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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmeyer52 View Post
    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.

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    The sky is blue..........

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    I don't even think his most ardent supporter believes he is worth 1/2 his contract. And the number of games he played does not have a bearing on it, just his performance and his attitude.

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    Turned out to be an absolutely awful contract. Thanks for giving the actual stats. Didnt realize it was THAT bad! Bright side is that it all comes to an end this year

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gastineau99 View Post
    Turned out to be an absolutely awful contract. Thanks for giving the actual stats. Didnt realize it was THAT bad! Bright side is that it all comes to an end this year
    He's a nice number two, because he's not all that fast or big. But he's got great hands, body control, and ball skills. Just a guy who was born to be a WR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patman View Post
    I don't even think his most ardent supporter believes he is worth 1/2 his contract. And the number of games he played does not have a bearing on it, just his performance and his attitude.
    You're right about the injuries. They happen to guys who make money just like they happen to those who don't.

    Performance wise you have to look at who his QB was. ANyone who thinks his numbers aren't a reflection of who the QB is and doesn't think thats whats held him back hasn't been watching. Just looking at what he did a couple of weeks ago when a QB is able to get him the ball says it all.

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    Holmes never had a chance to live up to the contract Tanny gave him because he was paid like a big time #1 receiver when he's not a #1 receiver in this league. That's not his fault, it's Tannenbaums fault. He is still our best WR when healthy, which is also a problem but also not Holmes fault.

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    Quote Originally Posted by southparkcpa View Post
    The sky is blue..........
    And Joe Namath is god.

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    He may not drop it often, but he sure makes every catch alot harder than it should be with his idiotic reverse hands position. Granted I don't really like anything about this guy as a player or otherwise.

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    He's a great example of what not to do when writing a contract.

    No huge contracts to anyone who isn't HOF potential.
    Include incentives for staying healthy and performing.

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