Jets receiver Santonio Holmes had a terrible game in Sunday’s blowout loss to the Eagles. His first-quarter fumble set up Philadelphia’s first touchdown, and a pass bounced out of his hands and into the hands of Philadelphia’s Asante Samuel, setting up the Eagles’ second touchdown.
To top it all off, even when Holmes finally made a good play, he had to do something stupid: He scored a touchdown and promptly picked up a celebration penalty. For that, Holmes has apologized to Jets head coach Rex Ryan.
“Well I’ll say this, Santonio and I talk all the time,” Ryan said, via the Star-Ledger. “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 said he accepts the apology and continues to support his players, even though they turned in a terrible effort on Sunday against the Eagles.
“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.”
The Jets are running out of time to learn from it: If they play the next two weeks like they played Sunday, they won’t be in the playoffs.