Herm Edwards, Please Step Aside


What a day this was going to be for the Carolina Panthers!  A week off and they were going to gain ground in the NFC South.  Wow!

Second quarter and the Chiefs are whipping the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 24-3.  You have got to be kidding me!

Oh, wait.  These are the Chiefs.  I almost forgot.

Quarterback – Tyler ThigpenLarry Johnson – suspended.  Coach – Herm Edwards.  Shall I go on?

I would like to make a case for the Chiefs being the worst team in football with one argument, Your Honor – the Buccaneers have like 1 (one) kickoff return for a touchdown in their HISTORY!!  That 24-3 lead?  It must have been water because it started to evaporate with a 97-yard kickoff return for a touchdown by Clifton Smith.

A field goal before the half and that lead was only 24-13 at the break.

Want more?  Kansas City manages only 3 more points in the second half and the final insult came when they got the ball back with only 3:24 to go.  The result?  Six yards on two running plays, an offensive pass interference penalty and another gutless call that gained seven yards…Herm Edwards strikes again – PUNT!

We all know what happened next, right?  Not only did Tampa Bay score a touchdown and convert a two-point conversion but the Chiefs called two timeouts within the final 25 seconds.  Say what??

Let’s just say that there are many acceptable responses and one of them can be summed up in three letters – W.T.F.  You get the picture.

A field goal promptly kicked in overtime for the win over the most hapless team and head coach in the National Football League, and Tampa Bay has what should be considered half a win.

Herm Edwards, my advice – I know the economy is bad and times are tough but you should have enough money in the bank that you don’t suffer.  Please quit!  Go coach with Dave Wannstedt at Pitt.  Shoot, call up Rich Kotite and see what he’s up to.  I’m sure there’s a high school football team somewhere that isn’t really interested in winning somewhere that will hire you.

“You play to win the game?”  I think you said that once, Herm.  Uuummm…right!  Yup!  You do!  But you have to have the brain to know how to win.  Herm, my 5-year-old niece could out-coach you.

Forget that the Panthers didn’t get the benefit of a Kansas City upset but, Herm, honestly, you are horrible!  You stink on ice!  You are an embarrassment!  You couldn’t coach your way to a win over the Lions if they laid down for you.

Chiefs fans – all three of them – should stand up and DEMAND that the Chiefs hire anybody else – ANYBODY!