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Bootlegged
01-04-2006, 06:46 PM
By Nick Athan
Publisher
Date: Jan 4, 2006

Despite reports out of New York from WFAN radio that a deal is imminent that would clear the way for Herman Edwards to become the Chiefs 10th head coach, the Jets and Kansas City are miles apart from agreeing on compensation to appease both sides.

After Oklahoma Sooners Head Coach Bob Stoops officially announced that he’s not a coaching candidate for NFL job late Wednesday afternoon, the Kansas City Chiefs turned their efforts to trying to secure the services of New York Jets Head Coach Herman Edwards.

Earlier this morning Denver Radio personality Dino Costa broke the news that the Chiefs and Jets had worked out a deal and that Kansas City would hold a press conference on Friday to announce Edwards as their new head coach. That report triggered an avalanche of internet fodder and caused cellular phones to light up from the Midwest to the East coast.

In the end Costa’s report might be true but as of Thursday evening, the deal was still in a holding pattern somewhere over New York.

The question facing the Jets and the Chiefs is the actual status of Herman Edwards. The Chiefs position is simple. If Herman Edwards is allowed to talk to other teams or he's going to be fired by the Jets, then technically they consider Edwards as someone who is without employment.

Thus he’s technically free to negotiate with any team. That’s how his agent, Gary O’Hagan feels. In fact O’Hagan is attempting to get a settlement from the Jets so his client can negotiate with any team. That means Edwards is a free agent and the Jets look even more foolish for allowing this saga to drag out since October.

On the other hand, the Jets position is he’s not fired and they correctly point out that he has two years left on his contract, thus they can afford to play hard ball with his agent and the Chiefs. Yet for the right price, they are more than willing to let Edwards walk to Kansas City. Even if Edwards quits, the Jets know they hold his rights for another two years.

This is where the fund begins.

Edwards has made it clear that (if he is going to stay in New York) he wants a contract extension and he wants to get paid as if the Jets consider him their long term head coach. As stated, Edwards has two years left on his deal that will pay him a little more than $3 million.

In contrast on Tuesday afternoon, Washington Redskins defensive coordinator Gregg Williams signed a three year contract extension that will guarantee him $8 million.

What’s wrong with this picture?

Daniel Snyder is willing to spend money while Jets owner Woody Johnson does not want to spend any of the money he inherited earlier in his life. That's his right.

At the core of the problem is the state of the Jets franchise. They are are owned by a trust fund baby, an architect and the General Manager has ties to the enemy, that being the Chiefs. They can’t win in this deal. But they believe they have the upper hand with their lame duck coach. In reality they don't. But they believe they can keep their unhappy coach under any circumstance.

Edwards knows his future is not with the New York Jets and everyone agrees he’s destined to be the Chiefs next head coach. Oh sure, Edwards can spew the company line to appease the media but NOT all of us are that stupid. Neither, to his credit, is Jets General Manager Terry Bradway. He’s going to play the only hand he has.

So now Bradway, who is scheduled to address the media Thursday morning to wrap up the 2005 season, will instead be blitzed by the New York media about the ongoing tug-of-war between the Chiefs (not the sharks) and the Jets over fair compensation for the services of Edwards.

Bradway has more than likely been instructed by team owner Woody Johnson to ask for a pair of first day draft picks for Edwards. The Chiefs won’t give a first and second round pick for Edwards but might be willing to give the Jets a three and a four.

In the end, this deal will likely get done but it will take NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue to get involved to settle the dispute.

The head of the most powerful sports enterprise on the planet does not want anything to interfere or distract the nation’s number one television market before the start of the NFL playoffs that are set to begin this Saturday in of all cities New York. He does not want the focus to be on the coaching riff between these two teams, not in his backyard and not when the national spotlight is on his sport.

So if the Chiefs and the Jets can’t get this deal done by themselves before Saturday morning, they’ll turn this over to the commissioner and he’ll likely make the final determination that will settle this off-the-field battle once and for all.

And when its all over, each side will claim victory. The Jets will have a new head coach (someone the fans won’t like either) and the Chiefs will have the one man they truly wanted to succeed the recently retired Dick Vermeil.

beavis
01-04-2006, 06:51 PM
Seriously, Nick, just read through it once before you throw it out the web. Couldn't hurt anything.

Hoover
01-04-2006, 07:04 PM
So one hack is calling out another hack... Great scoop buddy. If it takes 1000 words to explain your scoop you have a problem

nychief
01-04-2006, 07:11 PM
Is that English?

milkman
01-04-2006, 07:13 PM
Does Nick Athan really think that Carl will just turn over the decision on compensation to Tags?

Phil, can you just bitch slap this idiot?

Thig Lyfe
01-04-2006, 07:13 PM
So... he's citing a Denver talk show host?

From the future?

Bootlegged
01-04-2006, 07:14 PM
Looks like someone pointed out his Tie-poes....


Deal for Edwards A Work In Progress


Edwards and Bradway could be parting company. By Nick Athan
Publisher
Date: Jan 4, 2006

Despite reports out of New York from WFAN radio that a deal is imminent that would clear the way for Herman Edwards to become the Chiefs 10th head coach, the Jets and Kansas City still have to bridge the gap on draft pick compensation that would appease both sides.

After Oklahoma Sooners Head Coach Bob Stoops officially announced that he’s not a coaching candidate for NFL job late Wednesday afternoon, the Kansas City Chiefs turned their efforts to trying to secure the services of New York Jets Head Coach Herman Edwards.

Early Wednesday morning Denver sports radio personality Dino Costa broke the news that the Chiefs and Jets had worked out a deal and that Kansas City would hold a press conference on Friday to announce Edwards as their new head coach. That report triggered an avalanche of internet fodder and caused cellular phones to light up from the Midwest to the East coast.

In the end Costa’s report might be true but as of Wednesday evening, the deal was still in a holding pattern somewhere over New York.

The question facing the Jets and the Chiefs is the actual status of Herman Edwards. The Chiefs position is simple. If the current Jets head coach is allowed to talk to other teams or he's going to be fired by the Jets as some have suggested, then technically Kansas City considers Edwards as someone who is or soon will be without employment.

Thus he technically could be free to negotiate with any team. That’s how his agent, Gary O’Hagan feels. In fact O’Hagan is attempting to get a cash settlement from the Jets so his client can negotiate with any team but more importantly he's attempting to make up for the bad contract his client signed with another agent three years ago.

Which makes the Jets look even more foolish for allowing this saga to drag out since October when they could have settled this matter months ago.

On the other hand, the Jets position is he’s not fired (yet) and they correctly point out that he has two years left on his contract, thus they can afford to play hard ball with his agent and the Chiefs.

But for the right price, they are more than willing to let Edwards walk to Kansas City. Even if Edwards quits, the Jets know they hold his rights for another two years.

This is where the fun begins.

Edwards has made it clear that (if he is going to stay in New York) he wants a contract extension and he wants to get paid as if the Jets consider him their long term head coach. As stated, Edwards has two years left on his current deal that will pay him a little more than $3 million. That's far below the current market value for experienced NFL head coaches. Especially one who has taken his team to the playoffs three out of the last five seasons.

In contrast on Tuesday afternoon, Washington Redskins defensive coordinator Gregg Williams signed a three year contract extension that will guarantee him $8 million.

What’s wrong with this picture?

Daniel Snyder is willing to spend money while Jets owner Woody Johnson does not want to spend any of the money he inherited earlier in his life. That's his right.

At the core of the problem is the state of the Jets franchise. They are are owned by a trust fund baby, an architect and the General Manager who has ties to the enemy, that of course being the Kansas Chiefs. They can’t win in this deal.

But despite that obvious fact, the Jets think they have the upper hand with their lame duck coach. In reality they don't. They appear willing to keep their unhappy coach under any circumstance rather than give in to the obvious play.

Edwards knows his future is not with the New York Jets and everyone agrees he’s destined to be the Chiefs next head coach. Oh sure, Edwards can spew the company line to appease the media but NOT all of us are that stupid. Neither, to his credit, is Jets General Manager Terry Bradway. He’s going to play the only hand he has.

So now Bradway, who is scheduled to address the media Thursday morning to wrap up the 2005 season, will instead be blitzed by the New York media about the ongoing tug-of-war between the Chiefs (not the sharks) and the Jets over fair compensation for the services of Edwards.

Bradway has more than likely been instructed by team owner Woody Johnson to ask for a pair of first day draft picks for Edwards. The Chiefs have offered a fifth and sixth round pick and the Jets are holding out for a fourth and a fifth but the Chiefs are not budging.

In the end, this deal will likely get done but it will take NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue to get involved to settle the dispute.

The head of the most powerful sports enterprise on the planet does not want anything to interfere or distract the nation’s number one television market before the start of the NFL playoffs that are set to begin this Saturday in of all cities New York. He does not want the focus to be on the coaching riff between these two teams, not in his backyard and not when the national spotlight is on his sport.

So if the Chiefs and the Jets can’t get this deal done by themselves before Saturday morning, they’ll turn this over to the commissioner and he’ll likely make the final determination that will settle this off-the-field battle once and for all.

And when its all over, each side will claim victory. The Jets will have a new head coach (someone the fans won’t like either) and the Chiefs will have the one man they truly wanted to succeed the recently retired Dick Vermeil.

Phobia
01-04-2006, 07:14 PM
Don't ask me. I can't explain it.

4th and Long
01-04-2006, 07:14 PM
Phil, can you just bitch slap this idiot?
Phil knows who butters his bread and gives him press credentials, even if he sold his soul to get them.

Boozer
01-04-2006, 07:18 PM
Seriously, Nick, just read through it once before you throw it out the web. Couldn't hurt anything.

I find it helpful to print out everything double-spaced for editing. Do I get a free premium membership for this helpful hint?

beavis
01-04-2006, 07:24 PM
I find it helpful to print out everything double-spaced for editing. Do I get a free premium membership for this helpful hint?
Maybe kcnut is looking for a gig... editor at WPI? :shrug:

Phobia
01-04-2006, 07:25 PM
I find it helpful to print out everything double-spaced for editing. Do I get a free premium membership for this helpful hint?

I'm pretty sure you can score a free premium membership anytime you wish.

jidar
01-04-2006, 07:51 PM
Even edited it's still not entirely clear what his point is.

Halfcan
01-04-2006, 07:58 PM
Even edited it's still not entirely clear what his point is.

Like many of my post.,

milkman
01-04-2006, 08:30 PM
Like many of my post.,

What's your point?

ChiTown
01-04-2006, 08:33 PM
Even edited it's still not entirely clear what his point is.


For chrissakes, this is a literary piece. Stop getting so lost in the details.................

siberian khatru
01-04-2006, 08:40 PM
For chrissakes, this is a literary piece. Stop getting so lost in the details.................

Nick Athan: The bastard son of James Joyce and Thomas Pynchon, typing while tripping on acid.

beavis
01-04-2006, 08:50 PM
For chrissakes, this is a literary piece. Stop getting so lost in the details.................
ROFL

harpes
01-04-2006, 09:16 PM
THIS JUST IN!!!! The Sunflower News Paper (Third Grade Edition) has just reported Herm has signed a 5 year contract with the KC Chiefs. A confidential source in the fourth grade reported he overheard Carl talking in the boys bathroom

siberian khatru
01-04-2006, 09:26 PM
Athan has now changed his tune:

Barring Any Sudden Snags!!!

Herman Edwards will be the 10th Coach of the Kansas City Chiefs.... Deal just needs to be approved by the NFL offices and that should happen in the morning...

We'll update you as soon as we hear anything else but it looks like the Chiefs have their coach for the next four or five seasons!!!

Well done Carl... Props go out!!!

CI

JohnnyV13
01-04-2006, 10:47 PM
By Nick Athan
Publisher
Date: Jan 4, 2006


The question facing the Jets and the Chiefs is the actual status of Herman Edwards. The Chiefs position is simple. If Herman Edwards is allowed to talk to other teams or he's going to be fired by the Jets, then technically they consider Edwards as someone who is without employment.

Thus he’s technically free to negotiate with any team. That’s how his agent, Gary O’Hagan feels. In fact O’Hagan is attempting to get a settlement from the Jets so his client can negotiate with any team. That means Edwards is a free agent and the Jets look even more foolish for allowing this saga to drag out since October.

On the other hand, the Jets position is he’s not fired and they correctly point out that he has two years left on his contract, thus they can afford to play hard ball with his agent and the Chiefs. Yet for the right price, they are more than willing to let Edwards walk to Kansas City. Even if Edwards quits, the Jets know they hold his rights for another two years.




Phobes, please tell nick not to try legal analysis. He's a blithering idiot in this sequence. HELLO, there's no "position" here. The man is under contract. IN NO WAY IS HE WITHOUT EMPLOYMENT. THere's no ambiguity. Gary O'Hagan doesn't "feel" like his client can negotiate with any team. Either the Jets have given permission or they haven't. If O'Hagan is doing some under the table negotiating without permission from the Jets, he knows he's inducing some team to violate the non-tampering clause.

Now, the only "game" here is if the Jets want to fire Edwards, but want to bluff someone into giving up draft picks for him. This is what Clark Judge is trying to say when he talks about all the talk coming out of New York.

In fact, the Chiefs could be getting "used" while the Jets try to leak this info to scare up interest in Edwards. Or, the Edwards stories could be pure fabrications by media in NY. Or they could be true.

BUT...in any of the 3 scenarios i mention above, Athan's analysis is still moronic.

the Talking Can
01-04-2006, 10:54 PM
Earlier this morning Denver Radio personality Dino Costa broke the news that the Chiefs and Jets had worked out a deal and that Kansas City would hold a press conference on Friday to announce Edwards as their new head coach.


cool..."premium" at WI means Athan confirms that someone else broke the story....sign me up...I'll use babblefish (http://www.babblefish.com/babblefish/language_webt.htm) to translate his "scoops" into English.