Every time I think Herm has taken us to a new low, he seems to find a new layer. So here we go.
Broncos 27, Chiefs 11
What a great team you’ve managed to put together, Mr. Peterson and Mr. Edwards, five home games, and only two wins. Pathetic.
Denver is a bad team. They have been lit up with 40 points twice, have one of the worst defenses overall, yet Kansas City couldn’t even score Herm’s favorite, 12 points. Three field goals against one of the worst defenses is pretty bad.
For everyone that was screaming for Brodie Croyle, are you happy now? He played almost an entire half, threw no touchdown passes, one interception, and scored three points. That kind of sounds like Damon Huard’s stats, doesn’t it?
I’ve been saying this forever, IT DOESN’T MATTER who the QB is. There are three bigger problems. Problem one is a horrible offensive line that our General Manager did not think needed improving. Problem two is we have a second year offensive coordinator who looks as good this year as he did in his first game last year.
And finally, we have an alleged veteran head coach who continues to act like he’s never seen a football game before, and seems to be more interested in moronic soundbites than fixing the problems his stupid philosophy created. Herm wanted a low scoring field goal offense, and he got it. Now he’s surprised that field goals don’t win games and he’s acting like he had nothing to do with it. What a douche.
Nothing will change until Carl “I Run a Successful Business” Peterson, Mike “I Know What I’m Doing” Solari, and Herm “21 Points” Edwards are fired. Period.
For the second week in a row, the defense has broken down late in the game. This is not a surprise, since they’ve carried this team on their back for nine games now. It was predictable, and I predicted it.
Is Eddie Drummond the best five-yard punt returner in history?
On 3rd & 8, we throw a swing pass at the line of scrimmage, and of course, it was dropped.
On 3rd & 6, a pass to Dwayne Bowe for no yards was thrown. Can you call a dumber play in scoring range, down by 12?
Whether these two plays were run the way they were called, or the QB just threw to his safety valve, who knows? And really, who cares? It’s just another example of players and coaches who are in over their heads.
Thumbs up to Eddie Kennison for hustling and recovering a Kris Wilson fumble and keeping this game from getting any worse than it was.
Herm likes to give stats, well here is one, and no smartass comment from me is needed. The halftime scores, with KC leading, of the last two games were as follows:
Broncos game quotes
DAN DIERDORF: “Herm has a plan.”
JD: How long is the media going to give Herm a free pass? I bet you he could lose every game this year and they will still make excuses for him. And here I’m giving Dan a whole paragraph praising him for saying smart things, and he goes and says this.
EDWARDS: “Give Denver credit.”
JD: No, no, no, NO!! Denver sucks. They are a bad team, and you just lost to a bad team. You were embarrassed, and lost to a bad team.
(on Brodie Croyle’s one interception, no touchdown performance)
EDWARDS: “I thought he did fairly well.”
JD: What happened to playing to win the F’n game? Everyone is happy that Brodie moved the team well. Who gives a crap? Wins are awarded to the team with the most points, not to the team that moved the ball fairly well.
EDWARDS: “You’re going to play a game like this once in a while.”
JD: Once in a while? What team are you watching? You’ve played like this for almost every game this year, the pre-season, the playoffs, and half the games last year. Unbelievable.
My apologies to Dan Dierdorf. Herm Edwards was talking in a microphone again, and he talked aboot how scoring points and preventing the opposition from scoring, helps you STAY in the game. I called Herm “Dierdorf” for stating the obvious. Well, it’s obvious to me, and anyone who’s ever seen any sporting event where points are scored.
Dan was calling the San Diego/Minnesota game and made several intelligent observations.
Dan made a few Adrian Peterson/Barry Sanders comparisons, and said that even though Adrian was only averaging 3 yards per carry in the first half, they should keep giving him the ball because he might break a big run for a touchdown. He had two 45 + yard touchdown runs in the second half, in addition to setting the single game record of 296 rushing yards.
Dan also said that Minnesota should’ve taken a knee right before halftime, and he said it twice. Well, the Vikings ran 2 plays before a 52-yard field goal attempt, which was short, and ended up getting returned 109 yards for a touchdown by the Chargers.
So calling Herm “Dierdorf” was an insult to Dan. Sorry Dan.
Carl Peterson and LJ’s foot
King Carl traded back-up running back Michael Bennett, and then Larry Johnson promptly breaks his foot. Oops!
Last year, he put tight end Jason Dunn on injured reserve (making him out for the season) before the last game, and then the Chiefs promptly make the playoffs. Think KC could’ve used another blocker against the Colts last year? Oops!
But Mr. Peterson runs a successful business, so who cares?
How is it a Denver television station knows aboot Larry Johnson breaking his foot, but the Chiefs head coach does not? Can anyone tell me what Herm actually does for Chiefs besides give press conferences? I’m serious. To quote “Office Space”, one of the greatest movies ever, “What, do you say, you DO HERE?”
Next week vs. the Colts
Who do you think will lose their third game in a row, the defending Super Bowl Champs, or this juggernaut that is Herm Edwards’ Chiefs?
Now that Croyle is the starter, let’s hope he doesn’t get his brains beat in by the Colts, ruining him too.
EDWARDS: “As far as Denver, they’re kind of interesting when you look at them on tape. They do a great job on third down. What they’ve done is they’re number one in the league in possessions, they’re averaging about nine plays a possession. So, they keep the ball away from you. Now, they haven’t scored a lot of points but they keep the ball away from you. That means, on the other hand, you’re not going to get a lot of possessions. It’s not going to be an 11 or 12 possession game unless the ball is turned over.”
JD: If I didn’t know better, that statement sounds like Denver is pretty good, until I look and see they lost 41-3 to San Diego and 44-7 to Detroit.
EDWARDS: “I think the thing you have to understand when you play a division opponent is all those things are thrown out the window.”
JD: Then why in the blue hell did you spend five minutes talking aboot it?
EDWARDS: “My whole deal now is if we’re going to win this division or have a shot at it, we have to score more points. We can’t keep playing the way we’re playing. It’s tough to play that way. I know people feel that I’m a conservative guy but I’m not that conservative, believe me. We have to score points.”
JD: This guy is unbelievable. He has the team he wanted, and now that it’s not good enough, he has done a 180 degree turn, like he never had anything to do with the mess he is in.
EDWARDS: “There comes a point where if we don’t get this thing going I’m going to have to do something. But Damon’s the guy. He’s done OK. It’s not always on the quarterback, it’s on a lot of other people, too. But we have to find a way to be more productive in points. We’re just kind of going along, going along and now we’re going into our ninth game.”
JD: And what point is that? Your offensive problems were evident in week one of 2006 against the Bengals. YOU are the reason things are just going, going along.
EDWARDS: “Think about it: we’ve only scored 13 points in the first quarter. That’s hard to do. What’s great about it is we’ve still got a shot to win the division. That’s a good thing.”
JD: We don’t have to think aboot it. We sat through it. And no, you have no shot to win the division.
Q: Have you figured out why your offense is so inconsistent? It seems the first half it’s remarkably different than what happens in the second half.
EDWARDS: “Yeah, and it’s the same coaches, the same players and basically the same plays. But it’s something that we have to get out of. It puts a lot of pressure on you to play like that. Believe it or not, I don’t like living like that.”
JD: But this YOUR baby. YOU created this. It’s like smashing a glass on the floor, and being surprised that there are all these little shards that can cut you.
EDWARDS: “I don’t like going in at halftime where it’s six to nothing or ten to three. It’s too much pressure because you’re always one play away from being down two scores when you play games like that. It puts a lot of stress on you as a football team. We have been playing like that all year. It’s OK because we’re mentally tough but I’d like to have a 21 point lead.”
JD: 21 point lead?!!! You said 21 points was a lot, and now you want a 21 point lead? This guy sounds like he has never even seen American football until he was hired as the Chiefs head coach, because he talks like all this is new to him. Hell, he doesn’t even act like he was a head coach last year. It’s funny that almost everything Herm talked aboot prior to the Denver game happened. Herm knows he sucks, but if he keeps doing the Hermy Shuffle, maybe he can convince enough people to keep giving him work.
Q: Could Brodie give you that spark do you think?
EDWARDS: “I don’t know. Damon’s playing and is playing this week. He knows what he has to do offensively and we know what we have to do. We have to be more productive in the first half of football games. That’s just not on the quarterback, that’s on everybody. That’s on the defense too. We have to take the ball away some more, early in games so we can give them a short field.”
JD: Gee, it only took you eight games this year to figure that oot? I like how he lumps in the defense with offense problems. I’m pretty sure the defense played really well in the first half against Green Bay (2 turnovers, 6 points allowed).
EDWARDS: “Obviously our return game on special teams is not very good and hasn’t helped us either. Our starting field position on kickoffs is horrendous. It’s not very good at all. It seems like we’re always starting inside the 20 [yard line]. I don’t even like to look at it any more. You’re always asking your offense to go 80 yards and that’s hard to do in this league.”
JD: Again, who’s fault is that? You got rid of Dante Hall, YOU assembled this mess. Take some F’n responsibility! Notice how Herm says Damon played OK, but talks aboot replacing him, but when he says the return game is not very good, there is NO talk of replacing Eddie Drummond.
Q: What kind of spark can Kolby Smith give you?
EDWARDS: “Is he a featured guy? No. He’s not a featured back, he’s a role back for us right now. Is Priest Holmes a featured back? No. He’s a role player. If Michael Bennett was here right now is he a featured back? No. He’s a role guy. They’re role guys. Our featured back is Larry Johnson. He’s the guy. So the rest of these guys we’re going to split their roles. They’ve got to split the load of what we’re going to ask them to do.”
JD: Herm didn’t even come close to answering the question.
Q: It makes this Sunday (vs. Denver) huge doesn’t it?
EDWARDS: “It makes the next eight [games] huge. It really does. There was a great coach in the league who passed away. He used to wear a hat to coach in Dallas…”
JD: Herm just loves to hear himself talk. Why can’t you just say Tom F’n Landry? Maybe you should spend more time on your game plan instead thinking of clever ways to say Tom F’n Landry.
EDWARDS: “…and I used to hear him say this when I was a player: in the worse case scenario halfway through the season you want to be at .500 or a little bit better. We’re at .500 and we have a shot and that’s all we can ask for.”
JD: Wait a minute, all you can ask for is the worst case scenario? WTF!!