Tonight, for the first time this season, Santonio Holmes will take the field with the Jets. During the 26-year-old’s four-game suspension for violating the league’s substance-abuse policy, the Jets had been one of the league’s top five scoring offenses, averaging 26.5 points.
Incorporating the speedy playmaker will be a work in progress, with his role intended to expand and become more diverse over the next few weeks — starting tonight against the Vikings, who have a displaced receiver of their own in Randy Moss.
“We have a plan,” Jets offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer said. “We have a progression. There will be certain groups where he’s in there, groups where he’s not. But you’ll see him mixed in there with different people.”
Sounds like you may want to wait a week or two before plugging in Holmes. But these plans can often changed based on the Jets falling behind by a couple of TDs, for example. For now that, Holmes seems like he'll be getting up to speed.