Holmes Should Thank Steelers for Wake-Up Call

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The player nicknamed "Tone" says winning Super Bowl XLV with the New York Jets would be a "slap back" in the face of the team that traded him.

Talk about tone deaf.

If anything, Santonio Holmes should be singing the praises of the Pittsburgh Steelers for forcing him to get his off-field affairs in order. Holmes was enough of a mess this spring that the Steelers traded one of the NFL's top young receivers for a paltry fifth-round draft pick.

That's how much Holmes had alienated a front office known for promoting a family atmosphere and keeping core players under contract.

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