Santonio Holmes’ Return In Week 11 Will Be Helpful for New York Jets

By Nick Mamary
Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

In the NFL today, there is much importance on scoring as many points as possible. New York Jets rookie Geno Smith has mostly played decent football at quarterback. Even though his stats show more turnovers then touchdowns, his physical traits demonstrate reasons for hope.

Looking at Gang Green’s receiving corps, name recognition may not be there after Santonio Holmes, but there is still some talent. Jeremy Kerley lines up as a slot threat who can make plays. When they needed depth, this team signed solid veterans Josh Cribbs and David Nelson.

The middle can also serve as a good area for impact because of talented tight ends. Jeff Cumberland will most likely play, which gives the Jets another valuable option. Kellen Winslow will return as well from suspension, adding yet another dimension in this passing game.

Holmes can be an absolute head case, to put it mildly. There is a chance that financial considerations will lead to both the Jets and the player parting ways following the 2013  season. From a production standpoint, he remains New York’s best option. The Buffalo Bills‘ defense has a solid safety in Jarius Byrd. Offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg’s West Coast scheme helps get receivers open by making plays in the passing game.

Ranking 24th in pass defense means a lot of trouble when trying to win consistently. A no. 1 receiver offers something that every team needs. New York needs the surrounding talent around their young signal-caller to contribute.

Nick Mamary is a New York Jets writer for Follow him on Twitter @NickMamary1, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google

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