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Jets go crazy for Holmes

Posted on: July 27, 2011 12:01 pm
Edited on: July 27, 2011 12:15 pm
 

Are the New York Jets crazy?

They give Santonio Holmes, a receiver who has had more than 55 catches just once in his career, is one failed drug test away from a possible year-long suspension by the league, a contract that will pay him $50 million with $24 million in guaranteed money.

That $24 million, if true, is the most ever for a receiver. What?

This guy hasn't finished in the top-10 in catches in a season yet in his career. The Steelers were so turned off by him that they traded him for a fifth-round pick last summer.  The Steelers tired of his off-field issues, one of which led to a four-game suspension to start the 2010 season with the Jets.

Holmes is a nice player. And he has speed. Plus, Mark Sanchez loves him. But isn't that a lot of money for a risky player, who you wouldn't even consider a top-10 receiver in the NFL?

I can't imagine there was a great market for him -- which is why I always felt he would go back to the Jets --because of all the baggage. So somebody please explain the money to me.

Last time I checked, this wasn't Al Toon or Don Maynard we are talking about.

Comments

Since: Jul 25, 2011
Posted on: July 27, 2011 3:24 pm
 

Jets go crazy for Holmes

Great player but the Jets also need a bigger receiver for short yardage. I would rather have asamouga though. LT is done this year time for Greene to step up



Since: Nov 15, 2008
Posted on: July 27, 2011 3:23 pm
 

Jets go crazy for Holmes

they didn't meltdown up in new England in the big spot last year that's for sure. Sometimes you have to kick the door a few times before you break through. Pats were sooo sure of themselves and the jets beat them up and beat them in the game.



Since: Nov 15, 2008
Posted on: July 27, 2011 3:20 pm
 

Jets go crazy for Holmes

These writers are so narrow minded. Holmes is clutch. He's getting all that money to make a handful of big plays in the playoffs, and if he makes them and they win a super bowl I'll take that over the guy with 100 catches. Watch the player when the game is on the line. Holmes has proven he can come up wit very tough catches at just the right time. Gotta spend all that money on someone, may as be a proven clutch wr



Since: Jul 27, 2011
Posted on: July 27, 2011 3:18 pm
 

Jets go crazy for Holmes

fine then. we agree. have fun watching the jets melt down yet again and miss the superbowl they have hyped themselves up to winning!

go patriots!



Since: Feb 19, 2008
Posted on: July 27, 2011 3:17 pm
 

Jets go crazy for Holmes

time will tell, we will see when the season starts, im totally fine with all other fan bases thinking im crazy, i was crazy the last 2 years also, it turned out ok!



Since: Feb 19, 2008
Posted on: July 27, 2011 3:13 pm
 

Jets go crazy for Holmes

why is it hard to understand what a player is worth for the jets may not be the same they are worth for another team, Holmes and Sanchez were on the same page almost immediately last year, its clear the guy loves throwing him the ball and they worked well together and the jets had both their big time recievers hit the FA market simultaneously, so one of them was going to get number 1 wideout money, holmes IMO is the better choice, it helps this team immensely and all this talk of the cap is what gets me irritated as if you or anyone on here knows the effect this contract has on the jets cap better than a real GM does



Since: Aug 1, 2007
Posted on: July 27, 2011 3:12 pm
 

Jets go crazy for Holmes

First let me say that I am not enamored with the character of Holmes that being said lets look at why the Jets paid more for his services then other teams. First the Jets and Steelers are very similar in their system approach to winning football games. Defense, strong ruhing offernse and timely pass catching. In order to achieve this formula for success you need to have skilled players on the offensive side of the ball. The Jets like the Steelers are committed to the run first and have a plethora of RB's that can get the job done behind a very strong offensive line and with this type of offense you have to look at the WR who can be counted to make a clutch catch and without a doubt Holmes has proven that when a big first down is needed or big play that he can deliver. There are many teams that are pass happy and have WR's with gauded numbers and many times those stats will earn those receivers recognition as being in the top tier of NFL WR talent however what is more important to a team is if their WR's can make the big play when it is needed most and Holmes is one of those players who has now proved that he can do it for more than one team and on the grandest stage of all which is the Super Bowl. Give me the clutch WR over the big stat WR any day of the week. Bottom line is that every team places an importance to a few key players and Holmes just happens to be their clutch WR and is the main reason why they paid handsomely for his services.    &n
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Since: Feb 19, 2008
Posted on: July 27, 2011 3:10 pm
 

Jets go crazy for Holmes

"What is it that makes your opinion so much more noble?  GM Ted Thompson, whose team goosse-egged your mighty, mighty Holmes-led Jets offense last year, wouldn't touch Holmes at those prices.  Who are you to think you know more than the architect of the superbowl champs?"


im assuming you spoke to ted about this on the phone? 



Since: Dec 28, 2006
Posted on: July 27, 2011 3:09 pm
 

Jets go crazy for Holmes

Holmes is a great player.  Smart move.  He will do fine.



Since: Dec 16, 2006
Posted on: July 27, 2011 3:02 pm
 

Jets go crazy for Holmes

I hate to keep saying it but what dont you understand about YOU knowing and understanding less about players value than one of the best GM's in the league, i like my chances in this argument for the future. 

Please.... are you falling back on this lame argument?  You have an opinion that agrees with Tannenbaum.  Great.  Proud of ya, buddy.  Way to support your home team.  

I have an opinion that agrees with all of those GM's who wouldn't touch Holmes with a 10 foot pole.

What is it that makes your opinion so much more noble?  GM Ted Thompson, whose team goosse-egged your mighty, mighty Holmes-led Jets offense last year, wouldn't touch Holmes at those prices.  Who are you to think you know more than the architect of the superbowl champs?



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