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Logical
11-27-2005, 03:41 PM
I believe he may pull it off. Considering his limited action the first 7 games that is really impressive.

Count Alex's Losses
11-27-2005, 03:43 PM
He'd need to average about 100 yards in his last 5 games.

We face Denver, Dallas and San Diego in 3 of those games...that's a tough draw for any RB.

He'll run Cincinatti and New York right out of the stadium.

chiefsfaninNC
11-27-2005, 03:44 PM
Not with ForgetfAL calling the plays.

JBucc
11-27-2005, 03:44 PM
It's a possibility.

Logical
11-27-2005, 03:47 PM
He'd need to average about 100 yards in his last 5 games.

We face Denver, Dallas and San Diego in 3 of those games...that's a tough draw for any RB.

He'll run Cincinatti and New York right out of the stadium.Oh I agree it will be tough as hell. Which would make it all the more impressive if he makes it.

Count Alex's Losses
11-27-2005, 03:49 PM
I was a little miffed at LJ's impatience today. He abandoned where the play was supposed to go a few times and just dove into a hole he saw.

One one play, Waters and Roaf led a sweep and he cut back before they even got around the corner.

Maybe I'm wrong but after he broke the 100 yard barrier he didn't do jack.

Bob Dole
11-27-2005, 03:57 PM
LJ needs 100 yards rushing next week to tie Holmes' team record of 5 consecutive.

Pretty damned amazing if he can pull it off.

chiefsfan1963
11-27-2005, 03:58 PM
I was a little miffed at LJ's impatience today. He abandoned where the play was supposed to go a few times and just dove into a hole he saw.

One one play, Waters and Roaf led a sweep and he cut back before they even got around the corner.

Maybe I'm wrong but after he broke the 100 yard barrier he didn't do jack.

yeah let's get rid of the bum!!!!!!!!!!! :shake:

keg in kc
11-27-2005, 04:01 PM
It depends on how well the passing game continues to perform. If the line play continues to show improvement, Green should have big, big days against Denver and San Diego, which should open things up for LJ. Dallas will be tough. I think the Giants and Bungles are both exploitable.

Pants
11-27-2005, 04:01 PM
I was a little miffed at LJ's impatience today. He abandoned where the play was supposed to go a few times and just dove into a hole he saw.

One one play, Waters and Roaf led a sweep and he cut back before they even got around the corner.

Maybe I'm wrong but after he broke the 100 yard barrier he didn't do jack.

I also noticed that sometimes, instead of trying to run more, harder, he just decides to dive. Clealry he gets 1-2 yards, he wouldn't get if he were stopped, but he also gives up on the chance that he might break through.

Logical
11-27-2005, 05:18 PM
I also noticed that sometimes, instead of trying to run more, harder, he just decides to dive. Clealry he gets 1-2 yards, he wouldn't get if he were stopped, but he also gives up on the chance that he might break through.My biggest concern with LJ is his propensity to turn his back towards the line when there is no obvious hole. You definitely lose your vision for an developing opening though he does gain the extra yard this way.

Thig Lyfe
11-27-2005, 05:20 PM
Once he gains Priest-like patience he'll be teh elite back of NFL.

Hoover
11-27-2005, 05:45 PM
Too Bad LJ seems to falter in the 4th. But i think the play calling has some to do with that, why are we running to the right?

Tribal Warfare
11-27-2005, 05:54 PM
Larry did a damn good job, but I hope he can keep it without taking too much punishing hits. On a sidenote, KC still needs an OT in the offseason to replace Roaf when he retires. The draft is whee that help will reside unless a badass D-Tackle is still on the board then it's a toss-up.

Logical
12-06-2005, 08:49 PM
Update

LJ now has 1108 yards with 4 games to go.

Needs to average 98 yards per game for the last 4

I believe he has a decent shot

JBucc
12-06-2005, 09:05 PM
He'll definately get it now. Along w/a trip to Hawaii

philfree
12-06-2005, 09:10 PM
Update

LJ now has 1108 yards with 4 games to go.

Needs to average 98 yards per game for the last 4

I believe he has a decent shot

He keeps up what he's done in the last month he'll get the 1,500 yards and if he really blows up and adds some more recieving yards he has an outside chance at 2,000 total yards.

PhilFree:arrow:

Logical
12-06-2005, 09:40 PM
He keeps up what he's done in the last month he'll get the 1,500 yards and if he really blows up and adds some more recieving yards he has an outside chance at 2,000 total yards.

PhilFree:arrow:I think that is a lot to expect Phil, he only has 229 receiving yards and is only averaging about 2 to 3 receptions a game these last few games. But it would be wonderful if it happened.

Skip Towne
12-06-2005, 09:46 PM
It's all in Al "dipshit" Saunders hands. If he feeds LJ the ball like he did in the 4th quarter against Denver the sky is the limit. The guy is a monster.

Chiefs Pantalones
12-06-2005, 09:49 PM
I believe he may pull it off. Considering his limited action the first 7 games that is really impressive.

You believed all along didn't you, Jim? :p

Logical
12-06-2005, 09:52 PM
You believed all along didn't you, Jim? :p

Yea right, actually though I was impressed with LJ at the end of last season and I am glad he is working out so well.

Chiefs Pantalones
12-06-2005, 09:54 PM
Yea right, actually though I was impressed with LJ at the end of last season and I am glad he is working out so well.

Just messin' with ya. Myself wasn't too fond of him.

philfree
12-06-2005, 09:57 PM
I think that is a lot to expect Phil, he only has 229 receiving yards and is only averaging about 2 to 3 receptions a game these last few games. But it would be wonderful if it happened.


I don't expect it but I think he has a chance to do it. He's avg 150 yards a game rushing the last 4 games. If he can avg just(LOL Just :) ) 125 yards per game on the ground the next four games he'll have 1,600 yards rushing. He's got 229 yards recieving right now so he'd be at 1,829 total yards needing just another 171 yards recieving to make it to 2,000 total yards. He's gotta chance.


PhilFree:arrow:

ChiefGator
12-06-2005, 10:20 PM
I think we may have found our RBOTN.. [Running Back of the Now]

milkman
12-06-2005, 10:32 PM
I think we may have found our RBOTN.. [Running Back of the Now]

Think?

Don't hurt yourself thinking.

Halfcan
12-06-2005, 10:34 PM
Priest would have bigger numbers if he hadn't gotten hurt-he is still better, and not such an azzhole. Sorry I hope we win out, but will never like LJ.

Chiefs Pantalones
12-06-2005, 10:37 PM
Some needs to start the "The Official F$ck Priest Holmes, we have Larry Johnson now" thread.

In all seriousness, I love what Priest has done for us, but Larry's time is now, obviously, and when Priest comes back next season it is to be to spell Larry, ala Marshall Faulk spelling Stephen Jackson in St. Louis.

Thanks for the hard work, Priest, but you knew it was coming.:toast:

Skip Towne
12-06-2005, 10:44 PM
Think?

Don't hurt yourself thinking.
Hey, dude, would you be so bold as to admit you like LJ? I've never seen you admit to liking anybody.

milkman
12-06-2005, 10:47 PM
Priest would have bigger numbers if he hadn't gotten hurt-he is still better, and not such an azzhole. Sorry I hope we win out, but will never like LJ.

You are letting your dislike of the person cloud your judgement.

If LJ develops the same kind of patience that Priest had, and we saw some of that on Sunday, then LJ will be better.

He's bigger, stronger, and faster than Priest.

Halfcan
12-06-2005, 10:50 PM
I just wish he was the man Priest is. Great to the fans, thankful to god for his talent, never a bad word to say-even to LJ who has been a pr#ck to him from the start. He does have talent though and you can't deny he has been a much needed spark plug to the team.

milkman
12-06-2005, 10:51 PM
Hey, dude, would you be so bold as to admit you like LJ? I've never seen you admit to liking anybody.

Hell yeah, I like LJ.

I do tend to dwell on the people I don't like, but I have talked about players glowingly in the past.

Trent
Willie Roaf
Will Shields
Brian Waters
John Wellborne
Jared Allen
Eric Warfield

Hell, I even started a thread about Kawika on Sunday that was nuthin' but positive.

Halfcan
12-06-2005, 10:53 PM
You forgot about your love for Todd Collins-lol

milkman
12-06-2005, 10:56 PM
You forgot about your love for Todd Collins-lol

Hell, I envy Odd Todd!

BIG K
12-07-2005, 12:01 AM
You are letting your dislike of the person cloud your judgement.

If LJ develops the same kind of patience that Priest had, and we saw some of that on Sunday, then LJ will be better.

He's bigger, stronger, and faster than Priest.

You nailed it. Attitude aside, LJ's problem was his lack of patience. I actually rewound that TD run because I could not believe the patience he showed. Priest is awesome because of his patience and vision. If LJ can achieve the same patience he showed Sunday, then yes he will be better for the team because of his speed, size and agression. He has come a loong way. He has proven he can run but, I would like to see more of his pass catching ability in the coming weeks...Thank CP or divine intervention, but I am sure glad the Chiefs drafted him...

royr17
12-07-2005, 08:06 AM
So you know, so far on the season LJ has 1108 yards rushing

CoMoChief
12-07-2005, 08:12 AM
This is off the subject but man I keep looking in awe at gochiefs avatar and the ass kicking dj gave to jake mistake plummer.

Warrior5
12-07-2005, 09:00 AM
This is off the subject but man I keep looking in awe at gochiefs avatar and the ass kicking dj gave to jake mistake plummer.

'Zactly! Brings tears of joy to this D homer's eyes.

Back to LJ's patience on that TD run; maybe he's finally trusting the O-line's downfield blocking. Not to take anything away from LJ, but the disciplined, synchronized blocking on that sweep, against the Donk's fast D, was a clinic.

ct
12-07-2005, 09:02 AM
LJ will get 1500 I believe, but 2000 total yards is probably out of reach. Next year however...

I was really impressed with LJ vs. Denver. After the 1st qtr, they were really pressing the gaps on D, and were successful. Then I started noticing LJ specifically looking for the cutbacks, and being patient to watch the defensive pursuit develop. The TD run was a thing of beauty, the O-Line just kept workin all the way, TRich was out front lookin for a body, and LJ was very very patient. That 30 yard run on his cutback also is exactly what we've been looking for from LJ. I am 100% convinced, LJ is the real deal!!

Logical
12-11-2005, 11:57 PM
12/11/05 post Dallas Update

LJ now has 1253 yards with 3 games to go.

Needs to average 83 yards per game for the last 3

I believe he has a good shot

Pasta Giant Meatball
12-12-2005, 12:24 AM
heck he's only a little over 200 yards behind the NFL rushing leaders. incredible.

Halfcan
12-12-2005, 12:38 AM
After his performace today-I will never say a bad word again about him-He dogs KC-fine whatever give me three TD's.

BigMeatballDave
12-12-2005, 01:40 AM
If he could've started the season as the starter, he'd be chasing 2000+...

beer bacon
12-12-2005, 01:42 AM
After his performace today-I will never say a bad word again about him-He dogs KC-fine whatever give me three TD's.

I am still going to dog him. He really needs to work on his blocking.

Guru
12-12-2005, 01:46 AM
Plus, we need him running "ANGRY".

Halfcan
12-12-2005, 01:50 AM
I am still going to dog him. He really needs to work on his blocking.


You mean like on Scott Fujita-that would have been nice.

beer bacon
12-12-2005, 01:55 AM
You mean like on Scott Fujita-that would have been nice.

The two guys I remember him getting owned by were Fujita and Ware. On play Ware just swatted him like a gnat.

Mecca
12-12-2005, 01:56 AM
The two guys I remember him getting owned by were Fujita and Ware. On play Ware just swatted him like a gnat.

That's probably what we get for trying to block a rush end/LB rusher with a RB.

Logical
12-12-2005, 12:30 PM
I am still going to dog him. He really needs to work on his blocking.True his blocking is still a major drawback.

Logical
12-17-2005, 08:06 PM
Looking for the positives on a very bleak day LJ is almost there.

12/17/05 post Giants Game Update

LJ now has 1420 yards with 2 games to go.

Needs to average 40 yards per game for the last 2

Barring injury it is a done deal.:thumb:

Deberg_1990
12-17-2005, 08:09 PM
Looking for the positives on a very bleak day LJ is almost there.

12/17/05 post Giants Game Update

LJ now has 1420 yards with 2 games to go.

Needs to average 40 yards per game for the last 2

Barring injury it is a done deal.:thumb:

Wow, yea he is...he could have been a 2000 yard back this year if he started from the beginning. He is amazing to watch run the football.

wolfpack0735
12-17-2005, 08:10 PM
if he ever masters blocking or comes close there willbe no stopping him. just hope it dosnt go his head. he will also cost the chiefs a ton of money in the near future.

Logical
12-17-2005, 08:20 PM
if he ever masters blocking or comes close there willbe no stopping him. just hope it dosnt go his head. he will also cost the chiefs a ton of money in the near future.

I predict a holdout before that happens Carl (the tough SOB) has him inked through 2009 so he is not getting mo money easily.

Logical
12-24-2005, 03:42 PM
LJ made it already!!!

LJ now has 1549 and did it in 15 games and only 8 as a starter.

He only needs 125 total offensive yards next week for 2000 total yards, that folks is impressive.

NJ Chief Fan
12-24-2005, 03:44 PM
LARRY LARRY LARRY LARRY LARRY

Logical
12-24-2005, 04:28 PM
Oh yeah, :p to all those who say I never post positive threads when it comes to the Chiefs.

jspchief
12-24-2005, 04:55 PM
1500 yards is a great accomplishment.

But the "only started X games" thing doesn't really mean much. He's received a lot of carries on the year, regardless of starter or not.

Personally, I don't like the idea of him averaging 30+ touches per game over the last 8 weeks. It's great to have a workhorse until you run him into the ground.

Count Alex's Losses
12-24-2005, 04:55 PM
LJ only needs 67 yards to break the Chiefs single-season record.

grandllama
12-24-2005, 04:56 PM
Correct me if I'm wrong Logical, but it seems LJ has a very realistic chance of being the AFC rushing champion for 2005 and a tiny chance at being the NFL rushing champion... in only 9 starts...
DAMN!

***Update***

Edge only has 41 yards so far making his yearly total

1506

to LJ's

1549 (according to Logical, I didn't do the math on LJ)

*** 'Nother Update ***

Alexander now has 1778 yards for the year so I doubt the tiny chance of NFL rushing champion is going to happen and Tiki has 1657... so LJ still does have an outside chance at being 2nd in the NFL

Logical
12-24-2005, 05:06 PM
Correct me if I'm wrong Logical, but it seems LJ has a very realistic chance of being the AFC rushing champion for 2005 and a tiny chance at being the NFL rushing champion... in only 9 starts...
DAMN!AFC yes, NFL no way, Shaun Alexander at this point in their game today is over 200 yards ahead of him and still playing.

Tiki is also well over a 100 ahead of him and he will definitely be playing next week.

grandllama
12-24-2005, 05:15 PM
AFC yes, NFL no way, Shaun Alexander at this point in their game today is over 200 yards ahead of him and still playing.

Tiki is also well over a 100 ahead of him and he will definitely be playing next week.

Yeah, and with Tiki playing Chokeland next week, I'd say he' pretty much got second place wrapped up... still 3rd in the NFL in a little over 1/2 a season as the starter....

Logical
12-24-2005, 05:17 PM
Yeah, and with Tiki playing Chokeland next week, I'd say he' pretty much got second place wrapped up... still 3rd in the NFL in a little over 1/2 a season as the starter....No question I am impressed. I have ate my crow in a thread already so now I can just enjoy his performances.

tk13
12-24-2005, 05:26 PM
LJ now has half a season as a starter. If you projected LJ's numbers since then over a full season, this is what you get.

470 carries, 2300 yards

50 receptions, 510 yards

520 touches, 2810 total yards, 28 TD's

Yeah, not too bad.

Chiefs Pantalones
12-24-2005, 05:28 PM
LJ now has half a season as a starter. If you projected LJ's numbers since then over a full season, this is what you get.

470 carries, 2300 yards

50 receptions, 510 yards

520 touches, 2810 total yards, 28 TD's

Yeah, not too shabby.

He's going to be a monster for us next year.

If we find a good replacement for Roaf, Shields comes back, etc.

R&GHomer
12-24-2005, 05:29 PM
LJ now has half a season as a starter. If you projected LJ's numbers since then over a full season, this is what you get.

470 carries, 2300 yards

50 receptions, 510 yards

520 touches, 2810 total yards, 28 TD's

Yeah, not too shabby.

:eek: That's a load!

penchief
12-24-2005, 05:30 PM
He's going to be a monster for us next year.

If we find a good replacement for Roaf, Shields comes back, etc.

He'll even be more dangerous if we can get us a number one receiver.

jspchief
12-24-2005, 05:31 PM
470 carries in a season would shatter the current record of 410 held by Jamal Anderson.

No thank you.

Count Alex's Losses
12-24-2005, 05:31 PM
LJ now has half a season as a starter. If you projected LJ's numbers since then over a full season, this is what you get.

470 carries, 2300 yards

50 receptions, 510 yards

520 touches, 2810 total yards, 28 TD's

Yeah, not too bad.

Heh. I doubt he gets close to those numbers next year.

We need to find a viable backup RB.

tk13
12-24-2005, 05:34 PM
Heh. I doubt he gets close to those numbers next year.

We need to find a viable backup RB.
No way! Pound the rock! We want 3000 total yards! ROFL

grandllama
12-24-2005, 05:36 PM
Heh. I doubt he gets close to those numbers next year.

We need to find a viable backup RB.

I'm not worried about the kid running out of gas (hell he told Lenny in the postgame interview he was fresh and ready to go play a double header), but I am worried about the kid getting hurt...

Too often you see a phenom get hurt and then never look the same again, no matter how serious the injury...

tk13
12-24-2005, 05:40 PM
I'm not worried about the kid running out of gas (hell he told Lenny in the postgame interview he was fresh and ready to go play a double header), but I am worried about the kid getting hurt...

Too often you see a phenom get hurt and then never look the same again, no matter how serious the injury...
Yeah, we honestly do have to make sure we have something behind him to give him a blow every now and then. I'm afraid we've pretty much already wasted the best stretch of his career. Not that he's going to go in the tank or anything close, but to play at THAT level is tough, I mean for 8 games to get 1400 total yards, that's almost unheard of. If he can keep doing that he's the greatest running back ever.

Logical
12-24-2005, 05:59 PM
Heh. I doubt he gets close to those numbers next year.

We need to find a viable backup RB.We have one, his name is Priest Holmes, great at pass blocking, receiving and getting the rock in the redzone into the endzone. I really think he will be back for that purpose.

Count Alex's Losses
12-24-2005, 06:00 PM
We have one, his name is Priest Holmes, great at pass blocking, receiving and getting the rock in the redzone into the endzone. I really think he will be back for that purpose.

I hope so.

grandllama
12-24-2005, 06:06 PM
We have one, his name is Priest Holmes, great at pass blocking, receiving and getting the rock in the redzone into the endzone. I really think he will be back for that purpose.

I hope he comes back and I hope he will aceept that role. I agree with many that Priest needs to accept the Marcus Allen role...

grandllama
12-24-2005, 06:13 PM
Welp, its official... after week 16 the AFC's rushing leader is

Larry Johnson - 1549 yards

Sure-Oz
12-24-2005, 06:30 PM
****in stud, dominating. I remember out of college I expected him to be a pretty good RB for us, like an eddie george. He definetly surpassed that with more power, speed and moves. Total package once he can figure out how to block.

KcMizzou
12-25-2005, 04:45 PM
Welp, its official... after week 16 the AFC's rushing leader is

Larry Johnson - 1549 yardsThat's just amazing.