Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes has caused quite a stir within the New York media over the past few days. Holmes voiced his frustration over the teams recent 38-13 loss to the Tennessee Titans, in which the veteran had a single catch, and injured his hamstring.
“I can’t throw it to myself and catch it,” Holmes said. “Otherwise, I would.”
Holmes’s comments could be a shot at rookie quarterback, Geno Smith. Smith and Holmes have yet to form the kind of chemistry you’d ideally like between the starting wide receiver and quarterback. Smith has targeted Holmes 23 times over the course of the season, but Holmes has hauled in only 10 of those targets; a 45.3% completion percentage — the second lowest between a quarterback and receiver duo in the league, according to ESPN Stats & Info, and ESPN New York’s Rich Cimini.
Holmes’s comments caused a mini media-frenzy; many questioning his commitment to the Jets. Holmes responded to the media via Twitter on Friday.
Initially Holmes tweeted, “What a great morning 2 awake 2 hear the media frenzy about Holmes quitting on his team, and he sucks, and he always blaming someone else.”
“For the record. This media stuff never distracts me, I hate that our #NyJets fans have to read this “crap” when things aren’t going good.”
Unfortunately for Holmes, this story is not going to disappear over-night. Especially as he likely won’t be on the field for the Jets on Monday in Atlanta, due to his injured hamstring.