Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Jets WRs expect a big game vs. Giants
By James Walker
The New York Giants have the 29th-ranked pass defense.
The New York Jets have the 21st-ranked passing offense.
Something has to give, right?
According to Jets receivers Santonio Holmes and Plaxico Burress, it will be the secondary of “Big Blue” that will be feeling blue when the Jets’ offense is done with it. Holmes and Burress both said they expect big games in this weekend’s “Battle of New York” at the Meadowlands.
"They've given up big plays," Holmes said of the Giants, via the New York Daily News. "They're poor-tackling guys. We know plays can be made over their head. We've just got to be willing to take advantage of them and make them count."
Added Burress, who is playing against his former team where he won the Super Bowl, "I definitely want to get in the end zone once, twice, maybe three or four times. I’m going to go out and try to play lights-out football."
Multiple touchdowns by Burress? Big plays by Holmes? That's big talk for an offense that hasn't thrown for 200 yards in its past four games.
Will the Jets' passing game suddenly explode this week against the Giants?