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Jets OL Moore on Holmes comments: 'disrespectful'

Posted on: October 14, 2011 9:29 pm
Posted by Will Brinson

Earlier Friday we pointed out that Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes blamed the team's offensive woes on the offensive line. Again.

Rex Ryan believed that his offensive linemen, who have "skin like an armadillo," wouldn't be offended by the comments. He was wrong though -- right guard Brandon Moore took umbrage to Holmes statement, calling the comments "disrespectful."

"It’s disrespectful," Moore said, per Mark Cannizzaro of the New York Post. "Guys work hard. To put your teammates out to dry, guys you work with every day so on Sundays you can have productive day, that’s not really being a leader. That’s not being a captain.

"But apparently he’s allowed to say whatever he wants to around here now. Apparently someone around here told him that it’s OK to do that because he keeps doing it."

It seems pretty unlikely that Holmes was, as Moore previously noted, given "the green light to do that from someone up top" whenever he pleases. But the offensive lineman's frustration was apparent, especially since this is the second time he's talked to Holmes about the public comments, to no avail.

"I talked to him after the last time he did it the week after the Baltimore game and he didn’t see anything wrong with it," Moore said. "I don’t know what he thinks about me; I don’t deal with him, and I probably won’t deal with him after this. He’s here, he’s a captain and I’ll worry about the guys in my [offensive linemen] room and me playing to the best of my ability."

So, to recap the last few weeks: there may or may not have been a mutiny amongst Jets wide receivers, Derrick Mason may or may not have been shipped out of town for being part of said mutiny, and the Jets are now 2-3 and in third place in the AFC East.

Winning, as they say, solves a lot of problems. And this isn't the first time that we've seen brash comments coming from a Rex Ryan-coached club. But there's an awful lot of comments from his players pointed inward, and if this were any other team, everyone would be stunned at some of the things being said.

On the bright side, the Jets get the Dolphins on Monday night, and that's a pretty good cure for what ails them. Unless they lose, in which case we could really see things unravel.

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Since: Aug 19, 2011
Posted on: October 16, 2011 11:14 pm


Mr. 8ball.
YOUR an IDIOT. You are very dumb, very obnoxious, very offensive, very uneducated, very unimportant.
PS - Remove me from your Favorites List

Since: Aug 19, 2011
Posted on: October 16, 2011 9:39 pm


Yes? Yes?

Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: October 16, 2011 1:21 pm
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Since: Aug 19, 2011
Posted on: October 16, 2011 8:24 am

Jets OL Moore on Holmes comments: 'disrespectful'

If not for a Tony Romo gift wrapped win, the Jets would be 1-4. They have bad play calling, no running game, WR's that are more interested in themselves than the team, a QB who is far more known for his "celebrity" than his play, and a coach that has bred an atmosphere of "look at me-me-me" rather than team work. Some teams are good enough to get by on swagger, the old time Raiders of John Madden, the old time Steelers. Huge difference, those guys actually WON something before they mouthed off, and it was the random player here and there mouthing off. Not the freakin coach / team management, for pete's sake, they make one of the biggest malcontents a captain!



Since: Oct 16, 2011
Posted on: October 16, 2011 2:35 am

Jets OL Moore on Holmes comments: 'disrespectful'

Don't let 8ball get under your skin. This pathetic excuse for a human obviously makes it his life's mission putting others down and being as negative as an individual can be. You know, they say that people with such personalities are compelled to do this in order to feel better about themselves. He must have a Napoleon complex that makes him act out in this way.

Since: Jul 3, 2008
Posted on: October 15, 2011 3:27 pm

Jets OL Moore on Holmes comments: 'disrespectful'

Sanchez sucks... pure and simple... he can't get the ball downfield to good WRs... 

And as a Steelers fan this may be inaccurate and totally biased... but now you know why Plaxico and Holmes are no longer in the Black and Gold (although it was reported the Steelers wanted Burress back earlier this year)

Blunt smoking or not, shooting yourself in the leg or not, the Jets have a TE and 2 WRs that should be getting the ball... they can't because Sanchez sucks...

and the D isn't much better... it's decent but nothing special...  it's not the terror many talked it up to be...

Character is raising it's head in NY and unfortunately for Jets fans it's LACK OF character that is showing... you didn't see this happen in Steeler land when they got blasted in week 1 and lost again week 4... much worse than the score showed...

It's all about character... who has it (Moore), who doesn't (Holmes and co.)

At least Holmes didn't pull that sh t in Pittsburgh... although he never really had much to complain about as the Steelers backed their talk up with the same type play...    &nbs
p;     &nb

Since: Feb 26, 2007
Posted on: October 15, 2011 1:54 pm

Jets OL Moore on Holmes comments: 'disrespectful'

sfpatriots wrote:
Ryan is to blame for lying to his players and now they think they are better than what they really are
While I've always been annoyed by Ryan's comments over how his team is the greatest things since slices bread, I can't say I necessarily blame him. I mean what do you expect him to say, that they're a all-flash-and-no-sustinance team? [which in reality they are, but still] You know as well as I do that football is just as much a mental game as a physical one, so I wouldn't go as far as saying he was "lying" to them. Overhyping, sure, but not lying.

It's the same thing with Rex Grossman's comments earlier in the season about how the Redskins were going to win the division. He got so much heat for that, but what did you expect him to say? That they were going to be lucky to finish with five wins? Confidence can overcome great odds.
Nobody is scared of the Jets and all that talk just puts a bullseye on their chest
Now that I do agree with. I have no problem with smack talk: it's a quintessential part of any sport at any level. But the only way it means something is if you can back it up. The Jets have been talking a storm so far this season and what have been the results? Really only one good win against a terrible Jacksonville team [that Dallas win was a gift from Romo]. The Jets scare nobody.
Reality check just got cashed in and the mouthy check just bounced
While I'm not the type of person who takes pleasure in other peoples' misforttunes, the Jets are the type of organization that make you laugh when they fail. I just can't help it. Call it biased because I'm a Pats fan, but any half-intelligent football fan knew that the Jets were a greatly diminished team from last year. Inexperience, internal turmoil, and lack of talent have reared their ugly heads and are flushing the Jets' season down the drain. We all know Buffalo won't keep up their winning ways, but the Pats sure will and the Jets just don't have the firepower to keep up with them. Have fun watching the playoffs from home this year, Jets. Maybe next year... Then again, maybe not.

Since: Jan 22, 2007
Posted on: October 15, 2011 1:46 pm

Jets OL Moore on Holmes comments: 'disrespectful'

I remember coaches from older eras who would be tougher on their team after a victory than a loss because he didn't want them to let success get to their head and lose their focus. Bill Parcells was like that, at least early in his career. That's because he had a mentor who played for Lombardi.
Can you imagine Parcells telling his Giants and letting everyone know they were a Super Bowl team at the beginning of the season. Well, at least they lived up to that twice. Rex sounds like one of my ol' drinking buddies than a coach.

Since: Aug 23, 2010
Posted on: October 15, 2011 1:29 pm

Jets OL Moore on Holmes comments: 'disrespectful'

This is where keeping it real has gone real bad.  You win as a team and you lose as a team.  As a captain of the team you always take the high road and never through your teammates under the bus.  If Holmes is so worried about the o-line blocking so he can get the ball then maybe he should stay in and help block.  Ryan is to blame for lying to his players and now they think they are better than what they really are.  Nobody is scared of the Jets and all that talk just puts a bullseye on their chest and teams are hitting the bullseye.  You can't talk a good game you have to play it and the Jets are not playing well.  Lose a few players in the offseason and now you are not who you thought you were.  Reality check just got cashed in and the mouthy check just bounced and that is keeping it real.Cool

Since: May 30, 2008
Posted on: October 15, 2011 1:29 pm

Jets OL Moore on Holmes comments: 'disrespectful'

There's a lesson here: don't interview Holmes after a 2 catch performance and team loss. Wait til he has a chance to hit the blunt...the Jets have a play calling problem...pure and simple.

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