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  • Priest Not Done Yet?

    http://chiefs.scout.com/2/661376.html

    According to a report from 610 Sports in Kansas City, Holmes is planning a comeback. If true, this makes things very interesting for Larry Johnson and the Chiefs.

    When the report broke late Tuesday evening, our league source confirmed itís probable that if Holmes is medically cleared, heíll show up sometime in the first three of four days of training camp next week.

  • #2
    He's only a shadow of his former self and was likely overrated to begin with. I can't see him bearing any serious responsibility in the NFL.

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    • #3
      I love Priest, but I think he is best off staying retired.

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      • #4
        If any thing he would be a 3rd down back he is a much better blocker then LJ and has better hands. I disagree with the part about things getting interesting with LJ I don't think this changes any thing it is not like Priest is going to beat out LJ for the job.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Splat420 View Post
          If any thing he would be a 3rd down back he is a much better blocker then LJ and has better hands. I disagree with the part about things getting interesting with LJ I don't think this changes any thing it is not like Priest is going to beat out LJ for the job.
          It changes the contract talks between LJ and the Chiefs. If a healthy Priest Holmes is able to play at even 75% or 80% of his former self, they might not be as worried of a holdout now.


          Originally posted by Halsey
          I don't have to watch it to know it was not interesting.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Turtlepower View Post
            It changes the contract talks between LJ and the Chiefs. If a healthy Priest Holmes is able to play at even 75% or 80% of his former self, they might not be as worried of a holdout now.
            I disagree don't get me wrong I love Priest he is one of my favorite Chiefs of all time but the guy has not played in over a year he is 34 and can't stay on the field. We all know Herm loves to run the ball even more then DV no way Priest is any thing more then a 3rd down back for the chiefs I don't see how this changes any thing.

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            • #7
              I would loved if he made a comeback last year but at this point he should stay retired. At 34 or 35 he just wont be able to do it.

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              • #8
                man just when I think we're through with the Holmes sags this news breaks.

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                • #9
                  RB Priest Holmes to report to training camp Saturday

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                  • #10
                    NFLive also said trade talks for LJ could start up (Chris Mortenson). Falcons need to be looking at him if available, also should probably inquire on Byron Leftwich's availability. If we are content with our current team we are content with losing.
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                    • #11
                      Holmes should just watch them play on his huge screen at home or stadium seats.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by BamaFalcon59 View Post
                        NFLive also said trade talks for LJ could start up (Chris Mortenson). Falcons need to be looking at him if available, also should probably inquire on Byron Leftwich's availability. If we are content with our current team we are content with losing.
                        I'm surprised I hadn't thought of it, but Larry Johnson would be an excellent fit in Atlanta. LJ would replace the void of Vick from the fans' interest - see 2003 when Vick broke his leg and the Falcons lead the league in season-ticket holding no-shows - but is much more marketable for Blank and the Falcons franchise.

                        Petrino wants to move to a more power-oriented running game, and you can't get better than LJ, who also catches the ball pretty well and could pair with Harrington. With Joe Horn and the young receivers also benefiting from the play action pass, the Falcons might actually be in a better position to make a run at the playoffs despite the potential loss of Vick (for a season? for good?).

                        I'm honestly surprised as to why Rich McKay hasn't received more heat than he has, if not also have his job in question/jeopardy by Blank, after seeing how the highly expensive investment in Vick penned by McKay has potentially gone sour. Even if Petrino is a recent hire and has three years to make his mark, I don't think McKay has that security and needs the team to get back to the playoffs sooner rather than later.

                        Getting rid of Dunn should free up some cap space, and imo the Falcons can and will go after a good deal of bonus money from Vick once he's in default of his contract (hence why it doesn't make sense to cut him outright at the moment). I believe PFT estimated as much as $20M could be recouped by the Falcons.

                        But the only question is how much will it take to pry LJ from the King Carl? He's going to ask for a king's ransom, pun intended, for a Top 5 back in LJ.
                        Pugnacity, testosterone, truculence, and belligerence.

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                        • #13
                          Well, it depends on what the chances of LJ resigning are. They can lose LJ as a free agent or get something for him. Most veterans don't get much. A yonger, less talented (but still talented) back in Willis McGahee was traded for 2 3rds and a 4th. Marshall Faulk was younger and was having a better career when he was traded for a 2nd and a 5th.

                          Overall, I would guess a 2nd this year and a 3rd next year. Maybe a later pick as well. No way would we give a first, that's suicide for a veteran back and our pick will be top 10 probably even with LJ.
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                          Next Up: 2012

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                          • #14
                            Keep in mind that the Chiefs could franchise tag LJ after this season, so it's not a guarantee that he'd be a free agent after 2007.
                            Pugnacity, testosterone, truculence, and belligerence.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Geo View Post
                              Keep in mind that the Chiefs could franchise tag LJ after this season, so it's not a guarantee that he'd be a free agent after 2007.
                              They'd definitly tag him, in fact if he produced again they could tag him again the next season.
                              "We're only going to score 17 points?" Brady said before chuckling about it. "OK. Is Plax playing defense? I wish he had said 45-42 and gave us a little credit for scoring more points."

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