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Holmes tells friends he’ll miss “at least” four games

Santonio Holmes AP

For the winner of the Jets quarterback competition, that could be the only thing he wins for a while.

The Jets don’t have much help for their quarterback.  The offensive line, despite the presence of D’Brickashaw Ferguson and Nick Mangold, once again has buttfumble potential.  The running back depth chart could be topped by a guy who was the odd man out for the Saints for two seasons, if he can get and stay healthy.  And the receivers are, relatively speaking, old and/or broken down.

Not quite as old but still too broken down to contribute is Santonio Holmes.  According to Brian Costello of the New York Post, the MVP of Super Bowl XLII has told friends he’ll miss at least four games of the 2013 regular season with a foot injury suffered in September 2012.

That could be enough to prompt the Jets to leave Holmes on the PUP list, which would shut him down for at least six weeks.

Without Holmes, the Jets have Stephen Hill, a second-year second-rounder with similar measurables to Calvin Johnson but only a fraction of the production, Braylon Edwards, Clyde Gates, Jeremy Kerley, and a flock of no-names.  The tight end position is headlined by Jeff Cumberland and Kellen Winslow, who won a job via a minicamp tryout after a cameo with the Pats in 2012.

So maybe the smart play for Geno Smith and Mark Sanchez would be to tank it for now, and then hope that by the time the Week One starter gets benched, Santonio will be ready to play.

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29 Responses to “Holmes tells friends he’ll miss “at least” four games”
  1. youarejealousof6rings says: Aug 5, 2013 9:16 AM

    The Steelers never make a mistake.

  2. h1ndrix says: Aug 5, 2013 9:20 AM

    When did he turn into “Grady” from Sanford and Son?

  3. rightwingredskin says: Aug 5, 2013 9:20 AM

    Is that Morgan Freeman from shawshank?

    Don’t forget to slap a democrat today!

  4. ajg314 says: Aug 5, 2013 9:21 AM

    Maybe the smart play would be for you to give up “journalism,” or at the very least, the journalism you employ.

  5. crownofthehelmet says: Aug 5, 2013 9:26 AM

    Wow, dude’s aged faster than the President.

  6. raiderlyfe510 says: Aug 5, 2013 9:32 AM

    I think I’m gonna go on and call the New York Jets America’s Team. How this glory-less franchise gets so much hype and coverage is something beyond comprehension.

  7. baron2817 says: Aug 5, 2013 9:35 AM

    Was there really a comparison made between Calvin Johnson and Stephen Hill?

  8. tjacks7 says: Aug 5, 2013 9:36 AM

    Nothing new here. He’s usually suspended for the first few games anyways.

  9. clowntown1 says: Aug 5, 2013 9:37 AM

    Most Pathetic Franchise Award is tight as ever between the Raiders and Jets. I will give it to the Jets since the amount of ink they get is overly obnoxious.

  10. thejuddstir says: Aug 5, 2013 9:45 AM

    Doesn’t really matter if Holmes misses any games or not, he was a one-trick pony and he had his 10 minutes of fame.

  11. celly84 says: Aug 5, 2013 9:45 AM

    so, i’m wondering if week 1, does Revis cover Braylon or Hill, or does Schiano just say, “cover whoever comes to that side of the field.”

    also…….

    how is it that you can make an educated football opinion and have your comment deleted, but you can say today is “slap a democrat day” and have your comment stay up?

  12. buttfumbles says: Aug 5, 2013 10:00 AM

    Santonio looks like the co-worker from 40 year old Virgin and the grower on the first few seasons of Weeds.

  13. mrzazz41387 says: Aug 5, 2013 10:01 AM

    Neither Hill, Kerley or Gates are old and broken down.Babylon isn’t a deep threat anymore, but can still be useful as a big bodied possession guy/redzone weapon.
    Holmes will be a nice addition to a group that has shown a lot of promise in camp.

  14. jkulha86 says: Aug 5, 2013 10:07 AM

    The game winning Super Bowl catch seems like such a long time ago.

  15. hehateme2 says: Aug 5, 2013 10:08 AM

    He looks more like one of their fans instead of one of their players.

  16. prijak1 says: Aug 5, 2013 10:08 AM

    Santomio Holmes is a lazy bum. He smokes weed all day !he will never heal in time , he does drugs. Cut this bum now , he is also a cancer in the locker room. The JETS should call T. O.

  17. dezno24 says: Aug 5, 2013 10:11 AM

    Yo Holmes smell ya later!

  18. heartofsteel36 says: Aug 5, 2013 10:34 AM

    Wake and Bake!

  19. gnyj85 says: Aug 5, 2013 10:54 AM

    you complain about the articles written about the jets, but you continue to read them and comment.

  20. ryann252013 says: Aug 5, 2013 11:15 AM

    Remember when Santonio Holmes caught the game winning superbowl catch? Pepperidge farms remembers.

  21. sbchampsagain says: Aug 5, 2013 11:19 AM

    Remember. Don’t smoke the whacky tobacky kids…

    Or you’ll end up like Santonio.

  22. steelerben says: Aug 5, 2013 11:33 AM

    When the best hope for your QB to be successful is Santonio Holmes coming back from a Lisfranc injury, your front office has made some serious mistakes.

  23. granadafan says: Aug 5, 2013 11:56 AM

    I’d love to see the two QBs intentionally try to tank the starting job though no one would be able to tell if they were trying or tanking.

    Oh, and teabag a tea partier like rightwingredskin today!

  24. prijak1 says: Aug 5, 2013 1:06 PM

    Signing this bum to a long term deal was the biggest mistake the JETS made ! For the last 3 years he sucks! Cut this guy his production sucks ! Santonio Holmes is a weak WR the Steelers were so smart to let him go!

  25. prijak1 says: Aug 5, 2013 1:11 PM

    You know what’s worse than the Butt Fumble ? Santonio Holmes catching the ball , falling on the ground and letting go of the live ball, then the 49ers pick it up and score a Touchdown! Holmes is a locker room diva and cancer. Cut him NOW! Angry JETS fan

  26. duece5 says: Aug 5, 2013 2:23 PM

    Looks like Marvin Gaye…..RIP

  27. footballradioshow says: Aug 5, 2013 3:32 PM

    What a disastrous job by former GM Tannenbaum. The Holmes contract is the only thing worse than the Sanchez contract.

  28. prijak1 says: Aug 5, 2013 3:54 PM

    Santonio Holmes is a locker room cancer diva ! JETS should cut him NOW!

  29. walkedintoabar says: Aug 5, 2013 5:45 PM

    “Buttfumble potential” is the greatest combination of two words ever printed.

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