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    Welcome to the Crowd, Priest! We are all frustrated.


    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Frustrated and helmetless, Priest Holmes had to stand around and watch Sunday while the Kansas City Chiefs went through another practice without him.

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    The former Pro Bowl running back had hoped to get medical clearance and be removed from the physically unable-to-perform list and take part in his first actual practice on Sunday.
    But with general manager Carl Peterson out of town -- reportedly attending to negotiations with holdout running back Larry Johnson, Holmes' status remained the same.
    "It's not a setback. We just have to wait until Carl gets back in town," said Holmes. "I'm not sure when he'll be back."
    The former Pro Bowl running back has remained on the list since he unexpectedly decided to come to training camp last month in River Falls, Wis., and attempt an improbable comeback at the age of 33. He hasn't played or practiced since sustaining severe head and neck trauma in October 2005 during a game at San Diego.
    Coach Herm Edwards said he wanted to make sure not to hurry Holmes.
    "He's not ready. We had a long talk," Edwards said. "The doctor said it's OK for him to participate. But in his mind, and in our mind, we felt where he's at right now he's not 100 percent with his legs underneath him. He's laid off for a long time. I told him today, 'I'm not going to rush you. I'm definitely not going to rush you.'"
    Holmes, the Chiefs' career rushing leader, scored 27 touchdowns in 2003 for what was then an NFL record, and he is the Chiefs' career rushing leader.
    After being examined by team physician Dr. Jon Brown, Holmes was on the field but without his helmet, which players on the list may not wear. While teammates went through a tough, physical practice, Holmes jogged, stood around and ran phantom passing routes away from everyone else.
    "Dr. Brown wanted to make sure everyone was on the same page. Instead of me coming out and possibly violating my PUP by putting my helmet on," Holmes said. "That's the only reason why you see me out here with shoulder pads and no helmet. I can mirror just about everything that they're doing. But I can't put on the helmet while I'm still on the actual PUP list."
    The Chiefs have to be careful not to take him off the list too early. If he's activated but then cannot play, they would either have to cut him or place him on injured reserve, putting him out for the season. A possibility is they would keep him on the list into the regular season and then make a decision no later than the ninth week.
    "We don't want to be put in a situation where all of a sudden you take him off PUP and you start practicing and you say two days from now, 'I'm really not ready yet,'" Edwards said. "Well, that's OK for you but it's not OK for the football team."
    Without Johnson or Holmes, the Chiefs' running game has been feeble in two preseason losses. They netted only 61 yards in an 11-10 loss to Miami last week even though Dolphins defensive starters Jason Taylor, Zach Thomas and Keith Traylor did not suit up.
    Edwards was caught in a somewhat embarrassing situation when he said Holmes was in the stadium during the Dolphins game only to discover later that he had flown home to San Antonio and not attended.
    "He's come to work every day, never been late," Edwards said. "He went home for the preseason game Thursday. I talked to him during the day. I didn't anticipate him going home. I thought he was going to the game. He went home to see his family. I told him the next day, 'All you have to do is tell me so I know where you're at.'
    "Priest Holmes has not been a distraction. He's been a guy that's trying to come back from an injury. For him to do what he's trying to do, I applaud the guy. Now we've got to see if it's going to work out. But he has to make this team. He doesn't make this team because he's Priest Holmes."
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrunkHillbilly View Post
    I'm looking at it from the perspective that he has been paid for the last 2 years by the club and didn't even bother to stay in touch with the organization just for the sake of updating them on his injury. They treated him well and he disappeared for 2 years!

    Second, he has publicly talked about wanting to be a leader, said he would gladly accept LJ's starting position salary and said he wanted to be a role model for some of the younger players on the team.

    This is a business that he has been in for years. He has been away from his family during training camp and the regular season every year for umpteen years. Now all of a sudden he wants to be "special"??? WTF!! He knows the drill!!! Is it fair for him to go see his family and the rest of the players not to? Do you think some of these rookies could use a little home cookin?

    The bottom line is that if he wants to be a leader on this team, he needs to act like a leader! Lip service doesn't cut it anymore! Lead by example or get the hell out of the way so someone else can! Who that is, I don't know but it is certainly not the Priest any longer!

    If he wants to be a leader on this team... how about letting him practice? How about allowing him to be a part of this team? Again, how is it that you are so hard against a guy who has given this team everything that he has, while being so supportive of a gangstah chump, who has been snivelling since he arrived? Why do you make excuses for every unprofessional act that one guy makes and search for wrong-doing in the other?

    Priest has done alot of things for this team, including keeping them up to date about his injury. That you stated he did not. I have yet to see anything positive about Priest Holmes, that didn't follow an insult, from you. And I have not heard a single negative thing from you, about L.J. And before you resort to the "pot/kettle" retort, read around. I have said positive things about L.J. and have even said an occaisional negative about Priest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chief31 View Post
    If he wants to be a leader on this team... how about letting him practice? How about allowing him to be a part of this team? Again, how is it that you are so hard against a guy who has given this team everything that he has, while being so supportive of a gangstah chump, who has been snivelling since he arrived? Why do you make excuses for every unprofessional act that one guy makes and search for wrong-doing in the other?

    Priest has done alot of things for this team, including keeping them up to date about his injury. That you stated he did not. I have yet to see anything positive about Priest Holmes, that didn't follow an insult, from you. And I have not heard a single negative thing from you, about L.J. And before you resort to the "pot/kettle" retort, read around. I have said positive things about L.J. and have even said an occaisional negative about Priest.
    Ditto! ...Spot on!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chiefster View Post
    Ditto! ...Spot on!
    Chiefster, it always amazes me how well you can communicate your thoughts so well on any given subject!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canada's #1 Chiefs Fan View Post
    Chiefster, it always amazes me how well you can communicate your thoughts so well on any given subject!!
    Practice makes perfect!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Canada's #1 Chiefs Fan View Post
    Chiefster, it always amazes me how well you can communicate your thoughts so well on any given subject!!
    It is pretty difficult to convince Chiefster to argue. Believe me, I have tried. And if I can't get an argument out of ya, then I don't know what it would take.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chief31 View Post
    It is pretty difficult to convince Chiefster to argue. Believe me, I have tried. And if I can't get an argument out of ya, then I don't know what it would take.
    I've took the bait a time or two if it's something I feel strongly about; much of the time I can see both sides of an argument, which is how I became the resident "Less filling, tastes great" guy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by chief31 View Post
    If he wants to be a leader on this team... how about letting him practice? How about allowing him to be a part of this team? Again, how is it that you are so hard against a guy who has given this team everything that he has, while being so supportive of a gangstah chump, who has been snivelling since he arrived? Why do you make excuses for every unprofessional act that one guy makes and search for wrong-doing in the other?

    Priest has done alot of things for this team, including keeping them up to date about his injury. That you stated he did not. I have yet to see anything positive about Priest Holmes, that didn't follow an insult, from you. And I have not heard a single negative thing from you, about L.J. And before you resort to the "pot/kettle" retort, read around. I have said positive things about L.J. and have even said an occaisional negative about Priest.
    I believe in a previous post I said that I believed Priest is one of the good guys in the game! I also don't believe I have said anything in reguards to LJ off the field! Never have you read a post from me saying he is a leader a good guy or anything like that. It has all been football related.

    Should we not believe the reports that Priest did not keep the team aprised of his situation during the 2 years he was away? Show me something different. As far as practicing goes. I agree, but neither you nor I know why he is not practicing so don't act like you do! Speculation would lead one to believe it has to do with the Chiefs doctors clearing him and not his doctors but know one knows but them. Like I said before, the Peterson Ploy is still in play here!

    Your almost proving my point. LJ is like almost ever other young player in the league and some veterens. *****in and moanin about money, playing time ect. Priest is a VETEREN and knows the drill. He should act like a leader. You don't think it was cool for the organization to pay him for sitting out 2 years when they could have just released him? I think they have shown their appreciation.

    I hope you don't cheer for the "gangsta chump" when he scores TD's and runs for 1500 yds since you seem to dislike him so much!!!

    BTW, I feel the same about Roger Clemens who gets to pick and choose what road games he attends. Either be part of the team or don't!

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    I was reading a few of the posts and if you were priest and Lj was holding out. Hell yeah you would take larrys job and his money. I like LJ. I think he is an awesome RB. I hate his whining. You have to earn your stripes in the NFL. I know, My cousin plays for the giants and let me tell you, he is always working, 24 -7 . When the season is over, he takes a week off. then he is conditiong and watching films when his isnt doing community work. He is under contract he shows up period. If you want to renegotiate. show up to camp and do your job. We need to rid the NFL of the attitude and the money grubbing scum. TO ,vick, pacman,all of them need a gut check. LJ your talented but you take the enjoyment out of the game and distract from being just a fan who loves the game and the chiefs.

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    oh yeah, and for those who think priest do right by the chiefs. He was re-negotiating and showed up to camp. I believe his quote was, were not there yet but we will be soon, and i wont miss camp because of it. SAy that about LJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbenson9 View Post
    oh yeah, and for those who think priest do right by the chiefs. He was re-negotiating and showed up to camp. I believe his quote was, were not there yet but we will be soon, and i wont miss camp because of it. SAy that about LJ
    He's already made his money. LJ is a second year player and at the time was with out a guaranteed contract. These guys careers could end tomorrow so they need these guarantees. Every player gets them.

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