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What does signing of Holt mean to Jaguars?

Posted on: April 20, 2009 9:52 pm

Now that the Jacksonville Jaguars have signed veteran Torry Holt to a three-year, incentive-laden deal, what does it maen as they head to the draft later this week and on into next season?

Let's start with Saturday's draft. The Jaguars have a huge void at receiver and Holt only partially fills it. If they think he's going to be a No. 1 receiver, they're nuts. They didn't pay him that way, so they must think he's a good No. 2. That still leaves a hole in terms of a No. 1 receiver.

Mike Walker, Dennis Northcutt and Troy Williamson are not No. 1 receivers, although the team has high hopes for Walker, a third-year player bothered by injuries in his first two seasons.

The Jaguars did call the Cardinals about Anquan Boldin, and the signing of Holt doesn't mean they're out of that. If the price is right, Boldin could still be had.

If not, the Jaguars could use the No. 8 pick in the first round on a receiver, like Michael Crabtree or Jeremy Maclin. That does't seem likely after they blew two first-round picks on receivers in Matt Jones and Reggie Williams in reccent drafts. More likely, they will use a second or third-round pick on a receiver.

So that means if they don't land Boldin, they will still have a group of raw receivers to go with Northcutt and Holt. That means no real deep threat, unless Walker emerges.

Holt's per-catch average of 12.4 last season was the lowest of was the lowest of his career. That could mean a sign of slowing down and he did play on bad knees last season.

Holt is a good guy to have in the locker room. He likes the game. In years past, there were too many players in the Jaguars' locker room that didn't like the game. Holt will rub off in a good way, unlike Jerry Porter, last year's free agent disaster, who rubbed off in a bad way.




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Tags: Torry Holt

Since: Sep 16, 2007
Posted on: April 23, 2009 3:30 pm

What does signing of Holt mean to Jaguars?

 If Percy Harvin does not go in the first round as some predict, look for the Jags to trade up in the second round and get him.  He could become their number one receiver.  Percy is also possible if the Jags trade down from their #8 pick in the first round to a lower first round pick.  Jacksonville's wide-receiver coach worked out Percy and likes his skill sets a lot!!  Watch Percy end up in Jacksonville!


Since: Apr 20, 2009
Posted on: April 21, 2009 6:05 pm

What does signing of Holt mean to Jaguars?

Although he is old and washed up, this is a great signing for a Jaguars team with a depleted wide receiving corp. Holt had 64 receptions last year for 796 and averaged 12.4 yards a reception. Yes, he only had four touchdowns, but 12 yards a catch will help move the chains on 3rd and long for a struggling Jaguars team.



Since: Mar 28, 2009
Posted on: April 21, 2009 5:03 pm

What does signing of Holt mean to Jaguars?

nothing. he is old and washed up. sure he can catch crazy balls but he drops the easy ones. just call him Braylon Edwards as a nickname Jaguars fans.



Since: Dec 17, 2006
Posted on: April 21, 2009 4:13 pm

What does signing of Holt mean to Jaguars?

 HAHAHAHAHAHHAA - Seriously....

Since: Mar 4, 2009
Posted on: April 21, 2009 12:08 pm

Good move

We are extremely desperate at reciever, so this provides a little cushion, but it doesn't solve the problem. Folks, wide reciever is still a high priority. It all depends on what the Lions do. If they take Stafford, we probably don't stand a chance at getting Crabtree or Maclin. If they don't, then it could happen. If Crabtree gets past the Browns, we need to trade ahead of the Raiders. If you trade for Boldin, it's going to be expensive, but you're gonna get a good 4 or 5 years. If you get Crabtree or Maclin, you're gonna get 6,7, or possibly 8 good years. These are our options, but the bottom line is that reciever still needs to be addressed.

Since: Sep 16, 2006
Posted on: April 21, 2009 10:55 am

What does signing of Holt mean to Jaguars?

 I think they should trade a furture conditional 1st round draft choice.  Boldin has a hip condition that may keep him from playing as long as expected and could cause him to miss a few game.  I think Tory Holt is a excellent pickup even through his days of being a year in year out #1 receiver are over he is a excellent teacher and will be gr8 for the young receiver on the team.  Gr8 locker room present.  Very good move for the jags overall.



Since: May 6, 2008
Posted on: April 21, 2009 10:21 am

This is only part of the teams' problems

 I do believe that yes, the Jags need to bolster their options at the WR, trust me, I know how it is being a Bears fan.  However, I also, don't exactly think that David Gerard is the long term answer at the quarterback position either.  Yes, he had a decent year, and yes, he is mobile, and yes his TD to INT rate was ok, but is he the star that this team is trying to stay at QB?   I believe if they land that number 1 WR then they can make a run in the playoffs. But how far can they go into the Playoffs with him at the QB position.  I think they need a a QB with a bigger arm to make a true Superbowl run.  I think that Jones-Drew is going to have some good games, however I believe that overall his year will be a tough one.  Teams are going to stack the box to stop him and force Gerard to beat them with both his legs and his arm.   This team has lots of question marks, and in my opionion, a tough season ahead of them.

Since: Aug 29, 2006
Posted on: April 21, 2009 10:00 am

What does signing of Holt mean to Jaguars?

Two words Prisco.....SPELL CHECK!!!! 

Since: Mar 27, 2009
Posted on: April 21, 2009 9:36 am

What does signing of Holt mean to Jaguars?

Eh...I'll have to wait and see how the season plays out before I can call this a good move. Torry Holt is without question a morale booster for the Jaguars locker room. He could possibly motivate Mike Walker, Troy Williamson and Dennis Northcutt to step their game up while becoming a solid target for David Garrard. Hell he might have even motivated Jerry Porter to get off his high horse and get back to those golden Oakland Raiders days. Obviously the downside is Holt's age and he's only as good as his knees but he still manage to play all 16 games the last three years. . Fortunately for the Jags, their run game can open up the field so that Holt can be more of the possession receiver and not have to rely solely on speed. Regardless they still need to look in the draft for a speed receiver. By the 8th pick, a Jeremy Maclin or Michael Crabtree might be gone, so they might want to go offensive line in the first round but by the second round a Percy Harvin or big target like Brian Robiskie from Ohio State would be a nice addition.

Since: Feb 5, 2009
Posted on: April 21, 2009 9:24 am
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