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Santonio expects big plays against Giants’ “poor-tackling” secondary

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Jets receiver Santonio Holmes is expecting to have a big game against the Giants on Saturday.

Holmes said he thinks the Giants’ secondary is porous and that he’s going to be able to take advantage of it when the teams meet this week, in a battle that has major playoff implications for both New York teams.

They’ve given up big plays,” he said. “They’re poor tackling guys. We know plays can be made over their heads. We’ve just got to be willing to take advantage of them and make them count.”

According to Holmes, the Giants’ pass defense is centered completely on the ability to pressure the quarterback.

“They depend on their front four to get in and get pressure on the quarterback,” Holmes said. “A smart enough defender knows that he has a few seconds in his play clock that the ball should be released and if not, he’s depending on his guys to take care of business and I think those guys just fall victim to a lot of that at times.”

So Holmes plans to exploit what he sees as a weak secondary. If Holmes does make a big play against the Giants, he’d be wise not to pick up a celebration penalty afterward.

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45 Responses to “Santonio expects big plays against Giants’ “poor-tackling” secondary”
  1. twitter:Chapman_Jamie says: Dec 22, 2011 3:18 PM

    No matter how bad the Giants secondary might be, with Sanchez throwing the ball, it wont matter.

  2. yevrag3535 says: Dec 22, 2011 3:20 PM

    Rosenthal is the most overated writer ever !

  3. lobacz87 says: Dec 22, 2011 3:21 PM

    que the haters…

  4. broncobeta says: Dec 22, 2011 3:21 PM

    This is the same guy whose fumble got returned for a touchdown when he was tackled last week, right?

    Wake and bake Santonio!

  5. herlies says: Dec 22, 2011 3:21 PM

    This just might be the most unlikable team I have ever seen.

  6. blaz0037 says: Dec 22, 2011 3:21 PM

    Nice game last week TONE!

  7. hellawaitsusall says: Dec 22, 2011 3:23 PM

    Please, Sanchez will be on his rear, not throwing to his WR’s

  8. nard100 says: Dec 22, 2011 3:28 PM

    That’s funny because Giants fans expect big drops from you! LOL Oh by the way, we will get to your qb. Lastly, Cruz will be salsa dancing in the end zone. You remember Cruz right? The guy who single-handedly torched your entire secondary in his preseason debut against your starters. Revis Island was on fire!

  9. kilo0986 says: Dec 22, 2011 3:28 PM

    Man cant wait to watch this, so much $h¡t talk you know its gonna be a gritty game.

  10. tiffpats4eva says: Dec 22, 2011 3:30 PM

    If I had a game like Holmes had last week, I wouldn’t say a word.

  11. dspohn55 says: Dec 22, 2011 3:30 PM

    Why even add fuel to the fire with comments like this? He’ll catch 3 passes for 36 yards.. mostly due to Sanchez’s inadequacies.

  12. fittytuckin says: Dec 22, 2011 3:32 PM

    I can see that if they wake and bake before the game.

  13. scoops1 says: Dec 22, 2011 3:32 PM

    i hope the 2 teams tie

  14. bengals3285 says: Dec 22, 2011 3:32 PM

    Haha typical jets just talkin with their big mouths, but when it is game time on Saturday, all your gonna see is Rex Ryan yelling at the refs and Mark Sanchez with his head down

  15. raythestabber says: Dec 22, 2011 3:32 PM

    Click like if you think Rex Ryan is a fatass

  16. lobacz87 says: Dec 22, 2011 3:32 PM

    Santonio is a top 10 receiver in this league and Sanchez is top 5 in total TD’s…keep hating

  17. sippindasyzurp says: Dec 22, 2011 3:33 PM

    All I have been hearing all week from the Jets is TALK!! I wonder if they will be able to back up all that smack?

  18. DubZ480 says: Dec 22, 2011 3:34 PM

    Hope the Jets can back up all the smack talk!

    For an 8-6 team, they talk a whole lot.

  19. twitter:Chapman_Jamie says: Dec 22, 2011 3:36 PM

    yevrag3535 says: Dec 22, 2011 3:20 PM

    Rosenthal is the most overated writer ever !

    Umm, I think you meant “overrated” and Rosenthal didn’t write this article troll.

  20. weepingjebus says: Dec 22, 2011 3:36 PM

    This is one of those games where I wish it were possible for both teams to lose. Still, odds are good it’ll turn into a Manning/Sanchez INT fest and be “won” on a muffed field goal attempt of some sort.

  21. cliverush says: Dec 22, 2011 3:37 PM

    This player, who has never proven to be a reliable team player, speaks about his opponents in a negative manner. Just what the Giants need, a verbal taunt to motivate them to a higher degree. Coach Coughlin can save his breath for the pre game speach. The mouths on the jets are an indication of a coach in need of check. The players emulate the leaders.

  22. jmagnet28 says: Dec 22, 2011 3:40 PM

    As a diehard Jets fan I can say without question what Santonio did last week with his celebration was as embarassed and angry as I’ve ever felt as a fan of this team.

    I can say with complete honesty that I would have supported Rex Ryan 100% if he decided to bench him for Giants game. That’s how disgusted I was. Am

  23. damnsureis says: Dec 22, 2011 3:41 PM

    I would be talking trash too after I lost to by almost 30 to a team that’s fighting to finish .500.

  24. xxshookonexx says: Dec 22, 2011 3:41 PM

    Giants will quite possibly have its largest fanbase ever this week.

  25. jmagnet28 says: Dec 22, 2011 3:42 PM

    Santonio is a terribly overrated WR and we might be stuck with this contract for a while.

  26. basexc9 says: Dec 22, 2011 3:45 PM

    Props to Santonio. I think we all expect a lot of irrelevant talking from such an irrelevant team.

  27. cardmagnet says: Dec 22, 2011 3:51 PM

    Antrel Rolle is gonna go hard after Holmes.

  28. brutus9448 says: Dec 22, 2011 3:51 PM

    this is gonna be a good game. Let the trash talking begin.

  29. elwaysbrain says: Dec 22, 2011 3:52 PM

    The trash talking results are in

    Holmes: 1
    Cruz: 0

  30. nflwatcher says: Dec 22, 2011 3:53 PM

    So which NY Giant will say we will attack the fumble prone Holmes tomorrow?

  31. grpatriot says: Dec 22, 2011 3:56 PM

    Santonio is going to get lit up on Christmas Eve, good thing he’ll be wearing green!

  32. ampats says: Dec 22, 2011 4:00 PM

    Looking forward to seeing the Giants shutting the red headed stepchildren up !

    Don’t worry Tone, one more week and you can “wake n bake” on your couch .

  33. n0hopeleft says: Dec 22, 2011 4:08 PM

    If the Giants D relies on getting to the QB, what does the Jets D rely on?

    Please dont tell me those 2 overrated, selfish DBs.

    The Jets DBs are bigger prima-donnas than the entire starting WR tandem of the NYG.

    The metro area will NEVER be dominated by green. You were a B team in your inception, and youll always be the B team of NY Metro.

    Win something significant before you run your mouth.

  34. lobacz87 says: Dec 22, 2011 4:20 PM

    Where you even watching that preseason game? Cruz lit it up in the fourth quarter against players who arent even on the roster…was Revis playing in the second quarter of that game? Dont think so…get your facts straight please

  35. gooboy6 says: Dec 22, 2011 4:25 PM

    the more the jets talk, the bigger my bet is on Giants…

  36. rushmatic says: Dec 22, 2011 4:30 PM

    The Giants are going to hang 40 on the Yets. Nice job, TONE.

    Way to put a target on your back.

  37. bigbluelou says: Dec 22, 2011 4:34 PM

    Where was all this talk before the Raiders, Ravens, Patriots (2x), Broncos, Eagles games?

  38. marcuswelby70 says: Dec 22, 2011 4:39 PM

    The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree!

  39. usmutts says: Dec 22, 2011 4:48 PM

    Holmes is quite possibly the dumbest knucklehead in football.

    Burress is so dumb he didn’t know it was against the law in NY to take a gun to a club, even though he’s married to a lawyer. (Ever wonder what those two have in common to talk about? Geez. )

  40. edavidberg says: Dec 22, 2011 5:11 PM

    Giants should win this–the Jets haven’t beaten a good team all season–but I’m not sure they will. Giants have a horrid secondary that even Matt Sanchez can throw against and the Jets are going to be a tough match-up for Manning. I’ve been switching back and forth but at this point I say the Jets win.

  41. gcsuk says: Dec 22, 2011 5:38 PM

    lobacz87 says:
    Dec 22, 2011 3:32 PM
    Santonio is a top 10 receiver in this league and Sanchez is top 5 in total TD’s…keep hating
    Receiving yards –
    #4 – Victor Cruz (1194)
    #10 – Hakeem Nicks (1096)
    #41 – Dustin Keller (693)
    #58 (tie) – Santonio Holmes (604)
    Jake Ballard (604)

    Catches –
    #8 – Victor Cruz (73)
    #12 – Hakeem Nicks (70)
    #50 – Dustin Keller (50)
    #58 – Santonio Holmes (47)

    #9 (tie)- Plaxico Burress (8)
    Santonio Holmes (8)
    #16 – Victor Cruz (7)
    #21 – Hakeem Nicks (6)

    Top 10 Receiver in the League? Dude, he isn’t even the best receiver on his team. Not hating, but the numbers don’t lie.

    And Sanchez has 28 total TDs, good for 8th this year (so far).

    Please check your stats before you start throwing out “facts”.

  42. vincentbojackson says: Dec 22, 2011 5:45 PM

    Coach is a talker, players are talkers.


  43. keakuamai says: Dec 22, 2011 6:03 PM

    Big plays? hah, yep, it’s call interceptions!

  44. jkay1818 says: Dec 22, 2011 6:06 PM

    Lobacz87,please girl, Holmes a top ten wr. He has the same amount of yards as jake ballard

  45. the1849ers says: Dec 22, 2011 7:18 PM

    big talk after getting dismantled by the SquEagles

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