FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- Santonio Holmes is coming to MetLife Stadium on Monday night -- and the former New York Jet isn’t looking for any bro hugs or fist bumps from his ex-teammates.
He’s coming to try for a W with his new squad.
“My focus is on the Chicago Bears, making plays and win ballgames. Not on any other team.” the mercurial wide receiver told the Chicago Sun Times, adding that he hasn’t gotten any texts from his former teammates with the Jets, and he doesn’t plan on shaking hands with them prior to Monday night’s game.
Said Jets defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman: “He looks healthier. He looks like he’s moving better than last year. He’s a pro, and the guy comes in and competes. He’s won a world championship. He was the MVP of the Super Bowl.
“He probably has a little revenge on his mind, but ... we understand who he is and we understand what he’s going to come in here and try to do ... and we can’t get caught up in the one-on-one part of it. We just have to come and do our job.”
Added offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg: “Santonio is one of my favorite men. I don’t root for the other team, but I root for Santonio. I enjoyed him.”