Sore back, no problem
Florham Park, NJ — Up until now WR Plaxico Burress has had a rough time staying healthy this season or as he likes to call it just “sore” but it has not stopped him from playing week in and week out for his team. In the Jets last game against the San Diego Chargers Burress showed up to the party with three touchdowns which helped put his name back on the map for Jets fans but realizes this is just the start of what needs to come.
“It’s still a work in progress.” Burress said about the offense, ”We’re working hard at it every day to keep getting better, but as the weeks go on, we keep getting more results, having more success on offense and letting our practice transfer over to the games on Sunday, so that’s definitely a positive and a good thing to see. We just have to keep building and keep getting better.”
Today Burress was a limited participant in practice because of a tight/sore back and to tell you the truth I have lost count of how many ‘injuries’ that is for big Plax so far this season, but I guess he wasn’t lying today when he told reporters that they weren’t injuries, “it’s just soreness” because he will be ready to produce in Buffalo on Sunday against the Bills.
“Just a little tight, a little sore. I got a few plays in today, so I expect to be alright and practice tomorrow and be okay.” Burress said.
Coach Ryan doesn’t seem to be bothered by this slight problem either. He knows that Burress has not been fully active for the past two and a half years and knew what he was getting himself into when the team signed him. Coach Ryan is taking Burress’ word for it and just calling the receivers ‘injury’ to his back tightness.
“He did have some tightness back there.” Ryan said, ”But he’s getting the heat treatment and all that kind of stuff. We don’t want to run him into the ground. We want him to be 100 percent when we play on Sunday.”
This is a good sign for the offensive side of the ball which has looked pretty good the last two games that the Jets have won and according to Burress, there is just one thing standing in their way that really needs to be captured in order to beat the Bills defense, which has played very well so far this season.
“I think we just need to get off to a fast start.” Burress said.
Isn’t that the truth. The offense has really gotten off to a slow start and they seem to come alive in the second half, sometimes too late in the game. All that needs to change in the second half of the season if they want to be a leginimate contender in the playoffs, if they make it there.