Monday Morning Quarterback: Week 2 Jets vs. Steelers

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Sep 16, 2012; Pittsburgh , PA, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes (10) celebrates a touchdown against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the first half of the game at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-US PRESSWIRE

Let’s talk about dropped passes by the wide receivers. Specifically, this wide receiver to the right, Mr. Santonio Holmes. Yes, he had a nice opening drive including the TD. But, after that, he did more whining about penalty flags than catching the football. The numbers don’t lie, 11 targets, 3 catches. Not nearly good enough for a guy that thinks he is a number one wide receiver. Stop complaining and waving your arms to the refs after every pass, instead, concentrate on catching the football. Maybe you tired your arms out too much by waving them.

Santonio was not the only one with the dropsies. Jeremy Kerley, coming off a great game last week, had his own couple of drops in the passing game as well. He had another drop as well, which was on special teams that we will talk about in a minute. All Mark Sanchez can do is throw it to them, he cannot catch it for them too. The guys on the outside have to help him out. The Jets missed Dustin Keller today, but they have to step up in his absence. Stephen Hill was invisible, no catches. And did Chaz Schilens even play a down?

Don’t forget the play when Jeff Cumberland for that he actually has to turn around if he is going to catch the football.

September 16, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Jeremy Kerley (11) runs after a pass reception against Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Keenan Lewis (23) during the first quarter at Heinz Field. The Pittsburgh Steelers won 27-10. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE

Oh, Jeremy. The Jets defense has just come off the field thanks to a challenge won on the spot of the football. The Steelers are punting from deep in their own territory. Kerley takes his eyes off the football and muffs the punt. Big momentum change in the game happened there. Whether you signal for the fair catch or not, all you have to do is make the play on that. Catch the football. That’s all. In excusable mistake.

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