For anyone who hasn’t been paying attention, Santonio Holmes has been giving the mainstream media fits these days. Prior to the beginning of the season, he wouldn’t give the reporters ANY clear answers about his health.
This week, he talked about his injured hamstring, saying “…it feels like it hurts”. After not receiving many targets in the game against the Titans, he made the comment that we have all heard by now, talking about how he “can’t throw the ball to himself.”
Was Santonio just toying with the media again? Was he actually angry at Geno Smith? Rex Ryan, in his normal manner, took it in stride:
He’s probably right. He can’t throw it to himself (joking, laughter). I don’t think that’s it. I read his comments. I think his point is that obviously coverages roll to him and he’s doubled most of the game. So, your reads are (the) guy is doubled, (so) you look somewhere else. I think that’s his point, but the part about throwing the ball to himself, I don’t know. Maybe we should try that (joking, laughter).
Rex put my mind at ease a bit about this. I kind of thought that Santonio Holmes was back to his old, complaining self. Hopefully, coach Ryan is right.