Originally Posted by OCCH
Then we're living in a hypothetical world with no way of knowing what would have actually happened.
All we can go by is reality, and reality is:
-- he got a last-ditch offer by a team in 2011
-- that team didn't want him back
-- he got a last-ditch offer by a team in 2012
-- he "probably" has locked up a roster spot on a team with no big threats
Again, I liked the guy. But I don't see how you can knock Holmes and praise Braylon when the stats show it wasn't even close.
But again, I guess time will tell . . .
The stats show it wasn't close in favor of Braylon.
His last healthy season was 2010.
Compare with 2011 Santonio Holmes in same offense, with same QB. An absolutely pathetic season with weak production, and no big plays. His production was nothing short of pathetic, even with ****ty QB play.
The reality is, the guy has all-pro ability. Santonio Holmes does not.
On 1050 ESPN, after the 2010 season, Trevor Pryce said he thought that Edwards and Holmes were the Jets two biggest FA priorities. What changed between then and FA, I don't know. But, I wouldn't use as proof that Santonio is better than Edwards the fact that Tannenbaum picked Holmes over Edwards. As we've seen, Tannenbaum and Rex do not know how to put an offense together.