Giants: Get Torry Holt!

Rams reciever Torry Holt asked for a release. If granted, the reciever should be in high demand. Who should be on his trail the most? The New York Giants.

The Giants need a number 1 reciever–there’s no doubt. Torry Holt is still a number one reciever. He caught 64 passes for 796 yards and 3 touchdowns playing on a horrible St. Louis team that never had a steady quarterback or a steady running game to balance the pass attack. The Giants have a steady quarterback, and a steady running game. Catching my drift?

Look, no one knows if Plax will be back. Only time will tell. Even if he doesn’t get incarcerated, there is a chance he could get suspended. The Giants have to act like he’s not there. There was a clear difference in the team with and without Plax. Just look at the game film from the Eagles playoff game. Holt, while not 6-5, is still fast at 32, and can still make plays. Sign to a one year, maybe two year deal. You’ll thank me later.


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3 Responses to “Giants: Get Torry Holt!”

  1. twerp says:

    As soon as I read he wanted a release I thought the same thing. He could be a huge influence on our young receivers and still produce on a high level.

  2. Matt says:

    First, Torry Holt is no longer a number one receiver. Regardless of the quarterback, a true number one receiver should be catching about 80 balls and putting up around 1000 yards. With bad quarterbacks, stats generally drop off with the second and third receiver since they tend to be slower with progressing through their reads.

    Second, the Giants have a fairly group of core offensive players with a quarterback and running back that still have many productive years left. They need to lock down a receiver that will be around to play with these guys for years to come. Signing Holt is only a temporary fix (if that), which will need addressing in one or two years. Given this year’s crop of WR in the draft, and even in free agency or on the trading block, this would be the year to lock down a long term receiver.

    Third, if they are willing to sign Holt, why not re-sign Toomer. Admittedly, in their prime, Holt was a better receiver (although he also played with an insane west coast offense). But Toomer has proven time and again that he has some of the surest hands around, and no receiver can compete with his tip toe catches on the sidelines. Toomer averaged only .3 less yards per reception last year and has been a Giant for his entire career. Given the increase in production by Hixon and Smith, I would sacrifice slightly less production by Toomer to keep him as a Giant for one or two more years (theoretically until retirement) particularly if the best alternative is another aging receiver in Holt.

  3. The Truth says:

    Matt, you obviously don’t know much about football.

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