St. Louis Rams Torry Holt talked to Seattle-area reporters via conference call this morning. Holt had a pretty carefree attitude, which is what happens when you’re team is 2-11 with three games left in the season.
He said he was surprised that the Seahawks and the Rams, once the heavyweights of the NFC West, now find themselves battling for lottery position with twin, 2-11 records.
Holt said the main thing that has hurt the Rams is his team has not developed any continuity within the organization, from top to bottom, which has led to the team’s inconsistent play.
He believes that head coach Jim Haslett has done enough this season to be considered for the gig next year.
And Holt also used some salty language in expressing his respect for Seattle head coach Mike Holmgren, saying he likes Holmgren because he’s so competitive, and he’s a winner. Holt said Holmgren also reminds him of former St. Louis coach Mike Martz.
“Excuse my French, I’m going to use some of his language,” Holt said, referring to Holmgren. “I just like how f*ing competitive he is. Some people may see him as an ahole, but I like his a**hole-ness.
“Have you ever seen him on the sideline, and how he’s over there cussing and fussing, and then he tries to put that play-calling thing he has over his face, but then he just spits everywhere. I like Coach Holmgren. I’ve got a lot of respect for him.”
Holt was asked about offensive linemen Ritchie Incognito and the perception that he’s one of the dirtiest players in the league. Holt said Incognito does whatever it takes to help his team win and may cross the line at times, but most people don’t know what’s really going on inside the trenches. Holt said Incognito is probably one of the toughest and feistiest lineman in the league.
“Richie does whatever he has to do to try to help us win ball games on Sundays,” Holt said. “Now does he go outside of the box sometimes? Sure. Absolutely. Who doesn’t? But when you’re playing down inside in those trenches like that, I mean we don’t know from the outside being a puny receiver and you guys being sportswriters, you guys really don’t understand what’s going in the inside.
“So some of that stuff that he does is probably necessary, and some of the stuff he does probably isn’t necessary. But again, we don’t know what’s going on or what’s being said inside those trenches.”