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SteelShooter
07-28-2007, 12:01 AM
It looks as though Priest Holmes may be returning to KC after getting clearance from his neck/spinal injury.

http://www.nfl.com/nflnetwork/story/10268502

KC now has a little more leverage against Larry Johnson.

If he does make it back, and earn a roster spot, then that is one hell of a comeback............my best wishes to him. :thumbsup:

CantStop85
07-28-2007, 12:27 AM
It's a good story and good luck to Priest, but I'm not sure if he'll be much of a factor on the field.

Larry Johnson's still indispensable at this point.

fansince'76
07-28-2007, 02:02 AM
Actually, I wondered aloud about Holmes recently in another thread (http://forums.steelersfever.com/showthread.php?p=264348#post264348). Seems like kind of a long shot due to the nature of the injury - neck/spinal injuries are nothing to play around with. However, I wish Holmes all the best in making a complete return to the NFL - dude was a monster before the injury. I still remember opening day a few years ago ('02, '03?) where he single-handedly tore us up. Good luck to Holmes. :cheers:

tony hipchest
07-28-2007, 02:49 AM
i thought this thread might be in reference to santonio holmes missing practice due to the neck injury he sustained while looking back at all the bungles chasing him on the final play of the season.

Preacher
07-28-2007, 02:55 AM
i thought this thread might be in reference to santonio holmes missing practice due to the neck injury he sustained while looking back at all the bungles chasing him on the final play of the season.

LOL.... So did I.

However, I want to also share my wishes that Holmes has a safe time... At this point, I don't care whether he has a good career left or not... just that he is safe.

Galax Steeler
07-28-2007, 05:08 AM
Hope he can return to play like he use to.He was a great back.

RoethlisBURGHer
07-28-2007, 10:47 AM
I sure hope he can make it back and not reinjure his neck.

Elvis
07-28-2007, 12:09 PM
Love the guy and his heart but I also hope that he is doing the right thing for his future. As far as this giving the Chiefs leverage... I dont think so myself. Priest hasnt played in what 2 years? I dont think that I would give L.J. up for a maybe with Holmes..
:tt02:

The Duke
07-28-2007, 01:56 PM
I have always like Holmes, hope he comes back, he obviously won't be what he was before, but he still can help that sinking ship they call the chiefs.

rog
07-28-2007, 02:41 PM
I don't think the Chiefs would even entertain the idea of him coming back if Johnson wasn't holding out. Just him being 34 years old and not playing for almost 2 years makes this unlikely but having an injury that was as bad as his was makes it all that crazier.

ShutDown24
07-28-2007, 03:05 PM
He is still under contract for two or three more years and while the injury was immense... I just have a feeling about him not only getting a roster spot but playing well... Too many times people have counted Priest out in his career... If Holmes wants to come back bad enough, I think he could excel. The biggest part of the injury that scared me was his mental stability, being afraid to take a hit... But from his past, I think his mental game is even better than his physical.

steelpride12
07-28-2007, 06:05 PM
i thought this thread might be in reference to santonio holmes missing practice due to the neck injury he sustained while looking back at all the bungles chasing him on the final play of the season.

Ha hey me to geez we all think alike.

SteelShooter
07-29-2007, 12:18 PM
i thought this thread might be in reference to santonio holmes missing practice due to the neck injury he sustained while looking back at all the bungles chasing him on the final play of the season.

<Chuckle-chuckle>

:wink02: That was intentional. :wink02:
:flap: I saw the opportunity and took it. :flap:

SteelCityMan786
07-29-2007, 12:35 PM
I thought he would retire. But hey, great to hear he'll try to play again.

LambertIsGod58
07-29-2007, 08:32 PM
I was never much of a Holmes fan. But, I will say I hope he makes it. We have to remember even though he is 34, ge didn't play alot early in his career. He may have more tread left than people think?

Crushzilla
07-29-2007, 09:05 PM
A lot of people I've talked to about this are thinking that the leverage the Chiefs have is that Holmes is a threat to L.J. because he can compete with him for a starter role and, if necessary, allows the Chiefs to cut Johnson loose if he doesn't fly right.

Not so.

All this does is create some insurance for the Chiefs if this mess goes on for a while. They'll have him around so they can keep things realistic if they are going to seriously entertain an extension.

L.J. has it all wrong. He wanted some insurance so he doesn't have to carry the ball almost 500 times this year and Holmes gives him that.

Instead he's going to keep taking $14,000 fines all day sitting at home.

The Chiefs have said that they aren't even close to meeting on this one. To be honest I don't think Johnson is as vital to that team as everyone thinks.

If they give him some bananas contract that tips the scale for RBs for the next 3 years then they are going to find themselves totally hung by the salary cap.

YOU DO NOT BUILD YOUR TEAM AROUND GUYS WITH QUESTIONABLE CHARACTER.

Don't wanna take my word for it, Kansas City F.O.? Get Arthur Blank on the phone...

Comparing the two is absurd, but the basic idea remains the same.

If the Chiefs reward Johnson for a premature holdout then they are going to find that the oldest 27 year old in football (physically) is going to lead them to a decade of mediocrity.

What should the Chiefs do?

Nip it in the bud.

Let him walk.

The Chiefs, offensively, are an old team. Their Oline are dropping like pinecones every year to retirement. Kennison is 34. Holmes is 34. Huard is 34. Gonzalez is 31.

Taking Croyle, Parker, Bowe and starting over is the only really smart bet. KC wants a championship now, though, and they are going to find that the harder they push now the longer its gonna take.

EDIT: Trading L.J. for young talent adds to the reasons to start over... Dump what could become a huge salary and get some more offensive guys who you can develop.