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Holmes points out offensive problems again

Posted on: October 14, 2011 4:24 pm
HolmesPosted by Josh Katzowitz

With the Jets reeling at 2-3, with an offense that can’t seem to get on track, with a defense that appears to have been overrated, it’s a good thing we can always count on receiver Santonio Holmes to simmer everybody down and keep his team on an even keel.

Oh wait, Holmes has done the exact opposite of that for at least the second time in three weeks. And now he's gotten into trouble with at least one of his teammates.

After calling out quarterback Mark Sanchez following the team’s Week 4 loss to the Ravens -- and then apparently going to Rex Ryan with Plaxico Burress and the recently-departed Derrick Mason to complain about offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer -- Holmes came out firing Thursday on his team’s offensive line.

"I may be criticized again for saying it, but it starts up front," Holmes said, via ESPN New York. "The big guys know it. If they give Mark enough time to sit in the pocket and complete passes, I think everything changes."

He’s right about the offensive line failing to protect Sanchez, especially in that Ravens contest when Baltimore’s defense did whatever it wanted in rushing the quarterback and rattling Sanchez. That led to, as ESPN New York points out, a stripped-down Jets offense that went more conservative in last week’s loss to the Patriots in which Sanchez didn’t attempt a pass longer than 22 yards.

Holmes wasn’t criticizing the gameplan against the Patriots, because it was obvious playing ball-control against Tom Brady gave the Jets the best chance of winning. Still, he wants more passes thrown down the field.

"The numbers speak for themselves," Holmes said. "If you were in my shoes, what would you think?"

Whether he’s right or wrong, Holmes missed the point of an offensive players-only meeting that was called the first time Holmes spoke out against his team. In that meeting, it was agreed that the team would keep all criticisms in-house. That message apparently did not stay in Holmes' mind.

It certainly disappointed right guard Brandon Moore.

"I've never had a teammate do that that I can recall," Moore said, via the Newark Star Ledger. "It's not really being a captain, a leader. It fragments. It’s not productive. ... Obviously, he’s got the green light to do that from somebody up top, the people that run the team or whatever. He’s got the 'C' on his chest, and he can do that."

You’ll notice that Mason, another receiver that could be an outspoken critic, is no longer around. Holmes probably won’t be sanctioned, but at some point, you’d think that Holmes’ constant bad-mouthing eventually will become a problem for him.

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Since: Aug 4, 2010
Posted on: October 15, 2011 10:37 am

Holmes points out offensive problems again

The offensive line may not be playing at an All-Pro level (and as a Steelers' fan, I have seen sub=par OL play), but dontcha think the many dropped passes also has something to do with your crappy offense? Burress dropped how many balls last week? He catches those, there's a good chance your team wins the game. Mr. Holmes, thanx for the catch in the Super Bowl, but otherwise, you're a selfish douchebag.

Since: Apr 2, 2010
Posted on: October 15, 2011 12:15 am

Holmes points out offensive problems again

I'd hardly consider this guy a student of the game.
Just keep doing your idiot airplane shit after you make a catch..makes you look really cool.
I'm so glad that you and the other spoogariffic guy were kicked out of Pittsburgh.

Since: Sep 28, 2011
Posted on: October 14, 2011 9:29 pm
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Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: October 14, 2011 7:53 pm

Holmes points out offensive problems again

With only 5 games played there really is no need to implode if you're 2-3.Better than 1-4 or 0-5.All they have to do is roll Miami & they are 3-3.If that team is imploding. there are other problems & it will be difficult for them to get off on the right foot come gametime.

Since: Aug 13, 2010
Posted on: October 14, 2011 5:43 pm

Holmes is a God D*** Genius...

Apparently it worked for Mason. Holmes is trying to get out of there before the Tuesday deadline. It's better than a marketing campaign. The strategy is brilliant. Doubt it will work but how knows. Ryan my lose his mind and send him packing too. I gotta hand it to you, Holmes. You learned your lesson about criticizing the QB. That's a mistake. Hit the O-line. Just be careful what you wish for. You could end up somewhere like Denver with Tebow as your QB. Not that Tebow is bad but how long can you make acrobatic catches during a season and all the credit goes to Tebow? Lloyd to NYJ for Holmes. You heard it here first! 

Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: October 14, 2011 5:32 pm

Holmes points out offensive problems again

They all suck and talk too much.  Hilarious that now they're punishing people and crying about them talking.  The fat clown head coach encouraged this, he signed Holmes and made him a Captain when the Steelers dumped (both) of the WRs the Jets are playing now for character issues.  One dumbass was in jail for shooting himself too.

The Jets will probably lose on Monday and I hope opposing teams start really talking trash to the Jets in return for all the talk the Jets did in the past. 

Since: Jul 31, 2011
Posted on: October 14, 2011 4:45 pm

Holmes points out offensive problems again

or maybe if sanchez wasnt an overrated scrub....or how about the fact that plax has rust on his hands still? no no no lets play the blame game

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