Less than a week after getting advice from Keyshawn Johnson on how to handle himself, Jets receiver Santonio Holmes has declared himself the “scapegoat” for last year’s season-ending loss.
Imagine if he didn’t get such good counsel.
After his meltdown resulted in his benching, he believes he was given too much blame after the season-ending loss.
“It was playoffs on the line and your best receiver doesn’t get but two passes thrown his way in 60 minutes of football,” Holmes told ESPN 1050 radio, via Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. “That’s just hard to understand when you want everything just as bad as everybody else does and it just doesn’t happen. And nobody has the answers for it. … but the scapegoat is answer. And that’s what happened.”
Holmes did say earlier in the interview that he was part of the problem, by being too honest about the team’s struggles. There was more of the interview Mehta transcribed, but frankly, it didn’t make much sense.
Just as he doesn’t understand the role of the media, there seem to be a lot of things the mercurial wideout will simply never get.