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Torry Holt ... all grown up

Posted by Albert Breer  May 11, 2010 06:56 PM

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The Patriots are getting a smart, savvy technician, a sound route-runner who can rely on more than physical ability to beat an opponent. That, in fact, is what the scout told me back then separates Holt from Joey Galloway, last year's (failed) veteran receiver experiment.

One thing that Holt did disagree with from my scout's assessment -- That he's no longer a bona fide threat as an outside receiver. My guy told me that part of the problem with Holt-Jacksonville marriage last year was that the Jags were relying on the vet to play on the perimeter and threaten defenses down the field.

He said Holt isn't that guy anymore. Holt disagrees.

"I can play anywhere," Holt said. "I've always felt that no matter what stage of my career. I've always felt I could play anywhere for the simple fact of the skill set that I still possess. So, I'm going to do what they ask me to do whether it be inside or outside. I'm going to try to do what I can do to help our football team."

Only one place where we'll get really answers to that one ... So we'll have to wait and see.
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