Santonio Holmes is a team-first player, not one to ever cause any disturbances for the New York Jets, so it makes perfect sense he’s calling out the media for not being supportive enough in their coverage of the team. What’s that? He’s not exactly the model teammate? Then what the hell is he doing saying something like that to NFL.com?
"That's what sells in the New York media is how much negative attention we can bring to these players and just keep running with it. When things aren't going good it makes our ratings go up," Holmes said. "But it doesn't help our team. If you guys -- and this is for the New York media -- if you guys want to be a part of our team and feel so important, be there to support us. Not to try to break us down."
Now, a lot of idiot fans think the role of the media is to be a cheerleader for the hometown team. That’s absolutely incorrect. That’s what the team’s public relations department is for. I don’t recall, however, an active player making a statement along those lines.
Holmes continued to say things.
"There's not one day we step into the locker room and try to break each other down, that we talk bad about the way that person played. Because it effects the team the way one person play if they don't play to perfection," Holmes said. "So if the New York media wants to be a part of our team and wants to continue writing about us, write positive things. Stay away from the negative. Because it doesn't do anything good for our team that you want to report all the negative things that happened and that's what you want to talk to us players about. Because we live for one thing and that's to play football, not to entertain you people in the media.”
Funny, I thought Holmes lived to chug alcohol shirtless while counting his millions. You learn something new every day.