New York Jets: Why Santonio Holmes Won’t Return to Form This Season

September 19, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

When the New York Jets gave up a fifth-round pick to take Santonio Holmes from the Pittsburgh Steelers in April of 2010, many believed they had acquired a receiver with the ability to be one of the best at his position. Two and a half years later, Jets fans are still waiting for Holmes to return to his Pittsburgh form.
Before the discussion of why Holmes will extend the waiting process another season, it is important to identify what exactly I mean by the word “form.” 
“Form” could be defined as producing year-end statistics that match a player’s potential. 
In this regard, Holmes has been disappointing since coming to New Jersey. He has averaged eight fewer receptions a season and 14 fewer yards per game than he did with the Steelers. Last year was particularly bad. Holmes recorded career lows in yards (41/game) and yards per catch (12.8). He failed to surpass 100 yards in a single week. 
The problem with Holmes, though,...

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