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Santonio: Numbers don't mean a thing

Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes (10) celebrates as

Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes (10) celebrates as he runs through the end zone after catching a touchdown pass. (Sept. 16, 2012) Credit: AP

It's been 27 games and counting since Santonio Holmes caught 100 or more yards in a single days.

But stats can only tell so much, said the Jets' No. 1 receiver.

“I honestly don’t think it reflects anything about me as a wide receiver cause my job is to do what I can do to help the team win ballgames," said Holmes, who has seven catches for 96 yards and a touchdown. "Whether I catch one pass for 13 yards, whether I catch nine for 1,000 yards, it really don’t matter. It’s about the performance that you put in from the first quarter to the fourth quarter. And the grades that count out when you’re in the receiver room and the coach wants to talk to you about the little things that you didn’t do, the techniques that you didn’t use.

"It’s those things that count. It’s not about how many yards you put up every week.”

The last time Holmes had 100-plus receiving yards in a game was Week 11 of the 2010 season: 126 vs. Houston. 

He finished the 2011 season with 654 yards and eight touchdown on 51 catches.

So you be the judge: Is Tonetime worth his five-year, $45 million dollar contract (which averages out to $9.25M per season)?

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