Found January 02, 2012 on
Larry Brown Sports:
The New York Jets would have needed a lot of help to clinch a wild card spot on Sunday, so they decided not to complicate things. By losing to the Dolphins, the Jets closed out a disappointing season and failed to reach the postseason for the first time in three years. The biggest story of the day was the benching of Santonio Holmes. After the game, an unnamed teammate said Holmes “quit” on the Jets. According to the NY Daily News, it was the decision of offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer to bench him — not Rex Ryan.
According to several players, offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer, who may have coached his final game with the Jets, decided to take Holmes out during the Jets’ final drive of the game. Holmes, who didn’t have a catch, had a heated discussion with teammates earlier in the second half, two players told the Daily News. They also felt that Holmes “quit” on the team based on his body language. When Holmes’ replacement, Patrick Turner, scored a 10-yard tou...
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Should the Jets cut Santonio Holmes this off-season, or keep him and risk more childish behavior? It’s the (multi) million dollar question that could literally tear the Jets apart for a consecutive season. After all was said and done, Santonio Holmes effectively quit on the Jets during the final run of the season and was called out by multiple teammates...
New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes was benched during Sunday’s season ending loss to the Dolphins, after he was arguing with a teammate in the Jets offensive huddle in the fourth quarter. According to players on the Jets, Holmes was moping around the field throughout the game, and wasn’t listening to quarterback Mark Sanchez. [...]
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- How fitting is this? Rex Ryan's confident/swagger filled Jets needing not only a win down in Miami but they need a bit of help from their fellow colleagues. In order for the Jets to secure the AFC's No.6 spot, a winning New York team needs the Tennesse Titans to lose in Houston vs. the Texans, the Cincinnati Bengals to lose at home against the Baltimore...
If Santonio Holmes is back for another season even though several teammates think he quit on them in Sunday's season-ending loss in Miami, don't expect to see a captain's "C'' on his jersey.
As the Jets cleaned out their lockers on Monday after their disappointing season ended on Sunday, a source told the Daily News that Santonio Holmes gave Mark Sanchez a hard time at a wide receivers' meeting on Wednesday.
In a press conference to jump start offseason speculation, Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum said that offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer will not be fired, although he is scheduled interview for the Jacksonville head coaching job.
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - This wasn't exactly how Rex Ryan and the New York Jets pictured their season to end.
It’s possible that Rob and Rex Ryan’s New Year’s Resolutions will include putting a sock in the place where they like to put pie. But it’s not yet January 1, so they have at least one more day (or part of a day) to keep talking big. Rob, who coordinates the Cowboys’ defense, ramped it…
The New York Jets will sit out the playoffs, and that's guaranteed. The Jets failed to fulfill coach Rex Ryan's pledge to win a Super Bowl title, with Sunday's 19-17 loss at Miami eliminating them from the chase for an AFC wild-card berth. Mark Sanchez threw three interceptions, the last coming with the Jets threatening to take a late lead.
When Rex Ryan came to New York, one of the most important players that he brought with him to help impart his defensive mentality was Bart Scott. After three years though, Scott’s game has started to suffer, and with a high cap number facing hin, the Jets seem to be ready to move on from their loquacious linebacker.
Via Rod Boone of Newsday.
A source close to the situation told...
Although the Jets season didn’t go as planned, their coordinators on both sides of the ball are wanted as head coaches. Manish Mehta has the details:
If Pettine were to be hired by the Dolphins, the most logical replacement would be Dennis Thurman. Currently the defensive backs coach, Thurman has been with Rex Ryan since 2002 when both were on the Baltimore Ravens coaching...