If Mark Sanchez and Santonio Holmes continue to be teammates in 2012 with the New York Jets, they may require the intervention of someone to repair their relationship. Football scores
The break between Sanchez-Holmes was “the worst thing that has happened since I’ve been around,” running back LaDainian Tomlinson said in a television interview.
Tomlinson, the last player to talk about the dissension-torn locker room as The Florham Park Zoo – home of the Jets’ facility – said he was not sure if Sanchez and Holmes could coexist. The future member of the Hall of Fame said the dressing room problems were “out of hand” at the end of the season, adding that the head coach Rex Ryan and general manager Mike Tannenbaum, encouraged it to happen because they like players to say what they think.
Details of the Sanchez-Holmes feud began to emerge at the end of the season; however, Tomlinson said that things began to fall into the third or fourth week. Baseball scores
“I’ve been in some locker rooms and situations between quarterbacks and receivers, but it was not bad as what happened here,” Tomlinson said.
“You know, it was a moment where I think the players could do nothing. There was nothing the players could do. So when you get to that point, there are certain changes that need to happen. Can it be fixed? I think it can be, absolutely. But they will have to make some tough decisions. ”
Tomlinson said that the players have a name for the fight: the battle of the east coast-west coast beef, because Sanchez is from California and Holmes from Florida. He said they “made jokes,” however he added: “In all seriousness, Santonio is obviously a great player. There are some things that obviously need to work to become a leader.”
If he were general manager, Tomlinson said it would be a “difficult” decision, that holding of together or not Sanchez and Holmes. The Jets have said they plan to retain Holmes, who signed a five-year contract for $ 45 million before the season, but their true intentions will be known in the coming weeks. He already has secured 7.75 million in 2012 and, if they do not cut it before February 8, they’d have another $7.5 million guarantee.
Tomlinson, who has thought about retirement as he heads into free agency, did not speculate to say that Ryan and Tannenbaum have contributed to the disorder.
“They caused this,” he said. “This is the kind of football team they want. Mike Tannenbaum, Rex Ryan, both are reckless, faced the type of style, say whatever you want, just get it done on the field. And then it leads to other things, as guys talking to each other, saying, ‘I’m not getting the ball’ or whatever. ”
Perhaps it is no coincidence that, on the field, Sanchez and Holmes had a terrible chemistry. They were placed in position No. 29 quarterback-receiver in which the quarterback looked for a receiver specifically at least 100 times, combined with the worst completion percentage was Sanchez and Holmes with 50.2 per percent.
According to a source, Sanchez and Holmes relationship began to deteriorate after the defeat of the Week 4 against the Baltimore Ravens. After that Holmes spoke of Sanchez and the offensive line, criticizing them publicly. The next day, Sanchez spoke to the offensive, as a group, asking team unity. Shortly thereafter, Holmes became more critical in the media.