Edwards, Peterson take blame for Chiefs woes
By KENT BABB
The Kansas City Star
Herm Edwards invited blame Tuesday for what is becoming a dismal finish to his second season as Chiefs coach.
He said it was OK if some fans skipped Sunday’s home finale; he would understand. He said the Chiefs’ six-game losing streak and 4-9 record are not results of poor efforts from players or coaches — the two or three nights he spends in his office at Arrowhead Stadium are proof of that.
General manager and team president Carl Peterson heard it all. Then Peterson said the blame should fall on his shoulders.
“At the end of the day,” Peterson said, “the buck stops here. I think I understand our fans’ impatience and disappointment. I feel the same way. But everything that happens in this organization … it all ends up on my desk.
“The ultimate responsibility is mine.”
Peterson said he plans to evaluate all team personnel after the season, including himself. He said Tuesday that he would give himself “not a good grade” for this season. Peterson, in his 19th season with the organization, said he would examine his entire body of work but “absolutely” would resign if convinced that he or his decisions had become a detriment.
As for Edwards, Peterson said Tuesday, the coach’s job is safe.
“I think he’s the right guy,” Peterson said.