The last time Santonio Holmes and the Jets played in Miami, things got ugly both for him and for the team as he was benched in a 2011 season-ending loss to the Dolphins. Suffice to say, Holmes thinks it will go better this time.
Holmes said on Wednesday that he thinks the Jets’ receivers have a significant matchup advantage over the Dolphins’ defensive backs, and he’s planning to exploit that advantage in Miami on Sunday.
“With our skills and our speed, we should really take advantage of those guys,” Holmes told ESPNNewYork.com.
The Dolphins’ pass defense has struggled through two games this season, and Holmes thinks some early big plays are going to open things up for the Jets to get an early lead and then protect that lead by staying on the ground.
“We’d like to get an upper edge and advantage against those guys early, so now they have to come out and defend us and play us in a respectable manner,” Holmes said.
Holmes is confident, but the way the Dolphins’ secondary has played this season gives him good reasons for his confidence.