Moving on to Santonio Holmes’ comments.
He talked about the 2 quarterback system, saying that he didn’t feel it would work. As we know, he didn’t earn any favors with his coach, as coach Ryan said he didn’t hire Tone to be offensive coordinator.
Yes, Santonio probably could have dodged the question. Calling out your team and it’s plan is not the greatest idea in the world. But my issue today is the question that was asked, in this case, by the NFL Network. They asked him, “Do you think the two quarterback system can work in the NFL?”. Asking this type of direct question is designed only to elicit a headline worthy answer. If he says no, like he did, the headline becomes that he doesn’t believe in the system. Had he said yes, the headline would be that Holmes prefers Tebow over Sanchez.
See? That question sets Santonio Holmes up for a question where he can not win. It can only set up a problem.
A better question would have been to ask him his feelings about the offense. This would have been more open ended, giving Santonio a chance to speak without applying that kind of direct answer which elicits him calling out his team.
But no, instead NFL Network asks a trap question.
Turn the page where we will talk about Antonio Cromartie and our friends at ESPN.