February 01, 2016

Mike Martz on Terrell Owens as Hall of Fame Finalist: 'Ridiculous': Former St. Louis Rams coach Mike Martz called it "ridiculous" that Terrell Owens is an NFL Hall of Fame finalist when Isaac Bruce and Torry Holt aren't getting similar consideration. Martz told the St. Louis Post Dispatch, "You can't print how I felt when T.O. leapfrogged those two. That's just plain out-and-out ridiculous." Post Dispatch sportswriter Jim Thomas notes: Holt had more yards in his first 11 seasons (11,864) than anyone in NFL history. Bruce retired second in all-time receiving yards (15,208) and fifth in receptions (1,024). Both caught touchdown passes in the Rams' victory in Super Bowl 0x22. Owens compares well on all three counts: He had 15,934 receiving yards, 1,078 receptions and 11,715 yards his first 11 seasons.

posted by rcade to football at 10:00 AM - 3 comments

Is there an Isaac Bruceberry cereal? A Torry Holt Flakes? No? T.O. wins.

posted by Etrigan at 01:30 PM on February 01, 2016

T.O. should be included but so should Isaac Bruce.

posted by ic23b at 01:58 PM on February 01, 2016

I think Holt at least will become the first victim of the NFL starting to factor in eras and stat inflation against players, similar to how baseball is starting to do.

As far as Bruce, I think he makes it in, maybe 4th or 5th year.

Interestingly, # of Pro Bowls:

Holt-7 Owens-6 Bruce-4

posted by Bonkers at 07:32 PM on February 01, 2016

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