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Rex Ryan: Holmes apologized, I have his back

Posted on: December 19, 2011 3:37 pm
 
Holmes has apologized to teammates for his impromptu TD celebration. (US PRESSWIRE)

By Ryan Wilson

The Jets in December are like a rash: they just won't go away. It seems to happen every year -- an inexplicable late-season loss doesn't bounce New York from the playoff hunt and that sliver of hope is all they need. By the time the regular-season ends, the Jets have inevitably earned a wild-card berth on their way to the AFC Championship game.

With that in mind, getting thoroughly manhandled by the Eagles Sunday means little for their postseason hopes and dreams. Heading into Week 15, the Jets were the No. 6 seed, the final wild-card entrant. Monday, thanks to losses by the Titans and Raiders, the Jets … remained the No. 6 seed.

Which means that if they win out, they're headed to the postseason.

But the 2011 version of this team doesn't have the running game or defense of previous Rex Ryan squads. This has put additional pressure on quarterback Mark Sanchez and while he's showed glimpses of franchise QB-promise, in general he hasn't been up to the challenge. It doesn't help when your receivers are dropping passes -- or worse, fumbling them. Or, if you're Santonio Holmes, the Jets' No. 1 wideout, dropping, fumbling, and then getting personal-foul penalties for the balls you do catch.

Against the Eagles, Holmes hauled in a touchdown pass and was promptly flagged for excessive celebration. Makes sense given that the Jets only trailed by three scores at the time.

But there's good news: Holmes has learned his lesson.

Ryan (via the Newark Star-Ledger) said that “He apologized for that to me but I’ll say this about Santonio and every other player on this team: They have my 100 percent support and we’re in this thing together.”

Ryan doesn't expect similar lapses to happen in the future, either. So there's that.

"Are we perfect? No. None of us are perfect, but I'm just saying that you wish that thing never happened," Ryan said. "I don't think it will happen again, but again, I have his back, he has mine and this whole team is that way. We just have to come out and fight for each other, we know it was a mistake and we'll learn from it."

If the Jets are to make the playoffs for the third consecutive year, they'll need to beat the Giants (an equally enigmatic team) and then travel to Miami and beat the Dolphins, quite possibly the best 5-9 club in the history of professional football.

And while the Jets haven't played particularly well recently (beating the Chiefs and Redskins doesn't count), we fully expect them to backdoor their way into the postseason. They have a knack for it.

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Comments

Since: Dec 18, 2007
Posted on: December 20, 2011 8:23 am
 

Rex Ryan: Holmes apologized, I have his back

I am waiting for the day that some NFL WR converts to Buddhism, scores a TD an self immolates himself in the end zone in protest of something or other.



Since: Nov 21, 2011
Posted on: December 20, 2011 8:11 am
 

Rex Ryan: Holmes apologized, I have his back

brian isnt a Ny'er he is a troll that hides in his parents basement and chooses the CBS thread to act tough and talk a big game. He has no game and simply trashes people! merry Christmas troll!



Since: Jun 15, 2010
Posted on: December 20, 2011 4:19 am
 

Rex Ryan: Holmes apologized, I have his back

Typical NY'r. Dont speak to the issue. Just deflect like onto another sport or a typo..lol   just lame



Since: Apr 23, 2009
Posted on: December 20, 2011 12:35 am
 

Rex Ryan: Holmes apologized, I have his back

Sorry BRI, not much difference between the Eagles and Jets right now, you can believe differently if it helps you sleep. But both teams are huge disappointments, both organizations built on false hope, and if either team makes the playoffs it simply will result in a worse draft pick. And no, I don't hate the Jets, I'm actually surprised by their struggles, but that's just the reality of it pal, sorry.



brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: December 19, 2011 10:34 pm
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Since: Dec 12, 2010
Posted on: December 19, 2011 10:31 pm
 

Rex Ryan: Holmes apologized, I have his back

im sure all the teams in the nfl...none of em ever acted like a jerk. Get over yourselves!!!



Since: Jun 20, 2010
Posted on: December 19, 2011 10:26 pm
 

Rex Ryan: Holmes apologized, I have his back

Every player should do exactly what Eric Dickerson did when he scored a TD, either hand the ball to the ref or just drop it over your shoulder in the end zone.  Instead we got the most ignorant mofo's in sports celebrating after making a tackle 10 yard past the line of scrimmage or scoring a TD when their down big time on the scoreboard.



Since: Mar 28, 2007
Posted on: December 19, 2011 10:21 pm
 

Rex Ryan: Holmes apologized, I have his back

Cant wait till Miami beats the JETS and keeps them out of the playoffs!


brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: December 19, 2011 9:58 pm
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Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: December 19, 2011 9:56 pm
 

Rex Ryan: Holmes apologized, I have his back

I heard Bian8Ball was crying all over his lipstick after his team got destroyed by the lowly Eagles. Hahahaha


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