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Holmes heavily involved in mentoring Stephen Hill

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Jets receiver Santonio Holmes may start the season on the PUP list, but he’s determined to make a contribution to the team.

According to Brian Costello of the New York Post, Holmes has been actively involved in mentoring second-year receiver Stephen Hill.  Specifically, receivers coach Sanjay Lal explained that, every morning, he conducts a meeting with Holmes and Hill.

“What’s good about [Holmes] is I’ll give Stephen a technique,” Lal said. “I’ll show it to him on film and then Tone gives a real-world example of when he’s used it. It really does reinforce my coaching.  He’s been a great help.”

It’s a great sign of maturity for Holmes, who has at times been something less than an ideal teammate.  But with an eight-figure cap number in 2014, Holmes knows that he needs to have a big year, either to persuade the Jets to pay him $9.5 million next year or to maximize what someone else will offer.

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33 Responses to “Holmes heavily involved in mentoring Stephen Hill”
  1. recyclecode6 says: Jun 8, 2013 11:43 AM

    Is he talking about when he used moves prior to becoming a J-E-T?

  2. whatjusthapped says: Jun 8, 2013 11:51 AM

    Let’s see, a 2nd round draft pick with 21 catches in his only season, you would think Holmes couldn’t make it any worse.

  3. jmack1979 says: Jun 8, 2013 11:51 AM

    That headline made me laugh

  4. ryann252013 says: Jun 8, 2013 11:52 AM

    Stephen Hill , Jeremy Kerley and Santonio Holmes have a lot of potential as a WR core. Hopefully we can add a vet TE and another WR before training camp.

  5. thraiderskin says: Jun 8, 2013 11:56 AM

    That is a bit surprising to hear… Always was a Holmes fan, but dude historically has an attitude issue.

  6. justsomerandomguy24 says: Jun 8, 2013 12:00 PM

    So Stephen Hill will be a malcontent soon?

  7. redzona says: Jun 8, 2013 12:07 PM

    And off the field he’s teaching him how to roll a doobie.

  8. kd75 says: Jun 8, 2013 12:21 PM

    I hope Santonio is telling Hill not to send naked pictures of himself over the internet.

  9. thesteelers says: Jun 8, 2013 12:29 PM

    This is a good thing?

  10. joedirte says: Jun 8, 2013 12:40 PM

    I have seen Stephen Hill play at GT and he never could run routes and CATCH the ball. Thats why I say the jets need to give Jordan White a chance because that boy can catch anything thrown to him.

  11. daubs17 says: Jun 8, 2013 12:43 PM

    raiderskin always a santonio holmes?

    Haha ok idiot

  12. packerbackernj says: Jun 8, 2013 12:51 PM

    This whole teams a mess. Holmes had some solid years in Pitt, cashed out with the Jets and packed it up. He’s done. Great catch in the super bowl, but that’s what he’ll be remembered for. A moderately more successful David Tyree.

  13. deadeye says: Jun 8, 2013 12:54 PM

    Holmes a mentor, comedy gold.

  14. thejuddstir says: Jun 8, 2013 1:15 PM

    Might as well bring in T.O., Titus Young and some other cancers to mentor this team.

  15. sdot2222 says: Jun 8, 2013 1:24 PM

    …Random anti Jet post

  16. trollingforjustice says: Jun 8, 2013 1:27 PM

    The clown car has a stick shift so there’s that extra pedal that you have to learn to use….good to have a teacher for that

  17. cluelessdufus says: Jun 8, 2013 1:50 PM

    Stephen Hill is a very raw route runner and has very raw hands as well. Route running is one of Holmes best traits and you can joke about his comments on Sanchez, but on the field his teaching can be very helpful.

  18. green41563 says: Jun 8, 2013 1:52 PM

    whatjusthapped says:
    Jun 8, 2013 11:51 AM
    Let’s see, a 2nd round draft pick with 21 catches in his only season, you would think Holmes couldn’t make it any worse.

    Oh, yeah. That’s a disastrous rookie year. He’s doomed.

    Other Rookie Totals:
    Isaac Bruce: 21 catches.
    Plaxico Burress: 22 catches.
    Cris Carter: 5 catches.
    Jimmy Smith: 0 catches.
    Wes Welker: 0 catches.
    Derrick Mason: 14 catches.
    Irving Fryar: 11 catches.
    Herman Moore: 11 catches.
    Brandon Marshall: 20 catches.
    Amani Toomer: 1 catch.
    Henry Ellard: 16 catches.
    Steve Smith: 10 catches.
    Muhsin Muhammad: 25 catches.

  19. hehateme2 says: Jun 8, 2013 1:54 PM

    Yea, that’s gunna work. All he can teach him to be a diva/quiter and malcontent?

  20. broncostevenp says: Jun 8, 2013 1:59 PM

    Blind leading the blind is the first thought that came to my mind.

  21. skinsfaninok says: Jun 8, 2013 2:09 PM

    holmes is old and done and the jets suck, they have always sucked. 2 division titles in history?? Lol what a joke

  22. micknangold says: Jun 8, 2013 2:14 PM

    How could it not be a good thing? Holmes is one of the most talented WRs in the NFL and one of the best route runners. Hill needs to learn all the football he can from him.

  23. dlk47823 says: Jun 8, 2013 2:23 PM

    Skindouche- Jets have been in 2 championship games in past 4 years. Skins haven’t been in one since you were born. Your mom’s calling, time to take out the trash if you want your allowance!

  24. green41563 says: Jun 8, 2013 2:28 PM

    skinsfaninok says:
    Jun 8, 2013 2:09 PM
    holmes is old and done and the jets suck, they have always sucked. 2 division titles in history?? Lol what a joke

    Jets = better record than Redskins since 1991.

  25. Obama's Ballsack says: Jun 8, 2013 2:28 PM

    To say the Jets suck is not an anti Jets post. It’s just the truth.

  26. dwatkins69 says: Jun 8, 2013 3:15 PM

    This can’t end well

  27. thrstr says: Jun 8, 2013 3:32 PM

    who is Holmes?
    oh, – Santurdio?! good luck Stephen Hill, whoever you are.

  28. granadafan says: Jun 8, 2013 4:13 PM

    He’s going to teach him how to dive for balls thrown at his feet or contorting his body to catch ball thrown way off target.

  29. TylerHills says: Jun 8, 2013 4:36 PM

    Not sure this is such a great thing. Holmes isn’t exactly Fizgerald or Andre Johnson. I wouldn’t call him a role model my any stretch of the imagination.

  30. lovetron says: Jun 8, 2013 4:39 PM

    What could possibly go wrong?

  31. jimjets says: Jun 8, 2013 4:57 PM

    positive jets story!

    quick, someone..cue the clown music…it must be a circus!!!

  32. kregmack says: Jun 8, 2013 5:40 PM

    Where’s the punch line?

  33. lakermetskins says: Jun 8, 2013 7:53 PM

    Shouldn’t the mentoring type be like Larry Fitzgerald or Andre Johnson? You know, respected wide receivers with good character.

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