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Postby Tavish » Mon Aug 23, 2004 12:18 am

It was his trainer who said it/set the goal, Priest was asked about it on local radio and wouldn't comment. His trainer wasn't so shy.
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Postby WatchMeDisappear » Mon Aug 23, 2004 12:59 am

GB Packer Fan 2004 wrote:I saw it on Sportscenter. No way he breaks 2000 yds.


Like there was no way Lewis could do it last year??
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Postby WatchMeDisappear » Mon Aug 23, 2004 1:02 am

portisfan24 wrote:um where did you hear this? I can see 1300 rushing and 500 recieving, give or take. but 2300 total is a bit generous for me


1300 rush yards?? Maybe if he gets injured for 4 games this season.... last year he had more than that and was not even at 100% Vermiel was quoted as saying that Holmes was not 100% during the season and we would see him 100% in the playoffs........ which he then proceeded to stomp on Indy.
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Postby lithium » Mon Aug 23, 2004 1:11 am

If he breaks 2000 I'll wear the baggy on my head for a year.
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Postby tman570 » Mon Aug 23, 2004 3:04 am

baloney, I am thinking arounnd 1500 rushing and 700 recieving with a ton of TDs (maybe 23-24 combined)
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Postby nsulham » Mon Aug 23, 2004 9:24 am

For the record, I saw the whole piece myself. Priest's trainer set the goal BECAUSE Priest was lacking ambition and even thinking about retirement. This is just a motivational tool.

Remember, last year he had the chip on his shoulder about the hip and told everyone to take him #1 and he proved to be the truth. I'm not saying he definitely will break 2,300 but I wouldn't totally bet against him.
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Postby 34=Sweetness » Mon Aug 23, 2004 9:31 am

lithium wrote:If he breaks 2000 I'll wear the baggy on my head for a year.
2000 total or rushing? If its rushing, thats a good bet, if its total, what team baggy do you want? I think it would have to be the Chiefs :-D
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Postby Plindsey88 » Mon Aug 23, 2004 9:34 am

I put this right up there with Curtis Martin's goal of 1500 this year...


BUT, Priest has a shot at 2300 all purpose yards, MAYBE...
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Postby maddog60 » Mon Aug 23, 2004 9:48 am

Ok, its not like Shipp or Minor is being projected at this. It may be a stretch, but any RB rushing for over 2000 yards is a stretch. If it were Barry Sanders or Walte Payton saying this, it still wouldn't be a shoe-in.

However, Priest is one of the few running backs that this isn't far-fetched with. He put up ~2100 all purpose yards last year. He broke the single season rushing TD record last year. He's gotten consistently better every year as a starter. He's a year removed from his hip injury. He's the centerpiece of the league's best offense. And, with a tougher schedule this year, KC wont be so tempted to sit him after midway through the 3rd quarter just about every game.

Probable? No.
Unrealistic? No.
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Postby TheHeat24 » Mon Aug 23, 2004 10:24 am

WatchMeDisappear wrote:
GB Packer Fan 2004 wrote:I saw it on Sportscenter. No way he breaks 2000 yds.


Like there was no way Lewis could do it last year??


Actually Chris Mortenson said that Jamal Lewis was one of three guys he thought could rush for 2000yds before the season started... Priest will never break 2000 for 2 reasons 1) The KC defense will still be awful and they will have to throw a lot and 2) He cant break tackles and doesnt have breakaway speed... Every yard he got last year was because the offensive line got it for him... He only averaged 4.4 ypc behind the best line in football...
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