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Does Santonio Holmes have regrets? “Why should I?”

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Jets receiver Santonio Holmes was widely blamed at the end of last season for being the player most responsible for the problems in the team’s locker room. But Holmes doesn’t think he has any reason to say he’s sorry.

Asked today at the start of the Jets’ offseason program whether he has any regrets, Holmes shot back, “Why should I?”

Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News writes that when reporters pressed Holmes today about the final game of the season at Miami, where he got into arguments with teammates and was benched, Holmes said he has no reason to revisit that.

“I gave my statement after the game was over with and that was that,” Holmes said. “I left it at that. That’s why you guys didn’t have anything to talk about this offseason. You didn’t have anything to say to Santonio Holmes because I answered the questions correctly and I left it where it was at. It happened down in Miami. And that’s where it’s going to stay. Down in Miami.”

Holmes is viewed by some as a destructive force in the Jets’ locker room, but he said he’s on board with the team-first approach that head coach Rex Ryan has urged, and he hinted that the media have made too big a deal of what happened in late 2011.

“I’ve been a better teammate to be a part of the NFL for seven years,” Holmes said. “Regardless of the things that you guys report and the way you say and the way you portray it, it doesn’t matter.”

The stories about the locker room might not matter to Holmes. But if Holmes and Mark Sanchez can’t get on the same page, it will matter to the Jets.

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46 Responses to “Does Santonio Holmes have regrets? “Why should I?””
  1. whatnojets says: Apr 16, 2012 2:07 PM

    Stop making trouble!

    Have you no shame at all?

  2. austskate says: Apr 16, 2012 2:09 PM

    Ay yay yay

  3. bigbadal21 says: Apr 16, 2012 2:11 PM

    Steeler fan here. I was happy when we got rid of him. To say the least he is very full of himself.

  4. blacknole08 says: Apr 16, 2012 2:12 PM

    I think if the Jets are to have any success this season, Holmes needs to address some of these issues. If he doesn’t want to apologize for acting like a jerk on the sidelines/in the locker room, then fine. Don’t apologize if you don’t mean it. But he needs to man up and stop pouting when things don’t go his way.

    Whether he wants to admit it or not, he is as polarizing in that locker room as Tebow, and he really needs to be on his best behavior, because his next outburst could leave him without a team.

  5. rayvens says: Apr 16, 2012 2:14 PM

    Asked today at the start of the Jets’ offseason program whether he has any regrets, Holmes shot back,
    ——————————-
    “Why should I?”…We won the Superbowl two yrs in a row!

  6. karlsummers says: Apr 16, 2012 2:16 PM

    I want to see more articles about the Pittsburgh Steelers. They are the best team in the world.

  7. hey804 says: Apr 16, 2012 2:17 PM

    Antonio Brown>Mike Wallace>Santonio Holmes.

  8. trinityeagle says: Apr 16, 2012 2:21 PM

    Why does anyone draft any skill position players from Ohio State. They rarely if ever pan out. The D Linemen do okay, the O Linemen are often good. Linebackers can be good. The receivers, corners, safeties, quarterbacks, and running backs seem to flame out more often than not.

    Santonio Holmes
    Troy Smith
    Beanie Wells
    Ted Ginn Jr.

    The list goes on and on.

  9. wtfchiefs says: Apr 16, 2012 2:22 PM

    Finally…. some Jets news

  10. pa1856 says: Apr 16, 2012 2:23 PM

    Another article about the dysfunctional Jets’ locker room. At least it isn’t about the Saints’ bounty program.

  11. weareluckytohavemikeflorio says: Apr 16, 2012 2:30 PM

    sounds like he needs to go have another baby by another different woman.
    we will leave that where it is,
    with all his babys and all his different baby mammas.
    he would have to rent a bus to take the entire crew on a vaca!!!

  12. ampats says: Apr 16, 2012 2:33 PM

    No mention of the birth of Antonio Cromartie’s 10th baby? He even named his son, Jager as in Jagermeister .

  13. bearsrulepackdrool says: Apr 16, 2012 2:36 PM

    Jets receiver Santonio Holmes was widely blamed at the end of last season for being the player most responsible for the problems in the team’s locker room.
    _____________________________

    *Cough* Scapegoat.

  14. 49erstim says: Apr 16, 2012 2:38 PM

    I always love the “lets leave the past in the past” type answers. That one comes in right behind “the truth will come out” answers. Oh Santonio, just tell those media leeches to “mine dey own dam bidniss”. If this dude played for a stronger personality at QB he’d learn to tow the line or he’d get run out of town. Grow up Mr Holmes.

  15. bearsrulepackdrool says: Apr 16, 2012 2:38 PM

    ampats says: Apr 16, 2012 2:33 PM

    No mention of the birth of Antonio Cromartie’s 10th baby? He even named his son, Jager as in Jagermeister .
    _______________________

    You mean the one born to his wife? The one he married after all his child support issues have been cleared up? I see no problem with a man having 10 kids some by different baby mommas in different states. As long as he can take care of them all. Which it seems like he’s finally growing up and doing so.

  16. hammerjacker says: Apr 16, 2012 2:38 PM

    What a self important little turd.

  17. beastup22 says: Apr 16, 2012 2:39 PM

    Sanchez just needs to throw the ball on time and on target and everything will work out fine.

  18. NakedCowboy! says: Apr 16, 2012 2:39 PM

    a qb that can suck the life out of receivers is no reason to act like that…

  19. bangitfootball says: Apr 16, 2012 2:44 PM

    Holmes is the worst captain in the league . Cromartie reportedly had all his kids names and what states they lived in tattooed on his body somewhere so he wont forget again.

  20. rexismybff says: Apr 16, 2012 2:44 PM

    Dude has a Super Bowl MVP trophy, probably sitting at the bottom of a pile of dirty laundry, pizza boxes, and leftover ZigZag “cigarette” papers.

    Randy Moss, T.O., Megatron, Fitzgerald, Ochocinco, Welker, Andre Johnson, Roddy White, Vincent Jackson – those guys and more would all KILL for that piece of hardware.

    Why should Santonio regret anything about his time in the No Fun League? He’s accomplished EXACTLY what he said he would before he was drafted.

  21. 4gone says: Apr 16, 2012 2:44 PM

    You think he was a b!tch last year when Sanchez wasn’t finding him, wait till he is catching bounce passes from Tebow…he is going to go off.

  22. brutus9448 says: Apr 16, 2012 2:45 PM

    Well we’ll see where he is after he gets tebow as QB and the balls drop 4 feet in front of him

  23. Steeler's Will says: Apr 16, 2012 2:52 PM

    I understand that it’s the large egos at work when there are “problems in the lockerroom” on any NFL team, but rather than the being the heros our kids look up to the players are more like whiny high school girls saying mean things about each other.

  24. bullcharger says: Apr 16, 2012 2:55 PM

    The guy is delusional. Referring to himself in the third person, talking to the press like they are out to get him. He’s a nutjob. Why can’t he just go to work and shut up. He’s a talented guy, but he’s proven twice now that he isn’t worth the trouble.

  25. rickastleydancemoves says: Apr 16, 2012 2:59 PM

    This team was already a train wreck, but with Tebow it’s going to be a train wreck carrying a unstable nuclear payload.

  26. thegonz13 says: Apr 16, 2012 3:22 PM

    When asked qu’en he was going to stop acting like a selfish jerk, Holmes replied “Why should I?”…

  27. phillynac says: Apr 16, 2012 3:37 PM

    Yeah, Cromartie is “taking care” of his 10 children. Since when is sending a check every month “taking care” of your children. I am sure he is always there for his children considering they all live in different states. Gimme a break!

  28. ojordonez says: Apr 16, 2012 3:50 PM

    @bigbadal21 says:

    Steeler fan here. I was happy when we got rid of him. To say the least he is very full of himself.

    ————————————————-

    But I bet you were on his jock after the last drive of the super bowl.

  29. backindasaddle says: Apr 16, 2012 3:57 PM

    Does Santonio Holmes have regrets? “Why should I?”
    _______________________________________________________

    Of course he has no regrets. He’s a turd. Turds have no conscience and no values. That’s why they’re turds. Acting like a D-bag carries no internal sense of guilt or ill feelings. You just act like an A-hole and it’s normal.

  30. waccoforflacco says: Apr 16, 2012 4:02 PM

    Manish Mehta should stick to eating bagels, matzo balls , and gefilte fish and forget about football.

  31. nashwaakkidd says: Apr 16, 2012 4:06 PM

    the perfect Jet , to dense to realize what a headache he is as a teammate. Rex must be soooo proud.

  32. pleasantsurpriselefty says: Apr 16, 2012 4:09 PM

    This ties in with Rex’s promise to build a great team. Few more me-me-me guys and he’ll be there. NOT!

    He’s another charter member of T.O.’s life management club along with Warren Sapp.

  33. boilerup1869 says: Apr 16, 2012 4:19 PM

    “What, me worry?”

    -Alfred E. Neuman

  34. bearsrulepackdrool says: Apr 16, 2012 4:42 PM

    phillynac says: Apr 16, 2012 3:37 PM

    Yeah, Cromartie is “taking care” of his 10 children. Since when is sending a check every month “taking care” of your children. I am sure he is always there for his children considering they all live in different states. Gimme a break!

    ____________________________________

    Would you rather him not send a check every month? A man can make-up for his past mistakes? Especially if he is not breaking the law.

    He can’t collect all this baby momma’s in one house just so he can be a father to their kids. He isn’t married to any of these women (except his current wife which he has two kids with). He is in no way obligated to keep them in one state. He does what he can and that’s support his kids by send checks and spending time (no one said he’s not spending time with them). At least he’s trying to fix his mistakes.

    Stop letting the media control your judgment. Think for yourself sometime. It takes two people to have a baby. Until you know the complete circumstances of why he isn’t in any of these kids lives let him do what he can to be a father to them. Yes, that involves sending checks every month. Unless you have some kind of super frequent flyer miles where you can be there everyday for every kid.

  35. n0hopeleft says: Apr 16, 2012 4:43 PM

    bearsrulepackdrool says:
    Apr 16, 2012 2:38 PM
    ampats says: Apr 16, 2012 2:33 PM

    No mention of the birth of Antonio Cromartie’s 10th baby? He even named his son, Jager as in Jagermeister .
    _______________________

    You mean the one born to his wife? The one he married after all his child support issues have been cleared up? I see no problem with a man having 10 kids some by different baby mommas in different states. As long as he can take care of them all. Which it seems like he’s finally growing up and doing so.
    ___________________________________

    Are you a damn moron? How can he be a “father” to 10 kids, when they’re spread all over the country? Being a father isn’t just sending a check once a month.

    Your type of kind is the reason this world is f***ed up beyond fixing.

  36. n0hopeleft says: Apr 16, 2012 4:45 PM

    Santonio, when you make a catch for a first down – your celebration is the worst in football.

    Stop holding the ball out and dropping it – you didn’t even invent that, and it’s so corny.

  37. Deb says: Apr 16, 2012 4:48 PM

    Every one of these stories about Santonio reinforces my conviction that whatever happens in this final year of Mike Wallace’s contract with the Steelers is fine with me. We gave up Santonio going into his final year … and last I checked, Wallace has never made the game-winning catch in a Super Bowl. Diva receivers are usually more trouble than they’re worth.

  38. justasecond1 says: Apr 16, 2012 4:50 PM

    I wish some really smart owner would write into players contracts that such foolish would not be tolerated and such acts would be punishable by forfeiting their salary for the remainder of the season or year. They would be paid the minimum amount and the rest goes to charity or some other place.

    If guys were in the real world no way would they be able to get away with half the sh-t they pull in some of their locker rooms.

    Why should he? Really? Talk about: ignorant, immature, ungrateful, dumb ass….some of these dummies really make me sick. He should worry because if he were in the real world, his a– would be out on the street.

  39. justasecond1 says: Apr 16, 2012 4:51 PM

    I wish some really smart owner would write into players contracts that such foolish would not be tolerated and such acts would be punishable by forfeiting their salary for the remainder of the season or year. They would be paid the minimum amount and the rest goes to charity or some other place.

    If guys were in the real world no way would they be able to get away with half the sh-t they pull in some of their locker rooms.

    Why should he? Really? Talk about: ignorant, immature, ungrateful, dumb ass….some of these dummies really make me sick. He should worry and have regrets because if he were in the real world, his a– would be out on the street.

  40. bchapman2011 says: Apr 16, 2012 4:57 PM

    His biggest regret should be that he is not a better reciever. Maybe then people would tolerate his whining.

  41. bearsrulepackdrool says: Apr 16, 2012 4:58 PM

    n0hopeleft says: Apr 16, 2012 4:43 PM

    bearsrulepackdrool says:
    Apr 16, 2012 2:38 PM
    ampats says: Apr 16, 2012 2:33 PM

    No mention of the birth of Antonio Cromartie’s 10th baby? He even named his son, Jager as in Jagermeister .
    _______________________

    You mean the one born to his wife? The one he married after all his child support issues have been cleared up? I see no problem with a man having 10 kids some by different baby mommas in different states. As long as he can take care of them all. Which it seems like he’s finally growing up and doing so.
    ___________________________________

    Are you a damn moron? How can he be a “father” to 10 kids, when they’re spread all over the country? Being a father isn’t just sending a check once a month.

    Your type of kind is the reason this world is f***ed up beyond fixing.
    ___________________________________

    You got proof to say he’s not doing more than sending a check once a month. I said “as long as he’s taking care of his kids” I didn’t say just writing a check.

    SN: I’ve said far worse than this and used less curse words and almost half of my posts have been put on here.

  42. melikefootball says: Apr 16, 2012 5:08 PM

    I would not have expeted anything else from this guy. He will always be nothing but a me, me, me guy.

  43. jackblackshairyback says: Apr 16, 2012 5:28 PM

    Sounds a lot like “For who? For what?”

  44. rushmatic says: Apr 16, 2012 6:03 PM

    karlsummers says:

    I want to see more articles about the Pittsburgh Steelers. They are the best team in the world.

    _________________

    Did Steeler fans get together this offseason (after a complete team meltdown, by the way) and decide to be more annoying than usual?

    It’s working. And no, I’m not jealous at all.

  45. garyman1 says: Apr 16, 2012 6:34 PM

    Am going to go out on a limb and say that Santonio will NOT be elected a team captain this year.

  46. agc99 says: Apr 16, 2012 7:32 PM

    He’s a class act.

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