Why register with the Steelers Fever Forums?
 • Intelligent and friendly discussions.
 • It's free and it's quick. Always.
 • Enter events in the forums calendar.
 • Very user friendly software.
 • Exclusive contests and giveaways.

 Donate to Steelers Fever, Click here
 Our 2014 Goal: $450.00 - To Date: $450.00 (100.00%)
 Home | Forums | Editorials | Shop | Tickets | Downloads | Contact Pittsburgh Steelers Forum Feed Not Just Fans. Hardcore Fans.

Go Back   Steelers Fever Forums > Steelers Football > Pittsburgh Steelers

Steelers Fever Fan Shop

Doc's Sports Get FREE NFL Picks and College Football picks as well as Football Lines like live NFL Lines and updated NFL Power Rankings all at Doc's Sports Service.

Pro Bowl
8:00PM Eastern on ESPN

Thread Tools
Old 12-14-2010, 06:30 AM   #1
A Son of Martha

Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Mesa, Arizona
Posts: 7,976
Gender: Male
Member Number: 10438
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Bires: Happy Holmes-coming ... not

Bires: Happy Holmes-coming ... not
By: Mike Bires
Beaver County Times

Monday December 13, 2010 11:59 PM

After serving a four-game suspension, Santonio Holmes has been embraced in New York. AP file photo

PITTSBURGH — Santonio Holmes, MVP of the Steelers’ most recent Super Bowl win, will be back in town this weekend. The guess here is that it’s a homecoming he’s not looking forward to.

For one, he didn’t leave on pleasant terms. His time with the Steelers was terminated because of mounting off-the-field issues.

Second, he’s going to face a relentless defense that’s more than a little anxious to play a struggling offense like the one the New York Jets now have.

If Holmes hasn’t yet, he’ll soon watch videotape of what the Steelers did Sunday to the Cincinnati Bengals.

He’ll see that the Steelers held the Bengals to just 34 rushing yards.

He’ll see that the Steelers sacked Carson Palmer three times and intercepted three passes, including two for pick-sixes.

He’ll see that Terrell Owens, who came to Heinz Field with 71 catches, was held to just one.

Five weeks ago, T.O. put on a monstrous performance in a loss to the Steelers with 10 catches for 141 yards and two TDs. But this time, he was a non-factor. Dick Lebeau, the Steelers’ wily defensive coordinator, devised schemes that, if executed properly, would make Owens a no-show.

“They did a great job of game-planning,” Owens said.

That’s also what Steelers safety Troy Polamalu said. Against the Bengals, Polamalu intercepted two passes. Both were intended for Owens.

So now Lebeau, and his defenders, will prepare for a Jets offense that has failed to score a touchdown in the month of December. The Jets (9-4) were blown out in New England two weeks ago, 45-3, and they lost at home Sunday, 10-6 to Miami.
Advertisement Click Here

In his last two starts, Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez has thrown zero TD passes while throwing four interceptions and compiling lowly passer ratings of 27.8 and 45.38. Among all NFL starting QBs this season, Sanchez ranks 28th at 74.2. For his first game at Heinz Field where he’ll face the vaunted Steelers’ defense under freezing cold and windy conditions, Sanchez will likely be in dire straits.

The same could be said of Holmes, who dropped a touchdown pass Sunday in the loss to the Dolphins.

Holmes, the Steelers’ first-round pick in the 2006 draft, certainly enjoyed good moments in Pittsburgh. His spectacular catch with 35 seconds left gave the Steelers a 27-23 win over Arizona in Super Bowl XLIII. Last season, he caught 79 passes for 1,248 yards and five TDs. But during the off-season, he failed a drug test that would lead to a four-game suspension at the start of the 2010 season.

That was the last straw as far as Steelers management was concerned.

During his time with the Steelers, Holmes appeared on police blotters for disorderly conduct, domestic violence and marijuana possession. The Steelers were so tired of his off-field shenanigans that they traded him to the Jets for just a fifth-round draft pick.

“It will be strange seeing Santonio in a different uniform,” Steelers receiver Hines Ward said. “But I’m sure Ike (Taylor) and the rest of our DBs will be ready for him.”

Mike Bires can be reached at mbires@timesonline.com.
mesaSteeler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2010, 05:51 PM   #2
Stu Pidasso
Assistant Coach
Stu Pidasso's Avatar
Default Re: Bires: Happy Holmes-coming ... not

Go Steelers! BLAZE him up!

Stu Pidasso is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-14-2010, 05:54 PM   #3
Fire Arians
Anti-Spammer Mod
Fire Arians's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Hawaii
Posts: 11,618
Member Number: 16570
Thanks: 2,296
Thanked 9,028 Times in 3,756 Posts
My Mood: Yeehaw
Default Re: Bires: Happy Holmes-coming ... not

i hope ryan clark greets him over the middle. 15 yard penalty would be worth it
Fire Arians is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2010, 08:19 AM   #4
Living Legend
TRH's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Bath, Ohio
Posts: 4,888
Gender: Male
Member Number: 17206
Thanks: 130
Thanked 334 Times in 228 Posts
Default Re: Bires: Happy Holmes-coming ... not

I'm hoping he doesn't make some big play to beat us. That would suck.

Hopefully we contain him and so forth. The last thing we need is him making some big play gloating about it, then the ESPN's of the world are going to have a field day with it.
TRH is offline   Reply With Quote


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:20 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Shoutbox provided by vBShout v6.2.1 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2015 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.0.8 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2015 DragonByte Technologies Ltd. Runs best on HiVelocity Hosting.
Navbar with Avatar by Motorradforum
no new posts