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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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Comments

Since: Nov 21, 2011
Posted on: January 2, 2012 8:13 pm
 

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

prime example of tubby talking out of his ass again ... why would you comment on holmes until the dust settled? because he is the FAT DOUGHNUT EATING FOOT FETISH SEXY REXY who can do no wrong.... at least in his own warped mind! glad he is bringing dirty sanchez back after that pitiful performance and that 3rd down pick in mia territory ,.... this guy should be outside the pocket ... yea like in the stands should be as close as he should get to the field!


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Since: Sep 21, 2011
Posted on: January 2, 2012 7:53 pm
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Since: Jan 28, 2007
Posted on: January 2, 2012 7:49 pm
 

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

I wonder why they signed him to that ridiculous contract. I doubt he could have gotten that on the open market. Oh well, you made your bed, now you have to lay in it.

I also wonder why. I mean, no one at the time would even consider a guy who was coming off a Super Bowl MVP performance. The Jets are so stupid.




Since: Oct 29, 2011
Posted on: January 2, 2012 7:13 pm
 

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

Rex Ryan thinks he can hit the delete button and the whole Santonio Holmes as captain stupidity will go away.

He lost the real leaders in the locker room with that sham.



Since: Jun 29, 2010
Posted on: January 2, 2012 7:02 pm
 

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

Completely agree, bring Tubby Kotite + 50 lbs, Sadtonio Holmos, Sadchize and the whole gang back completely intact and unchanged. The sporting world and the sportswriters will have a field day next year when Tubby guarantees another championship in preseason and we do this all over again. You could not write a better tragic comedy than the Jets, who are the laughingstock of the NFL.

The jets are surely on the decline and other teams in their divison, Miami and Buffalo on the rise and the Patriots unreachable by the sad jet circus du freak. There is a high probability based on these trends that the jets could be a sub-.500 team next year in last place. Can Woody Johnson stand another year of embarrasment and lost revenue, or does he dump Tubby Kotite like a ton of son of flubber?

Its going to be very interesting in Jet land next year. Can't wait!!!!!!

44 Years and Counting!!!!!!


 



Since: Sep 25, 2009
Posted on: January 2, 2012 6:31 pm
 

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

I wonder why they signed him to that ridiculous contract. I doubt he could have gotten that on the open market. Oh well, you made your bed, now you have to lay in it.



Since: Aug 23, 2010
Posted on: January 2, 2012 6:19 pm
 

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

As a good coordinator sometimes you have to gear your offense around your personel.  If the o.c. knew anything he should know that Sanchez is good outside the pocket.  Should have used more rollouts and let Sanchez use his feet more.  If you saw the td he threw to Keller was a prime example of what the Jets should have been doing with Sanchez the whole year.  But if you are going to tell the league you are a ground and pound team you have to have ground and pound runningbacks and a big physical oline.  The Jets didn't have that thus was their downfall because their defense didn't scare people this year.  Teams attacked them and ran the ball on them and treated them like the overhyped team that they are.  All that hype hypes up the other team too.Cool



Since: Jun 10, 2011
Posted on: January 2, 2012 5:52 pm
 

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

Just a possibility - Holmes clearly is angry, wallowing in self-pity for being trapped on a team that is failing to design everything around him, and is blinded by his intense irritation with this situation - so .... he will feel a need to get away, blow off a mega-boat load of steam, you know - use some "things" that he has relied upon in the past to help him "chill-out" ... and, not being real bright about this stuff... will get nailed for making use of "tension-releaving substances" ... which will put him in a really, really bad place with the league.



Since: Jun 10, 2011
Posted on: January 2, 2012 5:40 pm
 

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

I believe a total of NONE of this.  They will need to make a huge number of changes - or they will be sitting home again next year.



Since: Sep 6, 2010
Posted on: January 2, 2012 5:35 pm
 

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

Ryan,holmes,they are both fools...The jets are a non story,can we put this one to bed already !


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