It's nothing revelatory, but..
Plaxico Burress - WR - Jets
Free agent Plaxico Burress isn't giving up hope of re-signing with the Jets.
The NY Daily News has repeatedly reported that the Jets have "no interest" in re-signing Plax, but he's still holding out hope. "I understand they are going with young guys they want to groom and have long-term goals," Burress said. "Iím not a long-term solution. One year, maybe two." Plax "believe(s)" he's still going to catch on this year, and is willing to play for the NFL minimum.
At this point, I don't care anymore. All i know is we are seriously short 1 Redzone WR. Plax certainly provided that particular dimension last year.
If anyone dares to argue that "Gates" is a better use of a roster spot, I'll crush the nearest human. Know that that will be on your conscience.
He's the type of guy you sign after week 1 so you don't have to guarantee his salary for the year
I would bring him in just cause he could teach Stephen hill a thing or two about being a Big Receiver in this league.
Plus when we get inside the 20 he is a weapon..
I'm not sure if I would cut gates. I think being around Holmes and Kerley could go a long way in his progression.
But I think I wouldn't mind letting turner go.
I have no doubt in my mind that Plax was the ring leader of the locker room issues last year...his frustration about not getting the ball spread throughout the whole locker room...and teams know this that why he hasnt signed with anyone no one wants him.....
Look, I get your point re: Plax, but to say Gates isn't worth a roster spot, when he'll probably be a large ST's contributor in the return game, both KR and PR, and has played under Sparano and does have a semblance of his system. Plax can't perform any of the duties Gates will on the team, and vice versa, so suggesting Plax is a better use of the roster spot is like saying Plax is a better use of the roster spot taken up by McKnight.
If a train left Chicago heading East with Chaz Schilens on it while at the same time Plaxico Burress started running a go-route West one could observe, on an atomic level, that it would take us all the way back to the Big Bang before Burress could achieve separation from his defender. This is just one of the many strange anomalies that surround us each and every waking moment.
In fact, if you took all the YAC that Burress generated in 2012 and laid it end-to-end you'd curiously find yourself still short of a first down.
Burress will be more explosive than last year because he's in better shape. That's not saying much, since he's slower than molasses anyway, but it's something. He's still a viable situational player and he really knows how to play WR. I'm sure Stephen Hill could learn a thing or two from him (good and bad).
I recently went to an event held at Plax's high school in Virginia.
I spoke to a bunch of people and they said that he was very manipulative, even at that age.
I wonder if he was a catalyst to the problems.
I really can't take one more offensive PI call from Plax
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I've only seen highlights, so I could be wrong, but Braylon looks like he's lost a step. I don't see the separation. The big plays I've seen (and there's been a few), he's used his power (he's one of the strongest WRs in the league) and size to dominate. Luckily for him, there's not one CB in the league who can body him.
He's got value for the endzone. In the EZ...Plax can still get that little separation, and with his height and wingspan, can catch TDs before the CB recovers.
But between the 20s, that little separation isn't enough for Plax to successfully run vertical routes. The CB has enough time to close and break up the pass or make the INT.