Holmes heavily involved in mentoring Stephen Hill

AP

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.