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Holmes becoming a leader in defeat

With the Jets struggling, the WR is doing what he can to keep the team focused

Updated: October 12, 2011, 12:55 PM ET
By Jane McManus | ESPNNewYork.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Near the end of Santonio Holmes' news conference following the New York Jets' 30-21 loss to the New England Patriots, a local Boston reporter asked the wide receiver to talk about his admiration for the Patriots and Tom Brady. There was a slight pause as he considered the question, and decided to answer it bluntly.

"Just losing to any team sucks, and especially this team," Holmes said.

The Jets have lost three straight games. And a recent media report -- emphatically ...

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