Friday, October 4, 2013

Holmes does Gisele impression, defends self


After the New England Patriots' heartbreaking Super Bowl loss two years ago, Tom Brady's supermodel wide, Gisele Bundchen, famously blurted, "My husband cannot [expletive] throw the ball and catch the ball at same time.'"

New York Jets receiver Santonio Holmes apparently took some notes and recited them Thursday.

“I can’t throw it to myself and catch it, otherwise I would," Holmes told the media Thursday when pressed about his lack of production. "I just have to do my part, which is the position that I’m playing, which is primary ‘X’ receiver and a lot of times you get double-covered, get taken out of the play.

“The progression and the reads from the quarterback have to go elsewhere.”

To be fair, Holmes did put the focus on the fact that the coverage has dictated quarterback Geno Smith's throwing away from Holmes at times. Still, Holmes has been targeted 24 times and has caught just 10 passes. He was on the field for 49 snaps against the Tennessee Titans last week but hauled in just one reception.

This little tidbit was a bit alarming, though:

“Honestly I think that’s not part of my job description, to counsel Mike Goodson, in his return,” Holmes said, via the NY Daily News, regarding the team's integrating the tailback into the lineup after missing four games to suspension.

Sure, Holmes isn't required to do much of anything regarding Goodson, but that's not exactly the most welcoming attitude from a supposed leader of the team.

Holmes went on the defensive Friday morning.

"What a great morning 2 awake 2 hear the media frenzy about Holmes quitting on his team, and he sucks, and he always blaming someone else," Holmes wrote on Twitter. "

"For the record. This media stuff never distracts me, I hate that our #NyJets fans have to read this "crap" when things aren't going good!"

Holmes then retweeted a boatload of tweets from fans defending him.

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