November 21, 2014 |
LAST YEAR, Cleveland's Josh Gordon was the Lamborghini of wide receivers. Led the league in receiving yards despite having Moe, Larry and Hoyer as his quarterbacks. Posted consecutive 200-yard games, something no one had ever done. This year, the Lamborghini has some rust on it. It has to. Gordon was suspended the first 10 games for repeated drug violations - which also dogged him in college - and watched as the Browns somehow put together a respectable 6-4 record. It's a mark that would have been better except for two puzzling losses to the bad Jaguars and undermanned Texans by a combined 47-13.
December 17, 2013 |
Looks like the Miami Dolphins have found the secret to stopping New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Sign a reserve safety off the San Francisco 49ers' practice squad and give him his first NFL start against the future Hall-of-Famer. (It's so simple, you wonder why nobody ever tried it before.) After Michael Thomas stepped in front of Austin Collie to intercept Brady's fourth-down pass in the end zone with two seconds left on Sunday, sealing a seesaw, 24-20 victory over the Pats, he flopped to his back and was swarmed by his new teammates.
October 8, 2012
Texans at Jets 8:30 p.m., ESPN Line: Texans by 8. The skinny: With New York's Darrelle Revis out for the season with a torn knee ligament, it will be Antonio Cromartie's job to cover Houston's Andre Johnson on Monday night. Johnson is 76 yards shy of 10,000 for his career. If Johnson surpasses 10,000 on Monday, he will become the sixth-fastest player in NFL history to accomplish the feat, doing it in his 127th game. The Texans (4-0) are led by former West Chester East star Matt Schaub, who has passed for 953 yards and seven touchdowns.
October 4, 2012 |
THINGS JUST got a lot tougher for the struggling New York Jets. Wide receiver Santonio Holmes will miss the rest of this season with an injured left foot, leaving the Jets without their top offensive playmaker. The team announced Wednesday that Holmes will require surgery and was placed on season-ending injured reserve. Head coach Rex Ryan said Holmes suffered a Lisfranc injury, which usually involves a sprain or tear of the ligament in the middle of the foot that holds the first two toes together.
January 2, 2012 |
Looks like New York Jets receiver Santonio Holmes was auditioning for the Mummers while kind-of, sort-of playing in his team's playoff dream-killing, 19-17 loss to the Dolphins in Miami on Sunday. He was strutting, but his teammates didn't dig his act. The Jets captain was yanked as his team tried to rally in the fourth quarter, and though there were conflicting stories as to who did it, everybody knew why. After the game, players told the Newark (N.J.) Star-Ledger that Holmes was "moping" throughout the game, and the problems came to a head when the receiver and a teammate argued in the huddle in the fourth quarter.
November 28, 2011 |
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - This was one frantic finish the New York Jets might consider a turning point if they end up pulling off another late-season playoff push. Mark Sanchez threw a career-high four touchdown passes, including the winning 16-yard score to Santonio Holmes with just over a minute remaining, as the Jets kept pace in the AFC playoff race with a 28-24 comeback victory over the Buffalo Bills yesterday. "He's at his best," coach Rex Ryan said of his quarterback, "in big moments.
August 15, 2011
Clearing the record New York Jets receiver Santonio Holmes signed a five-year contract last month, according to reports. A story in Sunday's Inquirer reported an incorrect length.
August 6, 2011 |
PLAXICO BURRESS missed his second straight practice with the New York Jets because of an ankle injury. The wide receiver was expected to practice for the first time Thursday once the labor agreement was ratified. But he rolled his left ankle while running routes with Santonio Holmes on Wednesday. He was in uniform for yesterday's afternoon practice, as he was Thursday, but mostly as a sideline spectator. "I know he's itching to go and things, but we're going to be smart," coach Rex Ryan said.
July 28, 2011 |
MATT HASSELBECK is heading to Music City. Santonio Holmes is staying at home in the Meadowlands. Two days after the lockout ended, NFL teams are doing deals at a frantic pace, with some big names changing addresses, and others staying put. Hasselbeck is leaving Seattle for Tennessee, where he likely will start. He spent the past 10 seasons with the Seahawks, leading them to the 2005 NFC title. The Titans drafted quarterback Jake Locker eighth overall in April, but needed a veteran presence after Kerry Collins retired; they plan to trade or release Vince Young.
February 7, 2011 |
ARLINGTON, Texas - A Super Bowl plagued all week by Texas-sized problems had fans on the edge of their seats - if they had seats, that is. Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers took the field with just under two minutes left and 87 yards to travel for another game-winning touchdown. "I thought it would be another one of those magical moments," wide receiver Hines Ward said. "Two minutes, one time-out, needing a touchdown. We just didn't finish the job. " After being investigated for sexual assault, suspended for four games, and humiliated, Roethlisberger could have written a compelling end to this chapter of his life and career.