Jets receiver Santonio Holmes didn’t appear to be having fun at minicamp last week, but he says he expects to have plenty of fun this season.
Holmes told Jenny Vrentas of the Star-Ledger that from what he’s seen of Sparano’s offense so far, it will give quarterback Mark Sanchez and the receivers more flexibility to adjust based on the coverage they see, and that players like having that freedom.
“It allows us to have a little bit more fun,” Holmes said. “And to know when you mess up, it’s on us or the quarterback, because of a certain sight or certain be-where-you-are-supposed-to-be-at type deal.”
Problems could arise if Holmes and Sanchez read a defense differently, but Holmes says he thinks Sanchez will thrive in the offense.
“It gives [Sanchez] options now,” Holmes said. “He doesn’t have to stare down one receiver to get him the ball. He can throw the ball wherever he wants to, based on the coverage.”
And that’s enough to make the often unhappy Holmes happy. For now, anyway.