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Dunit35
11-02-2005, 03:07 PM
I just saw something on ESPN News about Priest Holmes, but I didnt catch it in time. Did anybody see it about undergoing something?

Stinger
11-02-2005, 03:09 PM
I just saw something on ESPN News about Priest Holmes, but I didnt catch it in time. Did anybody see it about undergoing something?

This morning on ESPN radio they said he was to undergo more testing on the "head Trama" meaning to see if it was a high grade concussion. That was this morning and have not heard anything since

Mr. Laz
11-02-2005, 03:10 PM
I just saw something on ESPN News about Priest Holmes, but I didnt catch it in time. Did anybody see it about undergoing something?

i didn't see espn, but i think he's taking some kind of nerve test to make sure everything is alright.

i guess he had some kind of nerve issues earlier this year and wants to make sure that the shot to his head against the chargers didn't make it worse.

Dunit35
11-02-2005, 03:12 PM
Thanks, I figured thats what it was about.

Cormac
11-02-2005, 03:18 PM
Do we know the likelihood of him playing on Sunday? Or Surtain for that matter?

Seek
11-02-2005, 03:19 PM
i didn't see espn, but i think he's taking some kind of nerve test to make sure everything is alright.

i guess he had some kind of nerve issues earlier this year and wants to make sure that the shot to his head against the chargers didn't make it worse.

He had a mild concussion during pre-season. Someone hit him on a goal line stance at practice knocking him silly. I imagine they are wanting to make sure this is not going to become a constant problem. Once you get one concussion they seem to come a lot easier later on.

Seek
11-02-2005, 03:20 PM
Do we know the likelihood of him playing on Sunday? Or Surtain for that matter?

DV said yesterday that they would wait to see what his test are like, and what he wants to do before he declares him ready to play, but he thinks he should be ready to go.

Thig Lyfe
11-02-2005, 05:10 PM
If he's out... my FFL team is down the crapper.


First Deuce and now this.

morphius
11-02-2005, 05:13 PM
If he's out... my FFL team is down the crapper.


First Deuce and now this.
Hey, you could be like me and have Deuce and Ahman Green...

ArrowheadHawk
11-02-2005, 05:14 PM
DV said yesterday that they would wait to see what his test are like, and what he wants to do before he declares him ready to play, but he thinks he should be ready to go. if not we have lj so no worries

SLAG
11-02-2005, 05:25 PM
on 610 AM they said that they were waiting for results to come back on potential nerve damage in his neck

Deberg_1990
11-02-2005, 05:27 PM
Geez..just give him a few games rest and let LJ start...whats the big deal??

Delano
11-02-2005, 05:31 PM
Geez..just give him a few games rest and let LJ start...whats the big deal??

The big deal is who the **** gives Johnson a break when he is winded after a long run, and what happens if he goes down to injury?

Deberg_1990
11-02-2005, 05:34 PM
The big deal is who the **** gives Johnson a break when he is winded after a long run, and what happens if he goes down to injury?

Ronnie Cruz or McKenzie Smith if they activate him from the practice squad for a game. Or give some more carries to T-Rich. I have plenty of faith in LJ to get 20-30 carries in a game.

SLAG
11-02-2005, 05:36 PM
Ronnie Cruz or McKenzie Smith if they activate him from the practice squad for a game. Or give some more carries to T-Rich. I have plenty of faith in LJ to get 20-30 carries in a game.

Yes sir

I say we get T-Rich more involved in the Short Yardage rushing game.

Hell Put #84 Back there and give him some runs
lol

Delano
11-02-2005, 05:39 PM
Ronnie Cruz or McKenzie Smith if they activate him from the practice squad for a game. Or give some more carries to T-Rich. I have plenty of faith in LJ to get 20-30 carries in a game.

That really gives me some faith in the RB situation.. knowing we have the almighty Cruz/Smith duo to back up LJ.

philfree
11-02-2005, 06:15 PM
Here.

Q&A with PRIEST HOLMES
Nov 02, 2005, 3:48:20 PM

OAKLAND CONFERENCE CALL


Q: How are you doing after the head injury sustained last week?



HOLMES: “We are still waiting on some of the diagnosis of the images from the MRI but I definitely know once that is done we will have a better idea of how exactly I can proceed with the rest of the week. I am feeling good. I mean it’s one of those things where it’s not an injury where you can physically see and determine. It’s one where you have to go through different tests then once that is determined they will do everything to protect me but make sure I can get out there as quickly as possible.”

Q: Will you be able to play this Sunday vs. Oakland?

HOLMES: “I am not sure because most of that stuff has not been determined. I know the doctors are taking every precaution in looking at all of the images from the MRI and once that is done they are going to give me the word let’s get suited up.”

On the running back tandem of Holmes and Larry Johnson:

HOLMES: “Having gotten into the rhythm of which we know we are capable of doing but as of right now I think we settled into the situation in knowing that we can really help each other out speaking of RB Larry (Johnson) and myself that we really can take advantage of utilizing both of our running styles.”

On his and Johnson’s running styles compared to other running backs:

HOLMES: “I know there are two types: front runner running backs where they get off to a very quick start and they slow down towards the end of the game. Then there are running backs that play pretty much vanilla at the beginning of the game and then really start pouring it on in the third and fourth. I think with me it’s more as the game goes on I definitely get stronger and get more confident in the blocking schemes and reading the offensive line. I think that in terms of any running back they always ideally would like anywhere from 18 to 23 carries but for us Larry and myself we are not going to hit those numbers every Sunday. It depends on who gets hot the fastest and then just the consistency offensive line springing us out of the backfield.”

Q: What are your thoughts on the Raiders defense?

HOLMES: “I think they’ve got some young guys that have stepped up and are definitely making tackles. They are showing up on the production lists in terms of solo tackles and they are making big plays. I think the defense and offense for the Raiders are just a team that when coming to play here in Arrowhead it’s just such a huge battle and it’s a matter of who can apply the most pressure throughout the entire game because the game goes back and forth just because of the rivalry.”

Q: Do you feel more confident playing at home at Arrowhead?

HOLMES: “I believe we are definitely confident. I know we came back and got a big win versus the Washington Redskins. But the Philadelphia game knowing that we had jumped out on them so fast and then knowing that the nail in the coffin for us came with the four turnovers offensively and it really put a sour taste in our mouth knowing that we had an opportunity there that we let slip through fingers. I really believe that this game is going to be a great game and the pressure will be applied against the Oakland Raiders.”

Q: What are your goals for the season?

HOLMES: “Well definitely if we can pull off this win on Sunday is going to give us an opportunity to have our record at 5-3 and that would be huge in terms of knowing that the next division games will be played in Arrowhead and knowing that a lot of that fate rests in our own hands. There are just a number of things we want to do at the turn after eight games ending up better than 4-4 and having a record of 5-3.”

Q: Are you satisfied with where you are as a team?

HOLMES: “Definitely because you know we really have done the things we are really supposed to do so far in the AFC. We have kept ourselves in striking position in our division. We have beaten some of the other AFC teams. It has really given us an opportunity that you know when you look at the stats and you look at where we are ranked right now it puts a good spin on our situation because we know we can go out and win some ball games and that even though the playoffs are not made right now at the midweek of the season definitely at the end I think we will be coming on a lot stronger.”

Q: Is the AFC West division more brutal than the rest of the NFL:

HOLMES: “I don’t think necessarily brutal because there is tons of talent in the NFL and I think that now it’s evenly spread throughout the teams. You can look at a team like the Cincinnati Bengals that now has become a threat to a lot of teams and definitely leading in their division and your not used to seeing teams like that. Even looking at San Diego what type of job they did last year in winning in the AFC. Teams that predominately you are not used to seeing having a long history of winning those teams are stepping up and winning because they have the talent. They have more of an even spread financially with these teams that pay these top players that are coming out of college and free agency. The AFC definitely has one of the toughest schedules and definitely just the rivals that are set in stone from years before I even got in the league they are here and that is what makes this division and this side of the conference so tough.”

Q: Do teams have an advantage when they play new or young players?

HOLMES: “I can say that from my experience knowing that when I came pretty much into the league in ‘97 and then getting my start in ‘98 it’s just the appearance of seeing a new body on the field where in your mind you feel like you can dominate this person but not seeing enough film on this individual can always surprise you and then that individual can be a lot more talented or just being in the right place at the right time. So I think right now what they are doing is they have players that have not been exposed and not been seen enough and they are making plays and instead of waiting for them to be exposed. They are saying hey I am going to take advantage of my opportunity no one knows what I can do that there is not much film so whatever I do is going to be new versus my opponent.”

Q: Is the Chiefs-Raiders rivalry still a big deal?

HOLMES: “Absolutely here in Kansas City we have families that are separated on this week because there are family members that are Raiders fans and there are family members that are long time Chiefs fans. You know that split in the family that always happens around this time whenever there is a Chiefs and Raiders game but after Sunday that family will be right back together but for this Sunday they definitely will be separated.”

Q: Is there a different feel this week since it’s a rivalry game?

HOLMES: “I think right now when you play tough games and have a big rival game all the way back in high school I think all coaches seem to get more impatient because they want for everything to be perfect. They want for everyone to show up on time. They don’t want any loose screws going on. They don’t want anyone being hurt on that week but unfortunately in the NFL those things you can’t control so you know we have different types of things that are going on in different scenarios. QB Trent Greens situation that’s going on with this family. It’s just a number of things that can happen in a really big week that you have to be prepared for but I think ultimately a coach can handle it especially if he has the right type of players with the right mindset.”

On the rivalry:

HOLMES: “Definitely for other teams but just the rivalry between the Raiders and ourselves and Denver and ourselves are just teams that go back so many years that for families that have shared their tickets down from their great-grandfathers down to the youngest son down to the nephews and nieces. I think that is just what is in the air. The aura that’s in the air is one that makes everyone competitive and they really want to see the Kansas City Chiefs win.”


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4th and Long
11-02-2005, 06:17 PM
Local sports talk radio proclaims he is in So Cal being examined for possible nerve damage to his neck.

philfree
11-02-2005, 06:30 PM
It does say Oakland Conference Call.


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