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Polleo Pit Man
10-09-2007, 10:19 PM
Chiefs running game could use Priest

By JOE POSNANSKI


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After this latest Chiefs shipwreck, Priest Holmes stood at his locker, and he looked awfully good. There were a couple of reasons for this. One, Holmes has noticeably slimmed down and put on some muscle. It is amazing how much his body has changed in a few short weeks. He is apparently serious about his comeback.
“I’m about 90 percent now,” he says. “I’m ready to go.”
Two, the Chiefs ran for 10 total yards Sunday against Jacksonville. Ten stinking yards. This means that the entire Chiefs running game could not have gotten you from the entrance of the movie theater to the popcorn stand.
Priest Holmes has rarely looked better.
Why has the Chiefs’ running game gone into the sewer? That was the talk of the locker room after the Chiefs’ dead-battery 17-7 loss to the Jaguars. Offensive lineman Brian Waters said it is because of breakdowns. Coach Herm Edwards said it comes down to inconsistency. Running back Larry Johnson rather eloquently said nothing, which was fitting after his performance of nine carries, 12 yards and two disgusted helmet throws. Some blamed the offensive line, some blamed the play calling (which is getting old), some gave credit to Jacksonville’s tough defense.
Nobody wanted to come out and say Larry Johnson isn’t running well.
Nobody, that is, except Priest Holmes.
“I talk to Larry about being more creative,” Holmes said. “I think that’s something he needs to work on. When the other team is putting everything to trying to stop you, you can’t get frustrated. That’s the worst thing you can do. You have to study them and find their weaknesses, and exploit those. There are no excuses. You have to find a way to get yards. And when you get your opening, you have to hit the home run.”
Larry Johnson should cut out that quote, blow it up, put it on his wall and read it every day. He shouldn’t read it to get mad (that strategy obviously isn’t working). He should read it because in that one paragraph is the essence of what made Priest Holmes a great football player. Holmes came to beat you.
Look: Holmes did not have the skills and talents of Larry Johnson. He did not have Johnson’s size, his strength, his speed. Holmes had to overcome devastating injuries and unending doubts. But he became the best running back in the NFL, he set a bunch of records, he scored 66 touchdowns in three seasons, all because of those words — he studied, and he found weaknesses in defenses, and he made no excuses, and he got yards.
People never wanted to give him credit for it. Even now, you will hear people say, “Oh, it was just that Holmes was running behind a great offensive line.”
Baloney. In 2000, the Chiefs were one of the worst rushing teams in the NFL. Their leading rusher had 697 yards. In 2001, with the same caliber of offensive line, Priest Holmes led the NFL in rushing. The next year, the Chiefs added Willie Roaf, Brian Waters came into his own, and Holmes had one of the greatest years in NFL history. The line was good, no doubt. The running back, though, was absolutely fabulous.
Now, watching Johnson fume and mope and get tackled for losses, you can appreciate even more just what Holmes is about. This guy wasn’t even drafted. He overcame two injuries to his ACLs. He came back from a hip injury that doctors thought would end his career. Now, at age 34 (Sunday was his birthday), he shows up at the stadium every day for workouts and team meetings and film sessions, this after a concussion and neck injury so severe he lost feeling in his arms and legs and missed almost two full seasons.

m0ebr0
10-09-2007, 10:29 PM
I think we could use him one way or another.

McLovin
10-09-2007, 10:33 PM
I think we could use him one way or another.
If nothing else we could have Priest be a running back coach till he is ready to play. that way he would be a positive influence again and a leader again, Also he wouldnt hurt the 53 man and he would I believe be able to workout with the Running Backs. That is if he cant come back and play this year.

If becoming a coach kills his eligibility or changes his availability if someone would let me know.

Also saw somewhere earlier someone on here suggested bringing in LJ's dad as a coach. Hmmm good idea IMO

m0ebr0
10-09-2007, 10:35 PM
If nothing else we could have Priest be a running back coach till he is ready to play. that way he would be a positive influence again and a leader again, Also he wouldnt hurt the 53 man and he would I believe be able to workout with the Running Backs. That is if he cant come back and play this year.

If becoming a coach kills his eligibility or changes his availability if someone would let me know.

Also saw somewhere earlier someone on here suggested bringing in LJ's dad as a coach. Hmmm good idea IMO

I think thatd be great. We need to do anything to improve our run. Anything to do that sounds good to me.

Chiefster
10-10-2007, 01:26 AM
I was thinking that this has been posted already, not sure though.





Move along, nothing to see here.

m0ebr0
10-10-2007, 03:20 PM
I was thinking that this has been posted already, not sure though.





Move along, nothing to see here.

These arent the droids we're looking for.
You can go about your buisness.
Move along, move along.

wolfpack
10-10-2007, 03:23 PM
it was already posted. but who cares,run with it.

chief31
10-10-2007, 08:19 PM
These arent the droids we're looking for.
You can go about your buisness.
Move along, move along.


OMG!!! This reminds me of one of the funniest things that I have ever heard.

Bear with me....

Setup: Jim Rome has a radio show. On which he gets alot of e-mails, from fans and listeners. Often the E-mail are from listeners, but are "signed" by some celebrity. Hopefully, you all remember Barry Bonds' press conference, after the news of his Supreme Court confession leaked. When all he did was announce a press conference, then show-up and take no questions, address no issues and accuse everyone in the room of being liars "too".

Events: Jim was rambling about how Barry appeared to be trying to use the "Jedi mind trick" on everyone, by avoiding the issues and calling everyone else liars. The Jedi mind trick statement was funny enough, but then he read an Email...

From: Barry Bonds..."Dear press, these are not the 'roids you are looking for."

It was amazingly funny, when I heard it.

Chiefster
10-10-2007, 08:53 PM
If nothing else we could have Priest be a running back coach till he is ready to play. that way he would be a positive influence again and a leader again, Also he wouldnt hurt the 53 man and he would I believe be able to workout with the Running Backs. That is if he cant come back and play this year.

If becoming a coach kills his eligibility or changes his availability if someone would let me know.

Also saw somewhere earlier someone on here suggested bringing in LJ's dad as a coach. Hmmm good idea IMO

Priest wants to play, not coach.


OMG!!! This reminds me of one of the funniest things that I have ever heard.

Bear with me....

Setup: Jim Rome has a radio show. On which he gets alot of e-mails, from fans and listeners. Often the E-mail are from listeners, but are "signed" by some celebrity. Hopefully, you all remember Barry Bonds' press conference, after the news of his Supreme Court confession leaked. When all he did was announce a press conference, then show-up and take no questions, address no issues and accuse everyone in the room of being liars "too".

Events: Jim was rambling about how Barry appeared to be trying to use the "Jedi mind trick" on everyone, by avoiding the issues and calling everyone else liars. The Jedi mind trick statement was funny enough, but then he read an Email...

From: Barry Bonds..."Dear press, these are not the 'roids you are looking for."

It was amazingly funny, when I heard it.

The force is a powerful influence on the week minded. :D

Pro_Angler
10-10-2007, 11:39 PM
lol i LOVE IT priest need's to start smack talking LJ like a school boy cause that's how LJ is acting. he has his pocket's too full to run now???

Polleo Pit Man
10-11-2007, 12:59 AM
Appologies if this was already posted. There are like 600 new postings everyday and i missed it!
I foresee priest coming back though its getting close and he wants to play!!!!

m0ebr0
10-12-2007, 12:25 AM
OMG!!! This reminds me of one of the funniest things that I have ever heard.

Bear with me....

Setup: Jim Rome has a radio show. On which he gets alot of e-mails, from fans and listeners. Often the E-mail are from listeners, but are "signed" by some celebrity. Hopefully, you all remember Barry Bonds' press conference, after the news of his Supreme Court confession leaked. When all he did was announce a press conference, then show-up and take no questions, address no issues and accuse everyone in the room of being liars "too".

Events: Jim was rambling about how Barry appeared to be trying to use the "Jedi mind trick" on everyone, by avoiding the issues and calling everyone else liars. The Jedi mind trick statement was funny enough, but then he read an Email...

From: Barry Bonds..."Dear press, these are not the 'roids you are looking for."

It was amazingly funny, when I heard it.

:lol: That is quite possibly the funniest thing I have heard anybody do in court.
The Force is strong with this one.

hermhater
10-12-2007, 12:44 AM
OMG!!! This reminds me of one of the funniest things that I have ever heard.

Bear with me....

Setup: Jim Rome has a radio show. On which he gets alot of e-mails, from fans and listeners. Often the E-mail are from listeners, but are "signed" by some celebrity. Hopefully, you all remember Barry Bonds' press conference, after the news of his Supreme Court confession leaked. When all he did was announce a press conference, then show-up and take no questions, address no issues and accuse everyone in the room of being liars "too".

Events: Jim was rambling about how Barry appeared to be trying to use the "Jedi mind trick" on everyone, by avoiding the issues and calling everyone else liars. The Jedi mind trick statement was funny enough, but then he read an Email...

From: Barry Bonds..."Dear press, these are not the 'roids you are looking for."

It was amazingly funny, when I heard it.


:lol: That is quite possibly the funniest thing I have heard anybody do in court.
The Force is strong with this one.

The guy wasn't in court, he was an emailer, and Jim Rome (a$$hole) signed Barry Bonds name in his place to make it seem like that answer was Barry's.

Still one of the funniest things I have ever heard related to the stupid 'roid issue in Baseball.

If you aren't testing for it, then the athletes will use it.

Guru
10-12-2007, 12:58 AM
If nothing else we could have Priest be a running back coach till he is ready to play. that way he would be a positive influence again and a leader again, Also he wouldnt hurt the 53 man and he would I believe be able to workout with the Running Backs. That is if he cant come back and play this year.

If becoming a coach kills his eligibility or changes his availability if someone would let me know.

Also saw somewhere earlier someone on here suggested bringing in LJ's dad as a coach. Hmmm good idea IMO

LJ won't listen to anything Priest says. of this, I have no doubt.

sling58
10-12-2007, 08:40 AM
I hope to see him soon on the field.

m0ebr0
10-13-2007, 03:19 AM
The guy wasn't in court, he was an emailer, and Jim Rome (a$) signed Barry Bonds name in his place to make it seem like that answer was Barry's.

Still one of the funniest things I have ever heard related to the stupid 'roid issue in Baseball.

If you aren't testing for it, then the athletes will use it.

My bad I thought there was something mentioned about court. Whoops!

hermhater
10-13-2007, 04:44 AM
My bad I thought there was something mentioned about court. Whoops!


I'm in court

Chiefster
10-15-2007, 01:05 AM
LJ won't listen to anything Priest says. of this, I have no doubt.


Agreed!

McLovin
10-15-2007, 02:03 AM
Agreed!
Totally disagree on this one, with all the football history LJ has, and how much he studies, now that he has been knocked down a little I feel he will listen to Priest. He does need to shorten his memory though.

sling58
10-15-2007, 08:19 AM
Totally disagree on this one, with all the football history LJ has, and how much he studies, now that he has been knocked down a little I feel he will listen to Priest. He does need to shorten his memory though.

and put his temper on ice! those penalties will hurt us.

rbedgood
10-15-2007, 08:40 PM
I think he'll tone down the temper...the flag that didn't cost you guys a game may end up being a good thing, as it gives the coaches something to work with him on.

As for listening to Priest, I think he'll listen, but not sure how motivated Priest is to help LJ...if LJ returns to form, Priest will have little to no role. If LJ were to continue to struggle, Priest likely at least emerges as the 3rd down back.

hermhater
10-15-2007, 09:13 PM
I think he'll tone down the temper...the flag that didn't cost you guys a game may end up being a good thing, as it gives the coaches something to work with him on.

As for listening to Priest, I think he'll listen, but not sure how motivated Priest is to help LJ...if LJ returns to form, Priest will have little to no role. If LJ were to continue to struggle, Priest likely at least emerges as the 3rd down back.

He has done it two weeks in a row now (throwing the ball) so doesn't look like the coaches worked with him well.

If they allow Priest to come back, and he is in form, he will likely share duties with LJ.

Just my opinion!

Chiefster
10-16-2007, 01:27 AM
He has done it two weeks in a row now (throwing the ball) so doesn't look like the coaches worked with him well.

If they allow Priest to come back, and he is in form, he will likely share duties with LJ.

Just my opinion!

It will be interesting to see how well that works out.

hermhater
10-16-2007, 02:55 AM
I think he'll tone down the temper...the flag that didn't cost you guys a game may end up being a good thing, as it gives the coaches something to work with him on.

As for listening to Priest, I think he'll listen, but not sure how motivated Priest is to help LJ...if LJ returns to form, Priest will have little to no role. If LJ were to continue to struggle, Priest likely at least emerges as the 3rd down back.

quoting you for the quote

swmochiefsfan
10-16-2007, 12:50 PM
It will be interesting to see how well that works out.
I can see pampers in the future, that or maybe motivation, probably pampers though.