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    Kansas City Chiefs Fire Herm Edwards

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    “We play to win the game.” Herm Edwards own words came back to bite him in the ass, as the Kansas City Chiefs fired Edwards for his lack of results after 3 years on the job in Kansas City. Edwards led the Chiefs to a dismal 15-33 record in 3 seasons at the helm – including the worst 2-year stretch in franchise history when the Chiefs won only a total of 6 games during the 2007 and 2008 NFL seasons. Edwards had 1-year left on his 4-year, $12 million contract. In 5 years with the New York Jets, Edwards compiled a 39-41 record from 2001 through 2005, including a 2-3 record in the playoffs.

    Kansas City President and GM Carl Peterson surprisingly resigned in the middle of December 2008. The Chiefs hired former New England Patriots executive Scott Pioli on January 13, 2009, and it took Pioli only 10 days to determine that he was going to let Edwards go. There are rumors swirling that Pioli is trying to lure former Denver Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan to Kansas City to take over the Chiefs top job. Shanahan was both GM and head coach in Denver the last few seasons, and most critics believe that Shanahan’s true strengths lie in his coaching ability. Whether Shanahan is willing to accept a job where he won’t have more control over personnel decisions remains to be seen.

    In any event, everyone is still playing to win the games. Good luck, Herm!

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