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Holmes’ Calendar Is Packed for June, July

Posted by Randy Lange on June 18, 2010 – 10:13 am

It has been a busy time for Santonio Holmes since he arrived on the Jets.

On the field he’s been showing his receiving skills on a daily basis. "There are times," head coach Rex Ryan said last week, "when he looks like the best player on the field."

And off the field, Holmes continues his fast pace of activities in the community — and especially for the kids.

The next circled date on the calendar for "Tone" is the FINESSE full-contact football camp for youth players from the ages of 7-14. FINESSE stands for Families Intent on Nurturing and Encouraging Scholastic and Sports Excellence. The camp is being held from Saturday through Wednesday at Florida Atlantic University.

Holmes, from Belle Glade, Fla., is sponsoring six kids from his hometown to participate in the camp.

A week from today Holmes drops in as a counselor at fellow Jets wide receiver David Clowney’s second annual youth football camp, held at the Delray Beach, Fla., soccer complex.

Then on July 3, Holmes and running back Fred Taylor host their annual football camp in Belle Glade.

And Holmes will join Clowney on the David Clowney Foundation’s mission to Ghana, Africa. That trip will run from July 19-27, with the players returned stateside five days before the Jets head to Cortland, N.Y., to open this year’s training camp.

Further down the road, Holmes and Taylor team up again Nov. 23 for their annual Thanksgiving dinner giveaway in conjunction with the Boys & Girls Club in Belle Glade.

We asked Holmes about his busy community schedule.

"Giving back to the community is my way of showing my appreciation to those that have encouraged me to follow my dreams," he said. "I want to be an inspiration to show that no matter where people are from, with a lot of hard work and dedication anyone can do or be anything they dream."

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30 Responses to “Holmes’ Calendar Is Packed for June, July”

  1. By Jets Fan Since '64 Tom on Jun 18, 2010 | Reply

    This is the “troublemaker” whose back Cimini couldn’t get off when some stewardess Steeler fan tried to make him look bad? Whom Cimini tried to brand as a traitor when he said that the weather shouldn’t be a factor in the Super Bowl, a view that I completely agree with? And when that comment was in a joking spirit anyway? This kind of crusade to fabricate scandal is Exhibit A in why Cimini isn’t worth reading. SH is the most needed Jet pick-up in decades and obviously a fine young man to boot.

  2. By Tom Spicer section 124 on Jun 18, 2010 | Reply

    It is nice to hear all about the good things Holmes does off the field 2 years ago in the Super Bowl in a game the had Larry Fitzgerald, Aquan Boldin & Hines Ward He dominated the game & won the MVP He could be our best player on O It will be great when we get him back vs the Vikings our O will be loaded 3rd down Braylon, Holmes, Cotchery, Keller & LT out of the backfield. Who are you going to cover? Braylon & Holmes 1 on 1 mismatch, Cotchery vs a nickle mismatch & Keller & LT vs a LB mismatch!

  3. By Hogan on Jun 18, 2010 | Reply

    Def refreshing to hear. I knew I liked this guy.

  4. By Arte Titan Fan Since '60 on Jun 18, 2010 | Reply

    My excitement for the Jets and our new additions is unlike ever before. I don’t know who I’m more excited about. Is it LT and Shotty re-uniting?? Is it Cromartie and Revis together being the best shut down DB tandem ever!! Is it JT increasing his HOF active sack leader numbers for us? Is it Kris Jenkins returning stronger than ever as our NT. Or is it ‘TONE’ quite possibly the best player on the field?? Wow!! I am so excited for this year, I can’t contain myself. Holmes

  5. By Ira on Jun 18, 2010 | Reply

    Randy, Glad to see Holmes giving back and taking the time to help out for some good causes. Hope for him this is a step in the right direction to get things turned around for himself. Everybody have a Happy Fathers Day.

  6. By eddie from tampa on Jun 18, 2010 | Reply

    I’am glad to see holmes help out the young generation. He will be the most valuable player in the field in week 5.So glad we got him. Maybe he could make the winning TD in the playoff run,division and SB run.And for a 5th rounder WOW.One mens loss is another mens gain.GO SANCHEZ. No pressure..BUT YOU THE KEY TO OUR SUCCESS.

  7. By Jets Fan Since '64 Tom on Jun 18, 2010 | Reply

    It’s interesting reading the hundreds of emails on the NFL site about the Jets’ offer to make DR “the $100 man.” Jets fans are about split between calling him every name under the sun and moronically saying “Pay the man,” as if that sums up the whole story. Fascinatingly, though, even posters who are fans of other teams talk about the Jets foolishly breaking the bank for one CB, becoming “the new Redskins,” neglecting their other great players, etc. Seems like our rivals have more sense than us!

  8. By Ira on Jun 19, 2010 | Reply

    Good omen just got back from the beach and turned on the TV. What do i see ? K. Wilson highlights a INT and 65 yd punt return vs LA Tech. Wilson is going to be a real good one.

  9. By Gregg from CA on Jun 19, 2010 | Reply

    Randy & Eric, not sure what your plans are for the next several weeks, and I hope you both get some vacation time along with the players and other staff, but I had a thought about how to keep us old codgers active on here without having to write new articles. How about just posting a topic every day or so and have us restrict our comments to that one topic? That would help keep us from corrupting threads like this with reactions to unrelated news stories and such. No new news = boredom *grin*

  10. By Jets Fan Since '64 Tom on Jun 20, 2010 | Reply

    Who in the Jets org is responsible for this ludicrous talk about “wanting DR to become our Derek Jeter”? Jeter won several WS before opening his mouth about anything. He never asked for an amount of money that would’ve chased Bernie Williams, Roger Clemens, Mariano Rivera, or anyone else off the team. When the Yanks got A-Rod, Jeter didn’t insist on getting paid more than him, but he did volunteer to play 3B. Even now he rarely talks about anything but playing better. What an absurd comparison!

  11. By Jets Fan Since '64 Tom on Jun 20, 2010 | Reply

    I’ll go you one better, Gregg, how about letting people post their own suggestions for topics and then Randy and Eric use those?

  12. By Randy Lange on Jun 20, 2010 | Reply

    Tom, that’s a good idea to go along with the stories and features that we’ll have each week until the start of training camp.

  13. By Pay the Man on Jun 20, 2010 | Reply

    @since 64, PAY THE MAN! lol. He’s smart enough not to become another Leon. He’s out performed his rookie deal by far. He deserves a new deal. simple as that. The Jets even said they were going to give him a new deal. How is he the bad guy here. I don’t get it.

  14. By Ira on Jun 21, 2010 | Reply

    Tom and Gregg thats a good suggestion. Randy,EA and Nick i am sure have plenty to fill the void. Here is one i picked up this wekend. Al Davis is so dysfuntional the way he runs the Raiders. Besides the fact that he gave Asomugha a ridiculous contract. He also put the higher 1st rd tender on S. Routt this offseason which will pay him about 3-28 mill and they don’t even expect him to be a starting CB. Plus they go out and then draft 2 CB’s.

  15. By Ira on Jun 21, 2010 | Reply

    Pay the man,
    Nobody is the bad guy. The Jets like every other club are uncertain about what the future holds and Revis was praised as the best CB and Defensive player in the league. Cimini wrote about a 30 day rule that means Revis has to be in camp 30 days before the league year which is 9/9.Otherwise Revis will not receive credit for a year of service. Which means he would be gving up 1 year toward free agency. Routt was 3.28 mill. Sorry

  16. By Jets Fan Since '64 Tom on Jun 21, 2010 | Reply

    Pay the Man, the Jets’ big mistake was losing their cool and offering DR a new deal in the first place. They should’ve told him his last season was what was expected of him, not the Second Coming, and then if they’d had to redo his deal he’d never have acted this way. The team isn’t so great yet that we can afford to start losing guys because of one guy’s childish ego. Nor can it afford one of its best players sitting on the sidelines griping. He’s not the bad guy yet, but he’s getting there.

  17. By Jets Fan Since '64 Tom on Jun 21, 2010 | Reply

    Ira, it’s much simpler than that, uncapped year or not. Take a look at those photos of Holmes above. Picture him playing with that kind of speed, athleticism, and game-changing ability for the Jets. Picture him having an awesome year and upping the explosiveness of our offense exponentially. Then picture losing him after one year because egomaniacal Revis had to get more money than a guy on a joke of a team that has almost no one else worth paying. Then think again about how to play it with DR.

  18. By Gary C on Jun 21, 2010 | Reply

    All the comments by jet fans about receivers not getting off Revis island have come back and bit jets in butt.these egomaniacs of today,all they have to read is how good they are and they believe their bust should be in Canton already.with all the texting that takes place today I guess humility isn’t on the screen yet.

  19. By Ira on Jun 21, 2010 | Reply

    I understand what you are saying and i am not going to debate this. It is what it is and it will all work out at some point. I really am rooting for Holmes and yes he is explosive. But don’t overlook Edwards. He had a real good spring and i expect him to continue in the summer and season. C. Bailey has one year left on his deal. And he and his agent have to be keeping a close watch on how this Revis deal plays out. Once again with all due respect thanks Uncle Al.

  20. By Jets Fan Since '64 Tom on Jun 21, 2010 | Reply

    Cool, Ira, I wanna sign BE, J-Co, NM, DH, DF, all the others. Like I said, we’re nowhere near where we can start overpaying one guy at the expense of others. Before this started, we were talking a lot about if we shoulda drafted a DL, not if DR deserved this kind of $. I see the DR thing as a line in the sand. If the guy we’re seeing now is who he really is, he seems too selfish and divisive for a Rex-led team and maybe “it all works out” by trading him to the worst NFL team for 2 or 3 high pix.

  21. By 37 year fan on Jun 21, 2010 | Reply

    One of the beautiful things about Braylon , and Santonio, … is J. Co is flying under the radar . # 89 is going to TEAR THE LIFE out of defenses.

  22. By Ira on Jun 22, 2010 | Reply

    37 yr fan,
    Ditto about J-Co. I have been saying that he is the most underated WR in the NFL the past few years and i still think he will end up leading the team in catches. Just reading up on some preview stuuff and i loved A. Spencer coming out in 07. Mr. T had the pick of the year by moving 11 spots to get Revis. I really thought they would take A. Spencer who i thought would be good. Well i see he finally came into his own the last 8 games last yr. 8 sacks, 22 QB pressures and 2 FF’s.

  23. By 37 year fan on Jun 22, 2010 | Reply

    Where is Ainge ? With all these top notch recievers , that is going to be fun to watch as well … I can’t wait to see some post routes . Also , we can spread it out on offense , then hand it to Shon Greene in a single back formation . Terrifying . My prediction is Greene leads the league in rushing.

  24. By Tom Spicer section 124 on Jun 22, 2010 | Reply

    Lets stop with the Revis talk already. Rex said that Mark is the hardest working player he has been around & MR.T said they can not get him out of the building this is the kind of stuff you want to hear about your QB.

  25. By Ira on Jun 22, 2010 | Reply

    37 yr,
    I hope you are right about Greene. I just don’t see him getting enough carries to put up those types of numbers. I would think they will try to keep Greene under 300 carries if possible. I would say aboit 18 per game. Thats 288 carries for the season and i will give him 5 yds per carry which would give him 1440 yds. I don’t care if he leads the NFL or not. I will take a 1500 yd RB anytime. GO JETS!!!!

  26. By Jets Fan Since '64 Tom on Jun 22, 2010 | Reply

    Speaking of RBs, the news just now is McKnight is close to signing. There was a very interesting piece on CBSSports the other day, saying that Lynn was being coy about using LT to spell SG. The writer suggested the real scheme is to use McK to spell SG like SG spelled TJ last, year, with LT on the spot to show how much he has left. Between this, whether C. Washington will get a real shot this summer, and where Woodhead’s gonna be used, the RB situation is my first suggested summer topic, Randy.

  27. By Row on Jun 22, 2010 | Reply

    Ira, that’s way too many carries for Greene. I’d like to see more like 10-15 at the most. I see Greene as a change of pace back and LT as the feature. IF he is really back like everyone says he is, LT should start. I want to see carries from LT throughout preseason. We will NOT run over teams like last year, balance is key. SG can go off vs the Raiders but is injury prone when used as a feature. Take away the Raiders game and he’s just a regular back under 4 yards a carry. Go Jets

  28. By 37 year fan on Jun 23, 2010 | Reply

    Ira , Do we not have the best line in Football ? We could run Pee Wee Herman back there for 1600. One thing that I worry about though is injuries. L.T. doesn’t have that much tread left on the tires, and good thing we picked up McKnight. But L.T. can recieve out of the backfield. This is good deception . He can do screens , tight end routes , Goal line . Defenses are going to be forced to play man on us.

  29. By 37 year fan on Jun 23, 2010 | Reply

    Arte , yeah how would you like to have to throw at Revis, or Cromarte ? That is like a ” No Fly Zone ” Then maybe you want to try the middle and there is J. Leonard . Or Harris , Or Bart , Our ” D ” is sick . We are definately going to have alot of pick 6s .

  30. By 37 year fan on Jun 23, 2010 | Reply

    Ira , Al Davis says ” 50 Million doesn’t buy you that much anymore “

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