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Torry Holt Interview on being a Jag for one season... Q: How did you feel your one season with...

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Torry Holt Interview on being a Jag for one season... Q: How did you feel your one season with Jacksonville went and were you disappointed to be released? A: I felt my season, for the most part, went OK. I thought I did what they asked me to do and that was to show the young receiving corps how to go about the receiver position on a day in and day out standpoint. Then, when given the opportunity, to go out and perform on Sundays, take advantage of the chances given to perform. With a few more opportunities I thought I could have done a lot better and if there was anything that I was disappointed in, it was probably that for the first time in eleven seasons I went scoreless. Q: I kind of want to touch upon that. You say you were disappointed in going scoreless, but when you look at your statistics, in your rookie year you had 52 catches and averaged 15.2 yards a catch. Now, in your eleventh year, 51 catches while averaging 14.2 yards a reception. So what do you say to those critics that say you’ve lost a step, when your yards per catch average is nearly the same as it was in your rookie season? A: I laugh at that. I’m eleven years in the game now, so obviously I’m not running the same as I did when I was a rookie. But I don’t know anybody in the game who could say that. I look at it as I still have enough ability to get past defenders and I think I showed that on some occasions last year. For instance, if you look at our season (Jacksonville in ’09), the longest pass of the season was 63 yards and who was on the other end of that catch? Me. So for someone who can’t run and has lost obvious steps, how can I turn out that type of catch at this point in my career? So I just try to go out and defy the odds every year and when those opportunities present themselves to get by defenders or the deepest defender, I just try to take advantage of those as much as possible. http://draftnasty.com/football/blogs/corey/qanda-with-new-england-patriots-wide-receiver-torry-holt/
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