The Jets have a Santonio Holmes problem.
Holmes’ contract makes him almost impossible to cut or trade. His talent makes him the only explosive player on the entire offense.
His attitude makes it hard for teammates to live with him.
A few players said he quit on the team. Another called him a “cancer.” Holmes was yelled at by teammates and told to get off the field during the loss to the Dolphins.
“I don’t see how he can come back,” one Jets veteran told the New York Daily News.
Asked if that was the majority opinion of the locker room, the veteran said “yes.”
The tipping point may have been last week. Holmes gave Mark Sanchez a hard time at a meeting Sanchez called last Wednesday. Sanchez called another meeting the next day, and Holmes didn’t show up.
Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News joined PFT Live Tuesday and indicated that Holmes doesn’t respect Sanchez like he respected his former teammate Ben Roethlisberger. Holmes also doesn’t seem to respect offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer.
At this point, Schottenheimer, Sanchez, and Holmes are all expected to return to the team. Even if Holmes’ teammates don’t want him back.