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Teammate can’t see Holmes returning to Jets

Santonio Holmes AP

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.

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44 Responses to “Teammate can’t see Holmes returning to Jets”
  1. southpaw2k says: Jan 3, 2012 4:49 PM

    With all this Jets turmoil, I almost kinda want to hear Rex proclaim the Jets will win the Super Bowl next year because of how ridiculously comical it will sound.

  2. jjpetes says: Jan 3, 2012 4:50 PM

    I wonder if this would be a problem if the Jets were a winning team.

  3. kylecleric says: Jan 3, 2012 4:51 PM

    I’m guessing the vet is Brandon Moore.

  4. FinFan68 says: Jan 3, 2012 4:52 PM

    Once a turd, always a turd. These guys demand “respect” but rarely show any themselves.

  5. doncherry81 says: Jan 3, 2012 4:54 PM

    The fact that the Steelers only wanted a 5th round pick for you should tell all that needs to be told.

    I see him screwing up in the offseason and getting suspended to make this easy for the Jets.

  6. wryly1 says: Jan 3, 2012 4:54 PM

    Those are indeed some serious issues. Good thing Jets don’t have a Head Coach who can’t stop putting his foot in his mouth.

  7. mrplow3 says: Jan 3, 2012 4:56 PM

    Wow, am I conflicted on this one.

    On one hand, how can you possibly respect a man that wears white skinny jeans on the cover of GQ magazine and has little to no star ability as an NFL qb?…..

    On the other hand, you can’t quit on your team, under any circumstances at all, can not do it!…..

    but yet on the other hand, this is the Jets. And hasn’t this me me me moron atmosphere been fostered by the head coach for years?

    Very conflicted here guys.

  8. wadecounty93 says: Jan 3, 2012 4:56 PM

    I know theres not much good to talk about when you mention my dolphins but jeesee NYJ are getting laughed at by everybody right now, if the had matt moore under center this year they would be in the playoffs and be one of the toughest teams to play, as a dolphins fan im hoping brian, santonio and dirt sanchez all stay n new york for years to come. hahaha
    o ya and why dont the just call them the new jersey jets ?!

  9. dachozen1 says: Jan 3, 2012 4:58 PM

    You have the spot light on you from being kicked off a team a year after you wer MVP of Super Bowl. You get an opportunity to prove everyone wrong about your character. You get the big contract and the team shows you respect with the title of captain. To show your appreciation, you spit in the face of an organization that has given you a 2nd chance. You make the Steeler’s org look like geniuses and the Jets look foolish. Shame on you!

  10. fissels says: Jan 3, 2012 4:59 PM

    Santonio, to get respect, a person has to give respect. Stop being a baby and realize you are not the team.
    Rex has his work cut out for him getting all these loose parts to work together

  11. ravensfan4life52 says: Jan 3, 2012 5:00 PM

    I honestly don’t blame Holmes. Look at the Jets. Sanchez is god awful. You can say what you want about Joe Flacco but you have to admit he is a heck of a lot better than Sanchez. Their running game is nothing special. Their defense is no longer anything special. Besides their DBs their defense is honestly well below average. After all the success Holmes has had in his career and all of the good teams he’s been on I honestly can see where he’s coming from. He’s on a bad team with a coach who’s more ego than talent. If I were him I’d tell the front office that if they cut him they can keep the money.

  12. nflsucker says: Jan 3, 2012 5:00 PM

    Only one explosive player on offense (who acts like a ten year-old), a QB who plays like a perpetual rookie, and a coach who admits he didn’t even know there was an attitude problem and strife among his players. Add a decent draft by the Bills and Dolphins and you can mark the Jets in the basement of the division next year.

  13. farvefromover says: Jan 3, 2012 5:03 PM

    the Redskins will take him, you can bet that

  14. lilrob10201 says: Jan 3, 2012 5:04 PM

    I cant either.

  15. sean6886 says: Jan 3, 2012 5:07 PM

    1-No, this would not be happening if the Jets had a better season.
    2-We have quite a few months to get over it, and they will.
    3-Holmes is coming back. His contract pretty much guarantees that and we do need him.
    4-He’s a WR and not acting any differently than any WR who’s not making his contract quota.
    5-He should have handled it differently and I wasn’t privy to all that was said, but sometimes other players need to be called out.
    6-Sanchez had one bad year. So what. He’ll be back next year and he’ll be better.
    7-Maybe they needed the gut check.

  16. 808raiderinparadise says: Jan 3, 2012 5:07 PM

    Rams with Branodn Lloyd. Jeff Fisher will straighten him out.

  17. derfshambeaux says: Jan 3, 2012 5:08 PM

    Steelers traded Holmes to the Jets for a 2010 5th round pick. Steelers then traded that pick to Arizone for CB Bryant McFadden and a 6th round pick. That 6th round pick was Antonio Brown. Pretty nice upgrade from Santonio, an even trade-off at worst.

    Remember when everyone thought the Steelers were crazy for dumping Holmes and getting what was perceived as relatively no value for him?

  18. sfbla says: Jan 3, 2012 5:12 PM

    What can anyone expect? The head coach doesn’t think before he opens his mouth in public so why should the players do anything other than spout obnoxious garbage at each other and the press? This is the downside of the Jets’ classy attitude – when you’re a donkey’s behind & you win everything seems great, but as soon as you lose no one does anything but blame others. The team hired a pompous blowhard as coach & now they are reaping their just rewards as the biggest underachievers this season. I’ll enjoy watching them finish their implosion next year.

  19. jagfan8030 says: Jan 3, 2012 5:21 PM

    Bring him to the jags!!

  20. papacrick says: Jan 3, 2012 5:29 PM

    Anybody still think Sanchez is better than Stafford?

  21. jakek2 says: Jan 3, 2012 5:32 PM

    Guess what fans have had the most satisfying season to date. Hint, its a trick question!

    1) The team that ended Dallas’ season and made Jerry Jones bury that leather face in his hands

    2) The team that ended the Dream Team’s season by beating Jets in week 16

    3) The team that basically ended the Jets’ season in week 16 and caused that loud-mouth, slob of a coach and his team to implode.

    If you answered Giants, you’d be WRONG!! Giants only coincidentally caused the above to occur. The correct answer is ALL fans who take pleasure in the failures of the Bois, Shegals and Yets!!!!

  22. dk17111 says: Jan 3, 2012 5:33 PM

    antonio brown is a zillion times a better person, and at this point alone, a better receiver. i’ll say the steelers made out in that trade.

  23. mwcarolina says: Jan 3, 2012 5:36 PM

    the Redskins will take him, you can bet that
    ————————————————————-
    Not unless he’s traded there, i personally see him staying and if DeSean Jackson is a free agent and isnt franchised i see Jackson being a Redskin.

  24. tking63 says: Jan 3, 2012 5:37 PM

    Hello Oakland…. Really the Jets are a mess.

    - Rex is becoming all bark and no bite it was cute when they were winning not so much when your losing.

    - They thought a 34 yr old, 2 yrs removed from FB Plaxico Burress was an upgrade over Braylon Edwards.

    - They think Shonn Greene is an every down back only took him 17 games to get to a 1,000 yds and L.T is better than Joe Mcknight

    - They brought in Aarron Maybin to help with the DEF and get a pass rush and thier first off season move is to cut Bart Scott without trying to get something back…need I say more.

    This season was lost before it even started and there is more wrong then Sanchez and Holmes pillow fighting. Personnel, front Office , Coaching. But they will back next year and “I can’t Wait” to see the next episode of “As the Jets turns”

  25. caffeene says: Jan 3, 2012 5:37 PM

    Rex Ryan has lost control of the team just like he’s lost control of his waist line. Too much talk and not enough action. Rex should be out the door.

  26. sudz28 says: Jan 3, 2012 5:41 PM

    I used to think we got a raw deal only getting a 5th round pick for Holmes, but now I think I know why.

  27. edavidberg says: Jan 3, 2012 5:51 PM

    You really think he is still an “explosive talent”? I thought he struggled to get open almost all year. Yes, some of that could be the offense–but he did ok last year.

    I don’t think he’s worth $7.5 million let alone $15 million so I say there is no way he’s coming back to the Jets. Nobody is going to trade for him and guarantee him $15 million when he gave up on the Jets this year.

    Kurley is solid and they’ll have get draft a couple receivers or sign a free agent. Lot of rooks have done well at WR the last couple years.

  28. sb139422 says: Jan 3, 2012 6:04 PM

    Yes holmes is an explosive talent, if he would only try. but he didnt. He acted all season like Kerry Rhodes did before the jets cut him loose: a man with great talent but zero work ethic. The selfishness by holmes is unbelievable and a disgrace. Hes embarrassing to his fans, his teammates, and his family. Anyone that has ever played football knows that you respect your quarterback. period. He has shown that hes nothing but a haughty, disrespectful animal that knows how to catch a ball. we dont need or want a disgrace like him on our team.

  29. commandercornpone says: Jan 3, 2012 6:30 PM

    rb are fungible. u always need new young ones cause they always get hurt or just wear out.

    wr, as was just noted, in not so many words, are also now fungible. get the newbies trained, get some production. then their heads inflate and it is time to cut them loose and replace with new hungry ones who want to learn.

    keep a couple of older, good character guys around at each position for possession receiving, 3rd down backs etc. if they good character guys, enforce the morals clause in contracts, and to note how davis treated kiffinf and shanahan, “fire them for cause”.

    guarantee nothing in contracts if they arent hurt on the field.

    lots of wideouts in their 2nd contract (26+) are full of themselves (if not before the 2nd contract). and will be at least till they really cant burn it anymore.

    most backs in their 2nd contract (26+, or after 4 hard years) are a year or less away from imploding. rbbc is actually a way to lengthen many of their careers.

  30. marcuswelby70 says: Jan 3, 2012 6:34 PM

    nflsucker says:
    Jan 3, 2012 5:00 PM
    Only one explosive player on offense (who acts like a ten year-old), a QB who plays like a perpetual rookie, and a coach who admits he didn’t even know there was an attitude problem and strife among his players. Add a decent draft by the Bills and Dolphins and you can mark the Jets in the basement of the division next year.

    ———————————————-

    Spot on…and when that happens expect me, me, me to say we will be in the Super Bowl in 2013.

  31. gpack22 says: Jan 3, 2012 6:38 PM

    Can’t see how people keep calling this guy a huge talent. Only 1 season over 1000 yds receiving in 6 full NFL Seasons (4 of them with Big Ben). Those numbers barely put him in a 2nd tier level WR. Throw in his attitude and he probably is closer to a 3rd level guy.

    Glad I’m not a Jets fan!

  32. schmitty2 says: Jan 3, 2012 6:46 PM

    ravensfan4life52 says:
    Jan 3, 2012 5:00 PM
    I honestly don’t blame Holmes. Look at the Jets. Sanchez is god awful. You can say what you want about Joe Flacco but you have to admit he is a heck of a lot better than Sanchez. Their running game is nothing special. Their defense is no longer anything special. Besides their DBs their defense is honestly well below average. After all the success Holmes has had in his career and all of the good teams he’s been on I honestly can see where he’s coming from. He’s on a bad team with a coach who’s more ego than talent. If I were him I’d tell the front office that if they cut him they can keep the money.

    So let me get this straight..are you implying it’s ok for a player to quit on their team because they aren’t playing good?? And for the love of god please leave Flacco out of this. He is average at best on a team with a good defense and a stud RB

  33. phillyphinsfan says: Jan 3, 2012 7:22 PM

    I’m getting so tired of reading about these millionaire athletes acting like spoiled brats.

  34. tashkalucy says: Jan 3, 2012 7:51 PM

    Holmes, Plaxico Burress, Braylon Edwards….

    These Jets are a desperate lot. As bad as the Cowboys in taking on name players that can’t play with their teammates.

    Jets and Cowboys will never win anything.

    Rex needs to move on to do TV commentary. The majority of the fans want a loud mouth “expert” that brings up controversial issues that don’t mean anything in the long run. You know, like the politicians use TV and talk-radio.

    Rex is a loser. The Jets are bigger losers for keeping him on. That team is going to have to be blown up within the next 2-3 years. In fact, it should now, but the fans won’t stand for it – and the owner (like Jerry Jones) is more concerned about image then sound, fundamental football.

  35. nationalmediacansuckit says: Jan 3, 2012 8:37 PM

    Come down to the Jaguars where we actually have a life and don’t worship our athletes. That 20 degree weather with snow is for the birds. I was in my pool on Xmas and so can you. Besides the Jags have so much money under the cap they will be giving it away this off season. Especially to WR’s.

  36. ravensfan4life52 says: Jan 3, 2012 8:45 PM

    @Schmitty2

    I’m not saying that it’s ok to quit on your team, I’m saying I can understand where he’s coming from. When your playing on a team full of below average players and players past their prime and you’re the only above average to great player then it’s easy real easy to get frustrated. And I’m not saying that Joe Flacco is amazing or elite or great. I’m saying that even if Flacco is just average, that’s still better than Sanchez has ever been and ever will be.

  37. max20characters says: Jan 3, 2012 10:14 PM

    Hes just a cancer to the team. He needs to go. Imagine if he didnt have that Superbowl season with the Steelers. He’d be a nobody.

  38. vincentbojackson says: Jan 4, 2012 12:22 AM

    Sanchez and the Jets need to extend the olive branch to Holmes and patch things up.

    And by “olive branch” I mean a bunch of weed.

  39. bearsstillsuck says: Jan 4, 2012 3:51 AM

    The unnamed veteran had to be LT

  40. originalsteelcurtain says: Jan 4, 2012 11:40 AM

    The Steelers cut the cancer out. It’s been addition by subtraction as other players have emerged and have been good soldiers…unlike Santonio.

    The JETS will have to do the same eventually. They will come to the realization that they must cut Holmes and take the hit, because cancer does not heal by itself.

  41. MichaelEdits says: Jan 4, 2012 9:31 PM

    If they do end up cutting Holmes, I hear that Randy Moss is available.

  42. footballfan80 says: Jan 4, 2012 10:34 PM

    wadecounty93:

    The Jets would have made the playoffs with Moore? What are you on? First off, Moore wouldnt be blocking for himself on the line. There would be a human turnstile at right tackle named Wayne Hunter protecting him.

    Now, onto Moore. What exactly has this guy shown in his entire career? There is a reason no one wanted him as their starter this season. Did he win one important game this season, or a game that even remotely mattered? No, I didnt think so either. Not so hard to play decent at QB when there is absolutely no pressure on you to win, your team’s season is already over when you take over, and there is no playoffs to strive for.

  43. footballfan80 says: Jan 4, 2012 10:38 PM

    ravensfan4life52:

    Is Flacco really better than Sanchez? Do you like having your team’s starting QB play his worst when the games are most important? Flacco has done everything in his power to lose games singlehandedly for the Ravens in the playoffs, but the rest of their team has been good enough to bail out his 4-7 TD-int ratio an QB rating hovering in the 60′s in his playoff career. As many faults as Sanchez has, he is money when the games count the most, as evidenced by his 9-3 TD-INT ration, 60% completion, and a 95 qb rating which ranks 6th all time in NFL Playoff history.

    Will the Ravens be good enough this postseason to hide their worst clutch performer at the most important position on the team to win it all?

  44. footballfan80 says: Jan 4, 2012 10:45 PM

    papacrick:

    I still think Sanchez is better than Stafford.along with about 25 other QB’s. Not because he is remotely as talented as Stafford but because he actually suits up for games. Congrats to Stafford on his first full season in the NFL! Only took a bunch of years to do so. Now all he needs to do is actually win a playoff game and somehow not get injured in every future game plays in. Stafford is like a much more talented Chad Pennington. Stafford is simply not good because he rarely plays. Saying he is good when he is healthy is irrelevant, because he is almost never healthy. Its like saying Bob Sanders is still the best safety in the NFL when healthy.

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