Todd Haley to get Plaxico Burress up to speed with offense

The Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley plans to utilize newly acquired receiver Plaxico Burress where he's most effective - in the red zone.

“He brings us size. Now we’ve got to get him up to speed,” Haley said. “That’s the challenge.”

With the Jets last year, Burress was part of a team that ranked number 1 in red zone efficiency. His big 6' 5" certainly attests to that, being able to tower over coverage to snag balls.

He had 8 TDs with New York. 7 of them came inside the 20-yard line. Now that Pittsburgh has a plan for him, actually getting to the redzone is another story, but Burress is ready to contribute any way he can.

“I’ve seen some fast, talented guys through the years, but they couldn’t grasp the mental part of the game that would allow their physical ability to show,” Burress said Wednesday, via Alan Robinson of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. “If you don’t know what you’re doing out there, you can’t play. It doesn’t matter how good you are.

“So I picked up the playbook and start asking ‘Where do I need to be, what do I need to do?’”