Santonio Holmes isn't playing up to his contract
Santonio Holmes comes with a monster price tag, and not just the $7.5 million the Jets are paying him this season. Holmes is a blend of playmaker, problem child and enigma who sometimes makes you wonder whether the price is worth the payoff. The price comes in the form of comments like the ones Holmes made Thursday, when he pointed a finger at quarterback Geno Smith and the rest of the offense. The payoff comes in games like he played two weeks ago against the Bills, when he caught the game-winning touchdown. But the instances of Holmes putting the Jets on his shoulders have been outnumbered by dustups with teammates or a poor choice of words to the media. The Jets gave Holmes a five-year $45 million deal in the summer of 2011. Since then, he has played 24 games. In that time, he has gone over 100 yards receiving just twice, including the 154-yard performance against Buffalo. He has had more than six catches in a game just once, has not recorded more than one touchdown in any game and has a total of 10 scores.