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Bob Dole
12-11-2005, 06:44 AM
Lesson plans

Larry Johnson has taken over the featured back role since Priest Holmes was sidelined five games ago. Johnson and Holmes shared the load early in the season. What has Johnson, in his third season, learned from the former Texas Longhorn? "Nothing really," said Johnson, who has rushed for 1,108 yards and 11 touchdowns this season. "I learned more from [fullback] Tony Richardson." Johnson tied Holmes' club record of five consecutive 100-yard games by rushing for 140 in the victory last week against Denver.

Source (http://www.dfw.com/mld/dfw/13383657.htm)

RedDread
12-11-2005, 06:50 AM
Larry be a grown man, dog.

wolfpack0735
12-11-2005, 07:12 AM
he needs to wear the over grown mouth piece all the time. LJ is becoming the back you love to hate.

Chiefnj
12-11-2005, 07:39 AM
Holmes has always been a quiet loner. What's the big deal if Holmes didn't take LJ under his wing and LJ says so?

Anyone see Holmes on the sidelines the last few games cheering on the team?

mikey23545
12-11-2005, 07:46 AM
Holmes has always been a quiet loner. What's the big deal if Holmes didn't take LJ under his wing and LJ says so?

Anyone see Holmes on the sidelines the last few games cheering on the team?

Exactly...

While I admit Johnson does have some problems with his people skills, I really think Holmes' prima donna, "I vant to be alone" schtick rubs me a lot more raw than anything Johnson does...

chiefsfaninNC
12-11-2005, 07:48 AM
I think Priest is gone next year. Most likely from football completely.

Bob Dole
12-11-2005, 07:48 AM
Holmes has always been a quiet loner. What's the big deal if Holmes didn't take LJ under his wing and LJ says so?

Anyone see Holmes on the sidelines the last few games cheering on the team?

This was probably just another Peterson lie.

Peterson says those words depict passion. He tries to counsel his young running back, telling him sometimes it’s better to let your actions speak.

“I think sometimes he is so bluntly honest that people misinterpret him,” Peterson says. “The (questions) about, ‘Do you care about Priest? Do you have a relationship with Priest?’ Yeah, he does. He sees him every day. He has great admiration for Priest. He’s learned a great deal from Priest, and I don’t know why people don’t want to sit down and talk to him about it.

“Maybe he doesn’t want to. But he’ll talk about it with me.”

Source (http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/sports/football/nfl/kansas_city_chiefs/13264865.htm)

Skip Towne
12-11-2005, 07:48 AM
Anyone see Holmes on the sidelines the last few games cheering on the team?
You make a very good point.

Chieficus
12-11-2005, 07:58 AM
Anyone see Holmes on the sidelines the last few games cheering on the team?

Do you realize how difficult it is to stand on the sidelines and eat nachos???







:)

Bob Dole
12-11-2005, 08:11 AM
Anyone see Holmes on the sidelines the last few games cheering on the team?

Hmmm... Maybe Holmes isn't down there out of respect for LJ's Roca Wear deal. We wouldn't want the network cameras to be showing shots of Priest on the sidelines instead of Lawrence making his diamond sign.

And maybe Larry would have just magically learned this without Holmes.

"That's not really my thing, my character," he said. "I felt I was out of character, bouncing out, and after a while I got comfortable with it. Of course, on that last touchdown, I had it, was being patient and keeping with it, really frightening myself. There was a time I would have turned inside and gotten tackled. But I had patience and came out there with the rest of the boys."

Source (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slug=ap-chiefs-johnsonholmes&prov=ap&type=lgns)

penchief
12-11-2005, 08:15 AM
Does anyone remember the comment that Priest made about helping Larry? I think he basically said that it wasn't his job to mentor LJ but that it was up to Larry to come to him if he needed something.

LJ is blunt, no doubt. But I don't think we really know what the relationship between the two is or was. I think LJ gets a bad rap and I think Priest is not as saintly as most want to believe.

What if it were true that he didn't learn anything from Priest? Maybe it is true. Maybe Priest shunned him and TRich took him under his wing. What if that really happened? Would LJ be in the wrong or would Priest?

Priest plays the PR game very well but that doesn't mean that he's all that he presents himself to be. Shame on Larry for saying what he believes to be the truth. Shame on him for saying something about Priest that doesn't put Holmes on a pedestal. Shame on LJ for continuing to offend Holmes' fans with his comments off the field and with his superior play on the field.

Ultra Peanut
12-11-2005, 08:20 AM
I love the quote, simply because he's either brutally honest or an arrogant choad (or both). Either way, it's great. ROFL

Wile_E_Coyote
12-11-2005, 08:21 AM
this is where LJ needs to be a team player & say the right things. "Nothing really"...he could have come up with something better

Bob Dole
12-11-2005, 08:25 AM
this is where LJ needs to be a team player & say the right things. "Nothing really"...he could have come up with something better

That's kind of Bob Dole's take on the whole situation. Kind of the "If you can't say something nice, say nothing at all" approach.

JBucc
12-11-2005, 08:27 AM
Maybe he didn't learn much and he's just telling the truth. He did say he learned stuff from Tony so it's not like he's saying he knew it all to begin with.

Wile_E_Coyote
12-11-2005, 08:31 AM
after all the grief he has gotten from the media, you would think he would not want to set off another spark. They will take it & run with it

BigOlChiefsfan
12-11-2005, 08:53 AM
Meanwhile....Thanks, T-Rich.

CrazyHorse
12-11-2005, 08:56 AM
The harshest judge of LJ seems to be Chiefs fans.

I see no issue with what he said.

Bob Dole
12-11-2005, 09:03 AM
The harshest judge of LJ seems to be Chiefs fans.

I see no issue with what he said.

We're just trying to keep him pissed off.

,,

phxchief
12-11-2005, 09:06 AM
The harshest judge of LJ seems to be Chiefs fans.

I see no issue with what he said.

Me either. None whatsoever. I know i'd be pissed if I kept getting quizzed on the guy who used to work *here* before me.

STFU with the Priest questions already. No one (should) gives two shits about Priest right now.

Ultra Peanut
12-11-2005, 09:15 AM
We're just trying to keep him pissed off.

Hello - commatard on the loose.A pissed off LJ is a productive LJ.

Runnin' fuel...

Captain Insano shows no mercy.

stevieray
12-11-2005, 09:20 AM
Does anyone remember the comment that Priest made about helping Larry? I think he basically said that it wasn't his job to mentor LJ but that it was up to Larry to come to him if he needed something.

LJ is blunt, no doubt. But I don't think we really know what the relationship between the two is or was. I think LJ gets a bad rap and I think Priest is not as saintly as most want to believe.

What if it were true that he didn't learn anything from Priest? Maybe it is true. Maybe Priest shunned him and TRich took him under his wing. What if that really happened? Would LJ be in the wrong or would Priest?

Priest plays the PR game very well but that doesn't mean that he's all that he presents himself to be. Shame on Larry for saying what he believes to be the truth. Shame on him for saying something about Priest that doesn't put Holmes on a pedestal. Shame on LJ for continuing to offend Holmes' fans with his comments off the field and with his superior play on the field.


LJ could murder someone and you'd give him head.

SDChief
12-11-2005, 09:30 AM
I read it as LJ wanting people to know that TRich took him under his wing, and Priest just didn't. Priest probably had enough on his plate coming back from last season's injury. And this year he was hurt early or so they are saying so he was worrying about that. As a matter of fact I'm wondering if Priest playing a few of those games hurt the Chiefs specifically the first Denver game. We all took their D's remarks about him "not being the same" or "hurt or something" as disrespect, but they could probably tell he wasn't the same runner they've faced before. I think most of us could see it this season too. I'm not saying Preist should be run off, but probably the best move Carl ever made was drafting LJ. I don't think he should be held up to Priest's "saintly" rep. If he's a badass, tells it like it is, and does his job on the field I have no problem with him at all.

Chiefnj
12-11-2005, 09:42 AM
Maybe LJ would get more respect if he forms Team Johnson and drives around in a chiefs colored car and does a lot of publicity stunts. Coincidentally he can scrap the whole thing as soon as he gets a big new contract. That's the way to earn respect in KC.

stevieray
12-11-2005, 09:47 AM
Maybe LJ would get more respect if he forms Team Johnson and drives around in a chiefs colored car and does a lot of publicity stunts. Coincidentally he can scrap the whole thing as soon as he gets a big new contract. That's the way to earn respect in KC.

There's no real respect between players and fans anyway. Hasn't been for awhile.

The second LJ gets hurt or his production diminshes...or say, fumbles a game away.... he'll be thrown to scrap heap.

Skip Towne
12-11-2005, 09:51 AM
LJ could murder someone and you'd give him head.
And he could save your life and you'd still badmouth him. Have you seen anything of Priest rooting the Chiefs on since he went down? Didn't think so.

stevieray
12-11-2005, 09:55 AM
And he could save your life and you'd still badmouth him. Have you seen anything of Priest rooting the Chiefs on since he went down? Didn't think so.

I've never bad mouthed either back, or pimped them against each other as you and others do as you obviously need villians and heroes.

And I did see Priest do nothing but Praise the Chiefs and johnson, live on Mitch 's show.

penchief
12-11-2005, 10:07 AM
LJ could murder someone and you'd give him head.

No need to get vulgar. My point is that it's such a non-issue. It was probably nothing more than the truth and what was said is no big deal.

Anyway, why do you have to get rude and crude when you address me? I'm beginning to wonder if your subconscious isn't hard at work with all of the "head" references you tend to make.

Skip Towne
12-11-2005, 10:09 AM
I've never bad mouthed either back, or pimped them against each other as you and others do as you obviously need villians and heroes.

And I did see Priest do nothing but Praise the Chiefs and johnson, live on Mitch 's show.
A lot of players are seen on their team's sidelines while injured. Where's Priest?

4th and Long
12-11-2005, 10:24 AM
A lot of players are seen on their team's sidelines while injured. Where's Priest?
Being evalutaed by specialists. Don't you read the news Skip?

unlurking
12-11-2005, 10:37 AM
I'd really like to see the rest of the interview, to see how out of context this was / may have been taken out of context. LJ has been saying ALL the right things lately. I remember his last pressers, and he talked A LOT about how T-Rich has been helping him out, and I don't remember a single word about Priest.

I'm guessing this is liberal media spin.

InChiefsHell
12-11-2005, 10:50 AM
Well, the thing about Priest is, he is a frustrating interview. I saw the press conferance where they were trying to get something out of him about weather or not he'd be back next year, and he danced and pranced around the question. He should be a politician. I wish he would show up on the sidelines, at least show that he cares, but who knows what the dude is really all about? Priest and Priest alone.

Meanwhile, LJ is a young back looking for respect. The problem with him is he doesn't understand that a little PR goes a looooong way for those weeks where you have a bad game. People have cut Priest a ton of slack for bad games because he is such a "good guy". LJ could learn alot from Priest in that sense.

In the end, I'm glad he mentioned T-Rich, because I'm sure there is a ton he has learned from him. Plus, let's face it if I'm LJ, and there is one ass I'm gonna kiss, it will be my lead blocker, not the other guy who carries (carried) the ball...

Vegas_Dave
12-11-2005, 11:04 AM
I have no problem with that quote. I do think LJ has learned patience from Priest... but other then that, LJ is more like Tony R as for body size and style of running.

He did pick up his patience from watching Priest, but other then that, LJ is a COMPLETELY different type of RB and frankly, I like his style because he has, in my opinion, more of the ability to break a big one then Priest has.

Wile_E_Coyote
12-11-2005, 11:37 AM
"Honey, does this make me look fat?"
"Damn woman! eat a salad once in a while"

Skip Towne
12-11-2005, 11:50 AM
Being evalutaed by specialists. Don't you read the news Skip?
Every Sunday? Yeah, right. Other players show up.