Holmes gains toehold as great player

By asking to be the go-to guy on the Steelers' winning drive, Santonio Holmes established himself as a great player, Jeffri Chadiha writes.

Originally Published: February 1, 2009
By Jeffri Chadiha | ESPN.com

TAMPA, Fla. -- Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes knew what he had to do as Pittsburgh prepared for its game-winning drive in Super Bowl XLIII. He had spent all season trying to convince his coaches that he should be a go-to guy in clutch situations. He'd spent all week listening to friends tell him how he'd have a great shot at winning the Most Valuable Player award in this game.

So when Holmes entered the Steelers' huddle with his team trailing the Arizona Cardinals by ...

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