Watch out Seek. Telling the truth about this so called head coach will get you roundly booed by the local media. I hear this tripe all the time; Herm's eye for talent. Really? Can anyone tell me ONE single player he has ever been involved with drafting that has gone on to a pro bowl career? The closest he has come is Bowe and that may go south if he ruins this kid or gets him injured like he does QBs and RBs.
My favourite is; "this is all Dick Vermeil's fault. He didn't draft!" Okay, fair enough. But lets look a little deeper into his "bad" draft picks. Jared Allen, Derrick Johnson, Dustin Colquitt. So there are three that turned out pretty well. Now lets see what we got for those supposed bad draft trades. Trent Green, Priest Holmes, T.O. Richardson, Willie Roaf, Casey Wiegman, and the list goes on. LJ? So what? He turned out like many of us predicted. A couple of stellar years, then the league figured him out. And remember, CP bragged that he forced his pick in the draft. Vermeil was roundly criticized for not playing the kid and telling him to get the diaper off. The off the field antics speak for themselves. On the field I feel he won't block, lets his QB get clobbered, and then pouts if he doesn't put up 100+. Contrast that with Priest Holmes who threw himself into people to cover Trent Green. Look, Vermiel had his issues but I am sick and tired of people laying ALL the troubles of the Chefs on his shoulders about draft picks and then excusing the current "eye for talent" about his. Can we add Medlock to your list of busted draft picks by Herm?
See, it happens to all teams. Besides, Herm was going to make us a defensive powerhouse. We now have an ENTIRE defensive line picked by him. Over half the linebacking core by him. Most of the secondary by him. And what do we have? A doormat. Gunny will be next on the list to be purged since he is not smart enough to coordinate a defense. Oh yeah, never mind his championship defenses here in the 90's and then at the Titans. They had killer defenses when he was there. No one ever called him a dunce as a coordinator but just wait, he will be the media's next target. Even though he is being forced to coach this asinine cover two crap defense. And lets look at the inverse. Within two seasons Vermeil put a championship offense on the field. The only shortcoming of the team was defense and if they had literally had just two or three decent players on it this team would have been deep in the playoffs. NO ONE will ever accuse this current coaching staff of even sniffing that sort of success. I guess I just get tired of hearing the blame put on a guy who hasn't been here in three years. Herm has had three full drafts, three full off seasons, twelve pre season games, and now 38 regular season games to make his mark on this team. I think we see the brand clearly; injured players, uninspired coaching, losing records. I don't think this guy could carry Dick Vermeil's jock strap. Let alone coach alongside him.