Monday, July 9, 2007

God Bless the Priest

Per Rotoworld, Priest Holmes does not plan on playing football again. However, being the savvy business man that Priest is, he'll continue to see spine specialists and doctors at the expense of the Chiefs, in order to protect his $10 million dollar "pro-rated" signing bonus, along with the 4 year/$20 million dollar contract extension he signed in 2003 that is set to expire after the 2009 season.

Good for you,'re sitting back and getting paid. You risked your life day in/day out, and suffered a fairly serious I honestly don't think that you should have to lose a dime of that fat contract you signed. Kansas City pretty much wore you into the dirt during the seasons of 2001-2003, as you had 327, 313, and 320 rushes, respectvely, in each of those seasons. His total numbers during this period of time were just absolutely filthy....especially in 2002/2003 where he might have had the two best years a running back has ever had...back-to-back.

Career Stats

RushingReceivingFumb.KO RetPunt Ret
YearTeamGRushYdsY/GAvg100 YdTDRecYdsY/GAvg100 YdTDLostYdsTDYdsTD
2001KC 16327155597.24.8786261438.49.92230000
2002KC 143131615115.45.29217067248.09.61310000
2003KC 16320142088.84.43277469043.19.31010000
2004KC 8196892111.54.65141918723.49.80120000
2005KC 711945164.43.8062119728.19.41100000

Imagine the year he would have had in 2004 if it weren't cut short due to injury? He rushed for almost 900 yards and 14 TD's in the FIRST HALF OF THE SEASON!!!!!!!!!!! Although his career as an every day back was cut short and sweet, watching Holmes do his signature touchdown dance a few times each weekend was worth the price of admission. Not too shabby from a kid that was an undrafted free agent out of Texas.

Should he ever step foot on a football field again, I hope he can become a two-headed beast of an attack with LJ, but I just don't see him risking another spinal cord injury to do so. Sit back, get paid, and watch the Kansas City run another one of their running backs into the they don't believe in the "Hey, can I get a breather?" technique.

You play to win the play to win the game.


Anonymous said...

good post suds. we are still waiting on some tits other than yours.

Anonymous said...

Well, well, whaddya know, Sudsy supports "sitting back and getting paid."