New York Jets voluntary off-season conditioning program began yesterday. Manish Mehta of the Daily News reported yesterday that “Santonio Holmes was not present because he decided to continue to rehab his foot injury at Ohio State University that he sustained playing last season.”
Being that Holmes is the best offensive weapon the Jets currently have signed to their roster, he should have been there, just for morale purposes.
When you are the best at something playing on a sport team, its usually better to take charge and act as a leader. Holmes may have taken a pay cut earlier this month, but that was more for him to have a place to play this season, and so that he can still showcase his talents to other future NFL employers.
When healthy, Holmes can be a No. 1 option on any team because of his dynamic play ability. As of right now, he is the only option for Mark Sanchez in the passing game. W
Holmes, remember there is no “I” in ‘Team”, so forget your lonesome rehab process and join your teammates now to build camaraderie. You can’t play the game forever, and moments such as these don’t last forever. Take heed to what Bo Jackson said, “If I miss anything about the sport, it’s the camaraderie of old teammates.”
Should Holmes have been at the first day of the off-season voluntary conditioning program with his teammates?