No link - Heard it on KC sport radio straight from DV's mouth. Blaylock would be the starter, LJ back him up.Ankle and sore knee -Edit to add PH wearing an ankle boot today.
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KC homer here and unfortunatly this is real. Listening now on the net and the KC broadcaster are dumbfounded that DV seem to be playing hide the injury. DV did say that the injury was not serious.21 User(s) are reading this topic (6 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
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You'd better not be lying....
That has been a point of contention around the KC boards. LJ listed #2 on the depth chart but Blaylock has gotten more carries. When PH came out of the game yesterday in the 4th QTR, Blaylock was carrying the rock while LJ was on the bench planning his evening activities.
Maybe the real question should be did Johnson ever really pass Blaylock?BTW Depth Charts can be wrong can't they? Just because they are printed and published that way doesn't mean the coach goes by what everyone sees.
Well... nothing official yet. But 610 AM KCSP has been reporting "rumblings" at Arrowhead that the injury to Priest could be serious. I'm not sure how much creedance should be taken in these rumors, but if I were a Priest owner, I'd definitely be worried. It seems like Vermeil is intentionally keeping information from us, especially considering the doomsayers in town are already claiming a .500 season with Priest. If news came out about a serious injury to Priest, the town would spontaneously combust.Regarding the Larry Johnson/Derrick Blaylock debate, I'm not sure what to make of it. I've always assumed that LJ would take over if Priest was down for a significant period (i.e. one or more games). My reasoning may not be right, and they could even opt for a RBBC approach, but I'd put my money on LJ right now. He looked improved in the preseason, and I think he would do well as the starter. To be safe, I'd pick up both players if they are available and if you've got the bench room. Otherwise I'd go for LJ with a slight edge over Blaylock right now.Has anyone heard how serious the ankle and knee injuries are?
Sounds like this could keep him out a couple of weeks. Not as serious as some have speculated.Priest Holmes Doubtful With Ankle Sprainposted 09/20/04A PFSi source close to the Chiefs is reporting that RB Priest Holmes sprained his ankle in the 4th quarter against the Panthers and will be listed as doubtful for Week 3. Early word is that Holmes could miss several games while he recovers. Stay tuned for details.
I had the same thought (fear). I can see them resting Priest weeks 3 and 4 so he has 3-4 weeks off before his next game. I guess that'd be a good thing since presumably he'd be 100% by week 6, but those extra 2 weeks off is going to hurt my fantasy squad.Anyone else think they are doing this more as a precautionary thing since they have an early bye? Give Priest a little rest now while he is not 100% to get him to full strength from week 6 on instead of pushing the envelope with their injured star?
Thanks for the link.I'll confirm what moe4ya said, based on what I just heard from the web broadcast. Also they said that Vermeil indicated the knee isn't a worry, but the ankle is. And also there seems to be some doubt as to whether it's actually serious, or whether they are just trying to throw a wrinkle to the Texans on what to game plan for.
The Texans still have no pass rush, and a mediocre secondary. The way they are going, they'll end up a bottom 5 pass defense. Anyone in the Chief's passing game is a good start this week.This, from a Texans fan.Wow.A must start for Gonzalez alright.I started him in week 1 against Champ and got diddly squat.Benched him last nite but next week, Gonzo is definitely starting!
I think the rule is injuries have to be reported before Thursday instead of Friday.By the way DV stated that PH did not have a high ankle sprain.Don't the new Injury rule states that injuries have to be full disclosedI want to know what the situation is now!!!!!Just picked up BlayLock
They're 0-2 with 2 losses at Arrowhead (iirc). I highly doubt they're resting him as a precaution. They need to win some games pronto.COlinAnyone else think they are doing this more as a precautionary thing since they have an early bye? Give Priest a little rest now while he is not 100% to get him to full strength from week 6 on instead of pushing the envelope with their injured star?
I saw your thread yesterday and thought nothing of it. Watching the game I really didn't think a lot of the injury, as it looked bad, but Priest came off relatively quickly under his own power. Even this morning on sports radio in KC there wasn't any serious concern. It wasn't until the press conference this afternoon that the rumblings really started to build up, which gives cause for concern.
We as in fantasy football junkies not me and the other guy...
Actually, the bag was for my head, not yours. I should have used more of my Monday for other things.We as in fantasy football junkies not me and the other guy...
We'll see how it shakes out.JHi Folks,It sounds like Priest Holmes' ankle is more serious than originallythought. Head coach **** Vermeil, in a press conference relayed on Kansas CitySports Radio Sports 810WHB told listeners that Priest Holmes wouldlikely be listed as "doubtful or questionable" for week 3. He said thatHolmes' knee was not a worry but that he had a "slight ankle sprain".Vermeil emphasized that it was not a high ankle sprain.Although he said Holmes would be listed as doubtful or questionable,he seemed to stress that it was not serious and that it was a slightsprain. Which seems like a contradiction to us.Vermeil said the team was prepared to go without Holmes but that itall depended on "how quickly he (Holmes) can mend".Coach Vermeil didn't mention it, but Holmes is reportedly wearing anankle boot.When Holmes went to the sideline yesterday, Derrick Blaylock replacedhim. If Holmes couldn't go Sunday, it's our guess Blaylock wouldbenefit most with Larry Johnson also seeing time. Blaylock would be ashort-term solution, but Johnson would likely be the replacement if Holmeswere ever to miss an extended period.If Blaylock is available in your league and you can spare the rosterspot to take a gamble, he would be worth a shot. Priest Holmes isobviously a great running back, but he also runs behind an exceptionaloffensive line.This is all very murky right now. Vermeil was rambling and vagueduring the conference and seemed hesitant to offer much information.We'll obviously stay all over this one for you.Joe
Me too. I am losing guys left and right here. This year might be more about luck then any I can remember in the past. Time to take up fantasy bowling.Actually, the bag was for my head, not yours. I should have used more of my Monday for other things.We as in fantasy football junkies not me and the other guy...
I wish I could help man, really I do. I listen to KC Sports Radio for about eleven hours a day between work and driving, I read the KC Star, and I rarely miss a single Chiefs game, but I'm just not sure about this one.Depending on the depth of your league, chances are that either LJ or Blaylock is sitting on someones' bench. In that case, pick up the one that is available.If you have the bench space, and both players are available, take both and see how things shake down.If you've only got one free bench space, and both players are on the waiver wire, I'd go with LJ, based purely on my gut instinct.I think we need to hear more about who Priest's back-up would be...Even if this is not that serious it may be worth getting the RIGHT guy. Anyone have more insight?