by Bruce Ciskie
In one of this weekend's highlight matchups*, the Seattle Seahawks travel east to play in St. Louis.
During the week, it's rather customary for star players on one of the participating teams to do a conference call with the media that cover the other team.
Wednesday, Torry Holt of the Rams did such a call with the Seattle media, and he was asked about outgoing Seahawks head coach Mike Holmgren. Holt has never played for Holmgren, but is quite familiar with him because the Seahawks and Rams have been divisional foes for a few years now.
As noted by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Holt is extremely familiar with Holmgren's ways.
"I like coach Holmgren. I hope he doesn't retire. And the reason that I like coach Holmgren, I just like how - excuse my French - I just like how f**kin' competitive he is. Some people may see him as an a**hole, but I like his a**-hole-ness."
Holt said he was using "Holmgren language" to describe the coach. Asked about that, he offered, "Have you ever seen him on the sideline? He's cussin' and fussin' and then he tries to put that play-calling thing he has over his face and there's just spit everywhere."
I think this is a compliment. I'd take it as one if anyone ever said it about me. I also love how Holt preceded his comments with "excuse my French". It's nice to know people still occasionally apologize for swearing in public settings.
(* - Probably not true. After all, who can forget about Chargers-Chiefs?)
Torry Holt Has Odd Way of Showing Respect for Mike Holmgren originally appeared on NFL FanHouse on Thu, 11 Dec 2008 10:40:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.