[Kansas City.com] Back in the days of Dick Vermeil, there were hugs, dinners and the occasional night at the coach’s house where a fullback could hang with the boss and listen to a little disco.
Now that Herm Edwards is in Kansas City, let’s just say things are a little different. Offseason conditioning started Monday, and Edwards made a rule that the players couldn’t have cell phones in the weight room. The workouts are voluntary, but it’s obvious Edwards has his eye on who’s there and who isn’t.
His offseason programs are a little more structured, offensive tackle Jordan Black says.
“With Herm, we bring some more discipline, honestly,” Black said. “With new blood and a new coach, players have to be more careful with what they do. They have to make better decisions.”
The discipline issue was magnified last summer, when the Chiefs had several off-the-field scrapes with the law at training camp in River Falls, Wis. Critics said that Vermeil wasn’t tough enough on his men.
Black said Edwards’ rules apply on and off the field.