If it was not obvious to you before todays game it should be now. Edwards is a moron, he does nothing but lose and he need to go. How he can dominate the first half and then go conservative in the second half and blow the game is mind blowing. He's a loser, always has been, always will be. fire him NOW!!!
The defense was spent in the 2nd half. The players didnt tackle and couldnt cover. I really cant blame Herm for this 1.
You can if Herm is butchering clock management by caliing TOs for his opponenets in the last 30 seconds.
You can if we can't put a TD drive together in the 2nd half.
Yeah, I can blame Herm Edwards for this.
Last edited by jmlamerson; 11-03-2008 at 12:01 PM.
I would also like to add that our defense was almost half first year players in the second-half. Herm even admitted that they tried to hide Leggett so they wouldn't attack our secondary. If anyone needs to go, it's our strength and conditioning coach.
Last edited by Nel Toille; 11-03-2008 at 02:06 PM.
Herm stripped our defense except for guys he drafted (again, DJ and Edwards excluded). Some are going through a learning curve, some are just not panning out, and some are being used in the wrong defensive scheme. But they are all wearing out in the 2nd half. We don't have any good players on the bench. Every injury is a major one because we have no decent backups.
Our defense is getting worse, not better, as this season goes on. Were at the bottom in pass and rush defense. They aren't coming together as a unit. Although our offense isn't in the top half of the league or anything, its our defense that has cost us the past two games.
I mainly blame Herm, because he is still making Gunther coordinate a Cover 2 defense with personnel who are no good in the Cover 2. Page and Pollard are too slow, and too poor at coverage. Flowers, Surtain, and Carr are slow (for CBs), but a Cover 2 doesn't require speedy CBs. DJ isn't savvy enough to be a Derrick Brooks, Donnie Edwards is too slow, and Williams is just no good. Surprisingly, Thomas is our best LB for this defense, and he's performing better than he has any right to.
This wouldn't be a problem if our front four were getting anything resembling pressure on the QB, but they aren't. Really, it's the front four Herm put together that is killing this defense, at they get no pressure on the QB and can be run on mercilessly by good running teams.
It doesn't help that Herm/Carl refused to shore up our weaknesses in FA, instead of relying upon undrafted rookies.
Injuries happen during the game. Most teams don't require 100% health to avoid losing a game with a 21 point lead.
I am a huge Anti Herm guy, and I can only blame him for some poor clock management this game and maybe for being the person for playing Jon McGraw and Bernard Pollard and for drafting such a poor defensive line.
The real only thing I am upset about is Herm taking a time out with 25 second left stopping the clock when Tampa was just as disorganized as KC. This gave them time to call the right play.
Then again on the two point conversion. Now I understand they were trying to get their ducks in a row, but it also allowed Tampa to do the same.
Last edited by Seek; 11-03-2008 at 03:58 PM.
Jamaal Charles. University of Texas.
I never liked Herm Edwards and never will. He's the down fall to the Chiefs. He wants to "build a young team". How about starting with a QB!
I see all these other teams who have been doing better than the Chiefs and still firing their head coaches but yet the Chiefs havent even mentioned anything about Edwards. How many HORRIBLE seasons OR loses do the Chiefs need to have before they even consider firing him? He has a LOSING overall record and does nothing but make excuses of why he can't win a game!
The Chiefs shouldve beat the Pats, and shouldve won the last 2 games against the Jets and Bucs but Herm Edwards play calling SUCKS!!!!