Jets Plaxico Burress starting to catch on with TD

By Marc A. Greenberg

It sounds good to say that Plaxico Burress caught three times as many passes as last week.  But when you realize that he caught nothing last week against the Jacksonville Jaguars, that warm fuzzy feeling is lost.

With three passes for 55 yards and a touchdown in a Week 3 loss against the Oakland Raiders, the New York Jets WR makes you realize what could have been.

It also makes you angry at what should have been.

Clearly the biggest and arguably top receiver for QB Mark Sanchez, the Jets continue to slowly bring Burress into the offense.  Whether it is a lack of timing between the WR and QB or Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer’s inability to create plays, Burress is not getting the ball enough.

The touchdown pass, a 16 yarder in which Burress beat rookie (yes, he was against a rookie CB) Chimdi Chekwa, to make an perfect endzone catch, was the only highlight of the day from Plax.  He was targeted 6 times all day.