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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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brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: December 19, 2011 9:16 pm
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brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: December 19, 2011 9:15 pm
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Since: Sep 17, 2011
Posted on: December 19, 2011 9:13 pm
 

Rex Ryan: Holmes apologized, I have his back

The thug Jackson and jailbird Vick kicked your Jets butt...What about them?



Since: Sep 25, 2011
Posted on: December 19, 2011 9:11 pm
 

Rex Ryan: Holmes apologized, I have his back

reply to Cal Depen: I am a huge Jet fan who has been in the private company of Santonio several times(5 or 6) and couldn't agree more he is a DOUCHE both on and off the field & wish he was on another team but I do love Sexy RexyCool



Since: Oct 20, 2011
Posted on: December 19, 2011 9:05 pm
 

Rex Ryan: Holmes apologized, I have his back

Live in Boston now my man.  My dad was born in Cali. he is a big niners fan.  I have stuck with them for 29 years so far and endured some crappy years and this season has been a pleasant surprise.  please reply now so that you can have your last word and i can laugh to myself then go back to watching a good football game. unlike you have all year.


brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: December 19, 2011 9:02 pm
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Since: Nov 21, 2011
Posted on: December 19, 2011 8:50 pm
 

Rex Ryan: Holmes apologized, I have his back

too funny DNC, that will lite up the basement loser! here we go!



Since: Oct 20, 2011
Posted on: December 19, 2011 8:47 pm
 

Rex Ryan: Holmes apologized, I have his back

I'm pretty sure that brian8ball has way too much free time on his hands, takes the jets way too seriously, and I'm sure his name has nothing to do with playing pool... so this name makes him a loser. hey tony montana wants his personalitly back. LOSER!!! it was awesome the first year when rex ryan promised super bowl, somewhat endearing in year 2.  year 3 makes him an ass clown or should i say foot clown.



Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: December 19, 2011 8:45 pm
 

Rex Ryan: Holmes apologized, I have his back

These clowns week after week, do stupid crap. I mean my god! Is he as old as his jersey number? Celebrating drown by 3 td's!? What a douche...


brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: December 19, 2011 8:34 pm
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