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Chief Thoughts: Jaguar Suckfest, Hermplans & Stuff
Posted By ChiefsWarpath.com On October 9, 2007 @ 3:30 pm In Commentary | Comments Disabled
The sad part is I’m really not upset about this game. My expectations are now so low for this team that a record-setting home loss doesn’t even bother me. Thanks Herm.
Jaguars at Chiefs
They say the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over, and expecting different results. It’s not only a definition, it’s also a gameplan. In this case, a Hermplan.
For five straight weeks, the Hermplan has been executed, and for five straight weeks, the Chiefs have started:
I don’t know which is worse, the Hermplan itself, or the fact that Coach 21 Points Edwards doesn’t realize the Hermplan does not work.
Notes: Missed first-quarter field goal costly:
This was a KC Star headline. I knew this would happen. Just like the Houston game, an opening drive, missed field goal is being blamed for the loss. What an F’N joke. I guess if the Chiefs were down 17-3, instead of 17-0, with six seconds left, they still could’ve won the game (You can’t see, but I’m rolling my eyes).
With Dick Vermeil, we had a great offense and a record-setting, bad defense. Now we have a great defense, and a record-setting, bad offense. Why is it so hard for Kansas City to have a BALANCED football team? I wish I knew whose job it was to acquire talent.
The Chiefs finished the game with ten rushing yards. Ten. That is the worst Chiefs rushing performance in 42 years. FORTY-TWO YEARS.
All the Herm backers came out of the woodwork last week ripping the Herm bashers because of the great road win at San Diego. I agree it was a great win, but it did not change my opinion on Herm’s ineffectiveness. The Jags game showed that the Texan game was the norm, and the Charger game was the aberration.
The consistency here is Herm stubbornly believing his stupid run/punt/FG offense will win games. Who will Herm blame for this loss?
Game 6 vs. Cincinnati
I said this in last week’s column:
“I’m not trying to be a downer after a great Chiefs win, but a lot of the problems have not been fixed, and I don’t want to see Kansas City down 0-10 again against the Jaguars this week. Since they were on a bye, the Jags have had an extra week to game plan. Too many times the Chiefs have laid an egg when they should have been building momentum.”
Yep, what do I know? Just take that last paragraph and substitute Bengals for Jaguars for this week.
Q: I know you’ve got to change but why would you change a successful offense (Vermeil’s) that you’ve had?
EDWARDS: “The last two years it’s been declining. You go back three years it’s been really declining in point totals. Here’s the problem: you can’t have an offense that goes out and takes 45 seconds off the clock because you threw three incomplete passes. You can’t do that. You can’t do that. You’re going to kill your defense.”
JD: Oh, ok. So it’s better to go run, RUN, incompletion and take 80 seconds off the clock?
EDWARDS: “That’s the problem.”
JD: Have you ever noticed that Herm can’t answer a question about the offense, without talking about the defense? I think that’s part of the problem.
EDWARDS: “It looks good that you threw a bunch of passes and you go incomplete, incomplete and incomplete, stop the clock, and you put your defense back on the field.”
JD: I’m pretty sure Trent Green completed a couple of passes here and there as they scored 67 points per game and were near the top in time of possession from 2003-2006.
EDWARDS: “By the fourth quarter guess what?”
JD: You’ve won the game?
EDWARDS: “If your defense has played 50 plays you’re in trouble. If you played 60 or more you’re in trouble. You can say we scored real fast but then the game becomes real long. It looks like a lot of fun but it ain’t no fun.”
JD: I can sure see how scoring a lot of points would be no fun. I would much rather watch my team scramble to avoid being shutout. At home. That’s WAY more fun.
EDWARDS: “When the weather changes and you go outdoors and you play that way it eventually catches up to you. In November and December when it’s rainy and cold and you can’t throw it all over the yard…”
JD: Really? In the history of the NFL, I’m pretty sure somebody has passed the ball for 30 points in bad weather. I seem to recall Stephone Paige setting an NFL record for 311 receiving yards in 1985 vs San Diego. The Chiefs scored 35 first half points. In December. With snow on the ground.
EDWARDS: “…and your defense never gets tough because it gets worn out because you never run the ball in practice because you try to run. That’s what I know.”
JD: I’ve read that statement 37 times and it makes less sense each time I read it. Which do you think will happen first, Larry Johnson scoring a touchdown, or Herm Edwards walking past an open microphone, and not saying anything?
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