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Chief Thoughts: Panthers, Youth & Another Worst Loss
Posted By ChiefsWarpath.com On October 9, 2008 @ 8:31 am In Commentary | Comments Disabled
There was a lot of debate about which was the aberration, the record setting 12 losses in a row, or beating Denver and their sucky defense. Unfortunately the Panther game reaffirmed what most of us already know, this team is getting worse, not better, and Captain Herm “We Won, Right Honey?” Edwards of the K.C.C. Titanic is going to take us to much lower depths before this ride is finished.
Chiefs 0, Panthers 34
Last year I said this to the Herm Supporters, “Keep lobbying to retain Herm “21 Points” Edwards as a coach, and next year we will be adding to this list (of Worst Losses in Chiefs History).”
Sadly, I was proven right, again. Herm “I Just Tell People the Truth” Edwards now has three of the seven worst regular season, non-strike losses in Chiefs history, more than any other Chiefs coach, including Paul Wiggin.
1976. 45-0 vs Pittsburgh. Paul Wiggins.
1984. 45-0 at Seattle. John Mackovic.
2006. 45-7 at Pittsburgh. HERM EDWARDS.
1977. 44-7 at Cleveland. Paul Wiggins.
1994. 44-10 at Buffalo. Marty Schottenhiemer.
2007. 41-7 at Denver. HERM EDWARDS.
2008. 34-0 at Carolina. HERM EDWARDS.
Fortunately for Herm “The Team Comes First” Edwards, he still has 11 more games to go for the top spot. Way to go Herm!
The Chiefs had 127 yards of offense, their lowest total since losing 20-7 to Marty’s Browns in 1986. At least in that game, Kansas City was able get a touchdown.
EDWARDS: “I thought we started out OK.”
Everytime I think Herm “I’m Starting Rookies!” Edwards says the stupidest thing, HE KEEPS TALKING. That quote goes right up there with Steve Bono’s “I Felt Pretty Good”.
This was Carolina’s biggest home win and biggest shutout ever.
EDWARDS: “It’s puzzling to me. You play one week like we played against Denver and then we played like this. Same players. Same coaches. I’m puzzled.”
Apparently, Herm “I Am Not Dumb” Edwards drinks from his own Kool-Aid, because it’s not puzzling to anyone else.
EDWARDS: “I didn’t see that coming. We come in here and act like we never played before. It just wasn’t very good.”
Once again class, when a team is that inconsistent, IT’S COACHING.
35-year old Panthers wide receiver Muhsin Muhammad, outran the “youthful” Chiefs for a 47-yard TD. Don’t the Panthers know how stupid they are by playing that old, washed-up veteran? I believe Muhsin was a Dick Vermeil draft pick.
GONZALEZ: “That was the worst I have been involved with in my career.”
Good thing Herm “I Don’t Worry about the Score” Edwards didn’t let Tony set his record at Arrowhead, with his friends and family watching a huge win. It was much better to do it under a huge beating in Carolina so most of the highlight shows could completely ignore Tony’s accomplishment.
Miami and Atlanta had worse records than the Chiefs last year, yet they have been able to turn it around in one offseason and five weeks of regular season play. In case you are not counting, this is Herm’s third offseason and his 37th week of regular season play.
Press conference 10/8
Q: How concerned are you about the lack of sacks?
EDWARDS: “A little bit. Some, yeah. We don’t have many. We’ve got some hurries but not a lot of sacks. That’s something we’re looking at too. How do we improve our rush? How do we get pressure on the quarterback? Right now we’re not getting a lot of pressure with four guys.”
JD: Too bad you don’t have a 4th round draft pick who led the league in sacks. He might’ve come in handy in pressuring the quarterback.
EDWARDS: “A lot of things go into that. You have to blitz some, but you also have to play zone because you can’t leave the corners out there all the time in man-to-man coverage. It’s tough, especially with two young guys. But they’ve done a pretty good job.”
JD: Especially against Muhsin Muhammad.
EDWARDS: “We’re looking at different ways to try to put pressure on the quarterback.”
JD: I love how Herm “I Know That” Edwards tries to make things more difficult than they are, so to make it seem like he’s doing something brilliant and tricky. There are only two ways to pressure the quarterback: either your front four gets by their guy, or you send more rushers than they have blockers. It’s not that difficult.
Q: Is it just a matter of technique?
EDWARDS: “It’s just a matter of getting the right guys, especially on third down, were we’ve been not very good at all. We were very good last year, we’ve got to clean that up.”
JD: Well, what changed since last year? Oh yah, Jared Allen is not on the team! Can you believe that trading the NFL sack leader would lead to a reduction in quarterback pressure? Who knew?
Q: Does the lack of pressure illustrate how well the young corners have played?
EDWARDS: “Yeah. They have a lot of time to throw. That’s exactly right, you make a good point there. They’re holding their own. They’ve played against pretty good receivers thus far. They’re doing a good job.”
JD: Especially against Muhsin Muhammad.
Q: Do you expect to make personnel decisions based on what you see this week?
EDWARDS: “Not really.”
JD: 7th worst loss in Chiefs history, and the 13th loss in the last 14 games, yep, I wouldn’t make changes either.
EDWARDS: “It’s a young team and they’ve got to continue to play. When they play then they learn, then they have confidence about what’s there and how they play. I think it’s the point. Now after five games, I know what it takes to win.
JD: Uh, what the f*% did you just say?
EDWARDS: “Now after five games, I know what it takes to win.”
JD: Why doesn’t anyone in the media EVER call him out on the ridiculous BULLSHIT this idiot spews? Unbelievable.
EDWARDS: “We’re teaching them how to prepare every week with a great focus so that they can be a detail player. We break down too much, we have so many young guys so everyone takes a turn. All of a sudden bad plays occur.”
JD: I like how he says “all of a sudden”, like Herm “I Didn’t See that Coming” Edwards or the players have nothing to do with the bad plays.
Q: Do you feel like the team exhaled a little after the Denver win and didn’t appreciate how hard it is to win every week in this league?
EDWARDS: “Yeah, that’s probably a correct statement. You don’t know that because you haven’t had all these guys before and you learn something about that. I think they learn that too about themselves.”
JD: How can it be a correct statement if you don’t know? Why is it so hard for Herm “I’m Puzzled” Edwards to give a definitive answer on ANYTHING?
EDWARDS: “When you win a game, you can’t exhale, you never can. I think that’s a learning curve that they understand. You go into Carolina and have a slow start it gives you a rude awakening on how tough this league really is.”
JD: Slow start? Didn’t you JUST say after the game, “I thought we started out OK.” Movie productions have a Continuity Coordinator (not sure if that’s the official title), or someone to make sure what was filmed in take one is in the same place for take two. Herm needs to hire a Bullshit Coordinator to keep track of all the crap he says from day to day.
EDWARDS: “How mentally you have to be tough to understand you have to get through some rough spots. And especially on the road, where we haven’t played fairly well against New England, didn’t win the football game.”
JD: Haven’t you been saying that you did play fairly well at New England? Attention Bullshit Coordinator, clean-up on isle two.
Q: Are you looking for tackle Branden Albert to play next week?
EDWARDS: “We’re going to see. We’ll see if he can still practice. He’s doing some things individually, but we have to put him in team concepts of working. Hopefully next week he can practice and if he can, that’s a good sign for us.”
JD: Why do people even waste time asking Herm the Liar about injuries? For nine straight weeks last year Herm talked about Larry Johnson practicing and talked like he was just a week away from playing, but we all knew he broke his foot and there was no chance of his returning. If Heather Mills were on the Chiefs I bet he’d say she was close to kicking in game conditions next week.
Q: What are the main areas of emphasis that you are going to focus on over the bye?
JD: How about blocking, tackling, scoring, and preventing the other team from scoring?
EDWARDS: “Offensively, the three-and-outs are really not very good. Too many three-and-outs, not consistently driving the ball. The run game has sputtered some.”
JD: Sputtered some? Are you kidding? 35 rushing yards isn’t a sputter, it’s a freakin crash!
EDWARDS: “No big passes in the passing game. We’re not very consistent there.”
JD: I’m so surprised that you don’t get big passes from continually throwing to the running back in the flat. Who knew?
Q: Would you have hoped the offensive line would have gelled by now?
EDWARDS: “You would hope that they would be a little bit better, but there’s really only one starter that’s playing his position and that’s (G) Brian (Waters). The rest of them are all newcomers of they’ve been moved to different spots. The good thing about a bye week is that we can work on a lot of things and hopefully continue to get better.”
JD: Continue to get better? How about start to get better? You’ve been saying that line for two years now, guess what, It’s not working.
Q: Did making the playoffs in 2006 put off a year what you’re trying to do now?
JD: Holy crap, who asked this F’N question?
EDWARDS: “Good question.”
JD: Of course it is Herm. Seriously, who asked this question? Blob? Carl? Did Herm “We Have a Chance” Edwards ask this himself? Judas Priest! Dick Vermeil is not on the team anymore. Holy crap, get over it. Scott Linehan sure blew it by not blaming DV for his mess. He could’ve got two more years.
EDWARDS: “Some people say ‘yes,’ some people say ‘no.”
JD: Who says yes? Anyone not working for the Chiefs say yes?
EDWARDS: “You’ve just got to look at it at that point in time, that we continued to stay with the same team. This year we’ve decided to go in a different direction. I’ll leave it at that.”
JD: You definitely went in a different direction, no argument there. DV’s old, washed-up, free-agent vets took you to the playoffs, while your young, energetic, youthful draft picks took you on a Chiefs record 12 game losing streak. Herm is actually validating the free-agent band-aid approach used by DV and King Carl. Herm does this everytime, he thinks he’s putting the blame on someone else, but in reality, he is highlighting his own incompetence. Again.
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