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Rain Man
06-04-2006, 01:43 PM
In 2003, Larry rushed for 85 yards, which placed him in a career tie for 84th place on the all-time Chiefs list. He was tied with Curtis Bledsoe. The two people above him on the list were Tony Samuels and Tamarick Vanover, and the two people below him were Bruce King and Joe Montana.

In 2004, Larry added another 581 yards, for a career total of 666 yards. This moved him up to 38th on the career list. The two people ahead of him were Mike Livingston and Todd McNair, and the two people below him were Johnny Robinson and Paul Palmer.

In 2005, Larry added a nice total of 1,750 yards, giving him a total of 2,416 yards. He has now moved up to 11th place on the all-time Chiefs list, just ahead of Ted McKnight and Barry Word.

Here are the top ten.

Priest Holmes 5923
Christian Okoye 4897
Ed Podolak 4451
Abner Haynes 3814
Marcus Allen 3698
Mike Garrett 3246
Curtis McClinton 3124
Herman Heard 2694
Wendell Hayes 2560
Greg Hill 2436

In his career, Larry has averaged 75 yards per game, if you include all of the games early in his career where he got few carries. So as a conservative prediction of that rate of yardage, he would pass the following this year:

Game 1 - Greg Hill
Game 2 - Wendell Hayes
Game 4 - Herman Heard
Game 10 - Curtis McClinton
Game 12 - Mike Garrett

If he gains 1,200 yards, he will end the year 6th on our all-time rushing list.

milkman
06-04-2006, 01:47 PM
That is really kind of a sad commentary of the RB situation in KC over the years.

StcChief
06-04-2006, 01:47 PM
So at 1200/yr he could catch Priest in 3-4 years

Mr. Kotter
06-04-2006, 01:48 PM
If CP is able to sign him, long-term, and if he is able to stay reasonably healthy....he will break Priest's record before then end of the 2008 season.

Bowser
06-04-2006, 01:49 PM
It's strange to think that in all these years, we haven't had a rusher with more than 6,000 yards.

StcChief
06-04-2006, 01:51 PM
It's strange to think that in all these years, we haven't had a rusher with more than 6,000 yards.
Yep. looking at the totals from Rainman was thinking that too.

Rush heavy and play good D as the Chiefs main plan.

Mr. Kotter
06-04-2006, 01:51 PM
It's strange to think that in all these years, we haven't had a rusher with more than 6,000 yards.

Longevity, and avoiding injuries as a RB in the NFL.....makes it tough. But we just haven't been blessed with star RBs either....until Priest and LJ. Once LJ is done, we are gonna be really spoiled.

Rain Man
06-04-2006, 01:54 PM
That is really kind of a sad commentary of the RB situation in KC over the years.

Yep. Lots of people call Greg Hill a bust, but he's still in the top ten all-time. And he did it without ever being a true starter.

And Herman Heard is #8? How many people would have guessed that?

Valiant
06-04-2006, 03:18 PM
Yep. Lots of people call Greg Hill a bust, but he's still in the top ten all-time. And he did it without ever being a true starter.

And Herman Heard is #8? How many people would have guessed that?


Hill was one of my favorite players, he had the tools just never had the will or desire here and then add the coaching problems with him.. He went to St. Louis if i remember and tore it up before breaking his leg... If hill would have gotten his head straight he would have been a Pro Bowl RB...

Rain Man
06-04-2006, 03:20 PM
I honestly don't think it was Hill's problem. I think he could've had a very productive career if Marty hadn't kept him on the bench. Marty never gave him a chance to be productive.

KcMizzou
06-04-2006, 03:23 PM
I honestly don't think it was Hill's problem. I think he could've had a very productive career if Marty hadn't kept him on the bench. Marty never gave him a chance to be productive.I remember him ripping off a huge run against Denver on his first carry of the game, and then never seeing the field again...

Skip Towne
06-04-2006, 03:32 PM
Johnny Robinson? How does a DB acquire rushing yards?

Rausch
06-04-2006, 03:33 PM
LJ should break every RB record in KC.

With the insane amount of carries he got the last 7 or 8 weeks he still didn't appear banged up at all. I don't remember him having anything listed on an injury report either.

Rain Man
06-04-2006, 03:37 PM
Johnny Robinson? How does a DB acquire rushing yards?

Robinson played running back for his first couple of years, and was then moved to safety.

Or maybe he played both. I'm not sure about that.

Demonpenz
06-04-2006, 03:39 PM
i guess we gave vanover some end arounds?