We are still waiting for the post-game transcripts from Rex Ryan and other members of the New York Jets to get their take on what happened with wide receiver Santonio Holmes at the end of the team’s season-ending 19-17 loss to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday.
An ESPN report, however, indicates that teammates feel Holmes, who did not catch a pass during the game, “quit” on his them.
From the report:
“There were guys in the huddle not happy with Santonio’s demeanor throughout the game and in the two-minute drill,” said Jets running back LaDainian Tomlinson. “And they said something to him about it.”
That caused the argument, and the coaches decided to bench Holmes.
One team source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter that Jets offensive tackle Wayne Hunter got into a shouting match with Holmes after the wide receiver said something the players resented in the huddle. The source also said Holmes “quit.”
If this is true it is a terrible indictment of a player with a Super Bowl ring who was named a captain this season by coach Rex Ryan.