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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 sbenson9 View Post
    I am new to this forum and am interjecting on a well established thread. I dont want to think that carl peterson got the priest thing going to get a contract with LJ done but with priest still on the PUP, Im starting to think it could be. HEs cleared. Get him on the field. The only way you are going to find out is let him take some shots and see how his body responds. I read that he could be our third down back. With his talet, he is going to be more than that and will probably seek a trade at the end of the season. Is this also in petersons thoughts. then we have the priest running for touches against the chiefs. If we could get LJ, Priest and bennett all on the same page, What a lineup but dont know if its gonna happen
    good post, except Bennett is gone, the double threat of Holmes and Johnson is very intriging.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sbenson9 View Post
    I am new to this forum and am interjecting on a well established thread. I dont want to think that carl peterson got the priest thing going to get a contract with LJ done but with priest still on the PUP, Im starting to think it could be. HEs cleared. Get him on the field. The only way you are going to find out is let him take some shots and see how his body responds. I read that he could be our third down back. With his talet, he is going to be more than that and will probably seek a trade at the end of the season. Is this also in petersons thoughts. then we have the priest running for touches against the chiefs. If we could get LJ, Priest and bennett all on the same page, What a lineup but dont know if its gonna happen
    I think LJ and Carl were going to come to terms with or without Priest. LJ got out of training camp. There's no way he was going to pay not to play and also hurt his stats.

    That said, I believe Priest said something about his returning making for a good story. That's not a reason to return to a football team. Sounds a little selfish, but that's just my opinion. That, and a "leader" would be on the sidelines during games. I don't think he'll see a lot, if any, play time. I hope he proves me wrong. I really do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swmochiefsfan View Post
    good post, except Bennett is gone, the double threat of Holmes and Johnson is very intriging.
    Bennett is gone?!? Did I miss something????

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    I thought bennett was traded,am I wrong? I hope so the kids got talent
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    You are wrong. He hasn't been traded...unless it happened this morning!
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    Dont go messin withme. Not that I am that high on bennett. he is a solid player but he is no LJ or Priest. He started all the preseason games. I also need your opinion. I am not worried about the preseason losses. wE HAD NO FULL BACK, so a 1 demensional running game. we didnt have bowe in yet, and No LJ. quarterback is going to be sketchy but the d fense looked really good. Aam I wrong to say that we could be a 12-4 team and at worst a 10-6 team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbenson9 View Post
    Dont go messin withme. Not that I am that high on bennett. he is a solid player but he is no LJ or Priest. He started all the preseason games. I also need your opinion. I am not worried about the preseason losses. wE HAD NO FULL BACK, so a 1 demensional running game. we didnt have bowe in yet, and No LJ. quarterback is going to be sketchy but the d fense looked really good. Aam I wrong to say that we could be a 12-4 team and at worst a 10-6 team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chief31 View Post
    How one-sided can people be?!?!?!?!? Preist holmes, who hasn't been allowed by the team to participate in any team practices, is being ripped to shreds. All the while, Larry Johnson has been welcome, even expected, at practices and preseason games and has refused to show up. Maybe, like many people have said, it's all about motives. Let's take a look. Priest went to spend a day with his family, while L.J. was complaining about the contract that he paid an agent to get for him, that he signed.

    It seems so clear to me. What are the rst of us looking at this through?
    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbenson9 View Post
    Dont go messin withme. Not that I am that high on bennett. he is a solid player but he is no LJ or Priest. He started all the preseason games. I also need your opinion. I am not worried about the preseason losses. wE HAD NO FULL BACK, so a 1 demensional running game. we didnt have bowe in yet, and No LJ. quarterback is going to be sketchy but the d fense looked really good. Aam I wrong to say that we could be a 12-4 team and at worst a 10-6 team.
    I don't think you are wrong in the fact that the Chiefs may do well this year. It's football, nothing is set in stone. Yes, there are huge question marks about the Chiefs this preseason, but this does not automatically put the Chiefs at the bottom of the barrel.

    This certainly has the potential to be a bad year for us. However, as I said, this is football. You never know what will happen until after the games are played. The Chiefs do have a tendency to put a good product on the field, by the way.

    So, to say 10-6 at worst is maybe a stretch in my mind. We could certainly do a lot worse, but I also believe that the possibility still exists to do as well as 14-2. Just because things are uncertain doesn't mean we need to give up and write the season off as a loss. Most of the people who do that are already working for ESPN and local media because of their incredible foresight... (I couldn't resist.)
    Thanks for all the yards, TDs, and memories, Priest!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrunkHillbilly View Post
    2 years pay to speak to nobody in the organization warrants attendance at a preseason game.
    Huh,

    Quote Originally Posted by chief31 View Post
    How one-sided can people be?!?!?!?!? Preist holmes, who hasn't been allowed by the team to participate in any team practices, is being ripped to shreds. All the while, Larry Johnson has been welcome, even expected, at practices and preseason games and has refused to show up. Maybe, like many people have said, it's all about motives. Let's take a look. Priest went to spend a day with his family, while L.J. was complaining about the contract that he paid an agent to get for him, that he signed.

    It seems so clear to me. What are the rst of us looking at this through?
    Eggsactly my point.

    Quote Originally Posted by chief31 View Post
    Can you get a raise by abandong everyone you work for/with? Was Priest told that he was required to be at the game? It's very common for players who aren't allowed to participate in team activities to miss preseason games. Is it not?
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    No...that would get me fired. And sure it is common to miss preseason games, but don't go walking around talking about being a "team leader" when you obviously don't want to be.

    Again, this my well have much to do with the thread starter; I think he's frustrated. JMHO


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