Hall of Fame snub No.3: Torry Holt, Wide Reciever, St.Louis/Los Angeles Rams
How can you have the Greatest Show on Turf be in the Hall of Fame and not have one of its better acrobats given his just dues? Blasphemous, to be quite honest. Kurt Warner, Marshall Faulk, Orlando Pace, and Isaac Bruce now have to stare at an empty chair again as that chair is reserved for Torry Holt. After all, he was a rookie when they won the Super Bowl, and he was instrumental in that.
Though his head coach Dick Vermeil finally got his long-awaited honor and gets to sit on the lead throne, it’s still Holt who needs to be in right now. Coming out of North Carolina State, Holt enjoyed 10 great seasons in the NFL and, as mentioned before, won a Super Bowl with the Rams. Over 800 passes were caught for over 12,000 yards and 74 touchdowns. Phew. Oh, and he made seven trips to the Pro Bowl.
Additionally, Holt continued to be a threat for the Rams even after Warner and Faulk left the team. As one of the core members from an offensive core that revolutionized the game and a player who made an impact throughout his entire career instead of a short spurt, it’s only fitting that Holt should be in by now. He will get there, but it’s a shame that it hasn’t happened yet.