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Mike Martz Is Pissed Terrell Owens Is A HOF Finalist Over Torry Holt & Isaac Bruce
If you’re a lifelong football fan, you vividly remember the “Greatest show on turf” of the St. Louis Rams that included wide receiver greats, Torry Holt & Isaac Bruce. They were a force to be reckon with especially with Kurt Warner slinging the ball to them and Marshall Faulk running the ball. The Pro Football Hall of Fame’s selection committee will gather in San Francisco to elect the Class of 2016.
Among the finalists is controversial WR, Terrell Owens and former head coach of the St. Louis Rams can’t wrap his head around why he made it before Torry Holt & Isaac Bruce.
Here’s what he had to say to St. Louis Post-Dispatch:
“‘Surprised’ isn’t the word,” Martz said. “You can’t print how I felt when T.O. leapfrogged those two. That’s just plain out-and-out ridiculous.”
“Had they promoted themselves, which was contrary to everything we were about, they’d probably get in without an issue,” Martz said. “Had they pulled a T.O., they’re probably get in without an issue. That’s just not who we were.
“If they big-timed it and did all that dumb stuff, they’d probably get in earlier. I think they’ll eventually get in. I don’t think that’s an issue, but it’s tragic that people think of them like that. If Marvin Harrison gets in, how could they not get in?”
“People say, ‘well it was the system,’” Martz said. “It wasn’t the system. The system worked against him because we had other receivers, plus the running back, and the tight end that were catching passes.
“So it wasn’t like (Bruce and Holt) were targeted more than anybody else. We targeted everybody. We spread it around. They were able to get these numbers, in spite of not being targeted as much as so many other receivers were in the league. And then both of them in big games just showed up big.”
“They doubled Isaac all the time,” Martz said. “They went 2-on-1 on Isaac all the time. And he still had the numbers.”
H/T – STLToday