[Topeka Capital-Journal] Dick Vermeil insisted Tuesday that he still doesn’t know if he’ll want to coach a sixth season with the Kansas City Chiefs in 2006 when he will be 70 years old.
“When I walk off that field Sunday (after the regular-season finale against Cincinnati), I might feel like I want to coach another 100 years,” he said.
“The feeling you get from watching your team compete well and win against another quality football team, and extracting just a little credit from being part of that performance, is an exhilarating feeling you can’t attain in any other walk of life. Not for me, anyway,” Vermeil said.
Vermeil later had a sharp one-word rejoiner when asked about a Fox Sports report that he wouldn’t be retained unless the Chiefs made an unlikely run deep into the AFC playoffs.
“That’s bull (bleep)!” he retorted when asked about the report that said his future wasn’t in his hands.
“That’s like the one that said I was run out of St. Louis (after the 1999 Super Bowl season),” Vermeil said. “People who make a living on speculation are an embarrassment to the media.”