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Ironically I am more worried about Kolby Smith than Priest Holmes this Sunday, although I imagine an iconic player like that returning will give the team a major morale boost. I think this is Oakland best chance at winning a divisional game this year so we will see what happens...
Sig by fenikz! Cheers!
Originally posted by Scott Wright
Mr. Dukes comes from the Michael Irvin "talk loud and maybe people will think I know what I am talking about" school of football analysis.
I'd say Oakland's home outing against the Broncos will be their best shot by a large margin, but getting back to the point at hand...
I doubted Holmes could come back and be effective. I still doubt that. But all along I've maintained that I'd like to be wrong. We will see over the course of the next few weeks how he does. He's practicing this week, but he's not guaranteed to play. The week following, KC has a bye. If we don't see him the week after that, he probably is done once and for all.
"It went very well," the three-time Pro Bowl running back said. "One of the things that I can take from practice is that I still have a lot in me. That was one of the surprising things, not so much for the team to see, but also for myself to see how well I perform getting back to practice."
"I'm ready now. But it's really not up to me so it's a matter of when they give me the green light," Holmes said. "They've given me the green light to practice, so this is basically test two. I get a chance to see where I'm at and go against a defense and I had a couple reps on the scout team. That was a lot of fun."
"The most exciting thing will be my first touchdown. That's what I'm excited about," Holmes said. "Not so much the first run, because I think that the first run could come on a play where there is a nine-man blitz and they get me for a loss of two. That possibly could happen, or it could be a 50-yard run.
"Any of those things can happen, but what is going to be exciting is my first touchdown."