“You haven’t seen no Santonio Holmes stories in the news since the season was over,” Holmes told Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News this week.
Very true, we hadn’t heard really anything from the grumpy wide receiver so far this off season. After the season we had to endure, listening to his complaining, it was a welcome change. But following the trade to acquire Tim Tebow, Mr. Happiness himself speaks. Unfortunately.
“He didn’t really care (about the trade),” a player training with Holmes told the News. “‘Tone’ just wants the ball. He said it’s all on Sanchez this time. If Sanchez trips (up), then he’ll be on the bench going, ‘Tebow! Tebow!’ like everyone else.’
He just wants the ball, huh? Remember Keyshawn Johnson’s book about that very subject? They say history repeats itself, the only thing missing here is Santonio Holmes’ book.
He went on to talk about Sanchez’s play, through his personal coach, Tom Shaw.
He wants Sanchez to be successful. He’s never told me that this guy sucks,” Shaw said. “The one thing about Sanchez is that he doesn’t want to make mistakes. And that’s what Santonio says. Ben Roethlisberger would just let the ball go. He doesn’t care if (Holmes) is triple covered. If Ben thought Santonio could make a play for him, he’s shooting it in there. The more experience Sanchez gets, the more chances he’ll take. Then you’ll start seeing more balls to Santonio.”
To summarize, Santonio wants the ball. He wants Mark to succeed, and by success, he wants him to take more chances by throwing more balls his way, no matter the coverage. And if he doesn’t, he’ll be cheering for Tim Tebow to come in the game.
Sounds like a good situation, doesn’t it? Glad to see Santonio Holmes cares about winning. Good work Keyshawn II.