    ——————————

    Plax is not relatively young for the NFL. Actually he is old. Also I believe Chad is younger.
    **********
    Plaxico Born 8/12/77
    Chad Born 1/9/78
    T. O. Born 12/7/73
    ____________________

    It ain’t the years, it’s the miles. And the attitude.

  15. I remember Plaxico saying: ” Sanchez is Sanchez” when he had a chance to step up for him after the season. Not much of a team player.

    I guess Karma is Karma.

  16. When Plexico played in Pittsburgh, his sleepy, lazy-like demeanor drove me nuts. Maybe it’s his slow-speaking, too-cool personality that’s holding him back.
    Hey, Plex…
    Show some energy and enthusiasm!!!!

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