July 27, 2012; Cortland, NY, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes (10) looks on during training camp at SUNY Cortland. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-US PRESSWIRE
"Pretty much big brother to little brother-type talk," Holmes said Friday after the Jets' first practice of training camp. "Just teaching me how to be cordial to everybody, and to understand what gift I have for this football team and this organization, and just learning how to utilize it."
I do think that Santonio Holmes needs a little advice from time to time, I'm not 100 percent positive that it should be coming from Keyshawn Johnson, a man who's autobiography was titled "Just Give Me The Damn Ball!!"
Santonio is always going to be a polarizing player. He battled with his own team mates in the huddle on the last day of the season. He has commented that a two quarterback system can't work and that the media should write nicer things about the team. He's also done a lot of charity work, attended Jets West and largely been a good team mate. So what exactly did Keyshawn Johnson have to say to Holmes?
"My advice was to not pay any attention to it," said the outspoken Johnson, who retired in 2006 after an 11-year career and is currently an analyst for ESPN. "Just go out and play, and let the play speak for you and at the end of the day, you can tell them you know what. I mean, that's the way my approach was, that I'm going to play and do what I need to do and then I'm going to stick my tongue out at you at the end of the day.
I have no problem with Santonio playing with a chip on his shoulder, as long as he doesn't start being a diva mid-season. If you're 'IN' then you are all in. Santonio might not like the media, and by the look of most articles the media don't like Santonio too much. However if at the end of the season he can stick his tongue out, well he must have had a pretty good season.