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Santonio Holmes takes a shot at Panthers secondary

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For the players who respond to such things, the Jets have been willing to provide plenty of bulletin board material to the Panthers.

The latest was wide receiver Santonio Holmes, who, showing a Patton-esque sense of military tactics, has identified a potential weakness in Carolina’s defense..

“Not to call these guys out, but their secondary is probably weakest link on their defense,” Holmes said, via Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com.

Nothing against the venerable Holmes (who may now need to go by Sherlock), but that’s been evident since the offseason, when the Panthers were filling their defensive backfield with cast-offs and undrafted rookies.

For most of the season, the Panthers have been able to get away with it, because of the pressure created by their front four and an excellent set of linebackers. It didn’t work out last week against the Saints, but no one is going to confuse the Jets’ passing attack for that one.

Of course, the Jets started taking shots at the Panthers months ago, with outside linebacker Antwan Barnes mocking their offensive line after Bills defensive end Mario Williams had 4.5 sacks against them.

But that was months ago, before the Panthers wheeled off eight wins in a row and made themselves a playoff team.

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17 Responses to “Santonio Holmes takes a shot at Panthers secondary”
  1. rcali says: Dec 12, 2013 3:37 PM

    Well, at least Metonio didn’t take shots at his own teammates. That’s a step forward.

  2. bucrightoff says: Dec 12, 2013 3:38 PM

    That front seven is outstanding, but if you can hold them down, that back end is there to exploit.

  3. sean6886 says: Dec 12, 2013 3:45 PM

    As a Jets fan, I hope they drop you after this year Santonio. Lazy & not much more than a talker-hasn’t done much lately to back it up.

  4. nesuperfan says: Dec 12, 2013 3:46 PM

    Too bad that QB is your weakest spot on offense.

  5. miriam45 says: Dec 12, 2013 3:50 PM

    Just keeps running his mouth

  6. nfl4days says: Dec 12, 2013 4:06 PM

    He’s not wrong is he?

  7. whoisrdymlz says: Dec 12, 2013 4:14 PM

    They’ve picked the right two units to pick on.

    Hopefully no Panthers point out that the Jets turn the ball over 4.5 times per game and give up 37 points per game on the road.

  8. norseyapper says: Dec 12, 2013 4:19 PM

    None of the Jets should be trash talking, let alone to a team that is very likely in the playoffs.
    Just shut up and play, if you whup ‘em, then you can talk.

  9. maximusprime107 says: Dec 12, 2013 4:21 PM

    He’s not taking a shot at them when it’s the truth. It’s common knowledge that that’s their weakest link

  10. zam0854 says: Dec 12, 2013 4:28 PM

    As long as your QB is Geno Smith than you have the disadvantage Sir. Last time I seen this dude make a play was in the SB for the Steelers.

    Actually, now that I think about it, that was the last play anyone made from the Steelers offense.

  11. panthernation45 says: Dec 12, 2013 4:43 PM

    Santonio Holmes taking shots at anyone…. wow – He is the true Mr. Irrelevant

  12. harrisonhits2 says: Dec 12, 2013 4:50 PM

    Lol the Jets go out of their way to find players with the biggest mouths and lowest IQs.

    Carolina is a far better team than the Jets this year. They have a chance to make it to the Super Bowl in New Jersey that the Jets will be watching from their couches.

  13. ilovefoolsball says: Dec 12, 2013 5:02 PM

    Yes the panthers secondary can be fleeced if you have an NFL quarterback.

    The Jets do not have an NFL quarterback at this time.

  14. chipbeastkelly says: Dec 12, 2013 5:04 PM

    Not to call Santonio out, but his brain is probably the weakest link in his body.

  15. kev86 says: Dec 12, 2013 6:09 PM

    He is right but would have been better off complimenting them.

  16. rizzy4416 says: Dec 12, 2013 6:40 PM

    Thank you Captain Obvious. Someone tell him what he’s won! How about a beat down. Can’t wait to watch Mitchell lay that clown out. Of course Holmes will have to be able to catch a ball first which is doubtful considering the Panthers front 7 is going to tear the Jets a new one

  17. jetfanfolife says: Dec 14, 2013 9:58 PM

    As a Jets fan…
    I dislike Santonio as a person and as a player for my team.

    Hey Santonio!!
    Don’t write checks you can’t cash!

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