“We actually had a couple of drops in the walk-through yesterday which was interesting,” said a miffed Rex Ryan on Thursday. “And again, it has to get better. You guys see it — you’ve seen the drops as well as I have… In the NFL, it’s a pressure game. You should catch the football. That’s your job.”
Holmes, who told me he is targeting a training camp return, would make the landscape look a whole lot different. He is a tremendous route runner who rarely lets the ball touch the turf. The Jets had an anemic pass offense in 2012 (ranking 30th in yards per game – 180.7) and sorely missed Holmes after No. 10 went down in Week 4.
“We need Santonio Holmes. I don’t think there’s any doubt,” Ryan said. “He is a tremendous football player. The first year we had him, he won like four games in critical times. He’s an MVP of a Super Bowl, making clutch catches. There’s probably no bigger time than that. I mean, that’s been his history. Obviously, that would be a big shot in the arm for us to get him back out there and healthy.”
But regardless of when Holmes returns to the lineup, the Green & White need
The Jets like
“We’re relatively young. And we had some soft tissues type stuff, some minor stuff, that kept guys out,” said GM John Idzik. “So it limited their reps a little bit. I think all things considered, there’s a lot going on. Like I said, we’ve filled their heads to the brim with that and you may miss a little time, some may miss a little time with a strain here or there, that factors in. But is that a concern? That may be a little strong.”
Idzik recently signed former Seahawks WR
If the Jets elect to add another veteran WR, Braylon Edwards remains on the free agent market and is a fan favorite. New York’s AFC representative needed to add competition at the tight end position and they invited Kellen Winslow Jr. in for a tryout. The soon to be 30-year-old Winslow Jr. arrived and flashed his athleticism immediately, showcasing his speed and hands.
“We thought Kellen did a nice job given the fact that you get off a plane, you get into a meeting and a couple hours later you’re out on the field,” Idzik said. “I think all things considered, he did a pretty good job.”
Did Winslow do enough to earn a contract and join the likes of Cumberland,
And hopefully the case of the dropsies for the Jets doesn’t return.
“We’ll have to try to fix that one way or the other. If that’s with other players, so be it,” Ryan said.