NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — Where has the Plaxico Burress of old been?

The Jets’ large red-zone target has been quiet this season, despite high hopes from coach Rex Ryan and the rest of the team.

He had one catch for 16 yards in Monday night’s win over the Miami Dolphins. In six games, the wide receiver has only 14 receptions for 218 yards and two TDs.

“I’m not down on Plax whatsoever,” Ryan said on Tuesday. “I think there are going to be times when he will have 10 catches, I truly believe that’s coming.”

Ryan also thought Derrick Mason would come close to 100 catches for New York.

That obviously didn’t work out.

Sure, he’s coming off a long layoff from football because of a 20-month prison sentence, but Burress insisted he would come out and play as if he never left.

Ryan said Plax and quarterback Mark Sanchez just need to fine-tune their chemistry. Once that happens, they’ll be fine.

“It just seems like we’re missing just a little bit,” Ryan said. “It’s just a little off. But I’m encouraged by the fact that, ‘Hey, we’ll keep working.’”

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