View Full Version : Is Robert Holcombe going to be our starting FB?

05-01-2006, 12:20 PM
is this guy going to be T-Rich's replacement, or do we have other plans?

anyone have any insight?

05-01-2006, 12:22 PM
I thought we released Holcombe.

Red Dawg
05-01-2006, 12:23 PM
I hope he's recovered. He can definitely do the job.

05-01-2006, 12:24 PM
I think he signed for 2 years, so I guess he's still with us. I hope he will be starting. I think we'll need him.

05-01-2006, 12:26 PM
We released him AFAIK.

05-01-2006, 12:26 PM
My info is that Holcombe's knee injury ended his career, and he no longer shows up on the Chiefs' depth chart. Ronnie Cruz & Kris Wilson are our fullback/h-backs.

05-01-2006, 12:29 PM
I thought we released Holcombe.

hmmmmm, well he isnt actually on the roster at kcchiefs.com


05-01-2006, 12:29 PM
Holcombe isn't even our 2nd or 3rd string FB.

We reached an injury settlement with ihm last year.

Ultra Peanut
05-01-2006, 12:31 PM
It's too bad, though. He would have been nice to have once we lost T-Rich.

05-01-2006, 12:32 PM
Ronnie Cruz baby!

05-01-2006, 12:34 PM
Ronnie Cruz baby!I think Cruz might actually be good as an offensive weapon, but I wonder about his blocking ability.

05-01-2006, 12:35 PM
Kris Wilson is gonna be the lead blocking, pass-catching, secret weapon this year..... take it to the bank........

Mr. Kotter
05-01-2006, 12:47 PM
Who knows...

...unless Kris Wilson's been working his butt off....:hmmm:


EDIT: Sorry Fish, I was 12 minutes late! :banghead:

Archie Bunker
05-01-2006, 12:50 PM
Cruz or maybe Slaughter should be able to get the job done. If both make the squad I see Cruz being more of a running/receiving FB and Slaughter being more of a traditional lead blocker.

05-01-2006, 01:47 PM
Crap, I didn't realise Holcombe was gone. I am still really disappointed that TRich was let go. Even with his age, and his involvement in only 30% of plays or whatever, but he was an invaluable member of the team, IMO. And we have $9m in cap space. We'll regret it....especially if Ronnie Cruz is lead blocking from the 5 yard line.


05-01-2006, 01:52 PM
I think Cruz might actually be good as an offensive weapon, but I wonder about his blocking ability.
Well, he's not going to be as fluid and fundamental as T-Rich... he was one of the best, especially leading out on those sweeps. But in terms of straight-ahead running plays with LJ I think he'll do fine. Cruz can lay the wood, I think he'll be okay going north-south.