Santonio expects big plays against Giants’ “poor-tackling” secondary

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Jets receiver Santonio Holmes is expecting to have a big game against the Giants on Saturday.

Holmes said he thinks the Giants’ secondary is porous and that he’s going to be able to take advantage of it when the teams meet this week, in a battle that has major playoff implications for both New York teams.

They’ve given up big plays,” he said. “They’re poor tackling guys. We know plays can be made over their heads. We’ve just got to be willing to take advantage of them and make them count.”

According to Holmes, the Giants’ pass defense is centered completely on the ability to pressure the quarterback.

“They depend on their front four to get in and get pressure on the quarterback,” Holmes said. “A smart enough defender knows that he has a few seconds in his play clock that the ball should be released and if not, he’s depending on his guys to take care of business and I think those guys just fall victim to a lot of that at times.”

So Holmes plans to exploit what he sees as a weak secondary. If Holmes does make a big play against the Giants, he’d be wise not to pick up a celebration penalty afterward.

45 responses to “Santonio expects big plays against Giants’ “poor-tackling” secondary

  1. No matter how bad the Giants secondary might be, with Sanchez throwing the ball, it wont matter.

  2. That’s funny because Giants fans expect big drops from you! LOL Oh by the way, we will get to your qb. Lastly, Cruz will be salsa dancing in the end zone. You remember Cruz right? The guy who single-handedly torched your entire secondary in his preseason debut against your starters. Revis Island was on fire!

  3. Why even add fuel to the fire with comments like this? He’ll catch 3 passes for 36 yards.. mostly due to Sanchez’s inadequacies.

  4. Haha typical jets just talkin with their big mouths, but when it is game time on Saturday, all your gonna see is Rex Ryan yelling at the refs and Mark Sanchez with his head down

  5. yevrag3535 says: Dec 22, 2011 3:20 PM

    Rosenthal is the most overated writer ever !

    Umm, I think you meant “overrated” and Rosenthal didn’t write this article troll.

  6. This is one of those games where I wish it were possible for both teams to lose. Still, odds are good it’ll turn into a Manning/Sanchez INT fest and be “won” on a muffed field goal attempt of some sort.

  7. This player, who has never proven to be a reliable team player, speaks about his opponents in a negative manner. Just what the Giants need, a verbal taunt to motivate them to a higher degree. Coach Coughlin can save his breath for the pre game speach. The mouths on the jets are an indication of a coach in need of check. The players emulate the leaders.

  8. As a diehard Jets fan I can say without question what Santonio did last week with his celebration was as embarassed and angry as I’ve ever felt as a fan of this team.

    I can say with complete honesty that I would have supported Rex Ryan 100% if he decided to bench him for Giants game. That’s how disgusted I was. Am

  9. I would be talking trash too after I lost to by almost 30 to a team that’s fighting to finish .500.

  10. Looking forward to seeing the Giants shutting the red headed stepchildren up !

    Don’t worry Tone, one more week and you can “wake n bake” on your couch .

  11. If the Giants D relies on getting to the QB, what does the Jets D rely on?

    Please dont tell me those 2 overrated, selfish DBs.

    The Jets DBs are bigger prima-donnas than the entire starting WR tandem of the NYG.

    The metro area will NEVER be dominated by green. You were a B team in your inception, and youll always be the B team of NY Metro.

    Win something significant before you run your mouth.

  12. Where you even watching that preseason game? Cruz lit it up in the fourth quarter against players who arent even on the roster…was Revis playing in the second quarter of that game? Dont think so…get your facts straight please

  13. The Giants are going to hang 40 on the Yets. Nice job, TONE.

    Way to put a target on your back.

  14. Holmes is quite possibly the dumbest knucklehead in football.

    Burress is so dumb he didn’t know it was against the law in NY to take a gun to a club, even though he’s married to a lawyer. (Ever wonder what those two have in common to talk about? Geez. )

  15. Giants should win this–the Jets haven’t beaten a good team all season–but I’m not sure they will. Giants have a horrid secondary that even Matt Sanchez can throw against and the Jets are going to be a tough match-up for Manning. I’ve been switching back and forth but at this point I say the Jets win.

  16. lobacz87 says:
    Dec 22, 2011 3:32 PM
    Santonio is a top 10 receiver in this league and Sanchez is top 5 in total TD’s…keep hating
    Receiving yards –
    #4 – Victor Cruz (1194)
    #10 – Hakeem Nicks (1096)
    #41 – Dustin Keller (693)
    #58 (tie) – Santonio Holmes (604)
    Jake Ballard (604)

    Catches –
    #8 – Victor Cruz (73)
    #12 – Hakeem Nicks (70)
    #50 – Dustin Keller (50)
    #58 – Santonio Holmes (47)

    #9 (tie)- Plaxico Burress (8)
    Santonio Holmes (8)
    #16 – Victor Cruz (7)
    #21 – Hakeem Nicks (6)

    Top 10 Receiver in the League? Dude, he isn’t even the best receiver on his team. Not hating, but the numbers don’t lie.

    And Sanchez has 28 total TDs, good for 8th this year (so far).

    Please check your stats before you start throwing out “facts”.

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