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Bootlegged
01-04-2006, 06:51 PM
http://www.nfl.com/teams/story/NYJ/9144020
7:36pm

Source: Chiefs in talks to hire Jets' Edwards

NFL.com wire reports

NEW YORK (Jan. 4, 2006) -- The Kansas City Chiefs and New York Jets discussed a compensation package for coach Herman Edwards on Wednsday, a person familiar with the situation said on condition of anonymity.

The Chiefs, rumored to be interested in Edwards for the last two months, would have to give up draft picks to hire Edwards because he is still under contract with the Jets. Edwards has ties to the Kansas City organization and general manager Carl Peterson, and would replace retired coach Dick Vermeil.

The NFL must approve the deal before it can be official, and nothing was submitted to the league office by late Jan. 4.

Giving up draft picks is nothing new to the Chiefs. Kansas City surrendered a second- and a third-round pick when it hired Vermeil, who was technically under contract with St. Louis even though he was retired. Peterson was upset about that, and though he declined to discuss Edwards at a news conference Jan. 3, he did say "Any time I have to part with a No. 1 draft choice it's painful."

But the Chiefs might not have to if the Jets agree to take lower-round selections. That would make sense for the Jets, who need as many picks as they can get to fill holes after a 4-12 season.

The Jets maintained the Chiefs haven't officially contacted them. Edwards' agent, Gary O'Hagan, said he hasn't spoken with the Jets or Chiefs, saying, "I'm only talking to Coach Edwards."

Edwards, who has two years left on his contract, wants an extension with the Jets so he could have more time to rebuild the team. At $2 million a year, Edwards is one of the lowest-paid coaches in the league, and wanted a raise as a reward for taking the team to the playoffs three times in five years.

Still, he maintained throughout the season and as late as Jan. 2 that he planned to be the Jets' coach. In November, team owner Woody Johnson also said he wanted Edwards to stay.

"I'm happy to be the coach here and I'm going to be the coach here, like I said before, and that's as far as I want to comment on it," Edwards said earlier this week.

It appears that is no longer likely.

ChiefsfaninPA
01-04-2006, 06:53 PM
I am starting to wonder how many more threads we will get about this, we have a thread from almost every source. Has Al-Jazeera made it official yet?

Bootlegged
01-04-2006, 06:55 PM
I am starting to wonder how many more threads we will get about this, we have a thread from almost every source. Has Al-Jazeera made it official yet?


This is a little more concrete than the shitty KC media. Or WFAN for that matter.

VonneMarie
01-04-2006, 06:56 PM
I am starting to wonder how many more threads we will get about this, we have a thread from almost every source. Has Al-Jazeera made it official yet?
ROFL

4th and Long
01-04-2006, 06:56 PM
This is a little more concrete than the shitty KC media. Or WFAN for that matter.
Your avatar is making me hungry.

Tribal Warfare
01-04-2006, 06:59 PM
Carl better not give up the first with the Chiefs primary needs

harpes
01-04-2006, 06:59 PM
This just in from the jets. It looks like it is done.http://www.jetsinsider.net/ji/news.php?storyid=1673

Herm Close To Jetting To KC
By Jets Insider.com Staff

mail@jetsinsider.com

January 4th, 2006


Unhappy Herm may be wearing red very soon. (Jets Insider.com Photo)
Various sources are confirming that Jets Head Coach Herman Edwards is close to leaving the team to become the new Head Coach of the Kansas City Chiefs.
Reportedly the only thing holding up the deal is compensation to the Jets in the form of Chiefs draft picks. It's possible that the deal could be completed by late tonight or early tomorrow. The Jets have a press conference scheduled tomorrow at 11AM that was previously scheduled to address the state of the team but it could turn out to be an annoucement that Edwards is moving on. Edwards is reportedly the first choice of retiring Chiefs Head Coach Dick Vermeil to succeed him.

Edwards has denied that he is leaving the Jets but has leaked to several members of the media that he is looking for a contract extension and a raise. He currently has 2 years left on his current deal and is being paid on the lower scale of NFL Head Coaches.

If Edwards does leave, the first two obvious choices to replace him would be either current offensive coordinator Mike Heimerdinger or defensive coordinator Donnie Henderson. Heimerdinger has more experience but Henderson has shown a lot of potential. In fact, the Jets just gave New Orleans permission to talk to Henderson about their vacant head coaching position. The team would also likely look out of house for candidates as well.

Check back to Jets Insider.com often for updates on this developing story.

4th and Long
01-04-2006, 07:00 PM
I am starting to wonder how many more threads we will get about this, we have a thread from almost every source. Has Al-Jazeera made it official yet?
Can't be reported by them. There is no "e" in the Arabic alphabet, therefore, you cant spell Herm Edwards.

http://www.cafaedmonton.ca/arab/facts/lang/lang2.gif

Mr. Kotter
01-04-2006, 07:09 PM
"I'm happy to be the coach here and I'm going to be the coach here, like I said before, and that's as far as I want to comment on it," Edwards said earlier this week.

It appears that is no longer likely.

That kinda of language, on NFL.COM? :spock:

Allow me to be the first to say....

DAMN IT, HERM!!!! :cuss: :cuss: :cuss:

tommykat
01-04-2006, 08:23 PM
I thought he only had one more year left on his contract....Your comment says 2........This is so :cuss: Wish we got Fisher, but seems Herm is it. That would be cool also.

beavis
01-04-2006, 08:27 PM
Edwards, who has two years left on his contract, wants an extension with the Jets so he could have more time to rebuild the team. At $2 million a year, Edwards is one of the lowest-paid coaches in the league, and wanted a raise as a reward for taking the team to the playoffs three times in five years.
This makes me wonder if he might just be posturing to get more money out of the Jets. Has this been brought up anywhere?

tomahawk kid
01-04-2006, 08:35 PM
This would seem to negate Clark Judge's article posted earlier.

This s#it is reaching "LawGate" status.