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redsurfer11
11-12-2007, 05:44 PM
Would have been great if we'd had a real FULLBACK in front of him. Getting a fullback would also help out the O-Line.Like to see Grigsby get a full game behind him.

Micjones
11-12-2007, 06:02 PM
Priest is still quick and instinctive.
He's still got that great vision.

FAX
11-12-2007, 06:12 PM
Through the miracle of radio, I got the impression Priest was making the most of the blocking he had.

I was surprised at the number of carries Herm gave him, though. I was actually looking forward to seeing what the Kolby has to offer. I guess that will have to wait.

FAX

stevieray
11-12-2007, 06:12 PM
how ironic that so many not only blew him off, they cut him down ...questioned his integrity, doubted his credibilty and mocked his commitment to return....treated him like a discontinued shoe and now we are nothing of short of damn lucky he decided to play again.

His will be the first authentic jersey I've ever purchased.

Count Alex's Losses
11-12-2007, 06:13 PM
Yeah, I kind of feel like a shitbag now.

thehead
11-12-2007, 06:14 PM
how ironic that so many not only blew him off, they cut him down ...questioned his integrity, doubted his credibilty mocked his commitment to return....treated him like a discontinued shoe and now we are nothing of short of damn lucky he decided to return.

His will be the first authentic jersey I've ever purchased.





Damn sweet watching him run again
:clap:

stevieray
11-12-2007, 06:16 PM
Damn sweet watching him run again
:clap:

wasn't it though...down to creating four yards out of one....

Micjones
11-12-2007, 06:16 PM
I never doubted Holmes.
He's made proving people wrong his life's work.
Anyone that driven and focused is hard to bet against.

I'm damn proud to have him back.

HemiEd
11-12-2007, 06:24 PM
how ironic that so many not only blew him off, they cut him down ...questioned his integrity, doubted his credibilty and mocked his commitment to return....treated him like a discontinued shoe and now we are nothing of short of damn lucky he decided to play again.

His will be the first authentic jersey I've ever purchased.
It was probably the most shocking thing to me I have seen on the Planet.


Yeah, I kind of feel like a shitbag now.
At least you admit it. I hope Lj makes me eat my words some day.

Adept Havelock
11-12-2007, 06:24 PM
how ironic that so many not only blew him off, they cut him down ...questioned his integrity, doubted his credibilty and mocked his commitment to return....treated him like a discontinued shoe and now we are nothing of short of damn lucky he decided to play again.

His will be the first authentic jersey I've ever purchased.


Very well said, stevieray. :clap:

I was thrilled to watch him behind that legendary O-Line for several years. No one ran "Student Body Left/Right" better since Lombardi's Packers.

Now, I think he's the perfect back to help keep Brodie from getting killed.

wasn't it though...down to creating four yards out of one....

Yep. Like they said about Mr. Bond..."Nobody does it better"....

Count Alex's Losses
11-12-2007, 06:26 PM
At least you admit it. I hope Lj makes me eat my words some day.

Wore his jersey Sunday.

TEX
11-12-2007, 06:28 PM
Would have been great if we'd had a real FULLBACK in front of him. Getting a fullback would also help out the O-Line.Like to see Grigsby get a full game behind him.

Yep. Priest sure looked good. He has moves still that L J never will have.

BTW, the whole FB thing is probably DV's fault too. It doesn't matter that Herm was the HC when the T-Rich decision was made. Or that they really didn't do anything all offseason even after the Chiefs lost their FB early on last season.

KCJohnny
11-12-2007, 06:30 PM
Through the miracle of radio, I got the impression Priest was making the most of the blocking he had.

I was surprised at the number of carries Herm gave him, though. I was actually looking forward to seeing what the Kolby has to offer. I guess that will have to wait.

FAX

Priest looked 10x as adept at using his (limited) blocking as LJ does. He also has a burst of acceleration that he can use in a single stride. He hit the hole with purpose and his smaller body was also easier to conceal behind the Chiefs OL. Not real powerful or anything, but he almost always moved the pile forward and had maybe 1-2 plays where he was tackled in the backfield - an accomplishment for this team (we lead the NFL in negative yardage plays and plays yielding no gain). I am discounting the one 14 yard loss as Priest was desperately trying to make something happen. I think we all forgave him for that as he was doing all he could for a hapless offense.

TEX
11-12-2007, 06:33 PM
how ironic that so many not only blew him off, they cut him down ...questioned his integrity, doubted his credibilty and mocked his commitment to return....treated him like a discontinued shoe and now we are nothing of short of damn lucky he decided to play again.

His will be the first authentic jersey I've ever purchased.

Yep. :clap:
He is a TRUE CHIEF like Dawson, Lanier, Bell, Podalak, Taylor, Gonzo, and DT.

GO PRIEST!

HemiEd
11-12-2007, 06:38 PM
Wore his jersey Sunday.

Cool. That is the thing, we all have our opinions formed from the limited information we have. I truly appreciate seeing someone man up when wrong about something.
Heck, I even admitted some displeasure with Kris Wilson's recent play today. :D

unlurking
11-12-2007, 06:40 PM
Not to rain on anyone's ramrodding of LJ, but out of curiosity, how much better was he?

CAR YDS AVG TD LG
20 65 3.3 0 11

I agree, it was nice seeing him play, and I really liked seeing a guy cut through the middle of the line on occasion rather than run into his blockers, but I sure hope he does better. Other than him actually making it on to the field and playing, what did he do? Do his stats from Sunday automatically rank him above LJ?

FAX
11-12-2007, 06:41 PM
Priest looked 10x as adept at using his (limited) blocking as LJ does. He also has a burst of acceleration that he can use in a single stride. He hit the hole with purpose and his smaller body was also easier to conceal behind the Chiefs OL. Not real powerful or anything, but he almost always moved the pile forward and had maybe 1-2 plays where he was tackled in the backfield - an accomplishment for this team (we lead the NFL in negative yardage plays and plays yielding no gain). I am discounting the one 14 yard loss as Priest was desperately trying to make something happen. I think we all forgave him for that as he was doing all he could for a hapless offense.

Priest was, by far, the most patient runner I've ever seen. For a while there, I thought LJ was picking up that skill by watching Priest - but he just doesn't seem to have the same quality. Priest also has phenomenal vision ... an amazing "sense" of where he is on the field in relation to the other players. Like Shields, Gonzo, Trent and a few others in this, most recent era, I consider myself fortunate to have watched him play on "my" team.

One of the interesting things about this situation is that Priest has never backed away from a challenge. The challenge now is how to get our run game going with the talent we have. Given that, there's no one I'd rather see in the backfield. I just wish he was 5 years younger.

FAX

KCJohnny
11-12-2007, 06:43 PM
Not to rain on anyone's ramrodding of LJ, but out of curiosity, how much better was he?

CAR YDS AVG TD LG
20 65 3.3 0 11

I agree, it was nice seeing him play, and I really liked seeing a guy cut through the middle of the line on occasion rather than run into his blockers, but I sure hope he does better. Other than him actually making it on to the field and playing, what did he do? Do his stats from Sunday automatically rank him above LJ?

No, but his stats rank him with LJ, something unheard of for a 34 year old RB who hasn't played in 2 years. By season's end, ya never know, Priest could be the 2nd coming of Marcus Allen who joined the Chiefs well into his 30s.

KCJohnny
11-12-2007, 06:44 PM
One of the interesting things about this situation is that Priest has never backed away from a challenge. The challenge now is how to get our run game going with the talent we have. Given that, there's no one I'd rather see in the backfield. I just wish he was 5 years younger.

FAX

In the Army, we call that 'leadership'.

HemiEd
11-12-2007, 06:45 PM
Not to rain on anyone's ramrodding of LJ, but out of curiosity, how much better was he?

CAR YDS AVG TD LG
20 65 3.3 0 11

I agree, it was nice seeing him play, and I really liked seeing a guy cut through the middle of the line on occasion rather than run into his blockers, but I sure hope he does better. Other than him actually making it on to the field and playing, what did he do? Do his stats from Sunday automatically rank him above LJ?
He made the most out of what he had to work with IMO. At least a few times, he turned what has been negative yardage for the team all year, into positive yardage. Small things.

Just like Croyle, I was thrilled to see it take an actual hit to get him down. Small things, Herm has lowered my standards and expectations.

listopencil
11-12-2007, 06:45 PM
Priest looked 10x as adept at using his (limited) blocking as LJ does. He also has a burst of acceleration that he can use in a single stride. He hit the hole with purpose and his smaller body was also easier to conceal behind the Chiefs OL. Not real powerful or anything, but he almost always moved the pile forward and had maybe 1-2 plays where he was tackled in the backfield - an accomplishment for this team (we lead the NFL in negative yardage plays and plays yielding no gain). I am discounting the one 14 yard loss as Priest was desperately trying to make something happen. I think we all forgave him for that as he was doing all he could for a hapless offense.

He looked pretty good. Vision, speed, acceleration, power...not bad at all. He was obviously better than Kolby. Take it with a grain of salt though. Our run D has been terrible.

TEX
11-12-2007, 06:46 PM
Priest was, by far, the most patient runner I've ever seen. For a while there, I thought LJ was picking up that skill by watching Priest - but he just doesn't seem to have the same quality. Priest also has phenomenal vision ... an amazing "sense" of where he is on the field in relation to the other players. Like Shields, Gonzo, Trent and a few others in this, most recent era, I consider myself fortunate to have watched him play on "my" team.

One of the interesting things about this situation is that Priest has never backed away from a challenge. The challenge now is how to get our run game going with the talent we have. Given that, there's no one I'd rather see in the backfield. I just wish he was 5 years younger.

FAX

Yep. With a real NFL FB clearing the way...

KCJohnny
11-12-2007, 06:48 PM
He looked pretty good. Vision, speed, acceleration, power...not bad at all. He was obviously better than Kolby. Take it with a grain of salt though. Our (Denver's) run D has been terrible.

Oh stop it with reality! We're making a big deal out of what we want to see!

:drool:

HemiEd
11-12-2007, 06:54 PM
He looked pretty good. Vision, speed, acceleration, power...not bad at all. He was obviously better than Kolby. Take it with a grain of salt though. Our run D has been terrible.

Hey, this Chiefs OL is capable of turning any run defense into a juggernaut. Remember the Peyton Mannings run D last year prior to the playoffs?

Things have really changed, it used to be our "Career Day Defense" that would make 3rd string QBs look like Joe Montana.

FAX
11-12-2007, 06:56 PM
Yep. With a real NFL FB clearing the way...

ROFL

I have this mental image seared into my otherwise useless brainpan, Mr. TEX, of Priest going around the left edge with one hand cradling the rock and the other resting on TRich's back. Dunn and Roaf blocking in. Shields and Wiegman pulling. The defense racing from the weak side. The sun shining. Bodies flying. The crowd cheering.

Then, at the last, possible second, TRich would lower his shoulder, take his block to the right and Priest would make his final cut left, accelerating smoothly and gracefully into the endzone. Style.

FAX