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dirk digler
11-20-2007, 03:40 PM
Is this true?

From PFT

HOLMES RE-INJURES HIS NECK

Jay Glazer of FOX reports that Chiefs running back Priest Holmes, thrust back into a starting job due to the foot injury suffered by Larry Johnson, reinjured his neck on Sunday against the Colts.

Holmes, per Glazer, has met with a series of specialists, and his career could be over.

Holmes initially suffered the neck injury in 2005, when he was hit by "before" Shawne "roidman" Merriman.

updated: PRIEST TO CALL IT QUITS

A league source tells us that Priest Holmes will announce his retirement from the NFL during a Wednesday press conference.

Adam Schefter of NFL Network, citing an unnamed source, has a similar report.

Holmes re-injured his neck on Sunday. The neck originally was injured in 2005, and he was out of football for all of the 2006 season.

The former holder of the single-season touchdown record is signed through 2009. The Chiefs presumably could attempt to recover some bonus money from Holmes, but to do so would be a bad P.R. move.

Claynus
11-20-2007, 03:41 PM
That's what I thought happened.

There go my plans for a highlight film. :deevee:

StcChief
11-20-2007, 03:41 PM
damn.... the bennett trade is looking worse now.

Mile High Mania
11-20-2007, 03:42 PM
I haven't read it anywhere...

KC Dan
11-20-2007, 03:42 PM
that would guarantee 6-10 finish. hope not for the Priest's sake

CoMoChief
11-20-2007, 03:42 PM
Well good thing I picked up Selvin Young.

FAX
11-20-2007, 03:43 PM
Jesus. This can't be. Lenny said he took off his helmet after being tackled by the head, but I didn't know it was serious.

FAX

siberian khatru
11-20-2007, 03:43 PM
Time to trade for Ricky Williams.


Edit: Yes, I realize the trade deadline has passed.

dirk digler
11-20-2007, 03:44 PM
Didn't he come back into the game?

jjjayb
11-20-2007, 03:45 PM
I think I would have an injury too if I had to keep running in to a brick wall due to pathetic ass predictable as hell playcalling.

CupidStunt
11-20-2007, 03:45 PM
damn.... the bennett trade is looking worse now.

From a pure football perspective, it is, but this team doesn't need a stack of RBs. Granted, with no LJ and Priest, they need someone, but I'm fine with going with Kolby f'in Smith because this year is a building block. Bennett doesn't help that.

Only way I'd prefer Bennett than the draft picks is if the draft picks are awful, but they should be half-decent.

MTG#10
11-20-2007, 03:45 PM
http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/7471026

siberian khatru
11-20-2007, 03:46 PM
Whitlock: "Priest faked an injury so he could quit on the Chiefs again and not have to deal with a bad offensive line and an even worse offensive coordinator."

KC Dan
11-20-2007, 03:47 PM
Whitlock: "Priest faked an injury so he could quit on the Chiefs again and not have to deal with a bad HEAD COACH and an even worse offensive coordinator."
fyp

dirk digler
11-20-2007, 03:47 PM
Holmes' career may be in jeopardy
Jay Glazer
FOXSports.com, Updated 30 minutes ago

With running back Larry Johnson already on the shelf with a foot injury, the Kansas City Chiefs may have been hit with even worse news.

Running back Priest Holmes may have re-injured his neck in Sunday's 13-10 loss to the Indianapolis Colts, FOXSports.com has learned. Holmes returned from a nearly two-year hiatus earlier this season, an absence that was also a result of a neck injury.

According to sources, Holmes was dinged two or three times on Sunday. The last time came in the fourth quarter, which saw him leave the field in a wobbly state after his 20th touch of the game.

As a result, Holmes saw a specialist early this week and will see a series of specialists who can help him better determine his future. In light of the fact Holmes is already returning from a neck injury, this latest scare certainly has to raise questions, not only about this year, but about the future of his career.

In 10 seasons, Holmes has rushed for 8,172 yards on 1,780 carries and 86 touchdowns. He also has 339 receptions for 2,962 yards and eight scores. He scored a then NFL-record 27 touchdowns in 2003.

Thig Lyfe
11-20-2007, 03:47 PM
Consider the source(s).

Direckshun
11-20-2007, 03:48 PM
Kolby Smith gets 20 carries a game, and even better Brodie Croyle gets 40 passing attempts.

Not to desentimentalize Priest, but it is what it is.

ILChief
11-20-2007, 03:48 PM
Kolby, are you ready?

dirk digler
11-20-2007, 03:50 PM
Consider the source(s).

Jay Glazer is one of the best and reputable NFL reporters around

MTG#10
11-20-2007, 03:51 PM
Whitlock: "Priest faked an injury so he could quit on the Chiefs again and not have to deal with a bad offensive line and an even worse offensive coordinator."


I wouldnt be shocked if it were true. Supposedly CP told Priest this year to either come back or retire. How hard would it be to come back, say your neck hurts again, and continue collecting your paycheck? I hope thats not true but I wouldnt be surprised.

Claynus
11-20-2007, 03:51 PM
Kolby Smith gets 20 carries a game, and even better Brodie Croyle gets 40 passing attempts.

Not to desentimentalize Priest, but it is what it is.

Kolby gets 20. Derrick Ross gets 10. And fumbles three times.

Frazod
11-20-2007, 03:53 PM
F#cking figures. :shake:

SNR
11-20-2007, 03:53 PM
Tell Carl to ring up Derrick Ross.

And remind him to hold onto the damn ball this time.

dirk digler
11-20-2007, 03:53 PM
Kolby gets 20. Derrick Ross gets 10. And fumbles three times.

Is Derrick on our practice squad?

HemiEd
11-20-2007, 03:53 PM
Jesus. This can't be. Lenny said he took off his helmet after being tackled by the head, but I didn't know it was serious.

FAX

It looked serious at the time, he didn't just brush it off. I hope like hell it is not the end though.

Cochise
11-20-2007, 03:54 PM
I won't believe it until I hear it first from Nick "The Erroneous One" Athan.

Or until I hear it from Hack Harry.

Sure-Oz
11-20-2007, 03:57 PM
not cool

FAX
11-20-2007, 03:57 PM
Teicher (sp?) is on 610 and just said Priest is going to get 20 to 25 carries. No mention of injury, whatsoever.

FAX

kcfanintitanhell
11-20-2007, 04:01 PM
Teicher (sp?) is on 610 and just said Priest is going to get 20 to 25 carries. No mention of injury, whatsoever.

FAX
That's a lot of trips to the nacho stand.

dirk digler
11-20-2007, 04:05 PM
Teicher (sp?) is on 610 and just said Priest is going to get 20 to 25 carries. No mention of injury, whatsoever.

FAX

This story just broke so it will be interesting to see if this is true.

bringbackmarty
11-20-2007, 04:07 PM
I wouln't be surprised, on the hit in question where he was hurt, he stiffened up right after he was hit, on the ground, and you saw his hand move up in the air in kind of an involuntary motion. It lookied like the numb feeling he was describing might have come back.

Claynus
11-20-2007, 04:08 PM
Looks like his head slammed into the back of Kennison's back.

http://i17.tinypic.com/80o856p.gif

kcfanintitanhell
11-20-2007, 04:10 PM
How could someone in the national media come out with something like this when nothing was even mentioned in the local media, Herm's presser, or the official lackey-powered team website?

Skip Towne
11-20-2007, 04:10 PM
I won't believe it until I hear it first from Nick "The Erroneous One" Athan.

Or until I hear it from Hack Harry.
Would you settle for Goatse?

Reerun_KC
11-20-2007, 04:11 PM
Credit Herm and Curls for this one.....

Nice Job Herm and Curls you pathetic AssHat's

Gonzo
11-20-2007, 04:14 PM
How could someone in the national media come out with something like this when nothing was even mentioned in the local media, Herm's presser, or the official lackey-powered team website?

That's the way it always goes around here. I get more news from C.P. than any sports site.

Dammit, I hope this isn't true. I know we were not exactly tearing up the league but I liked seeing 31 back on the field. :shake:

Hydrae
11-20-2007, 04:15 PM
I know which play this would be related to and I think Priest freaked out a little bit. The guy wrapped Priest's head in his arm as he tackled Priest. Priest immediately took himself out of the game and was then seen with his helmet off on the sidelines. He did return later in the drive (or maybe it was the next drive, he was out for a little while).

I felt the whole game (this is the only game I have seen since Priest came back) that Priest looked tenative and possibly even scared of getting hit. I do not believe he has any confidence in his body to take a hit or to recover from it afterwards.

Calcountry
11-20-2007, 04:16 PM
Kolby, are you ready?Time to take the Diapers off.

FAX
11-20-2007, 04:16 PM
I know which play this would be related to and I think Priest freaked out a little bit. The guy wrapped Priest's head in his arm as he tackled Priest. Priest immediately took himself out of the game and was then seen with his helmet off on the sidelines. He did return later in the drive (or maybe it was the next drive, he was out for a little while).

I felt the whole game (this is the only game I have seen since Priest came back) that Priest looked tenative and possibly even scared of getting hit. I do not believe he has any confidence in his body to take a hit or to recover from it afterwards.

Yeah. That's the one Lenny mentioned. Not the one where he slammed into the back of Kennison's back.

FAX

siberian khatru
11-20-2007, 04:18 PM
Oh, and meanwhile from our buddies at PFT:

POSTED 3:56 p.m. EST, November 20, 2007

L.J. HAS LISFRANC INJURY?

A league source tells us that Chiefs running back Larry Johnson was evaluated by Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte on Monday for a mid-foot fracture/sprain known commonly as the Lisfranc injury. The only question was whether or not Johnson would need surgery to repair the condition.

The Lisfranc injury is a fracture and dislocation of the joints in the midfoot, where a cluster of bones come together to form the arch. It was first discovery by French doctor Jacques Lisfranc de Martin, who was a surgeon in Napoleon's army.

Our friends at Rotoworld.com reported on Monday that the Chiefs are expected to "shut down" Johnson for the rest of the season. The team has since declared him to be out for Sunday's game against the Raiders.

The Lisfranc injury has become more common in the NFL over recent years. Most recently, the Colts lost defensive end Dwight Freeney for the year due to the same condition.

http://www.profootballtalk.com/rumormill.htm

Addendum:

POSTED 4:28 p.m. EST, November 20, 2007

NO SURGERY FOR L.J.

A league source tells us that Chiefs running back Larry Johnson will not need surgery to repair a foot injury that he sustained several weeks ago.

BigRock
11-20-2007, 04:26 PM
Credit Herm and Curls for this one.....

Nice Job Herm and Curls you pathetic AssHat's
Credit your mother for being related to your father.

Simply Red
11-20-2007, 04:28 PM
Oh, and meanwhile from our buddies at PFT:

POSTED 3:56 p.m. EST, November 20, 2007

L.J. HAS LISFRANC INJURY?

A league source tells us that Chiefs running back Larry Johnson was evaluated by Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte on Monday for a mid-foot fracture/sprain known commonly as the Lisfranc injury. The only question was whether or not Johnson would need surgery to repair the condition.

The Lisfranc injury is a fracture and dislocation of the joints in the midfoot, where a cluster of bones come together to form the arch. It was first discovery by French doctor Jacques Lisfranc de Martin, who was a surgeon in Napoleon's army.

Our friends at Rotoworld.com reported on Monday that the Chiefs are expected to "shut down" Johnson for the rest of the season. The team has since declared him to be out for Sunday's game against the Raiders.

The Lisfranc injury has become more common in the NFL over recent years. Most recently, the Colts lost defensive end Dwight Freeney for the year due to the same condition.

http://www.profootballtalk.com/rumormill.htm

Addendum:

POSTED 4:28 p.m. EST, November 20, 2007

NO SURGERY FOR L.J.

A league source tells us that Chiefs running back Larry Johnson will not need surgery to repair a foot injury that he sustained several weeks ago.
I'm so confussed! How am I ever going to be able to concentrate while cooking on Thursday!?!

Bob Dole
11-20-2007, 05:14 PM
Looks like his head slammed into the back of Kennison's back.

http://i17.tinypic.com/80o856p.gif

You mean after the defender tackled him by the opening in the front of his helmet?

smittysbar
11-20-2007, 05:23 PM
GGGGGRRRRRRRRRRRREEEAAATTTT............

What now?

chasedude
11-20-2007, 05:26 PM
When it rains it POURS!!!!!

JBucc
11-20-2007, 05:27 PM
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! We at least have to get him a TD. Then he can crack his neck again.

Micjones
11-20-2007, 05:31 PM
How much worse can things get?

Reerun_KC
11-20-2007, 05:34 PM
How much worse can things get?


Well considering we Hired Herm... Not much...

FAX
11-20-2007, 05:40 PM
Hmmmm ... the Star is reporting this ... but not as stridently.

"The Chiefs were aware of the report, and Coach Herm Edwards said, “Priest got dinged in the game in Indianapolis. He did return to the game before eventually coming out. We’re evaluating him, and we’ll see where it’s at (today).""

http://www.kansascity.com/sports/chiefs/story/370178.html

FAX

Logical
11-20-2007, 05:44 PM
I won't believe it until I see him eating Nachos in the Luxury Box dammit.

Seriously I hope Priest is not hurt.

Deberg_1990
11-20-2007, 05:45 PM
There isnt even another RB on the practice squad. Just a FB. This guy:

http://www.kcchiefs.com/player/gilbert_harris/


Maybe we can trade for Rickey (High on Weed) Williams.

'Hamas' Jenkins
11-20-2007, 05:46 PM
Goddammit. I was afraid of that, as I'm sure all of us were, as soon as I saw that hit.

Combine that with the LJ injury, and I seem to be really good about being right about shitty things. It's like I'm John McClane in Die Hard 2 :banghead:

HemiEd
11-20-2007, 05:47 PM
You mean after the defender tackled him by the opening in the front of his helmet?

Even those two stooges that announced the game were surprised it wasn't a penalty. He was also tackled by the horsecollar at least once, but then we get called for it when it was only a jersey.

Claynus
11-20-2007, 05:48 PM
It's like I'm John McClane in Die Hard 2 :banghead:

Yes but you will never get to say Yippee-Ki-Ay to King Carl.

smittysbar
11-20-2007, 05:50 PM
There isnt even another RB on the practice squad. Just a FB. This guy:

http://www.kcchiefs.com/player/gilbert_harris/


Maybe we can trade for Rickey (High on Weed) Williams.

Ricky was sucking it up in the CFL. Doubt he would do much in the NFL right now.

arrowheadnation
11-20-2007, 05:56 PM
I think Kolby can handle it. The Oline sucks anyway. Maybe, just maybe, we can start passing downfield more.

TEX
11-20-2007, 06:05 PM
Well considering we Hired Herm... Not much...

ROFL

Thig Lyfe
11-20-2007, 06:06 PM
Jay Glazer is one of the best and reputable NFL reporters around

He's the same guy who said Tony G was about to demand a trade.

evolve27
11-20-2007, 06:27 PM
By RANDY COVITZ
The Kansas City Star

Priest Holmes
Johnson out for Chiefs-Raiders game
The Chiefs may be operating out of an empty backfield on Sunday.

Literally.

A few hours after declaring running back Larry Johnson out for Sunday’s game against the Oakland Raiders, a report emerged Tuesday evening on FOXSports.com that Priest Holmes re-injured his neck during last Sunday’s loss at Indianapolis, and his immediate future, if not his career, could be in jeopardy.

That would leave rookie Kolby Smith, a fifth-round draft choice with 10 carries for 19 yards, as the only running back available unless the Chiefs add a player this week.

The Chiefs were aware of the report, and Coach Herm Edwards said, “Priest got dinged in the game in Indianapolis. He did return to the game before eventually coming out. We’re evaluating him, and we’ll see where it’s at (today).”

Holmes carried 19 times for 55 hard-earned yards last Sunday and gave way during a third-quarter possession to Smith _ the only other running back on the active roster. But Holmes carried twice in the fourth quarter before Smith re-entered the game.

Holmes, 34, suffered a head/neck injury on Oct. 30, 2005 and sat out the rest of that season and all of last season before making a comeback during training camp. He was activated for the Oct. 21 game at Oakland, took over for an injured Johnson against Green Bay and started the last two games.

He has carried 46 times for 137 yards and has caught five passes for 17 yards.

Johnson will miss his third straight game he has missed since injuring the foot in a 33-22 loss to Green Bay on Nov. 4.

MIAdragon
11-20-2007, 06:32 PM
Where is Ross when we need him?

Easy 6
11-20-2007, 06:34 PM
Unproven though it may be, it wouldnt surprise me one bit.

That tackle he took in the gif. looks just like the fall Michael Irvin took at Philly that ended his career. His head was at a downward angle & slammed into the hard fake turf. It looked very bad.

Anyone accusing Priest of faking something should pull their head outta their ass, it was an awkward & ugly fall directly onto an already fragile neck.

It probably scared the hell outta Priest & i wouldnt blame him at all for questioning his ability to continue.

This IS a game, not life & death.

Line Judge
11-20-2007, 06:35 PM
Is Derick Ross on another teams roster? You have to take what your can get.

Wa-Z
11-20-2007, 06:41 PM
REPOST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Wa-Z
11-20-2007, 06:41 PM
LOL I mean R-E-P-O-S-T

Wa-Z
11-20-2007, 06:42 PM
DAMN!! TSOPER (Backwards) :)

evolve27
11-20-2007, 06:42 PM
LOL I mean I have nothing to add

This was a repost, oops. From Covitz however.

Deberg_1990
11-20-2007, 06:43 PM
Fantasy alert! Kolby Smith just became hot property!

Bump
11-20-2007, 06:43 PM
is Derrick Ross on another team now? if not Ray Farmer must get on the phone

HemiEd
11-20-2007, 06:45 PM
Unproven though it may be, it wouldnt surprise me one bit.

That tackle he took in the gif. looks just like the fall Michael Irvin took at Philly that ended his career. His head was at a downward angle & slammed into the hard fake turf. It looked very bad.

Anyone accusing Priest of faking something should pull their head outta their ass, it was an awkward & ugly fall directly onto an already fragile neck.

It probably scared the hell outta Priest & i wouldnt blame him at all for questioning his ability to continue.

This IS a game, not life & death.

The tackler was very agressive with Priest's helmet. Did you see the way Priest looked at him when he got up?

evolve27
11-20-2007, 06:46 PM
Herms youth movement goes to a whole nother level. Sippio must be unleashed.

HemiEd
11-20-2007, 06:47 PM
Is Derick Ross on another teams roster? You have to take what your can get.

How about Casey Printers? Herm could solve all of the Chief's problems with him. No passing required, he could protect Brodie on the bench etc.

Brock
11-20-2007, 06:48 PM
McKeith is actually who they're bringing back. I think that's what i read a few minutes ago.

siberian khatru
11-20-2007, 06:48 PM
We should convert Tamarick Vanover to RB.

Easy 6
11-20-2007, 06:49 PM
The tackler was very agressive with Priest's helmet. Did you see the way Priest looked at him when he got up?

Yep, he basically put Priest in a headlock & made every effort to drive his head down.

I know Herm hates it & penalties hurt...but just ONCE i'd like to see us whip (i mean good) someones ass on the field for stuff like this (Trent etc.)

Deberg_1990
11-20-2007, 06:49 PM
Wheres Derrick Blaylock these days?

evolve27
11-20-2007, 06:52 PM
Wheres Derrick Blaylock these days?

A Redskins third stringer. Another 5th rounder Chiefs couldn't develop.

HemiEd
11-20-2007, 06:54 PM
Yep, he basically put Priest in a headlock & made every effort to drive his head down.

I know Herm hates it & penalties hurt...but just ONCE i'd like to see us whip (i mean good) someones ass on the field for stuff like this (Trent etc.)


I am with you on that! I am sick of losing these guys.
The old days, when players played because the loved the game. Now it is all about the money, not their team.

Easy 6
11-20-2007, 06:57 PM
I am with you on that! I am sick of losing these guys.
The old days, when players played because the loved the game. Now it is all about the money, not their team.

We shoulda just sent Turley out there like a hockey style enforcer & let him twist some bastards head off.

QuikSsurfer
11-20-2007, 06:58 PM
bam morris?

HemiEd
11-20-2007, 06:59 PM
We shoulda just sent Turley out there like a hockey style enforcer & let him twist some bastards head off.

At least he would earn some of his keep that way, good idea! :D

Easy 6
11-20-2007, 07:01 PM
At least he would earn some of his keep that way, good idea! :D

Heh, thats about all he's good for.

Frazod
11-20-2007, 07:02 PM
Fantasy alert! Kolby Smith just became hot property!

I predict 50 carries for 12 yards.

:deevee:

FAX
11-20-2007, 07:02 PM
Are we cursed? Seriously. Cursed. Like as unto voodoo or witchcraft or the object of some paranormal malediction called down upon us by some evil, bastard djinn with bad breath and a stupid hat.

I mean, think about it. This franchise has suffered through disaster after devastation. There was Fred Arbanas, Mack Lee Hill, Joe Delaney, and DT. Dumbasses like Wiggin, Mackovic, Levy and his Wing-T, Gansz, Marty, that kicker guy, Carl, and now Herm and Curl. Crucial injuries to Montana, Trent, Priest, EK, and LJ just to name a few. Our drafts have been generally horrible for 30 years and we are in the running for the longest playoff win drought in NFL history, not to mention a Super Bowl appearance. There has to be some explanation. Even when we do well for a while, we wind up sucking and then sucking more later.

There is the Curse of the Bambino, the Curse of the Billy Goat, the Madden Curse, the SI Cover Curse, the Hope Diamond Curse, the Kennedy Curse, and the Curse of the Mummy. Do we have our own? Should we make a sacrifice? An atonement? Drive a stake through Carl's heart?

My great-grandmother used to say that if you take a frog, dip it in wax or something, and tie it upside down in a tree, that would lift a curse sometimes. I'm no fan of frogs and my great-grandmother was nuts, but I'm ready to try it.

FAX

Easy 6
11-20-2007, 07:05 PM
Are we cursed? Seriously. Cursed. Like as unto voodoo or witchcraft or the object of some paranormal malediction called down upon us by some evil, bastard djinn with bad breath and a stupid hat.

I mean, think about it. This franchise has suffered through disaster after devastation. There was Fred Arbanas, Mack Lee Hill, Joe Delaney, and DT. Dumbasses like Wiggin, Mackovic, Levy and his Wing-T, Gansz, Marty, that kicker guy, Carl, and now Herm and Curl. Crucial injuries to Montana, Trent, Priest, EK, and LJ just to name a few. Our drafts have been generally horrible for 30 years and we are in the running for the longest playoff win drought in NFL history, not to mention a Super Bowl appearance. There has to be some explanation. Even when we do well for a while, we wind up sucking and then sucking more later.

There is the Curse of the Bambino, the Curse of the Billy Goat, the Madden Curse, the SI Cover Curse, the Hope Diamond Curse, the Kennedy Curse, and the Curse of the Mummy. Do we have our own? Should we make a sacrifice? An atonement? Drive a stake through Carl's heart?

My great-grandmother used to say that if you take a frog, dip it in wax or something, and tie it upside down in a tree, that would lift a curse sometimes. I'm no fan of frogs and my great-grandmother was nuts, but I'm ready to try it.

FAX

The answer may well lie in Stull, Kansas... :fire:

Tribal Warfare
11-20-2007, 07:07 PM
Oh, and meanwhile from our buddies at PFT:

POSTED 3:56 p.m. EST, November 20, 2007

L.J. HAS LISFRANC INJURY?

A league source tells us that Chiefs running back Larry Johnson was evaluated by Dr. Robert Anderson in Charlotte on Monday for a mid-foot fracture/sprain known commonly as the Lisfranc injury. The only question was whether or not Johnson would need surgery to repair the condition.

The Lisfranc injury is a fracture and dislocation of the joints in the midfoot, where a cluster of bones come together to form the arch. It was first discovery by French doctor Jacques Lisfranc de Martin, who was a surgeon in Napoleon's army.

Our friends at Rotoworld.com reported on Monday that the Chiefs are expected to "shut down" Johnson for the rest of the season. The team has since declared him to be out for Sunday's game against the Raiders.

The Lisfranc injury has become more common in the NFL over recent years. Most recently, the Colts lost defensive end Dwight Freeney for the year due to the same condition.

http://www.profootballtalk.com/rumormill.htm

Addendum:

POSTED 4:28 p.m. EST, November 20, 2007

NO SURGERY FOR L.J.

A league source tells us that Chiefs running back Larry Johnson will not need surgery to repair a foot injury that he sustained several weeks ago.


LJ will recover completely with proper rest

grimes82
11-20-2007, 09:02 PM
Adam Schefter reporting on nfl network priest done for the season, and expected to retire.

FAX
11-20-2007, 09:04 PM
Adam Schefter reporting on nfl network priest done for the season, and expected to retire.

So much for the comeback.

Man, if his neck was that fragile, he shouldn't have tried to do this in the first place. A sad day just got a little sadder.

FAX

dirk digler
11-20-2007, 09:07 PM
PRIEST TO CALL IT QUITS

A league source tells us that Priest Holmes will announce his retirement from the NFL during a Wednesday press conference.

Adam Schefter of NFL Network, citing an unnamed source, has a similar report.

Holmes re-injured his neck on Sunday. The neck originally was injured in 2005, and he was out of football for all of the 2006 season.

The former holder of the single-season touchdown record is signed through 2009. The Chiefs presumably could attempt to recover some bonus money from Holmes, but to do so would be a bad P.R. move.

stevieray
11-20-2007, 09:10 PM
Once again, the media hears he's seeing a specialist, announces his retirement and takes the liberty to speak for Preist...

Jornalism is dead.

Sure-Oz
11-20-2007, 09:12 PM
Hope its not true but seems to be the end of priest this time

BigRedChief
11-20-2007, 09:13 PM
Once again, the media takes him seeing a specialist, predicts retirement and takes the liberty to speak for Preist

Jornalism is dead.
Same source that told me about LJ told me this.

Priest is done. He'll never play football again without risking his life.

He has been told that the next hit in the right spot could paralze him or even kill him.

stevieray
11-20-2007, 09:14 PM
Same source that told me about LJ told me this.

Priest is done. He'll never play football again without risking his life.

He has been told that the next hit in the right spot could paralze him or even kill him.

then your source is an asshole.

FAX
11-20-2007, 09:14 PM
Same source that told me about LJ told me this.

Priest is done. He'll never play football again without risking his life.

He has been told that the next hit in the right spot could paralze him or even kill him.

If his neck was that fragile, Mr. BigRedChief, what was he doing out there in the first place?

FAX

dirk digler
11-20-2007, 09:15 PM
Same source that told me about LJ told me this.

Priest is done. He'll never play football again without risking his life.

He has been told that the next hit in the right spot could paralze him or even kill him.

Didn't they tell him this before he decided to come back? I mean I can't imagine a Doctor not telling him something this important or maybe they did he decided to take a chance.

dirk digler
11-20-2007, 09:15 PM
then your source is an asshole.

why an asshole?

BigRedChief
11-20-2007, 09:16 PM
then your source is an asshole.I'm just telling you what I'm told. Don't shoot the messenger. Not stating it as fact.

They were right about LJ. I posted it on here before any national or local stories had been posted about it. LJ had a sprained ankle was all that was being reported.

Is he right about Holmes? We will know in a day or two.

tk13
11-20-2007, 09:19 PM
Unfortunate, if true, I guess we'll see. The funny thing is, seemed like a lot people in football thought this was some kinda stunt, turns out he was risking his life. Now everybody's gonna ask why he came back.

siberian khatru
11-20-2007, 09:20 PM
I was dead wrong about Priest coming back. DEAD wrong.

I enjoyed having him back. He (finally) lost his burst, but he still had outstanding vision and patience, and he could block.

Sorry to see him go out like this (if true).

Sure-Oz
11-20-2007, 09:20 PM
Crazy how he was this fragile with the neck injury, its too bad we didnt get him 1 final td if true

cdcox
11-20-2007, 09:21 PM
Herm has a second year QB and his running backs are Koby Smith and Boomer Grigsby.

Taste the bile Herm, taste the bile.

Daryle Lamonica
11-20-2007, 09:22 PM
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Skip Towne
11-20-2007, 09:35 PM
I was dead wrong about Priest coming back. DEAD wrong.

I enjoyed having him back. He (finally) lost his burst, but he still had outstanding vision and patience, and he could block.

Sorry to see him go out like this (if true).
I'm not convinced he has lost his burst. I am convinced he has lost his O line.

FAX
11-20-2007, 09:36 PM
I'm not convinced he has lost his burst. I am convinced he has lost his O line.

Hey, Mr. Skip Towne. Good to see you. What's your take on Herm's escapades of late?

FAX

BigRedChief
11-20-2007, 09:38 PM
Hey, Mr. Skip Towne. Good to see you. What's your take on Herm's escapades of late?

FAX
Wellll he did tell us that Priest got "dinged" at the last game on Sunday and LJ still has a swole foot.

'Hamas' Jenkins
11-20-2007, 10:38 PM
then your source is an asshole.

What the f*ck dude?

BigRedChief
11-21-2007, 05:27 AM
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3121366

After 'dinging' his previously injured neck, Holmes might be done

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By Len Pasquarelli
ESPN.com

Four-time Pro Bowl tailback Priest Holmes (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?statsId=4047), who returned to the field with the Kansas City Chiefs (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=kan) last month following nearly two years of inactivity, is considering retirement after re-injuring his neck in last Sunday's 13-10 loss to the Indianapolis Colts (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=ind).



Holmes, 34, has spent the past few days counseling with family members and friends and speaking with medical experts, two sources close to him told ESPN.com on Tuesday night. He is expected to reach a decision on his future shortly.


A league source said that Holmes could make an announcement on his plans as early as Wednesday. "He's sorting through some things, but is pretty close now to a resolution," a source said. "It won't drag out."


An unidentified source told NFL.com on Tuesday night that Holmes was "retiring for sure" at a noon (CT) press conference, but the Chiefs told the Web site that the running back has not made up his mind.

Foxsports.com first reported earlier Tuesday that Holmes had suffered another neck injury that threatened his career.


Chiefs coach Herm Edwards acknowledged to ESPN.com's John Clayton that Holmes had been injured. The coach told The Kansas City Star that he was aware of the Foxsports.com report and conceded that Holmes had been "dinged" in the game and said the condition of the 11-year veteran was being evaluated.


Holmes originally suffered severe head and neck trauma in an Oct. 30, 2005 game against the San Diego Chargers (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=sdg). He has spent nearly two years recovering from the injuries and most league observers felt that Holmes would never play again.

But he returned to the field in an Oct. 21 game against the Oakland Raiders (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=oak) and he has appeared in four games this season, rushing 46 times for 137 yards and catching five passes for seven yards. Holmes has not scored a touchdown.


In recent weeks his workload was increased because of a foot injury suffered by Chiefs' starter Larry Johnson (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?statsId=6363). Because of the injury, Holmes started the past two games.

Holmes spent the final half of the 2005 season on injured reserve and the entire 2006 campaign on the NFL's physically unable to perform list. Because of the head and neck trauma, and a serious hip injury that threatened to end his career in 2004, Holmes has played in only 19 games since the end of the 2003 season.


He surprised even Kansas City officials by reporting to training camp this summer but began the drills on the physically unable to perform list, so he could not participate in any full-team segments of practice. At the conclusion of the preseason, the Chiefs placed Holmes on the non-football injury list, which meant he could not return until after the sixth week of the 2007 season.


Even then, there was considerable skepticism that Holmes would ever play again. But Holmes began practicing on Oct. 17, and was activated for the game against the Raiders just four days later.


"In my opinion, he's about as good as he's going to get," Edwards said at the time. "The only thing you don't know is when he gets tackled and he hits the ground, can he hold onto the football? He hasn't had any contact. & He's been knocked around in practice, but he hasn't had any contact. He's done everything you can do, except play."


The Kansas City franchise's all-time leader in total touchdowns (83) and rushing touchdowns (76), Holmes set a then-league record by scoring 27 times in 2003. That record has since been broken.


In 106 appearances, Holmes has carried 1,780 times for 8,172 yards and 86 touchdowns. One of the NFL's premier all-around backs in his prime, the former University of Texas star also has 339 receptions for 2,962 yards and eight touchdowns. He has posted four seasons with 1,000 yards rushing, including three years with more than 1,400 yards.


Holmes began his career with the Baltimore Ravens (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/clubhouse?team=bal) as an undrafted college free agent in 1998, and signed with the Chiefs as an unrestricted free agent in 2001.

If Holmes does retire, it will leave the Chiefs perilously thin at tailback. Johnson will miss a third straight game on Sunday with a foot injury that might sideline him the rest of season. The only other tailback on the roster is rookie Kolby Smith (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/players/profile?statsId=8402), a fifth-round draft choice from Louisville who has carried just 10 times for 19 yards.


Senior writers Len Pasquarelli and John Clayton cover the NFL for ESPN.com.

Kerberos
11-21-2007, 06:29 AM
Wonder if James Saxon could strap on some pads still?

BigRedChief
11-21-2007, 12:52 PM
then your source is an asshole.
UHHHHH I guess he wasn't. He could still be an asshole but his information has been spot on about Priest and LJ.

Sure-Oz
11-21-2007, 12:55 PM
then your source is an asshole.
A correct asshole

Chief Henry
11-21-2007, 01:14 PM
Wonder if James Saxon could strap on some pads still?




:evil:

BigRedChief
11-21-2007, 01:17 PM
A correct asshole
Yep, look at the time stamps. I posted on here that Priest was done before the NFL.com article got posted.