New Jets WR coach Sanjay Lal spoke with Santonio Holmes a few times after taking the job, but they could not discuss football until the offseason program began in April. For the past five weeks, Lal has gotten to watch Holmes work up close. Lal said Holmes has been, “very eager, very football-hungry, very competitive.”
“He’s been great,” said tackle Wayne Hunter, who was one of the players who fought with Holmes in Miami. “Santonio has been great. He’s been doing extra stuff that people wouldn’t believe. He’s been doing extra with Mark. He’s been doing stuff that he hasn’t done in the past. He’s been a team player, and it’s been a good change.”
If Holmes is turning things around, then he'll be a nice value in the middle (8th-9th) rounds. The main concern is that Tim Tebow's shadow looms large behind Mark Sanchez, and if/when Tebow Time happens in 2012, it's going to put a big dent in Holmes's value.