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Monday, August 22, 2011

Burress impresses in Jets debut

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More than two seasons removed from dominating the NFL gridiron, New York’s newly acquired wide out hasn’t missed a beat. Plaxico Burress burst onto the scene at the New Meadowlands Stadium-hauling in 6 receptions for 66 yards including a sprawling 26 yard touchdown grab in just two quarters of play.

The Jets, bottom dwellers in red zone offense in 2010, are delighted to add the massive end zone target into the fold this year. In 2007, Burress’ last full season, he collected a league high 12 touchdown catches, none grander than his end zone snag to give the Giants their third Lombardi Trophy in the franchise’s history.

The former Super Bowl hero is now on the rebound after his legal battles culminated in a fall from grace. Looking to re-establish his legacy, Burress is driven to help the “other” New York team reach t
heir first Super Bowl in over 40 years.

With the Jets franchise quarterback Mark Sanchez “coming of age” in the eyes of Rex Ryan, the Jets faithful are hopeful that the addition of Burress will bring home their hotly pursued championship ring.

Albeit, Burress’ debut came against the lowly Cincinnati Bengals, a squad expected to be the doormat in the AFC, the former Super Bowl champ appeared to regain the form and swagger that elevated him to the top of the sporting world.

Burress’ physical gifts were seldom doubted, but character issues and legal matters have plagued the talented wide outs storied career. In 2011, Burress aims to reclaim his spot amongst the NFL’s elite, while helping Gang Green find that extra “sizzle” to represent the AFC in February’s big game.


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