Torry Holt, number 81, St. Louis Rams wide receiver, has been playing in the league for seven straight season. Perhaps, he is the most consistent wide out in the league right now. Lets take a look. In his rookie season, in 1999, coming out of North Carolina State, 788 receiving yards in his rookie season. It didn't really blow people away, but the mind boggoling thing was that, in Super Bowl XXXIV, as the Rams took on the Tennessee Titans, he had a touchdown, and could have had another, and took home the game's MVP instead of Kurt Warner, but made a rookie mistake, dropping it. Onto the point, after that season, he has amassed over 1300+ yards, six consecutive times. He is the only wide out in NFL History to ever do such a thing. That's the main legit fact why I say he's the most consistent receiver in the NFL. I don't think Terrell Owens could do something like that now, with his age, nor Randy Moss. Now, it's possible for Steve Smith to do that, but lets look at his history..he's more inconsistent then he is consistent. The exact reason I think Smith is the most overrated wide out in the NFL right now. The media is all over him, after his one good year. I say kudos to the man, but after all this media hype, they treat him like a God. Did they treat Torry Holt like a God in the 2003-2004 season when he had over 1600+ yards with 117 receptions! Wow! What a statbook! And no, they did not. He was invited to the Pro Bowl however. That's the big setoff. I don't understand why they rode Steve Smith's nuts all season after one good year..check out this: First of all, this is another stat that sets Torry aside from Steve. Quite funny as well, might I add. Steve Smith played all 16 regular season games this past year. Torry Holt? He was injury-bugged for at least 6 of them. Though, Holt still played 14 of the 16 regular season games to give it his all. No, that is not the stat i'm talking about, but just a bonus. Here is the actual thing. Torry Holt, was only three receptions away from winning the receiving title. Wow! Now, did he even get mentioned by the media? No he didn't! The media was all over Steve Smith, who just had one good season, after so many other years of being so inconsistent and unable to play due to injuries. The media has always annoyed me by that. As Holt played 10 games perfectly fine, 100%, and the next 4 hurt and in pain, but still only three receptions from the receiving title after missing two games when Smith played all 16? That's rediculously good, and I highly doubt other receivers could do what this man has done. Lets take a look at Smith's career yardage: 2001: 154 2002: 872 2003: 1110 2004: 60 2005: 1563 (Kudos for coming back from that leg injury, but can he STAY healthy for 3-4 consecutive years. We'll see..maybe i'll eat my words, if so, fine! And yes, Smith is still young, but when Holt was 3 years younger as Smith is to him, he made the most of it in his career, and hasn't slowed much down yet.) Do you see what I mean about inconsistency? Wow. I just don't understand how he just got so much hype. Lets take a look at Torry's career yardage, beginning in 1999: 1999: 788 2000: 1635 2001: 1363 2002: 1302 2003: 1696 (Wowzah! And he almost had 1700 yards! Holy Ice Cream Man. Get the truck over here!) 2004: 1372 2005: 1331 Talk about consistency. That is what I mean, by Torry Holt easily being the best receiver in the NFL. Consistency: Holt > Smith Off the field? Lets see, Holt does all he can to encourage his team. He is basically the new-age leader for the Rams, besides Marc Bulger and Isaac Bruce. Did you see him before the Dallas Cowboys/St. Louis Rams game, in Week 17? He was hyping up the team like no other. Also, a few years ago, he took a paycut for the Rams just so we could get a rookie signed. Wow. Do you ever see TO, Moss, or Smith actually doing that? No, instead, TO goes out, and feels like he is "out-playing" (as he said in his new book) his contract, and feels as if he needs more money. That's pretty sad when stuff like that happens, when a guy who has out-performed all those receivers and is still under the radar from the media such as ESPN, NFL Network, and such and such. Pros and Cons of Holt? Hmm.. Pros: I've listed so many..but here are a couple more He helps out with the charity Helps the kids all over St. Louis Took that paycut a few years back And in the off-season, he works as an NFL Analyst every once in a while He has a GREAT attitude, and is fun to watch on tv, because he is full of energy and excitement He never throws a fit (such as TO from last year's offseason) He never lets his team down (ahem...Moss..Minnesota days..ahh) More consistent than any other receiver in the NFL THUS FAR Helps out younger players Cons: Last two years, he's been injured, but he shakes it off like a real man, and got back onto the field playing it all out for his team unlike any other. What else? Thanks for reading. I didn't mean to offend any Smith, Owens, or Moss fans..which I try hard every day to respect each one of them, but I was just trying to set across a point. I'm a huge Rams fan, and dig up as much information as I can about them every day to just find out one step more. *waits for someone to use the excuse of calling me biased* Also, take this into perspective, Torry Holt has only been in the league for eight years, and played only 119 games and he already has 10,000+ yards. Yet, he is the quickest player in the history of the NFL to get 10,000 in so little games. And he's looking to extend his streak from being the only NFL player to have 6 straight 1300 yard seasons to being 7 straight. The guy is so damn good, yet so damn underrated by the media. Going to Marvin Harrison now: Well, I for one, love Marvin's play style and for what bread and butter he brings to the entire table for the Indianapolis Colts, but I've always had the theory to believe if he didn't have Peyton Manning, he wouldn't be able to do as well. Lets say Torry Holt had Peyton Manning (No, I'm not putting down Marc Bulger. He's a great quarterback, and he's proving it this year, but I'm just talking about one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL History. Though, this year, Bulger has been fantastic having 14 TD's and only 4 INT. Yet, he hasn't even been mentioned in the MVP votings. Oh well, beggers can't be choosers, right? The Rams suck.) Like I said, that's just my theory, and we might never know how Harrison would play with a different quarterback, but what we do know is, Harrison makes plays for the Colts, and that's what really matters for that team. This little "essay" is one I have saved in Wordpad format on my desktop that I've used on a different forum so I just didn't type that in two seconds, Lol.