During Sunday’s 34-0 blowout loss to the San Francisco 49ers at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, unlikable New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes suffered a significant ligament tear in his foot that will end his season.
Although surgery hasn’t been scheduled, the 28-year-old Holmes, who after numerous brushes with the law was traded to the Jets (2-2) from the Pittsburgh Steelers for a fifth-round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, will eventually undergo the knife to repair a Lisfranc injury to his left hoof.
“How many people are going to feel sorry for the New York Jets?” asked Jets head coach Rex Ryan, 49, who inexplicably named the cancerous Holmes a team captain in 2011. “I know the answer to that — nobody.”
Holmes, a 5-foot-11, 192 pound retired teenage drug dealer from Florida, is a slightly above-average ballplayer who earned Super Bowl Most Valuable Player honors with the Steelers three years ago.
Despite being blessed with great abilities and skills, Holmes has only has caught 358 balls for 35 scores since debuting as a professional out of Ohio State University in 2006.
In addition to being a diva and hideous underachiever, the past Buckeye, who caught a mere 51 passes for 654 yards last year, initiated a feud with quarterback Mark Sanchez that critically diseased Gang Green and caused their disheartening 8-8 finish last autumn.
Holmes, who’s in the second year of a five-year, $45 million contract, actually played hard and equaled a personal career best with nine catches for 147 yards in an overtime victory against the Dolphins on September 23 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.
“It kind of reminded me of a couple of years ago,” said Sanchez, 25, an erratic passer who played a pivotal role in guiding the Jets to the AFC Championship Game in the 2009 and 2010 seasons. “To have that chemistry with Tone just feels good and that’s where we’re supposed to be, so we have to keep building on it.”
New York’s offense, which has managed two measly touchdowns in the last 12-plus quarters, couldn’t score in a brothel and the defense is no longer solid enough to compensate for the porous unit.
Even though the Jets officially lost their most explosive offensive weapon earlier this morning, New York undoubtedly became a better overall team, with “that chemistry,” the moment Holmes was shelved.
Santonio Holmes is an absolute hemorrhoid and the swamps of Jersey are more attractive sans “Tone.”by