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    Is Holt's slow recovery from knee surgery a concern?

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    Torry Holt underwent knee surgery in late January, and isn't yet running at full speed. This would indicate it was more involved than a simple arthroscopy. Holt wasn't playing at full strength for parts of the last two seasons, so the surgery could be good news. But it could also mean a slow start to the year. Marc Bulger certainly has more options to throw to, so Holt better increase his uncharacteristically weak efficiency from last season.

    Contract talks with Bulger have been quiet thus far, but coach Scott Linehan sounds confident a deal will get done. A lot of people have asked if Brian Leonard could cut into Steven Jackson's production. I doubt he will much on how own, but Leonard plus Drew Bennett and Randy McMichael could. The team doesn't want Jackson catching 90 passes again.


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    Re: Is Holt's slow recovery from knee surgery a concern?

    I don't know who Greg Rosenthal is (he looks like a kid on the RotoWorld site), but it sounds like he's making a big leap from the facts (Torry is practicing at half speed) to his conclusion (Torry had a more significant procedure than what has been reported).

    Sounds like his information came from the PD, which does not slant the story the same way:

    Wide receiver Torry Holt, recovering from offseason knee surgery, jogged through a few routes and even joined his teammates for sprints albeit at about half-speed after Thursday's workout at Rams Park. Holt said his knee was "feeling pretty good ... it's coming along."

    Still, Linehan said he wants Holt to be cautious about pushing himself.

    "He made a big commitment; he missed the Pro Bowl because he wanted to accelerate his rehab," Linehan noted. "He's at a point in his career where we've got to manage it and make sure he's able to finish a long, grueling season."
    Sounds to me like Torry is fine, and he's just easing into things this offseason. Seriously, does anyone think that Torry needs to practice in June?

    He'll be ready when it matters.

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    Re: Is Holt's slow recovery from knee surgery a concern?

    Quote Originally Posted by RamWraith View Post
    Marc Bulger certainly has more options to throw to, so Holt better increase his uncharacteristically weak efficiency from last season.
    Uncharacteristically weak efficiency? A Pro-Bowl selection and his usual spectacular moments including the catch for the ages against Seattle tell the real story. Could it be that Holt's numbers were down because the focal point of the offense was a versatile back who caught 90 passes? Maybe Greg Rosenthal should think before he voices his opinions. Holt's efficiency was just fine and I have no doubt he'll be ready when the season starts.

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    Re: Is Holt's slow recovery from knee surgery a concern?

    We dont need the guy going full speed at the moment, he doesnt need to show us what he can do, so he needs to spend the offseason making sure the knee is as healthy as it can be.

    That way he can go back to being the best WR in the league next season

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