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Santonio Holmes hopes to be ready by season opener

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09:48 AM ET 07.21 | he quarterback competition between Mark Sanchez and Geno Smith is likely to be the most talked about story line of the Jets' upcoming training camp. But the health of Santonio Holmes is possibly more important. The game-changing wide receiver, recovering from a serious Lisfranc injury to his left foot that cost him the final 12 games of last season, said he is taking it "day to day," and the longer he answered questions about the foot, the more it seemed his hesitation was more than talk and he would begin camp on the Physically Unable to Perform (PUP) list. "I don't have a target date," the former Super Bowl MVP said during the uSTADIUM's Flags for Foundations flag football tournament on Roosevelt Island yesterday. "I don't want to do anything to jeopardize myself being ready for the season. ... Once the season gets ready to start, hopefully I'm ready to roll. "I really don't know right now," Holmes, 29, later said. "It's starting to get better, we're making progress every day. The season doesn't start until September. We definitely have to take our time."

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July 21, 2013  09:56 AM ET

If You Say So, Bro.

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July 21, 2013  10:32 AM ET

Are the Jets too stupid to know "you can't go Holmes again"?

July 21, 2013  10:41 AM ET
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Say what you will about Sanchez, but the last few seasons play-calling has been inconsistent and overly conservative, based largely on a lack of talent at the skill positions. Holmes is a turd, but a talented turd, and he makes the Jets better. NY is still lacking weapons, and no matter who the starting QB is, the offense will be substandard.

You are correct. The Jets have been weak at skill positions, ran multiple yet all poor offensive schemes and last year were not good on the offensive line. Not to make excuses for Sanchez (he did fumble the ball after colliding with a teammate's *ss) but Joe Montana couldn't have success with this team the past 2 years.

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July 21, 2013  11:19 AM ET
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Say what you will about Sanchez, but the last few seasons play-calling has been inconsistent and overly conservative, based largely on a lack of talent at the skill positions. Holmes is a turd, but a talented turd, and he makes the Jets better. NY is still lacking weapons, and no matter who the starting QB is, the offense will be substandard.

Some of that conservative play calling is based on the fact that Sanchez is a turnover machine. If they tried to be more aggressive his turnover ratio would be even higher than it already is. He's too slow to read defenses, so he makes bad decisions and tries to force the ball into coverage.

July 21, 2013  11:26 AM ET

Holmes is an idiot, but I would not wish that injury on any one, and from the sound of the article it is not getting better any time soon.

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July 21, 2013  01:43 PM ET
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they should have ate his contract and let him go and start over.(imo)

I understand your opinion. If David Garrard didn't retire, they might have done what you wanted. And I agree that Sanchez is not the long term answer. In my opinion his biggest deficiency is between the ears.

However, he is the best QB they have. I don't think Geno Smith is the answer either, but to put him behind center from Game 1 would get him killed, ruin his psyche and essentially guarantee his failure. And, finally, organizationally the Jets are such a mess that I don't think they could cultivate any young QB into being productive.

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July 21, 2013  02:12 PM ET

New York really does get the press. Sanchez, one of the worst QB in NY history, yet mentioned so many times. Don't really know history of Santonio Holmes so really can't contribute. Just not a fan of the Jets.
Hope the Indianapolis Colts have a great season and replace the PATS at the top.

Know the difference between the Patriots and the Crimson Tide? NONE, both are considered Great but both of them play and easy schedule each and every year. The Tide rolls over such teams as Georgia Southern, Kentucky, TN and other pushovers. The Patriots are considered great but their schedule is not where as tough as other teams in the AFC. Don't believe me, check it out and you will see the I am correct. Changes need to be made to correct this situation in the SEC as well as in the AFC.

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July 21, 2013  02:24 PM ET

The Jets suck!

July 21, 2013  02:25 PM ET

I think things have to get a lot worse in NY before they get better.

July 21, 2013  03:31 PM ET
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The Jets suck!

Yes indeed!

 
July 21, 2013  04:09 PM ET
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Say what you will about Sanchez, but the last few seasons play-calling has been inconsistent and overly conservative, based largely on a lack of talent at the skill positions. Holmes is a turd, but a talented turd, and he makes the Jets better. NY is still lacking weapons, and no matter who the starting QB is, the offense will be substandard.

Works for me.

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