View Full Version : What five moves will be Dick Vermeil's legacy?

Rain Man
01-01-2006, 10:13 PM
Twenty years from now, which five personnel moves will most define the Vermeil era? What will we remember Dick for?

Massive poll coming. Keep your pants on, and I really mean that in every way.

Hammock Parties
01-01-2006, 10:14 PM
Massive poll coming. Keep your pants on, and I really mean that in every way.

:drool: ROFL ROFL

Hammock Parties
01-01-2006, 10:20 PM
Johnnie Morton comes to mind. He dropped crucial passes but he sure ordered the right meal at dinner!

01-01-2006, 10:21 PM
Willie Roaf.

Rain Man
01-01-2006, 10:24 PM
In order, I would go with:

1. Trading for Green
2. Signing Holmes
3. Trading for Roaf
4. Drafting Johnson (though it might be more of the early battles with Johnson)
5. Signing Greg Robinson (whiff-o)

siberian khatru
01-01-2006, 10:26 PM
He gets NO credit for drafting Larry Johnson.

01-01-2006, 10:27 PM
true dat

01-01-2006, 10:31 PM
These 4 players will define DV's career in KC...

Dante Hall
Priest Holmes
Trent Green
Willie Roaf

This move - Letting LB Donnie Edwards leave to SD - represents the failure to properly prioritize the defense leading to all of these years of frustration.

el borracho
01-01-2006, 10:36 PM

01-01-2006, 10:39 PM
Trading for Green
Trading for Roaf
Signing Greg Robinson
Letting Donnie Edwards walk away
Salavging Dante Hall's career

01-01-2006, 10:42 PM
The move he didnt make will haunt him and this team. He should have had the balls to fire GRob after the 2002 season.

01-01-2006, 10:43 PM
He gets NO credit for drafting Larry Johnson.

Exactly. This was a trick answer.

01-01-2006, 10:45 PM
The good:


01-01-2006, 10:46 PM
Just one. Diapers.

Hammock Parties
01-01-2006, 10:50 PM

01-01-2006, 11:10 PM
In no particular order,


keg in kc
01-01-2006, 11:32 PM
Hiring Greg Robinson.
Keeping Greg Robinson a 2nd season.
Keeping Greg Robinson a 3rd season.

None of the rest matters to me right now.

01-01-2006, 11:37 PM
When I think of the Vermeil era, I'm going to think of Trent Green and Priest Holmes, as well as Dante Hall, and one of the best offensive lines ever.

01-02-2006, 01:13 AM
The inability to make the Colts punt. One time. Just one f'ing time.

Hammock Parties
01-02-2006, 01:15 AM
I see Dante Hall got alot of votes.

Dante had this to say about DV:

I could write a novel about Coach Vermeil. He has meant the world to me as far as my career is concerned. I really dont believe I would have enjoyed this type of success unless he came to Kansas City. Nobody else believed in me the way he did. As far as my career is concerned I really believe no Dick Vermeil, no Dante Hall, no X-Factor.

On a personal note he is like a father figure to me, something that I did not have growing up. He has taught me so many things pertaining to life that have helped me mature as both a player and as a father to my own son. I got support in my life from my mother, but I didnt have that father figure. Coach Vermeil has been that father figure for me and Im glad hell always be there for me, even if hes not coaching the Chiefs anymore.

The belief he had in me and the faith he had in me early in my career really made all the difference in the world to me. The thing I will always remember about Coach Vermeil is the hug that we shared on the field when I got my first touchdown on a punt return (vs. Arizona 12/1/02). I have that picture up at my house. It means a lot to me. It was the best way I could reward him for believing in me that I could be an NFL player.

Dante Hall
Wide Receiver
Kansas City Chiefs