Originally written on The Jets Blog  |  Last updated 10/24/14

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 27: Santonio Holmes of the New York Jets in action against the Washington Redskins during their preseason game on August 27, 2010 at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
Long time columnist for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Ed Bouchette wrote about Santonio Holmes, gleefully explaining why the Steelers were right to get rid of him when they did. Remember when few could believe the Steelers could only get a fifth-round draft choice for Santonio Holmes when they traded him to the New York Jets during the 2010 draft? Now you know why. You also know why the Steelers wanted to get rid of him and why the New York Jets may never get it. Think Jerricho Cotchery isn’t thrilled he begged off the Jets’ roster so he could seek a better job elsewhere? Holmes is a punk. He helped the Steelers win a Super Bowl and will forever be remembered for it. What the Steelers did was squeeze as much out of him as they possibly could before he became one huge distraction and trouble maker. I went back and checked on what Bouchette wrote at the time of the trade, and most of it seems in line with his writing yesterday.  But as far as the Cotchery thing … Cotchery made it clear ...
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