Keyshawn Johnson Advises Santonio Holmes About Being Nice? Really?!?!?!


July 27, 2012; Cortland, NY, USA; NFL former receiver Keyshawn Johnson (left) walks off the field with wide receiver Santonio Holmes (10) following the first day of New York Jets training camp at SUNY Cortland. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-US PRESSWIRE

Sometimes I think we are living in a parallel universe.

For anyone who didn’t hear, former Jets WR turned ESPN analyst Keyshawn Johnson was at Jets training camp today. In between doing work for ESPN, he had a heart to heart with Santonio Holmes, pictured right. It was a bit disturbing to learn some of what that heart to heart was about, as explained in a tweet from the New York Post’s Brian Costello:

Santonio Holmes said Keyshawn Johnson was “just teaching me how to be cordial to everybody,” when they talked today

There is one serious question to ask after hearing that. And that question is, “Does that make any sense to anybody?”

Let’s think about this for a minute.

Does anyone else remember when he was a Jet, and he sulked so much that he forced Bill Parcells to trade him to Tampa Bay?

After that, he ticked John Gruden off so badly that Gruden had to get rid of him. That is the guy that is teaching Santonio how to be nice to everybody? Seriously?

And don’t forget his attitude while he was with the New York Jets, after he was chosen number 1 overall.

The guy teaching Santonio Holmes how to be nice is the brilliant author of the masterpiece entitled, “Just Give Me the Damn Ball”. A brilliant volume where the guy who wants Holmes to be nice, rips his teammates.

This is who is going to influence Santonio Holmes? It just doesn’t make any sense.

You want to see what I mean? Take a look at this wonderful excerpt from the book where this nice guy rips a real Jet, Wayne Chrebet:

I needed seven catches to break the Jets’ record for rookie receivers. But I knew immediately I wasn’t even going to get seven balls thrown my way. Guess who held the record? Right. Richie’s mascot. Chrebet has 66 receptions in 1995 and there was no way they were going to let me take that from him. I might as well have just sat out. I still haven’t figured out the love connection between Kotite and Chrebet. I think Wayne probably reminds Richie of himself. Chrebet’s a good player, I’ll give him that. But he’s not even a No. 3 receiver, and the Jets have made him All-World.

Is this the guy that should be telling Santonio Holmes how to keep things on the straight and narrow? In a word, NO!

Hey Keyshawn. Instead of “Give Me the Damn Ball”, how about my book “Don’t Talk to My Damn Team”. Just a thought.