Plaxico Burress: I still can 'dominate in the red zone'
We heard from both Terrell Owens and Chad Johnson on Friday, two former star wide receivers holding out hope that the book hasn't closed on their NFL careers.
The plight of those two men should make Plaxico Burress feel fortunate. The veteran wideout caught on with the Pittsburgh Steelers last November, then re-signed a one-year contract in March.
Burress will fall somewhere on the back end of the Steelers' depth chart if he manages to stick around. He believes he still can produce as he approaches his 36th birthday.
"I know I can still play. I know I can dominate in the red zone," Burress said Sunday, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "Just go out and play at a high percentage. In those one-on-one opportunities, just succeed at a high rate. I know I can. Being out there last year, I drew double coverage in the red zone without hardly playing. I think teams will have to respect that."
Burress can point to his game tape with the New York Jets in 2011, when he scored eight touchdowns in a comeback season following his release from prison. It was clear then that Burress had lost a step -- and probably more -- but he had his niche.
Burress hopes he can find another one with the Steelers.