Santonio Holmes and a Two QB System

By Blaidd Drwg

If you want to run a 2 QB system, you should talk to Mike Mularkey.

What is it about New York athletes running their mouths off?

Santonio Holmes, the talented but unstable receiver for the New York Jets, is complaining about the Jets using a 2 QB system involving Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow.

Holmes says:

“… You have to allow one quarterback to get into the rhythm of a game and it starts from the preparation in practice,” he said. “(It’s) knowing the first couple of plays that he’s going to take these reps, it’s getting the feel for coming onto the field with the crowd awaiting you, it’s making the mistakes early in the game to finishing the games at the end.

“You don’t just change a guy out just because he has a few mistakes early into a game.”

Holmes had some issues with Jets QB Mark Sanchez last season, and personally, I think that most of those problems were because Holmes feels like every pass play should go to him.

Will a 2 QB system work in NY – I personally don’t think so. Sanchez isn’t that good and Tebow isn’t a QB, so I think you will have a few games of playing with this until the Jets abandon it.

Can it work? Sure it can. The Steelers had a ton of success running an offense with Antwann Randel El and Kordell Stewart (before he tried to become a QB) lining up under center and moving the QB (for many of those years it was Neil O’Donnell, Tommy Maddox and Kordell Stewart – after he became a QB) into a flanker position. It probably helped that the Steelers in those seasons had a killer running game, a great offensive line and the best blocking WR in NFL history (Hines Ward); none of which the Jets currently possess.