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NFL Trade: New York Jets Steal Santonio Holmes To Upgrade Offense

PITTSBURGH - DECEMBER 27:  Santonio Holmes #10 of the Pittsburgh Steelers carries the ball during the game against the Baltimore Ravens on December 27, 2009 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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Double G SportsCorrespondent IApril 12, 2010

Last season the New York Jets had a shut down defense that carried them all the way to the AFC Championship Game. Their offense is what held them back in a majority of games.

They were essentially a run first team that basically ran an offense to keep rookie quarterback Mark Sanchez from making mistakes. They were not a team that liked to open it up and try to make big plays.

That may change somewhat in 2010 as the Jets have been making some moves to improve that offense and make the team more balanced.

First they decided not to bring back running back Thomas Jones, signing LaDainian Tomlinson to replace him.Tomlinson will likely be the backup and possible third down back as promising youngster Shonn Greene will be the starter. Greene showed his ability to carry the load while also having big play ability in the playoffs last season.

The next move happened last night as the Jets acquired wide reciever Santonio Holmes from the Pittsburgh Steelers for a 5th round pick in this years draft. If you ask me, the Jets just stole a big time wide reciever from the Steelers.

Holmes had become one of the main targets for the Steelers offense the past few years, taking over for Hines Ward as their go to guy.

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