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Rex Ryan: Holmes apologized, I have his back

Posted on: December 19, 2011 3:37 pm
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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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Since: Nov 21, 2011
Posted on: December 19, 2011 8:29 pm
 

Rex Ryan: Holmes apologized, I have his back

JETS get pumped = cueball losing his mind on anyone who posts! too funny, i havent laughed this hard in weeks!

hey cueball give up on trolling people id and teams etc ...dont you think they are smart enough to use false info...DUH ! just due to physco's like you!

dont see any other Jet fans piling on maybe you should take your CUE!

Go PATS!


brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: December 19, 2011 7:54 pm
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Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: December 19, 2011 7:35 pm
 

Rex Ryan: Holmes apologized, I have his back

Winning out does not necessarily guarantee the Jets a playoff spot. If the Bengals also win out, it comes down to the third tiebreaker, which is Strength of Victory. If things started today, the Jets have that tiebreaker, which is why they're the projected team, but SOV is dependent on how the teams you beat perform, so there is a chance, however small it may be, that the Bengals would get in over the Jets if both finish 10-6. Not that I think it will come down to this, I just wanted to point out the flaw. 



Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: December 19, 2011 7:33 pm
 

Rex Ryan: Holmes apologized, I have his back

Celebrating while getting stomped should warrant a suspension, how idiotic do you have to be!! Just another example of how far out of it this team is, mentally they may believe all the garbage coach says but physically they are not performing. When coacheshead is finally on the chopping block we will see who has his back, its only a matter of time before these fools get him fired.


brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: December 19, 2011 7:26 pm
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Since: Sep 27, 2006
Posted on: December 19, 2011 7:16 pm
 

Rex Ryan: Holmes apologized, I have his back

Nice job Holmes, you loser.


brian8ball
Since: Aug 3, 2011
Posted on: December 19, 2011 7:14 pm
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Since: Nov 18, 2011
Posted on: December 19, 2011 7:14 pm
 

Rex Ryan: Holmes apologized, I have his back

"Give me back my back!"  When you have someone's back, where do you carry it?  You can't carry it on your own back, of course, because your teammate has it!  I know I rest easier at night knowing they are so damn tight.


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Posted on: December 19, 2011 7:09 pm
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