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Giants happy to keep Plax in check

Plaxico Burress of the New York Jets tries

Plaxico Burress of the New York Jets tries to elude the coverage of Corey Webster of the New York Giants during their preseason game. (Aug. 29, 2011) Photo Credit: Getty Images

The best part about the game for the Giants is that the only time 17 showed up was in the final score.

Plaxico Burress was a non-factor for the Jets in his first action against the Giants since, well, you know. And while many players were happy to see Burress before and after the game, they were probably just as happy to not see him catch any passes against them.

“Myself and Corey [Webster] are really good friends with Plaxico,” said Aaron Ross, who covered Burress for most of the first half. “But when we get on the field it’s time to go to business.”

“You know Plaxico, he’s going to have a big year for them and I’m just glad to have our corners go up and get some work against a guy like that,” Justin Tuck said. “You know, a 6-5 guy, you don’t get a lot of work in practice against a guy like that and they were up for the challenge.”

Ross said he thinks Burress will have many more games like the one he had against the Bengals last week than the one he had against the Giants on Monday night.

“He didn’t get too many balls thrown his way this time, but I am pretty sure that as the season goes on him and Sanchez will get on the same page and start to make plays together,” Ross said. “I mean he’s just a great player. I know he still has it in him, he showed it in his first preseason game. Like I said, our coaches did a great job in calling the right defense for us to keep the ball out of his hands.”



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