We figured it wouldn’t be a matter of “if”, but “when”. And the “when” turned out to be today. The Kansas City Chiefs have fired Herm Edwards.
(”Did they have to announce my dismissal on the scoreboard?“)
Adam Teicher of the KC STAR reports that Herm has been given his walking papers on Friday, thus following the footsteps of so many fellow ex-Jets coaches who get jettisoned from their jobs.
When an “excited” Scott Pioli took the reins as Chiefs GM earlier this month, you would figure some house cleaning would be in order. And Edwards hasn’t done himself any favors by leading KC to a franchise-worst 2-14 last year, while also losing 23 of their last 25 games. We’re talking Detroit Lions loathsome here, folks.
Herm must have forgot to remind his players that they play to win the game. And it’s hard to achieve NFL success when you’re riding on the shoulders of Tyler Thigpen, a QB from Coastal Carolina. (But we kid the Chanticleers, knowing full well that we wouldn’t want to mess with such bad-news boys.)
Now Pioli can get to work perusing resumes of potential replacements. Welcome to KC, Kirk Ferentz?