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    Johnson to miss second straight start for Chiefs with foot injury

    Associated Press

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The swelling in Larry Johnson's injured right foot is subsiding, though not enough for the Kansas City Chiefs running back to play this week against the Indianapolis Colts.

    Johnson, injured two weeks ago while being tackled from behind by
    Green Bay's A.J. Hawk, is scheduled to meet with a foot specialist on Monday. The team is still calling the injury a mid-foot sprain despite a published but unconfirmed report last week saying he had a broken foot.

    The team ruled Johnson out for Sunday's game at Indianapolis and said his condition will be evaluated each week.

    Johnson rushed for more than 1,700 yards each of the previous two seasons and was starting to come around before the injury, going over 100 yards three times in five games after a slow start. His injury forced the Chiefs to turn to veteran Priest Holmes, who returned three weeks ago after missing two years with a spinal cord injury.

    Holmes looked good in his first full game last week, rushing for 65 yards on 20 carries in a 27-11 loss to Denver, though Chiefs coach Herm Edwards isn't ready to put the full load of Kansas City's offense on his shoulders.

    "Obviously, you don't want to max him out," Edwards said Tuesday. "You don't want him to touch the ball over 30 times. That's too much. You're kidding yourself. We're not going to say all sudden you're getting 30 carries. We're just not going to do that."

    That means Holmes, a three-time Pro Bowler, will likely share carries with rookie Kolby Smith, who had 2 yards on two carries against Denver.

    Both backs have a more shifty style than the power-running Johnson, which led the Chiefs to dig a little deeper into their playbook last week.

    Though it may have looked like Kansas City added new plays to get Holmes into open spaces against the Broncos, those were plays already in the playbook; maybe from pages that had been gathering dust for a while, but the plays are in there.

    "This offense hasn't changed in two years," Edwards said. "We don't call different plays. That's a figment of people's imagination. Priest Holmes was in this offense. Priest has already been in this offense, so it wasn't like we had some new plays for Priest Holmes. They (the coaches) knew what Priest could do, so we ran those plays."

    Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press

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    But for everyone reading this in Buffalo and Cleveland and everywhere else, take solace in the following: As crazy as it sounds, you're lucky. Your Mount Everest experience is still ahead of you. It's waiting, and it's glorious.- Bill Simmons

  • #2
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    <TACKLE> i will ngata give you a bj raji
    <+BOE> Scott, with Burfict's character concerns (whether legit or not) you think Pioli would draft him. :D
    <+ScottWright> Why not. Baldwin does need a sparring partner...
    Originally posted by Hermstheman83
    What's with the hate on Ricky Stanzi? Those youtube clips of him with the hulk hogan theme music instantly make him better than Luck.


    • #3
      Priest is just as good if not better behind this O-Line...we could Jim F' Brown back there, but it wouldn't make a difference

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      Originally posted by BuckNaked
      Ok I'd almost rather spank my meat with sandpaper at this point.



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