Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes doesn’t want to discuss why he was on the sidelines for the first few plays on Sunday against the Steelers.
“Ask Coach [Brian] Schottenheimer what happened; he’ll explain everything to you. I don’t have the answer to that,” Holmes told Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger.
Holmes — who improvised a 45-yard touchdown strike in the fourth quarter — became annoyed when the topic was brought up. Holmes also didn’t seem to be a fan of the play calling.
“We’ve got to put together the plays that we’ve been running against these guys, what’s been working for us,” Holmes said. “We kind of got away from our game plan in the game, and it forced us to go do what we have to do to survive.”
These comments were made after a painful loss, and we don’t that they will affect Holmes’ future in New York. The Jets probably can only keep Holmes or Braylon Edwards next year.
While Edwards improved in 2010, the decision to target Holmes first should be an easy one.