Santonio says he was the “scapegoat” last year


Less than a week after getting advice from Keyshawn Johnson on how to handle himself, Jets receiver Santonio Holmes has declared himself the “scapegoat” for last year’s season-ending loss.

Imagine if he didn’t get such good counsel.

After his meltdown resulted in his benching, he believes he was given too much blame after the season-ending loss.

“It was playoffs on the line and your best receiver doesn’t get but two passes thrown his way in 60 minutes of football,” Holmes told ESPN 1050 radio, via Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News. “That’s just hard to understand when you want everything just as bad as everybody else does and it just doesn’t happen. And nobody has the answers for it. … but the scapegoat is answer. And that’s what happened.”

Holmes did say earlier in the interview that he was part of the problem, by being too honest about the team’s struggles. There was more of the interview Mehta transcribed, but frankly, it didn’t make much sense.

Just as he doesn’t understand the role of the media, there seem to be a lot of things the mercurial wideout will simply never get.

28 responses to “Santonio says he was the “scapegoat” last year

  1. The New York Jets tried to replace you with Peyton Manning???

    I never knew that #18 played wide receiver.

  2. Get your popcorn out… this is going to be an awesome storyline for us Jets-haters! Perhaps Santonio doesn’t understand that QBs don’t throw the ball to well-covered receivers, and that once a mediocre QB assumes you are out of the game, it’s hard to change his mind…

    However, he is instead beginning the kind of rants that tear apart locker rooms and make Jets-haters go crazy with excitement!

  3. Steelers Fan….love it!!!


    Have fun. 5th rounder was a steal…for Pitt.

  4. Santonio Holmes is a freaking douche. NFL general manager beware! When the Steelers let a young productive player go…….. There is a good reason behind it. Jets got suckered into signing Captain Idiot and are paying the price financially and team chemistry wise.

  5. Only one 1,000 yard season, and only 34 TD’s in 6 seasons and yet this guy acts like he has Randy Moss numbers.

    Their isn’t a more overrated receiver, if not player, in the NFL. Period.

  6. Hey LOSER, did you just complete another “WAKE-N-BAKE” before you showed up at an interview. I’m sooo happy the Steelers gave you away. Got rid of a cancer and the Steelers still went to the Super Bowl!!!

  7. I remember years ago when my non-Steelers-fan-friends gave me hell when PIT traded him. Now we are seeing why he was shipped for a 5th rounder. what a douche

  8. If Santonio had a clue, he’d still be with the best organization in professional football. Unfortunately, Santonio’s ability and brain are not at a state of equilibrium.

    Hence: he plays for the Jets.

  9. Man this guy just wont shut up.He must like showing he is an idiot because he keeps doing it and than evrybody laughs at him.Good fit for the over-hyped Jets.Rex Ryan will be gone in 2 more season’s.

  10. Jet fan loves to throw around the word “haters” anytime someone reacts to the simple fact that their team is an absolute dumpster fire.

    Honestly, when was the last time there was any news regarding the Jets that suggested they’re headed in the right direction?

  11. I love when players whine about not getting the ball. pretty much affirms that L.T. was right about him.

  12. Rex, thanks again for taking Santonio and giving us that draft pick. It is the gift that keeps on giving.

    Warmest wishes, Steelers GM Kevin Colbert and Antonio Brown, you know, the guy we picked up and just extended 5 years

  13. And now… moving from the sideshow to the center ring! A legend in his own mind! Jets Management and Coaches still do not have a handle on this farce!
    Stay tuned for more entertainment from Clown Central.

  14. I don’t think he knows (among a LOT of other things) what a scapegoat is. You absolutely deserve a heaping helping of criticism for your antics. I bet you were jogging late in that game and pouting too. I feel bad for the Jets a little here, but they did this to themselves. Bad contract for such a diva. Start getting a reality-TV contract lined up because your NFL career is about over. If TO, who was relatively quiet his last couple years in the league, can’t find work then chances are that when you’re done in NY you won’t find work either.

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