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Rex: Holmes will be back in 2012; owed $7.5M?

Posted on: January 2, 2012 4:01 pm
Edited on: January 2, 2012 4:38 pm
 
Santonio Holmes is escorted out of the Jets locker room Monday. (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

With everything that happened with the Jets over the past 24 hours -- missing the playoffs, fighting with the media, in-fighting and whatnot -- you wouldn't be surprised if Rex Ryan and Mike Tannenbaum decided to blow some stuff up. But they won't.

Ryan and Tannebaum confirmed on Monday during a press conference that Santonio Holmes, the player primarily deemed responsible for locker-room issues, would return, and that much-maligned offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer would be back, barring another team (like Jacksonville) hiring him as their head coach.

Black Monday

"I believe Santonio will be back next year," Ryan said.

The pair were pelted with questions about Holmes and team chemistry and Ryan said they would do away with team captains altogether.

"I made a huge mistake," Ryan said. "Not just by naming Santonio a captain. With all the captains. It's not something I truly believe in."

When the Jets announced the press conference for Monday, speculation started to ramp up that the Jets could do away with Holmes altogether. However, as Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network reported, Holmes is guaranteed more than $7 million in 2012 (with another $7 million of future salary becoming fully guaranteed on the second day of the 2012 league year).

Which is to say, the Jets can't really even consider releasing Holmes. They've simply got to find a way to get him to be better in the locker room. (Tannenbaum wouldn't comment on whether Santonio was disciplined for his behavior the last week.)

As for other issues, Tannenbaum said that Mark Sanchez will remain the starting quarterback in 2012. And Rex indicated there wouldn't be any changes on the coaching staff as of right now.

Oh and Rex's excuse for crying to his team in the locker room on Monday?

"Ah, Im Irish."


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Since: Jan 3, 2012
Posted on: January 3, 2012 8:31 am
 

Rex: Holmes will be back in 2012; owed $7.5M?

Look on the bright side Jets fans..your coach will be playing a Patriots fan in Adam Sandlers new movie.  Hey at least all of you can go see a movie while the Pats play in the postseason.  GRAB YOUR POPCORN JETS FANS..



Since: Mar 24, 2010
Posted on: January 3, 2012 8:13 am
 

Rex: Holmes will be back in 2012; owed $7.5M?

Makes you wonder why the Steelers let this guy go. The caption under the picture makes it sound like Security had to escort Holmes out of the locker room. Was this to keep him safe from other players, or to make sure that he doesn't steal the playbook on the way out ?


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