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Monday, January 09, 2006

Bye Herm

New York Jets head coach Herm Edwards is leaving to take the same job in Kansas City. I don't really blame him, the Jets have never had their act together as an organization as long as I followed them. TFM is truly a masochist, the Jets were my boyhood team and it took 11 years for me to see them have a winning year.

Good luck Herm.

Open Post- Basil's Blog, Right Wing Nation

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Herman Edwards was hired as coach of the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday, replacing the retired Dick Vermeil and inheriting a team that barely missed the playoffs.

The Chiefs will give Edwards' former team, the New York Jets, a fourth-round draft pick as compensation. Edwards still had two years left on his contract with New York.

At a news conference, Edwards insisted his players would embody teamwork, saying "talent alone doesn't win games. Teams win games."

Edwards, who was a Chiefs assistant in the mid-1990s, also issued a warning: Don't ask about what happened during those last tumultuous days in New York.

"It's good to be back home. It's good to be here. I believe in family. And what happened in New York stays in New York," he said. "So if you have any questions about what happened, I'll tell you right now, it stays with that family. ... It stays in that house, and I threw the key away."

Chiefs general manager Carl Peterson called his longtime friend Edwards "without question, one of the most qualified head football coaches in the NFL today."

Vermeil retired after going 44-36 in five years but reached the playoffs only once and did not get past the first game.

Edwards, 51, was 39-41 in five years with the Jets, but made the playoffs three times, more than any previous Jets coach. He began his NFL career in Kansas City as a personnel executive and then an assistant coach under Marty Schottenheimer.

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