View Full Version : Priest Holmes on IR

12-09-2004, 06:35 PM
Holmes hurt knee against the Bucs (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=1942679)

Take care of our men this week!
And don't think this will make Jan 2nd any easier.
His back-ups aren't shabby.

12-09-2004, 07:06 PM
Originally posted by: MoveitMister
Holmes hurt knee against the Bucs (http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=1942679)

Take care of our men this week!

And don't think this will make Jan 2nd any easier.

His back-ups aren't shabby.

I think it was Blalock that looked pretty good last game and the way their O Line positioned and slanted kept us off balance the first half until we could make adjustments for that at halftime. I'm sure they'll have another scheme for us.

12-09-2004, 10:13 PM
If Holmes is on IR what happens with the Probowl??

Can he still go to Probowl.. if he wins.. which will be ehhh wierd.

12-09-2004, 10:13 PM
With no Holmes, it still won't be much easier. It's more the system than the back, IMO. Blaylock will be able to do many of the same things that Priest did.

12-09-2004, 10:13 PM
......so we can win that game at that last game... read this

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City Chiefs' star running back Priest Holmes will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury.

Priest Holmes
Running Back
Kansas City Chiefs

Rush Yds TD Rec Yds TD
196 892 14 19 187 1

Holmes, who was leading the NFL in scoring and rushing when he got hurt in early November, was placed on injured reserve Thursday.

The Chiefs indicated Wednesday they would probably finish the year without Holmes, whose recovery from sprained knee ligaments has gone much more slowly than the team hoped.

"Priest Holmes is making steady progress on the rehabilitation of his right knee," Chiefs president Carl Peterson said in a statement. "Unfortunately, that rehabilitation is taking longer than originally anticipated, meaning Priest is running out of time to be healthy enough to play in 2004."

Holmes was injured on what appeared to be a routine tackle at Tampa Bay on Nov. 7.

The Chiefs (4-8) have been eliminated from playoff contention and will have only three games left after Monday night's game at Tennessee.

"Upon conversation with Priest, our team doctors and medical staff, we have made the decision to place Priest on injured reserve," Peterson said. "Our team doctors and medical personnel expect Priest to make a full recovery and to be 100 percent for the 2005 season."

Holmes was the NFL's player of the month for October, when he had three 100-yard rushing games, rushed for nine touchdowns and caught 10 passes for 170 yards and a touchdown. That put him on pace to be the first NFL player to score 20 or more touchdowns rushing in three consecutive seasons.

He ends 2004 with 892 yards rushing on 196 carries, with 15 touchdowns. He also caught 19 passes for 187 yards and one score. His season highlight came in the Chiefs' 56-10 win over Atlanta, when Holmes scored four of the Chiefs' NFL-record eight TDs rushing.

On Tuesday, coach Dick Vermeil raised for the first time the possibility Holmes would miss the rest of the year.

"I don't want Priest Holmes to feel pressure, because the most important thing is that he heals properly so he can come back and be 100 percent next year," Vermeil said. "If it means sitting out [the season] and that's the best thing to do, that's exactly what we'll do."

Holmes underwent hip surgery after the 2002 season. He also spoke about retiring last spring, then came back with a strong season that now is over.

12-10-2004, 09:52 AM
Hes injured he cant go