Time to replace those players with REAL, NEW talent.
I realize he left after his contract, but he did his best to make the team win games and get to the playoffs.
The guy had a good run, and I for one appreciate what he did for the Chiefs as an organization and for what he did for the fans.
He is getting up there in years, and decided to go ahead and leave the organization to spend time with his family and I don't blame him for that, nor the position the Chiefs are in right now.
Other than that, i liked the guy.
But if you don't blame him for the position the Chiefs are in right now, you're blind. He and Peterson ran this team ragged and he abandoned ship before it went down. He saw this team get old and peaced out for the next coach to take the blame.....guess it worked.
His drafting was not horrible (I think you pointed that out yourself once when referring to how great of a trade we got for Jared, him being a 4th rounder and all) and you know it.
2 super stars and 5 or 6 contributing players out of 46 drafted players....
Thank GOD he's not drafting for us anymore.
HH, this isn't even debatable. He was horrible in the draft and there's no reason you need to try and defend him. It's a fact that EVERY SINGLE ONE of his drafts were busts with the exception of 7 or so players out of 6 years.
That isn't successful drafting no matter how you try to spin it.
The Chiefs were already a descending defense and he did nothing to fix it...which made things even worse. He was too busy trading away first round draft picks for offensive players and busting one the 1st rounders he DID have.
Vermeil didn't HAVE to rebuild an entire defense and offense in 2 years. He already had the most dominant line in the NFL in place.
He brought in Trent and traded for Horn for Roaf after Tait left.
Other than that, what did the guy do besides install a high scoring offense and a high yielding defense?
Tell me what Herm has had on this team that even comes close to resembling a dominant portion of the team. Vermeil already had the offensive players he needed and a middle of the pack defense....Herm wasn't left with SH@#.
He was left with JA and LJ. Two players who want out, one we should've traded and one we finally DID trade....that's it. Thank GOD the guy can find talent or we'd be even more fu%$# than we already are.