Santonio Holmes talked about the improved on-field chemistry with his quarterback:
I think the practice, preparation, the things that we do during the off time when the defense is probably on the field, or (when) we’re doing special teams, how much time he and I spend together on the sideline just talking or just working on the routes that we have in practice that we didn’t connect on during the time we had practice (and) the extra meeting time that we have after practice every day, I think those things are really starting to (become a) factor for both of us.
When asked about his actual relationship with Sanchez, he wouldn’t acknowledge the need to rebuild it:
I wouldn’t call it a rebuilding stage because from the moment I walked in (the door), I believed Mark Sanchez was going to be our guy and I was going to be the guy to be beside him 100 percent. Three years has been a long time running together. You just kind of find that knack for each other and have a better understanding of how things can be done on both ends, whether he’s placing the ball outside with the technique of a defender playing me inside, he’s throwing the ball low when a safety is coming to make a tackle (or) he’s putting the ball on the outside. However those things work, he’s getting a better feel for how I play the game (and) how we should play the game together.
Good performance cures a lot of ills in a relationship. The two of them, Mark and Santonio, had their best game since 2010, and all is good. Whether they have had relationship problems or not, it seems to be improving. We can only hope that it continues, because if they falter, what do we have?