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    St. Louis Rams receiver Torry Holt strives to finish strong

    By Bill Coats
    ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH
    Saturday, Dec. 13 2008
    The Rams' sad state of affairs has reached this nadir: They are 2 1/2-point
    underdogs Sunday, at home, against a 2-11 opponent. And that news didn't
    startle wide receiver Torry Holt a bit.

    "The way that things have been going for our football team," Holt said Friday,
    "I'm not at all surprised."

    The Rams also are 2-11, and riding a seven-game losing streak; the visiting
    Seattle Seahawks have dropped six in a row. That's some tumble for teams that
    have captured five of the seven NFC West titles since the divisions were
    reorganized in 2002.

    As Holt's 10th season with the Rams winds down, an air of uncertainty swirls
    about Rams Park. What the roster will look like in 2009, who will be coaching
    the team, and who will wield power in the front office is to be determined.

    "We don't know what's going to happen," Holt said. "These last three or four
    years, it's been a roller-coaster for this organization, for this football
    team, for players, coaches, etc. ... It's really disheartening to see what's
    happened to this organization and where we are right now."

    The Rams won the Super Bowl in Holt's rookie season and were back in the NFL
    championship game two years later. In the seven seasons since, however, they've
    only had one winning season, and last year's 3-13 fiasco has been followed by
    this year's ugly reprise.

    Holt's numbers have declined dramatically this season, at least in part because
    of the emergence of young wideouts Donnie Avery, Keenan Burton and Derek
    Stanley.

    Holt is the team's leading receiver. But his 50 catches, 587 yards and two
    touchdowns fall far below the standards he established during his first nine
    seasons. During that span, he averaged 89 receptions, 1,318 yards and eight
    touchdowns a year.

    A "veteran's day off" from practice Wednesday not only helped Holt rest his
    32-year-old body, but also to "get my head together."

    "The last few days and the last few years have been tough, speaking from a
    personal standpoint," he added. "You reflect on all that we said and all the
    promise that we had coming into the season. And then with three games left,
    you're a 2-11 football team. It can wear on you. ...

    "But you can't dwell on it; you've just got to try to put your best foot
    forward and ask yourself, what can you do to help our football team get things
    turned around?"

    Holt is under contract through next season, when his base salary would be $6.65
    million. He also is due a $1.25 million roster bonus at the start of the league
    year in March. If he were released or traded, the salary cap hit would be $2.2
    million.

    "I'm a realist. I understand the business and how things go," Holt said. "I'm
    going to keep all options open ... and try to finish up these last three
    (games) strong. And then let things fall where they may."


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    Re: St. Louis Rams receiver Torry Holt strives to finish strong

    Holt wants out, can't blame him. As long as he comes back when he goes in the hall.

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    Re: St. Louis Rams receiver Torry Holt strives to finish strong

    Keep him. Even though he's not as great as he was before, we need his leadership for the young kids.

    He's been a great Ram, always have, hopefully always will be...

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    Re: St. Louis Rams receiver Torry Holt strives to finish strong

    By finishing strong does he mean he's going to try for real now? Does he mean no more alligator arms the rest of the year? Does he mean no more immitating Bennett by dropping catchable balls? Hmmm...13 games into the year and Holt wants a strong finish. Let's call it like it is an audition for another team. You didnt leave your heart in San Francisco it left with Bruce in the off season. Fare well Holt nice knowing you.
    Just Fix It

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    Re: St. Louis Rams receiver Torry Holt strives to finish strong

    By Torry, thanks for the memories !!!!

    What do you think his trade value will be after the season ??

    A 3rd, 4th ???

    Maineram -
    and out of the ashes rise ...The Breakfast Club !

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    Re: St. Louis Rams receiver Torry Holt strives to finish strong

    Quote Originally Posted by Mooselini View Post
    Keep him. Even though he's not as great as he was before, we need his leadership for the young kids.

    He's been a great Ram, always have, hopefully always will be...
    I agree he has been a great Ram,but I have to question his great leadership,maybe but I don't see it and his play doesn't reflect it either. I really see no chance that he is back next season and as far as his trade value goes I think we would be lucky to get a 5th round pick and dinner for 2at Outback Steakhouse.

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    Re: St. Louis Rams receiver Torry Holt strives to finish strong

    Quote Originally Posted by maineram View Post
    By Torry, thanks for the memories !!!!

    What do you think his trade value will be after the season ??

    A 3rd, 4th ???

    Maineram -
    NE got Randy Moss for a 4th round pick.

    Unfortunately, I don't see Torry's being any higher than that and probably even a round or two less.

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    Re: St. Louis Rams receiver Torry Holt strives to finish strong

    torry just caught td pass from bulger woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    go rams

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    Re: St. Louis Rams receiver Torry Holt strives to finish strong

    So far he is playing harder. A good game with a TD, decent yardage, and I even think he converted on a 4th down catch. Though kinda non-existent in 2nd half.

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