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Herm Edwards Officially Named Chiefs Head Coach
Posted By ChiefsWarpath.com On January 9, 2006 @ 3:00 pm In Latest News | Comments Disabled
[KC Chiefs.com] Chiefs President Carl Peterson announced on Monday that he has appointed Herm Edwards as the 10th head coach in Chiefs history. Edwards agreed to a four-year contract with the club. Per Chiefs policy, no other terms of the agreement were made available. As compensation for Edwards, the Chiefs have traded a fourth-round draft choice in 2006 to the N.Y. Jets.
“We selected Herm Edwards because he is without question one of the most qualified head football coaches in the NFL today,” Peterson commented. “He has the experience of five years as a Head Coach, five years as an Assistant Head Coach and almost 10 years as a position coach in the NFL. Herm has coached players and teams in playoff games and he has won playoff games.”
“Herm knows what the National Football League is all about. He is a man of integrity, family and great passion for the game. He coaches all aspects of the game, and he coaches them well. Herm has tremendous relationships with players and coaches throughout the League. Exclusive of my personal relationship with Herm Edwards, this organization has hired Herm Edwards for his outstanding personal and positive characteristics. His teams have always been at the top of the league in fewest penalties, giveaway/takeaway ratio and sound fundamentals. Herm’s teams are always well disciplined and well coached.”
Edwards embarks on his sixth season as an NFL head coach in 2006, his 27th overall season in the league as either a player or a coach. He arrives in Kansas City after a five-year stint as the head coach of the N.Y. Jets (2001-05).
Prior to joining the Jets, Edwards spent five seasons serving as assistant head coach/defensive backs coach for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, working under current Indianapolis Colts head coach Tony Dungy. Edwards served as a scout for Kansas City from ’90-91 before joining Marty Schottenheimer’s staff as defensive backs coach (’92-94), filling the vacancy left by Dungy, who departed to become defensive coordinator of the Minnesota Vikings.
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