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Dispatches
Peter King
July 31, 2000
When Rams coach Mike Martz studied tapes of his powerful 1999 offense, he thought one player, wideout Tony Holt, could take on a bigger role this year. So look for Holt, who caught 52 passes for 788 yards and six touchdowns, to move from strictly an outside receiver to one who runs more routes from the slot and in motion. Don't be surprised if he has a 90-catch season....
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July 31, 2000

Dispatches

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When Rams coach Mike Martz studied tapes of his powerful 1999 offense, he thought one player, wideout Tony Holt, could take on a bigger role this year. So look for Holt, who caught 52 passes for 788 yards and six touchdowns, to move from strictly an outside receiver to one who runs more routes from the slot and in motion. Don't be surprised if he has a 90-catch season....

A friend of Vinny Testaverde's says the Jets' quarterback would like to finish his career near his Tampa-area home beginning in 2001 or 2002. That will be tricky. Testaverde, who turns 37 in November, is under contract with the Jets through 2005....

The Redskins' Andy Heck, an 11-year veteran who started at left tackle for Washington in '99, was held out of early drills with a bad back and will probably retire by mid-August. That loss would put big-time pressure on first-round draft pick Chris Samuels to excel from Game 1 for the Redskins to be a Super Bowl contender. "This team shouldn't worry about me," Samuels said after battling Bruce Smith to a draw in a pass-rushing drill on his first day of training camp. "I'll show them I can handle the pressure."...

If 38-year-old Reggie White, who is likely to play no more than one year, speaks the truth when he says he's coming out of retirement because he wants another Super Bowl ring, why did he pick the Panthers over the AFC champion Titans?...

New Packers coach Mike Sherman will do one key thing that predecessor Ray Rhodes didn't last year: Demand that quarterback Brett Favre play with more discipline, as he did in leading Green Bay to Super Bowls XXXI and XXXII.

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