97-Day New York Jets Warning – Santonio Holmes Is Back

Counting down the days until the Jets season starts with reasons to be excited for 2013…Santonio Holmes is back

Here at Turn On The Jets, we decided to take a page out of Robert Mays book over at Grantland (a polite way of saying rip his article idea off) by counting down the 115 days until the New York Jets kick off, with a daily reason to get excited about their return. Mays has the whole NFL to work with, we only have the Goddamn Jets…now there is a challenge, step your game up Mays!

We continue today with the return of Santonio Holmes (Note, you can track this entire series right here)

I’m sure there were some scoffs at this headline. Yes, Santonio Holmes was recently mentioned here and had his share of struggles in 2010 and then missed most of last season with an injury. BUT, let’s not forget what Holmes is heading into this Jets season…the team’s most proven and capable offensive playmaker. Defensive coordinators have to be accountable for Holmes who can score from anywhere on the field and has a long history of making clutch plays.

Jets fans best memories of Holmes are from the 2010 season, when he seemingly caught a game winning pass every week. Yet, the best game Holmes ever played from start to finish as New York Jet? It was last season agains the Miami Dolphins in week 3, when he hauled in 9 catches for 147 yards on 14 targets along with drawing 3 penalties for 22 more yards. Simply put, Holmes took the game over from the wide receiver position. If he can give that kind of effort on a weekly basis, the Jets offense is getting a legitimate number one receiver.

Let’s hope ‘Tone is fully recovered from surgery on his foot and ready to dust off a few flight boy celebrations for old times sake.

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS STORY PITCH OF THE DAY – 1100 words criticizing Antonio Cromartie for talking to Newsday about how he is teaching the younger players on the team how to manage money. An anonymous observer close to the gas station Cromartie frequently stops at notes that “yeah, he drives a Prius…a Prius with RIMS! Beyond that, whenever he gets gas he buys TWO bags of chips. Some guys are just never satisfied.”

RANDOM JET OF THE DAY – RYAN YARBOROUGH! – A 2nd round pick in 1994, Yarborough played a grand total of 29 games for the Jets, finishing with 24 receptions and 3 touchdowns. NICE!


Author: Joe Caporoso

Joe Caporoso is the Owner and EIC of Turn On The Jets. His writing has been featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, MMQB and AdWeek. Caporoso played football his entire life, including four years at Muhlenberg as a wide receiver, where he was arguably the slowest receiver to ever start in school history. He is the VP of Social Media at Whistle Sports

  • KAsh

    I’m glad that you continued this section. I thought you hit some legal trouble or something.

    Anyway, Holmes is an electric playmaker and you are right about how he came out last year. I do think he is overrated (the most overrated Jet) because he is coming off injury and expected to make miracles, but, if he plays anything like he did those first few games last year, he will be exciting to watch. I think Holmes is mocked mostly because that last game of 2011 in Miami is what people remember him as: a child who threw a tantrum and needed to be taken off the field at a critical time for the season. Last year, he played much better, he got the ball, made plays, and had much better chemistry with Sanchez until he went down in week four.

  • Joe Caporoso

    haha no legal problems – And yes they were some encouraging signs in the first three games from Holmes last year. Let’s hope he is healthy and can thrive with a legit threat opposite him in Kerley and hopefully a deep threat in Hill

  • Circles26

    Thanks for the grossly misleading headline. I really thought you had some information on Holmes’ recovery. “Holmes is back”. Then you say you hope he will recover. It’s almost as bad as th Dailey news’ headline that says Cro claims to be a financial role model, when he only said that he’s trying to help people not to make the same mistakes he did. I hope you all make a lot of money from the hits you get to make it worth your integrity.

  • keator

    Wow circles tell em how you really feel, or you could just make up your own blog and have people come read about holmes recovery

  • KAsh

    Holmes will play, so he is back. We just do not know in what capacity.

  • Angel

    Circles, relax. The headline isn’t misleading… I think your expectations of what the headline meant were off. It wasn’t that Joe ‘implied’ anything that wasn’t so, it was that your inference was mistaken.

    No harm done.