You don't need me to introduce Santonio to any Bengals fan. Whenever the Bengals played AFC North rival Pittsburgh, there are three names I preface with "F***in". F***in Rothlesburger. F***in Hines Ward, and F***in Santonio. So when it was announced that Holmes was traded to the Jets for a Blocking Dummy and gently used Gatorade dispenser, you have to take notice.
While it may be very good news for us to help get us another AFC North crown in 2010, I don't like it one bit!
The 5-foot-11 Holmes, a first-round pick out of Ohio State in 2006 gives Sanchez a damn good weapon to add to their already potent offense. Santonio's stats for last year, 79 catches, 1,248 yards, and 5 touchdowns are his best to date, and now he's going to be continuing to add to his numbers with our newest hated enemy, the JETS.
I'd say the biggest reason we have to worry about this is that we ended our 2009 season getting our asses handed to us by the Jets in two back to back games. Yes, we made it to the playoffs, yes, we won the AFC North, but did anyone feel satisfied after this year? No.
And if that's not bad enough, we are going to have to watch F***in Holmes on HBO's Hard Knocks. We will hear about his troubled past and amazing aim at plastering bar room skanks with beverages. But then have to bear through how he's beinig given an opportunity to make amends. Please. No.
This gives me an instant headache. I will not be at all happy if the Jets come out fired up and torch us in our first game of the season, which of course is also going to be our first Monday Night Football game in many years as well. Criminy.
There is however the chance that we get some new shiny weapons ourselves and make a stand for who is the best team in the AFC. The Green Machine and the Orange and Black will clash, and your head will be pounding as the two contrasting colors are brought to you in 1080i Hi Def! Get your 3-D glasses on kids!