Schotty: Holmes still our No. 1 WR


Santonio Holmes is off to his slowest start since the beginning of his rookie year, 2006, but he's still the No. 1 target on the Jets, according to Brian Schottenheimer.

The Jets' offensive coordinator said he has no knowledge of Holmes being unhappy with his role.

"Tone has never said anything to me about it," said Schottenheimer, adding, "I have no awareness that he feels that way, but Tone is our No. 1. He's a huge part of the plan and that doesn't change each week."

He should be for $9 million a year.

Holmes has only 22 receptions and has been targeted only 41 times, third-most on the team. A recent report by Pro Football Talk said Holmes is unhappy; he dodged questions Wednesday when asked if he's satisfied with his role.

GET OUT OF DODGE: During the bye week, the Jets worked out former Giants P Matt Dodge. It was, according to special-teams coach Mike Westhoff, an "average" workout.

Is T.J. Conley in trouble? Westhoff said he wasn't particularly pleased with Conley's performance in the last game. Conley isn't lighting it up this season, but he's no worse than Steve Weatherford was last season. Conley is averaging 43.5 (gross) and 37.9 (net); Weatherford averaged 42.6 and 38.1, respectively.

MAYHEM: Big week for pass rusher Aaron Maybin, who returns to Buffalo to face the team that drafted him and booted him two years later. Maybin, averaging only about 10 snaps per game, will have an expanded role. The Jets are loving the way he has contributed since being re-signed in Week 4. He's tied for the team lead with three sacks.

"It's been a big impact," defensive coordinator Mike Pettine said. "That was the one thing that we were missing, was a guy with a great get off that had some explosiveness.

SIBLING RIVALRY: Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan says he'll be a better head coach some day than his brother. Rex's response: "Hopefully, one day we get to find out." With a smile, he added, "But, you know what, at the end of the day, he's not going to be quite as good as his brother. All I'm doing is basing it on facts."

Facts? Rex said he had a better batting average in baseball and was better across the board in athletics, adding, "I think I've always been able to be just a little bit better."

REVIS STRIKES AGAIN: Yeah, in practice. Darrelle Revis dominates there, too. Team drills are closed to the media, so we'll let Pettine provide a play-by-play of an interception Thursday by Revis: "Darrelle never ceases to amaze me. He made a play on a post route in the end zone that was just ... everybody started laughing. It was ridiculous, how good it was. And as he's falling out of bounds, he pitches it back in bounds to Brodney (Pool), which is a big no-no. Brodney isn't on the list of guys you're allowed to pitch to. It was freakish."