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Tuckdaddy
05-02-2005, 06:54 PM
Fabulous and the best around. Well, Fred isn't the best when healthy but he's damn good.

Fred's had many injuries and completed few seasons. Is Priest going to be like that now? The best when healthy but can't stay healthy?

I hope not, LJ did real good but Priest has that explosive step that still makes me go "DAMN!" "HE'S A BAD ASS!"

suds79
05-02-2005, 06:55 PM
I don't think Priest is going to become anybody but who he is now considering he's going to retire after next year IMO.

Wallcrawler
05-02-2005, 07:03 PM
No way. Fred Taylor gets injured just getting out of bed in the morning.

When an injury to Fred Taylor is announced, they usually sounds like this.

"Well, Jaguars runningback Fred Taylor was injured in Sunday's game against the Titans, and in other news, the sun came up today."

Its a common occurence. I would be totally shocked if Fred Taylor actually made it through a full 16 game season without an injury.

Priest has had a couple of nasty injuries, but you dont see him sitting out when he is able to play through some pain. Everyone gets hurt in this league, its just what separates those who play through it, and those who get put on the injury report that makes a difference. Taylor gets a bruise anywhere on his body and hes out at least 2 weeks, Priest will gut it out and do what he can to help the team win.


I think Priest will be fine. I dont know how much longer he will play, considering he almost pulled a Ricky Williams on us, but at least his reasoning would be understandable. He's over 30, and his body isnt as durable as it was earlier in his career. If Priest gets hurt again in a manner that costs him several games again this season, Id almost guarantee that he would go ahead and retire.

Count Alex's Losses
05-02-2005, 07:04 PM
Fred's been pretty healthy the last 3 seasons.

Logical
05-02-2005, 07:10 PM
Not sure why so many people think Priest is going to retire after next season. If it is because of his retirement talk last year that was due to special circumstances that have come and gone. I would say if he stays reasonably healthy he might play up to 3 more years.

Bowser
05-02-2005, 07:17 PM
Didn't Priest come out and say he is ready to share the load with LJ? That is probablly the best thing he can do for this team at this point in his career. Don't worry about touchdown records, rushing records, all purpose yardage records or any of that shit. Just do your thing, and give way to the kid so you can get your feet back. I don't think he's going to retire for at least two more years. Or until we win it all.

Wallcrawler
05-03-2005, 12:46 AM
Yeah, if Holmes wants to continue playing, Larry Johnson could extend his career a good deal in taking some of the load off of his shoulders.

It should also be a pretty good relief to Holmes to know that he's not the only guy capable of producing at the HB position for the Chiefs, so he doesnt feel like the weight of the entire offense is on his shoulders in regard to the rushing attack.

Not like Al Saunders wants a rushing attack anyway, but in the very few games where they actually do get into a ball control groove and run the ball more than 15-20 times a game, Johnson will help Holmes out a great deal.

Count Alex's Losses
05-03-2005, 01:01 AM
Yeah, if Holmes wants to continue playing, Larry Johnson could extend his career a good deal in taking some of the load off of his shoulders.


I have little faith in the current coaching staff to give Johnson the touches he needs and deserves this year. I guess we'll see.

Ghost
05-03-2005, 01:09 AM
In a perfect world, this season I'd hope Holmes gets upwards of 1400 yards and Johnson half of that to 800 or so. Combined TD's between the two I hope is in the high 20's. A deceiving fact about this style of offense is that while it is very pass happy, it has, as long as it's been in KC one of the most capable running offenses in the league and there can be no argument.

Ghost
05-03-2005, 01:11 AM
Not sure why so many people think Priest is going to retire after next season. If it is because of his retirement talk last year that was due to special circumstances that have come and gone. I would say if he stays reasonably healthy he might play up to 3 more years.



I fully agree with you. Three years sounds about right, and judging by the wear and tear on him right now, i'd assume they are all extremely productive ones too. Who knows if we can keep Johnson for the duration of that time, but hopefully after both are gone, so is the stigma that KC cannot produce their own uber quality Rb's.

chiefsfan1963
05-03-2005, 01:26 AM
freakin kickers should not even be considered for this record. give me a break! any one know what nonkicker holds the record?

philfree
05-03-2005, 02:11 AM
Holmes and LJ both over 1,000 yards for a combined 2,500 plus yards and 30 TDs.


PhilFree:arrow:

Rausch
05-03-2005, 02:12 AM
For even mentioning this the author of this thread should have the misfortune of squatting to shat on a hill of fire ants...

htismaqe
05-03-2005, 08:35 AM
Does it matter?

Larry Johnson is infinitely better than Stacey Mack. :D

Mile High Mania
05-03-2005, 08:47 AM
Kinda odd... if anything, Holmes could become Marshall Faulk. (although he pretty much is Faulk from a few years ago anyway) I would imagine that KC has learned some things with Priest, mainly using LJ more during the course of every game.

I think if they can give Priest 15-20 carries - you know he'll get 4-5 balls minimum thrown his way, with another 10 carries to LJ ... the offense will continue to dominate.

I don't know that I would want to give Priest 20+ carries every game considering the injuries.

htismaqe
05-03-2005, 09:17 AM
Kinda odd... if anything, Holmes could become Marshall Faulk. (although he pretty much is Faulk from a few years ago anyway) I would imagine that KC has learned some things with Priest, mainly using LJ more during the course of every game.

I think if they can give Priest 15-20 carries - you know he'll get 4-5 balls minimum thrown his way, with another 10 carries to LJ ... the offense will continue to dominate.

I don't know that I would want to give Priest 20+ carries every game considering the injuries.

Priest could also be used similar to Marcus Allen. Let LJ do some work between the 20's and then put Priest in when he can smell the EZ.