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Rex credits Santonio for helping him bring Jets together

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Last year, most of the stories about the problems in the Jets’ locker room centered around receiver Santonio Holmes. This year, Jets coach Rex Ryan gives Holmes much of the credit for creating a more harmonious atmosphere.

Ryan told Conor Orr of the Star-Ledger that one of the big changes he has made this season is he has become more involved with the offensive players instead of simply keeping all of his focus on the defense. Ryan said he believes he’s been able to foster team unity by getting involved more in the whole team, and he says it was Holmes who persuaded him to make sure he was involved in the offense.

The first guy that told me was actually Santonio Holmes,” Ryan said. “We had some very honest conversations, and he was the first one that told me.”

Holmes is done for the season with a foot injury, so he’s not contributing at all on the field. But to hear Ryan tell it, Holmes has been a positive force on the Jets off the field. Which is a major change from a year ago.

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9 Responses to “Rex credits Santonio for helping him bring Jets together”
  1. kingpel says: Nov 11, 2012 11:13 AM

    Wait a minute. The Jets have come together? That’s news to me.

  2. fuzzynuts55 says: Nov 11, 2012 11:14 AM

    This team is a joke! A tad to late Holmes !

  3. ampats says: Nov 11, 2012 11:18 AM

    I guess by bringing the Jets together helped the Jets off to their great start to the season at 3-5 !

  4. krm24 says: Nov 11, 2012 11:19 AM

    Ya Right and the Jets Will win the Super Bowl !!

  5. texansmike says: Nov 11, 2012 11:25 AM

    Lets see. Seattle is having a somewhat good year. The Jets suck. and all you guys post about is the freaking Jets.
    WHO CARES??

    Go Texans

  6. bengalguy says: Nov 11, 2012 11:50 AM

    So Santurdio is a bigger help when he’s NOT playing???? Color me shocked!

  7. japmen says: Nov 11, 2012 11:52 AM

    Holmes may be an ok guy when he’s getting the ball or can’t play. We’ve seen how well he handles adversity while still starting though. I think it says a lot about rex that he never took the time as the HC to really get involved with half his players. A Hc is supposed to be the ultimate problem solver on a team right?

  8. 69finfan says: Nov 11, 2012 12:00 PM

    Please Jests stay on your current path of cohesiveness.
    Signed: rest of the NFL.

  9. pftrumors says: Nov 11, 2012 12:54 PM

    I could have sworn Santoolio was more of a divisive character than a unifying one. I guess sitting on the couch watching Sanchez sail passes over Kerley’s helmet puts things into perspective.

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