Found August 29, 2013 on
NFL Injury Report:
New York Jets wide receiver, Santonio Holmes, is rehabbing a
Lisfranc injury he suffered in 2012. Coach
Holmes still has not decided when and if he will return. This is what happens when you let a player as
lazy as a nurse shark dictate when he can come back on the field.
Alper of NBCSports reports that even though Holmes is practicing and
running routes (at half speed) and been added to the active roster, Holmes has
yet to put a timetable on his return.
Holmes in a statement made through the team stated, “I have a long
career ahead of me, so I’m going to take the best risk and the best chances for
myself and for the team.”
I think it is very important to note that Holmes said “myself”
first and “team” second. There is no “I”
in team, but there is a “me.” Holmes is
a “me” type player. Always has been and
always will be. More so in this case,
what is best for Holmes might not coincide with what is best for the Jets.
Let us be real here folks.
What is going on here is that Holmes is a realist. He knows the Jets are not going to the
playoffs this year and he knows that the Jets do not even know who will be the
quarterback from one game to the next. Therefore,
Holmes has an out. He hangs his hard hat
on the Lisfranc injury tree and he sits under it waiting for the proper time to
make his move. The Jets know what he is
doing and they purchased a ticket on this drama train when Holmes put on a green
I am not sure what is worse, a “me” type player or a team
who knows it has one and keeps the “me” and ditches the “we.”
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