Collins, Gage share thoughts on Holt and Cutler

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    <p><em>Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky</em></p> <p>Had a chance this morning to ask both Titans quarterback <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=734" target="_new">Kerry Collins</a> and receiver <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=4601" target="_new">Justin Gage</a> their thoughts on <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=1757" target="_new">Torry Holt</a>, the veteran free agent receiver recently released by St. Louis.</p> <p>The unsurprising part -- they each said they'd like to have him in the locker room and on the field, but that they're happy with what they've got already too.</p> <p>Collins:</p> <blockquote> <p>I've never crossed paths with him over the years, but I've obviously been a big fan of his. He's a heck of a receiver, he's been one of if not the most productive receiver in the last seven or eight years and is a guy who with his ability to play the game could help us. Whether that works out, we certainly would like to have him, but if it doesn't I feel great about the guys we have here.</p> </blockquote> <p>Gage:</p> <blockquote> <p>Torry Holt is a veteran receiver, very experienced, he's been around, he's been on Super Bowl teams, he knows what it takes to win, he's been playing at a high level for years. I think he'd be an addition that could do nothing but help our offense. ...Myself and Torry are two different types of receiver, but being the veteran that he is he could still teach me some of the things that help me out. He's a little bit smaller than me, but he's a quicker guy. He runs sharp, crisp routes, he gets in and out of his break. He stays low, and being a taller receiver that's something I need to work on, when you're a tall guy you usually have a tendency to stand up coming in and out of breaks. He's still playing at a high level, so I definitely think he's going to get into a good situation.</p> </blockquote> <p>As for <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=9597" target="_new">Jay Cutler</a>'s situation in Denver, I asked Collins if he thought from what he'd seen and heard if he thought things were irreparable or could still be worked out.</p> <p>"It's hard to say," he said. "I've seen situations where it seems like things are irreparable and things get patched up. It's not an easy situation. I certainly think knowing Jay, he's a heck of a competitor and he loves to play the game, so at the end of the day I think he wants to play, he wants to be out there. He's a heck of a quarterback, he'll land on his feet whatever goes down."</p> <p>And to the fans who automatically tie Cutler to the Titans because he went to Vanderbilt and has a relationship with offensive coordinator Mike Heimerdinger from their time together with the Broncos?</p> <p>"They've made it pretty clear what my role is here and I don't expect that to change any time soon," Collins said.</p> <p>Gage said he comes to the locker room eager to catch passes from the guys who are throwing them, and doesn't expect some big change.</p> <p>"I believe our quarterbacks are in place with Kerry Collins and <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?playerId=9589" target="_new">Vince Young</a>," he said. "I don't see that changing and those are the two guys I am going to work with now."</p>

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