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Glad you had a nice time and think highly of him. Tell me when he is going to become an actual #1 Wr rather than an over inflated #2 who is paid like one and tell me when the guy is going to be a team player all the time rather than only when it suits him. Can't wait till the jets cut this guy. He has totally made his own rep with his level of play, poor past character and being way over paid.
It's a shame people dump on Tone with so much ignorance. To me, Tone had his problems in Pitt, he blew up at the end of 10, but it was a far different scenario, he's a competitor, hates losing, I think there were real issues with Schotty and it reached a boiling point. I can tell he takes the game and his team seriously, despite the noise from fans.
I would love to know how healthy he is now or how close he is to being Tone again. Also, I'm curious if he ever talked about his disdain for the media, I'm convinced he puts up a huge front when talking to the media because he has no respect for any of them, so everything he says, we as fans should take it with a grain of salt.
His level of play, what has been wrong with it? Last year, after injury, it's a wash, he started the season as hot as any WR in the league. This year, he's still working his way back to being 100%. Schotty isn't making many friends in St Louis since his departure.
The only semblance of a point you might have is obvious his contract, but what has he been working with, until MM, the offense has been complete garbage because of the scheme and coaching.
I have mixed feelings about tone.. Him doing charity is nice.. But The charity is for a disease his son has I believe i read somewhere.. He doesn't like to lose ( or practice hard ) but does comes up big in pressure situations.. I just would have asked him why he threw ball up in the air after getting hurt last yr in SF? Ha
He is no fan of Shotty.
He is no fan of the media and believes the media stuff feeds fan doom and gloom and booing.
He works with the WR kids on all sorts of stuff. He shared some of the tiny things that seem unimportant he preaches to the guys, that he has learned from others in the league. Up to those guys to take his advice.
As far as him not practicing hard, that is as inaccurate as possible. I am not going to go into everything we talked about, but you are talking out of the wrong orifice.
Why, because the media rips through this fan base and saturates the mindset of fans who don't know any better. Look at Seattle, look at that fan base, the way they give it, EVERY SUNDAY for its team, I bet the media isn't feeding the garbage out there. And save me the "well look at how good Seattle is...." Oh really, before they were as good as they are, they SUCKED, but that fan base didn't give a ****, there was no sense of entitlement, no booing thanks to the hack media pumping the doom and gloom and controversy with agenda drive ridicule at every turn.
Why does the media get away with the crap they do, fans need to take a stand, if I had the resources, I'd be taking a HUGE stand, to embarrass them for the complete aholes they are.
That's an awesome story to be able to hang out with a Jet......He's not perfect on or off the field BUT he is much better in both areas than the media and some fans would like you to believe
He's been in the absolute worst situation a WR can be in while part of the Jets due to QB/scheme, so it's hard to judge him off of stats alone.....But even coming off a serious foot injury he is easily our best receiver and it's not even close.
I hope we are able to keep him at a lower price in the future, as he is an ideal #2 WR and seems to be a solid mentor for the younger WRs and Geno
A team insider told Mehta that Holmes “desperately” wants to return from his lisfranc injury as soon as possible, that Holmes is working vigorously every day and that the Jets are happy with his work ethic. Mehta also reports that while Holmes can’t practice, he’s helping younger receivers, both on the practice field and in meetings.
He's not my favorite player by far, he would probably catch a lot less crap if wasn't so overpaid. It's not his fault the Jets FO bumbled the salary cap.
The sooner he is gone the better, hopefully as soon as this season is over.
Dude, next time you dine with him, can you ask him why he dogged his routes two years ago and why he is such a useless narcissist.
And I'm sure the media distorts stuff all the time, especially about him. But, its not like Tone does a great job of handling himself and coming off in the best light possible. He signs a deal and puts a shirtless shot of himself pounding a 40. He skips all of TC purporting to be injured only to be miraculously healed once its over. And then, when his team is down, he pretty much turns on the QB and the team in general. Yes, he may get a raw deal from time to time, but it doesn't come out of nowhere.
Again, I don't dislike Tone per se, and would be OK if he was on teh team next year (if his play warrants it), but he needs to take some responsibility for the global perception of his practice habits, etc. He may very well practice hard, but its hardly folks talking out of the wrong orifice - perhaps its simply taking what Tone puts out for his public persona and extrapolating it too far. Yes, its not particularly fair, but given today's media, its not particularly surprising either.
If Tone comes back to the dangerous threat he used to be, we don't have a half bad WR corp (assuming Hill can hold on to the ball).