WR Plaxico Burress, Pittsburgh Steelers
HT: 6-5, WT: 231, Born: 8-12-1977, College: Michigan State, Drafted: Round 1, Pick 8
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Latest NewsSteelers | Plaxico Burress has Mark Sanchez's back (Fri May 17, 03:45 PM) - Pittsburgh Steelers WR Plaxico Burress, who also played for the New York Jets in 2011, said QB Mark Sanchez could improve in the future. 'I think he will turn the corner and become a good quarterback in the league,' Burress said. '... I've said that from Day One. But he has to just go out and put it together. I believe that he will.' Our View: Burress takes the opposite position of Panthers WR Steve Smith who said Sanchez 'sucked' and he wouldn't let him throw a 'paper bag sandwich' to him. Sanchez has his fair share of doubters around the league and within the organization. There are some who say he's regressed as a passer over the last few years and lacks the confidence to be an effective starter.
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2012 Game Summaries
Week 12 - Burress’ first targets came on a hurry-up drive prior to the first half. On the first, a skinny post-type route from the outside, he wasn’t able to get his head around fast enough, causing him to be a bit surprised when the ball was already on him as finally turned. The second time he was targeted won’t end up being an official target, but it was a positive play. A jump ball thrown to the front pylon drew a pass interference penalty, which placed the ball at Cleveland’s one-yard line and set up a Pittsburgh touchdown. Burress’ rust showed on an interception thrown by Charlie Batch. Burress ran an out but didn’t cut sharply, drifting up-field, allowing a Cleveland defender to undercut the route and intercept the pass. While he may get used in the red zone on occasion and may play better with more practice, Antonio Brown should return soon, pushing Burress down the depth chart.
Week 14 - Burress recorded his first reception of the season and first since re-joining his original team. It came early in the game when he went high over the defense to snag the pass out of mid-air. He did a great job of using his body to shield the defender and displayed excellent hands to catch the pass that was a bit off-target.
Week 17 - Burress caught a slant route against single coverage for 11 yards and the Steelers' first first down. Burress drew a pass interference penalty against Joe Haden in single coverage when he extended above the cornerback. Late in the fourth quarter, Burress ran the same route and beat Haden for a touchdown. Burress gained good separation before extending for the reception.