One of the few players that is deserving of smiles off of yesterday is this guy, Santonio Holmes.
He called it this week, saying earlier that “with our skills and our speed, we should really take advantage of those guys.”
Well, to his credit, instead of moping around, giving a bad effort and begging for penalties, he got the job done. In his best performance since 2010, Santonio looked the part of a number one receiver, recording 9 catches for 147 yards, including a big 38 yarder that set up the game winning field goal.
For Santonio, the proof is in the numbers:
“I think the numbers speak for themselves, for myself and for the team,” Holmes said. “We played physical from the jump. That was something Coach Sparano knew about those guys, that you have to take it to them from the start.”
I am not so sure that the Jets “took it to them from the start”, as the Jets for a good portion of this game could not get a thing going on offense. The Jets didn’t really take it to anybody early, the Dolphins actually took it to them. But, they did get the job done in the end, and Santonio certainly took it to them. He showed us, at least for one day, why the Jets gave him a huge contract. Hopefully it will continue.