And so it begins (continues?). The Jets have admitted that a number of locker room problems hampered their season last year. With that in mind, you would think they would make it a point to come into 2012 focused and ready to work. If Thursday’s practice was any indication, Santonio Holmes still needs a bit more time before making that commitment.
According to ESPNNewYork.com, Holmes “staged a mini-meltdown” at the end of the Jets’ two-hour workout on Thursday afternoon. He reportedly limped off the field and threw his helmet. His problem? He felt he had been worked too hard.
“I was talking to the coach, letting him understand it was too many reps today,” Holmes said. “I’ve been gone for a while, so I can’t be at full tempo like the rest of the guys and where they want us to be at.”
Santonio has missed some practices as he was out of the country on a USO-sponsored trip to a U.S. Air Force base in Germany. Rex Ryan said he has no problem with any player sitting out practice or leaving early if they feel they have some sort of injury. You could make a case that Holmes could have simply been frustrated that his body couldn’t handle the workout, but his comments make it clear that he was blaming the coaches.
Regardless of what the injury may have been, there’s no need for Santonio to throw a fit. From the way the incident was described, it sounds like he was being a complete baby. Shocking, I know.
H/T Pro Football Talk
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