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Holmes sees room for improvement on offense

New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes gestures

New York Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes gestures during the fourth quarter of a preseason game between the Cincinnati Bengals. (Aug. 21, 2011) Photo Credit: AP

Say what you want, Justin Tuck. But Giants Stadium is a thing of the past, according to Santonio Holmes.

Tuck, the Giants defensive end, recently said the newly named MetLife Stadium will forever be known by its old moniker. But Holmes playfully disagreed Wednesday.

“It’s the Meadowlands, the home of the New York Jets. That’s all I have to say about that,” he said with a smile.

Saturday’s game between the Jets and the Giants has garnered little trash talking among the clubs. But, then again, it's only the preseason.

“Once the regular season game come on, we’ll probably feed more into it,” Holmes said, when asked if the Jets are feeding into the rivalry. “But as of right now, it’s the preseason. It doesn’t mean much to us right now. As long as we’re getting our offense and our defense and our special team on the same page, that’s all that matters.”

And as Holmes sees it, there’s plenty of room for improvement.

“Shooting ourselves in the foot with penalties and converting third-downs, being better in the red zone is another place that we can definitely work on,” he said. “Those are some of the things we specifically spent time on throughout all the days of practice, even when we’re not on the field practicing.”


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