Rex Ryan still bubbling with excitement about Plaxico Burress
Plaxico Burress will make the next transition from the jail house to the gridiron Sunday night when he is expected to make his preseason debut as the New York Jets host the Cincinnati Bengals at New Meadowlands Stadium.
As he predicted, Burress returned to practice Wednesday and didn’t show any ill effects from the sprained left ankle that has forced him out of most of training camp.
"The guys that we have - we've had success," Burress said, according to the New York Daily News. "It takes more than just one guy to go out and be a championship-caliber football team. We all specialize in one skill or another. From a receiver's standpoint, we pretty much have three guys that can do it all. (Santonio Holmes) is extremely explosive. He's a big playmaker. D-Mase has been as consistent as you can be over 14 years. For myself, I just try to go out and be me. I don't feel there's one selfish guy on this offense."
Predictably, Jets coach Rex Ryan was giddy on the sideline watching practice unfold. He said Burress will definitely play against the Bengals. He said he would have liked quarterback Mark Sanchez to throw more balls in the direction of Burress, and he labeled the offense with the big wide receiver “scary.”
“I was like you (media) guys. If he's out there, let's throw it to him," Ryan said.
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