New Yorkers Have a Right to Boo Mark Sanchez and Santonio Holmes
Mark Sanchez and Santonio Holmes got a not-so-friendly welcome on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden while they were sitting courtside at the New York Knicks game.
They were booed when they were announced in front of the the crowd—and mercilessly—and they deserved every bit of it.
It's a good sign that the two were sitting next to each other after last season's back-and-forth disaster, but frankly, they should be booed until they make right on the field.
LaDainian Tomlinson called the atmosphere in the New York Jets clubhouse the worst he's ever seen. Holmes was critical of the offense from the early going, eventually almost coming to blows with tackle Wayne Hunter in the huddle in the final game of the Jets' deplorable season.
Sanchez, on the other hand, wasn't just criticized by Holmes. He was reportedly criticized by an array of teammates. And while he handled himself professionally last season, he was once again disappointing on the field. He tossed 26 touchdowns but also threw 18 interceptions, including three in the pivotal final game against the Miami Dolphins. He has yet to complete at least 57 percent of his passes for a season.
Were fans right to boo Sanchez and Holmes?
New York fans are known to be vocal about their feelings, and in this case they were right to boo Sanchez and Holmes. With such high expectations, the Jets didn't even make the playoffs last season, finishing 8-8, and the fractured clubhouse was even more embarrassing.
Let me put it this way: If fans cheered for Sanchez and Holmes, I'd be worried about them. Sanchez and Holmes were the poster children for the Jets' demise last season, on and off the field.
Don't want to be booed? Then impress this coming season.
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