Posted by Andy Benoit
Does this constitute trash talk from Santonio Holmes? The ex-Steelers receiver was asked if this Sunday’s matchup was personal for him.
At first he replied, via Pro Football Talk, “I think the personal game is out the way. I got a chance to beat them the first time around.” (He’s referring to New York’s Week 15 win at Pittsburgh, in which Holmes was the Jets’ lone captain that day.)
But Holmes went on to add, “Everything personal, will happen two, three weeks after. If we win the Super Bowl, then everything is personal, that’s a slap back in those guy’s face for trading me. For right now, that’s not even a focus of mine.”
Cornerback Ike Taylor, one of Holmes’ closest friends in Pittsburgh, undoubtedly got the NFL’s attention with his response.
“I’m not going to hesitate to lay him out,” Taylor told the New York Post. “No question at all. You know why? Because he ain’t going to hesitate to crack on me if he gets a chance.”
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