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Plaxico Burress: Jets 'Can Be A Great Offense'

I guess we could just call today's 'Around The Empire' posts the 'Plaxico Burress Rules The Empire' edition. Earlier, we had Plax speaking out against gun possession, and now we have Plax on ESPN Radio New York with Michael Kay talking about Sunday's victory over San Diego.

Sports Radio Interviews has the full transcript. We have excerpts after the jump.

Now last week the New York media was saying you were too old and finished. You could have blamed anyone for your struggles, but you didn’t. Why didn’t you take that route?

"I’ve always been an accountable lead guy. I’ve never been one to blame anybody else because I am not having success. I am a big evaluator of myself. I look at myself in the mirror and say hey I am not playing well. I am not catching the ball as consistently as I am suppose to. I need to go out and play better if I want to contribute and help this team get better. When I woke up yesterday I said I am going to play hard. I am going to go out and try to have an impact and just play as hard and as well as I can possibly can."

Are you starting to feel comfortable with Mark Sanchez? Did the lockout along with your ankle injury have any kind of impact to your slow start?

"I mean there is no doubt about it. I wanted to be out there the first day, but I ended up rolling my ankle the day before I was suppose to go out and I said what kind of luck am I having? Already it is starting off on a bad foot. We have been working tirelessly at it every day. It’s a work in progress and like I have been saying it’s going to come around right at the right time when we need it to going into November and December and the playoffs. I think that once we get that chemistry together where we can just pitch and catch the offense can be really dangerous. It can be really explosive and the kind of level that I play at…I think we can be a great offense."