Plaxico Burress, rightly or wrongly, is one of those wideouts who is all things to a lot of people. So if one thing isn't working that well, such as the Plax long ball, those people want to know what's wrong.
Meanwhile, there is the Plaxico short game. There was nothing at all wrong with that on Sunday against CB Antoine Cason and the Chargers.
"My day was yesterday," Burress said in the Jets locker room Monday before he departed for Disney World for the rest of this week with his kids. "And it'll open up some things in the future in the red zone for everybody else."
"A couple of those plays," coordinator Brian Schottenheimer said Monday night at the "Inside the Jets" radio show, "were just that 'me-to-you' factor that we talk about all the time. 'Hey, I'm going to you, Plax, because I know you're going to make a play,' where Mark puts it in a good spot and Plax makes a great play."
Burress' day in the red zone was great in another way, since it was like almost no other receiver's day in NFL annals. His touchdown catches of 3, 4 and 3 yards from Mark Sanchez in the Jets' 27-21 come-from-behind triumph marked only the second time since the 1970 merger that any receiver has had at least three TD catches of under 5 yards in one game, and it was only the sixth time since '70 that a receiver has had three scoring grabs of under 10 yards. Here is the list of those half-dozen handy men (CAPS indicate home team):