Even the Jets practices are making new now, with a series of bizarre events happening today as the Jets continue to regroup. First of all Plaxico Burress missed practice today because he was attending a charity function at a middle school in Harlem. He believes it will not hurt his level of preparedness going into the Buffalo game, telling ESPN NY
"I came back in [Monday night]. I wasn't supposed to come back until [Tuesday], but I came back [Monday night] and tried to catch up as much as I could going into this week," Burress said. "Even though it's a big game they let me go out and try to fulfill my obligations, so I just tried to come back and do as much as I can for the rest of the week."
Although it is rarely heard of in the NFL, Rex was obviously ok with this, so it isn’t an issue. Perhaps giving some members of the offense some time off can help them regroup, and hopefully L.T. and Kerley coming back to practice later in the week, the Jets can hopefully go into the Buffalo game with a head of steam offensively considering the time off, and the guys coming back from injury.
Another interesting tidbit to emerge from the Atlantic Health training Center today was that Rex sat Sanchez for a bunch of plays. Mark Brunell should be indebted to Rex for allowing him to take first team reps considering the point he is at in his career. It is interesting that this is the tactic that Rex has chosen to light the fire under Sanchez. Sanchez was reportedly miffed at missing practice reps, but if the fire wasn’t lit after two below average back-to-back offensive performances, why would being replaced by Brunell in practice cause him to get angry? Sanchez said he was embarrassed by his performance at Denver, so then why the motivational ploy at practice? I doubt this will be the catalyst for a rejuvenated offensive attack, but it just goes to show you that there is no such thing as a slow news day when it comes to the Jets.