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Rex says Santonio has been “phenomenal” this offseason

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Jets coach Rex Ryan doesn’t buy any talk that receiver Santonio Holmes is milking his injury because he wants to miss training camp, or that Holmes cares more about getting a new contract next year than he cares about helping the Jets this year.

Asked if he senses that Holmes is not trying to return as soon as possible, Ryan answered, “No, just the opposite. It’s just the opposite.”

Holmes has not practiced or played since suffering a Lisfranc injury in Week Four of the 2012 season, and Ryan says he doesn’t question at all whether Holmes is doing all he can to rehab the injury and get back on the field as soon as he can.

“Look, every one of them, even, it’s a Lisfranc injury or whatever, but they’re all different,” Ryan said. “I know a lot has been made of other guys who had the injury later than him and are on the practice field now. Every player’s different. The injury, there could be different severities and all that stuff. But I can tell you this about Holmes, he is doing everything that we’re asking him to do and he is pushing it like crazy. He’s in phenomenal shape, that’s probably as good of shape condition-wise as you can be in.”

Ryan said he is “encouraged” by the progress Holmes has made, and that no one is working harder than Holmes.

“Like I said, he is doing a phenomenal job with his rehab and he’s in there more than anybody. I mean, it’s not even close,” Ryan said.

For his part, Holmes told reporters today that he has made progress in his recovery. But he answered “no comment” when asked about talk that he’s not doing all he can to get back on the field. On that front, Ryan will comment for Holmes, and say that the Jets are satisfied with his work.

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30 Responses to “Rex says Santonio has been “phenomenal” this offseason”
  1. unbiasfan says: Aug 12, 2013 6:59 PM

    Phenomenal for the Jets is terrible for the Vikings…#VikingsFutureSuperbowlChamps

  2. cullimon says: Aug 12, 2013 7:01 PM

    I bet Ziggy Ansah thinks so too

  3. ingraven says: Aug 12, 2013 7:05 PM

    @ unbiasfan
    what does that even mean???

  4. jda129 says: Aug 12, 2013 7:07 PM

    If only you scored points for your work in rehab. I had a phenomenal bowel movement which will pay equal dividends this year for the Jets.

  5. nickster31 says: Aug 12, 2013 7:08 PM

    No one is going to pay Santonio more than league minimum wirh performance based incentives next year.

  6. nickster31 says: Aug 12, 2013 7:10 PM

    Unbiasfan be careful. You are starting to sound like logicalvoice.

  7. patriots123456 says: Aug 12, 2013 7:12 PM

    Rex should have just said, He’s on the offense, I don’t watch the offense…

  8. j0esixpack says: Aug 12, 2013 7:17 PM

    Holmes knows he can’t be cut.

    Holmes knows that the Jets are going to suck this season

    Holmes knows that when the Jets suck, Wrecks will be fired and they will get a REAL coach next year.

    Holmes knows it makes more sense to sit on the bench, heal, wait for a real coach, play on a more competitive team and hopefully cash in as a free agent after next season.

    It’s pretty simple.

  9. mrsryansfamoustoejam says: Aug 12, 2013 7:24 PM

    If anyone knows how to evaluate a foot injury, it’s Rexy!

  10. bucsfan5000 says: Aug 12, 2013 7:26 PM

    How would Rex know if he hasn’t been paying attention to the offense?

  11. filthymcnasty1 says: Aug 12, 2013 7:37 PM

    jda129 says:
    Aug 12, 2013 7:07 PM
    If only you scored points for your work in rehab. I had a phenomenal bowel movement which will pay equal dividends this year for the Jets.

    ***************************************

    I think the Jets would also settle for getting to the ‘bowl.

  12. joecool16280 says: Aug 12, 2013 7:42 PM

    Does anyone even listen to his propaganda anymore?

  13. olcap says: Aug 12, 2013 7:43 PM

    He watches the film. All of it.

  14. djteknision1200 says: Aug 12, 2013 7:43 PM

    Can you please stop quoting this guy?? The joke has now become dry!! We all know he will not be around next season.

  15. multiplemiggs says: Aug 12, 2013 7:49 PM

    JETS BABY … Reppin the team you HATE. hahaha Most talked about team in football, how does that make you feel? HAHAHA #KEEPHATIN

  16. 69finfan says: Aug 12, 2013 7:56 PM

    At what?

  17. fingergravy says: Aug 12, 2013 7:57 PM

    Maybe rex’s wife can rub some lotion on his foot

  18. themagicisyou says: Aug 12, 2013 8:15 PM

    “unbiasfan” is a troll. But, did he name himself “unbiasfan” because he is illiterate, and doesn’t know that “unbiased” is the correct form of the adjective? Or is his misuse of the word “bias” itself a kind of trolling? We may never know.

  19. lrjets says: Aug 12, 2013 8:51 PM

    patriots123456 says:Aug 12, 2013 7:12 PM

    Rex should have just said, He’s on the offense, I don’t watch the offense…
    _____________________________

    Want to see the Pats offenses, watch Court TV soon!

  20. lrjets says: Aug 12, 2013 8:54 PM

    joesixpack says…

    Holmes knows that when the Jets suck, Wrecks will be fired and they will get a REAL coach next year.
    ______________________________

    Uh oh, what will you do with your time???

  21. siggtacular says: Aug 12, 2013 9:57 PM

    Ravens>Jets

  22. mackcarrington says: Aug 12, 2013 10:04 PM

    He’s lying. Geno Smith sprained his ankle and Morninwhig told him “No limping allowed!”.

  23. prijak1 says: Aug 13, 2013 1:21 AM

    Geno Smith = B-U-S-T
    Rex Ryan = B-U-S-T
    Holmes = B-U-S-T
    McKnight = B-U-S-T
    —————————————————————Calling an NFL player a bust when you will NEVER make it to the league= B-U-S-T

  24. prijak1 says: Aug 13, 2013 1:22 AM

    Santonio Holmes is a bum! He is a locker room cancer.

  25. yellowxdiscipline says: Aug 13, 2013 4:11 AM

    I cant wait for the day when Rex Ryan is no longer involved with professional football. Every day he manages to say something more stupid than the previous.

  26. floriostoupee says: Aug 13, 2013 6:51 AM

    themagicisyou says:
    Aug 12, 2013 8:15 PM
    “unbiasfan” is a troll. But, did he name himself “unbiasfan” because he is illiterate, and doesn’t know that “unbiased” is the correct form of the adjective? Or is his misuse of the word “bias” itself a kind of trolling? We may never know.

    imponderables. even if it comes forth with an explanation, who knows the real truth.

  27. hehateme2 says: Aug 13, 2013 7:18 AM

    It’s both sad and pathetic that the few jests fans hang on every news report of something bad happening to another AFC East team. It is their only solace moving forward.

    Being unable to become a winning franchise has diluted there hope and as such turned to petty envy.
    We should all pity them. 4-12

  28. dspyank2k11 says: Aug 13, 2013 8:16 AM

    Phenomenal is such an overused word. People use ‘Phenomenal’ for ‘Good’ these days.

    Thats just Phenomenal!

  29. jakescott13 says: Aug 13, 2013 8:27 AM

    Translation: Please….someone offer us something in a trade for Holmes. He’s a great guy….seriously.

  30. larrybiv says: Aug 13, 2013 11:50 AM

    There had to be a reason why the Steelers let him go, after catching the game winning SB catch. That should have been a major clue.

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