Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Jets To Take A "Shot" At Plax?

By Conor Galvin,

Last year, New York Giants wide reciever Plaxico Burress had a rough season. Whether it was from complaing about coaches, teammates, or not showing up to practice, he was a distraction on the team. Then, his season was cut short because he was charged with a criminal possesion of a illegal hand gun in a New York night club. He can face up to a mininum of 3 1/2 years in prison if he is proven guilty. The Giants cut Burress at the end of the season and is now available in free agency.

If Burress is innocent he will be a hot free agent on the market and several teams will want to pursue him. Burress' agent, Drew Rosenhaus, has said that they're at least three teams that are in contact with Burress. One of those teams certainly has to be the New York Jets.

The Jets are in need for a number one wide reciever and Plaxico can certainly be the answer for them. Plaxico is a wide out that every quarterback would want on their team. He's tall, great hands, can stay short and be a possesion reciever or stretch the field. He is a perfect red zone wide out with his height. Burress doesn't have the best speed but can his height makes up for that.

With a solid O-Line and running game, along with proven wide outs the Jets can be good on offense. If the Jets can sign Burress their offense can be top tier in the AFC and in the NFL. Yes, he can be a distraction to his team but every Sunday Burress comes and plays the game. As of right now, Plaxico Burress is still waiting for his hearing and is also a free agent, but if I'm the Jets and Plaxico is innocent they have to get this done.

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