Over at Newsday, Bob Glauber wonders aloud whether Geno Smith is better off without Santonio Holmes. Being one of the New York media’s more balanced writers, this isn’t an outright hatchet job by Glauber, who acknowledges Holmes’ talent and comments by Smith that the Jets would “love to have [Holmes] right now”.
It does raise an interesting question though.
With other players rising up and with Smith playing with a veteran’s poise, he can rely on a plucky group of young receivers, a strong running game, his powerful right arm and his speed on the ground.
With Tone Time gone, Geno seems just fine.
Following practice yesterday – where Holmes’ participation was very limited (he ran one route in position drills) – there was reportedly a tense press confernce with the media. Initially, Holmes said his hamstring felt good, then implied he might sit out until after the bye and finally accused the media of “putting words in [his] mouth” when they asked him to clarify if that’s what he meant.
On the field, Smith has had mixed results with Holmes out. He was excellent in Atlanta, let the team down with two key interceptions against the Steelers and bounced back from a pick-six for a come-from-behind win on Sunday (albeit with an assist from his defense and running game).
What’s your take?