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What does Torry Holt have left?

Posted by Albert Breer  April 20, 2010 02:49 PM

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So what went wrong in Jacksonville? Well, Holt wasn't cheap. He signed a three-year, $13 million to join the Jags last year, so when the team moved on in February, part of it was financial.

Another part of it was the emergence of some younger guys, and that Holt had trouble producing as an outside receiver.

"They put him on the outside, and they paid him," the scout said. "They have Mike Sims-Walker, who showed up and became a No. 1 receiver, and they also brought in (Kassim) Osgood and I know he's a (special) 'teams' guy, but he's going to get a shot. They drafted Mike Thomas, out of Arizona, they have (Jarrett) Dillard, so there are some young guys ready to step up.

"(Holt) wasn’t a dynamic playmaker, he was an older possession guy. He was not a gamebreaker. In my opinion, they made a decision as an organization to move on, and let younger guys flourish."

Now, I know the big fear a lot of you have is that this is Joey Galloway all over again. That's one thing I was told you shouldn't worry too much about.

"Joey Galloway had that trait as a deep threat who could stretch the field," the scout said. "The difference between Joey and Torry is that Torry's a much more discipline route-runner, he's better underneath. When a vet can't run anymore, he needs to be more savvy and find different ways to beat guys. Torry can do that, although at this stage, you probably don't want to put too much on him."
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