Friday, January 23, 2009

The Kansas City Chiefs Give Herman Edwards A Pink Slip A Week Before the Super Bowl


Herman Edwards did his best, but there's only so much you can do with a sub-par roster in a superstar league. After going 6-26 in two seasons as head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs, Edwards was let go today. Here's the details from The Associated Press:

"Herm Edwards, the head coach of the Kansas City Chiefs during the worst two-year span in team history, was fired Friday.

Edwards goes out with a three-year regular-season record of 15-33 and with one year remaining on a four-year, $12 million contract. As head coach of the New York Jets in 2001-05, he had a regular-season mark of 39-41 and was 2-3 in the playoffs.

Edwards had been waiting to learn his fate since president and general manager Carl Peterson abruptly resigned on Dec. 15. When Scott Pioli was introduced as Peterson's successor on Jan. 13, he was noncommittal and said only that he intended to speak with Edwards.

"This was not an easy decision. Herm is an outstanding football coach and a man of integrity. We appreciate his leadership over the past three seasons, and we wish him all the best in the future," Chiefs owner Clark Hunt said in a written statement."

To continue reading this article, please go to this page on The Associated Press' website.

My favorite moment from Coach Edwards comes from this 2002 press conference after the Jets had just lost the game. It's classic:

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