I thought Super Bowl week was supposed to be all about the Giants and Patriots?
Well, not really.
Other than the obvious fact that both Big Blue and New England started their winning streaks with victories against the Jets, and the fact that both teams have publicly ripped the Jets over the course of the past two weeks with Logan Mankins of the Patriots calling the Jets "full of hot air," it has not been a good week for Gang Green. Not only are they getting ripped to pieces publicly, but they have to watch their two hated rivals go at in the Super Bowl for the second time in four years. Ouch.
This is what happens when coach Rex Ryan guarantees a Super Bowl trip only to come up snake eyes as Gang Green tanked at 8-8 this year.
Apparently receiver Plaxico Burress takes little solace in the fact that the Jets season crashed and burned. The former Giants Super Bowl star took some of his free time in Indianapolis this week to also rip into the Jets and Mark Sanchez.
When asked about what he thought of Mark Sanchez as a player and leader, the lanky receiver offered this wisdom: "Mark Sanchez is what Mark Sanchez is." Ouch. Talk about getting thrown under the bus. Burress, like a lot of people inside the Jets locker room, has next to no respect and admiration for Sanchez. As most know, several Jets players said Sanchez was not developing as fast as they would have liked, and that it was time for the organization to move on.
For those who like to compare Eli Manning's early struggles to Sanchez, keep this in mind: Burress never once threw Eli under the bus during his time there, the way he did Sanchez. Maybe this means that Burress understands how mediocre Sanchez really is.
When pressed about what he thought of how the Jets used him this season, Burress responded, "They used me the way they wanted to use me," which, if you were paying attention to any Jets games this season, Burress was used sparingly.
Clearly Burress will not be back with the Jets, and who is going to miss him? Nobody, and I am sure the feelings are mutual . While Burress says he has no regrets not returning to the Giants, who are in this Super Bowl, one would have to think that Big Blue's success is killing him.