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tk13
01-05-2006, 02:55 AM
http://www.nydailynews.com/front/story/380272p-322893c.html

Gang ready to Jettison Herm

Won't be back, K.C. or no K.C.

BY RICH CIMINI and GARY MYERS
DAILY NEWS SPORTS WRITERS


Herm Edwards' five-year run as the Jets' coach is effectively over.

The Jets and Chiefs intensified negotiations yesterday on a compensation package that would free Edwards from his contract, according to two people with knowledge of the talks. The discussions were so far along that, even if they fell apart, Edwards wouldn't be able to return because his relationship with the club has been irreparably damaged, one person said.

"It's in everybody's best interest for this to happen," the person said.

The compensation deal, which likely will include two middle-round draft picks, could be approved as soon as today by the NFL office. It would enable Edwards to become the Chiefs' coach.

Anticipating Edwards' departure, the Jets have compiled a list of possible replacements.

Former Saints coach Jim Haslett, who was fired Monday after a 3-13 season, is on the list, two people confirmed. Former Giants coach and current Ravens offensive coordinator Jim Fassel also is being considered. The Chiefs, covering their bases, conducted a two-day interview with Fassel. Other potential Jets candidates are Giants defensive coordinator Tim Lewis, ex-Packers coach Mike Sherman and Steelers offensive line coach Russ Grimm.

As of last night, the Jets and Chiefs hadn't agreed to compensation, a source said, but the two sides were progressing toward that end. Edwards, who vowed as recently as two days ago that he wanted to return, would become the fourth head coach in six years to quit the Jets.

The Jets' brain trust - owner Woody Johnson, president Jay Cross, GM Terry Bradway and assistant GM Mike Tannenbaum - huddled yesterday to plot their strategy. Bradway, who is negotiating with Chiefs president Carl Peterson, and Edwards are scheduled to appear this morning at a season-ending news conference. But that could be scrapped.

Edwards has two years left on his contract at about $2 million annually, which puts him in the bottom quarter of head-coaching salaries. Anticipating a rebuilding job, he wants more security, and Johnson apparently isn't willing to give it. If he signs with the Chiefs, Edwards could command up to $20 million over five years. The Jets would receive draft picks, perhaps third- and fifth-rounders. A first-round pick appears out of the question.

The Jets entered into talks with the Chiefs without ever broaching the contract issue with Edwards, according to a person close to Edwards. There was no offer, no negotiations, not even a vote of confidence, which annoyed Edwards, the person said.

At the same time, the Jets are miffed because they believe Edwards has wanted out all along. Some believe the organization has soured on Edwards because of the way he pushed the Kansas City issue. He has been telling coaching friends for weeks that he's unhappy in New York.

"Herm wants out bigger than life," one person with knowledge of the situation said.

The Jets began looking at potential replacements about the same time talks began Tuesday with the Chiefs. There's been contact with Haslett, according to two people familiar with the team's thinking. Haslett's agent, Peter Schaffer, declined to comment, except to say, "The Jets have a coach and Jim has nothing but respect and admiration for Herman Edwards."

The Jets might have to move quickly on Haslett, who is scheduled to meet tomorrow with the Lions with regard to their coaching vacancy. The Rams and Texans are also interested.

Edwards' coordinators, Mike Heimerdinger and Donnie Henderson, could be interviewed, although neither is considered a serious candidate. According to people familiar with the team's thinking, Johnson isn't on board with the idea of promoting Heimerdinger. As for Henderson, he and Bradway have clashed on several occasions, seemingly ruining his chances.

Henderson is slated to interview with the Saints this weekend. If he fails to land a head job, he could conceivably follow Edwards to Kansas City, especially if a defensive-minded coach takes over the Jets.

Bradway, who has two years remaining on his contract, doesn't appear to be in any immediate danger. Barring an extension, he's in a short-term situation, which could make it difficult to attract top head-coaching candidates. That Bradway is brokering the deal with the Chiefs is somewhat ironic. He used to work in the Chiefs' front office and some in league circles believe he may aspire to replace Peterson, who said this week he expects to retire when his contract expires in four years.

Rausch
01-05-2006, 03:02 AM
Herm Edwards rumors true or not this article reeks of bullshit...

tk13
01-05-2006, 03:03 AM
ROFL ROFL Holy crap that's a great avatar....

Count Zarth
01-05-2006, 03:04 AM
As for Henderson, he and Bradway have clashed on several occasions, seemingly ruining his chances.

WELCOME TO KANSAS CITY, DONNIE HENDERSON!!!!

:clap:

grandllama
01-05-2006, 03:06 AM
ROFL ROFL Holy crap that's a great avatar....

CP, home of equal time avatars...

DaWolf
01-05-2006, 03:09 AM
Bradway, who has two years remaining on his contract, doesn't appear to be in any immediate danger. Barring an extension, he's in a short-term situation, which could make it difficult to attract top head-coaching candidates. That Bradway is brokering the deal with the Chiefs is somewhat ironic. He used to work in the Chiefs' front office and some in league circles believe he may aspire to replace Peterson, who said this week he expects to retire when his contract expires in four years.

Please no. Won't this nightmare ever end?

Rausch
01-05-2006, 03:09 AM
CP, home of equal time avatars...
ROFL

grandllama
01-05-2006, 03:10 AM
Please no. Won't this nightmare ever end?

I agree that may have been the most disturbing piece in that article.

Mecca
01-05-2006, 03:11 AM
If Henderson is coming too, then this hire which I'm happy with, would look alot better.

Count Zarth
01-05-2006, 03:11 AM
Please no. Won't this nightmare ever end?

I thought Bradway was the guy who brought in all the talent during the Marty years....?

tk13
01-05-2006, 03:15 AM
CP, home of equal time avatars...
ROFL ROFL I'm cracking up over here...ahhh this place is great sometimes.

Count Zarth
01-05-2006, 03:28 AM
I hope we see this article again in one year.

DaWolf
01-05-2006, 04:03 AM
I thought Bradway was the guy who brought in all the talent during the Marty years....?
Well I'd have to look back at it but some of his drafts just plain sucked and it seems to be a critisism Jets fans have of him as well.

I just want a fresh start, unless all of a sudden we start winning Super Bowls...

Count Zarth
01-05-2006, 04:09 AM
Well I'd have to look back at it but some of his drafts just plain sucked and it seems to be a critisism Jets fans have of him as well.

I just want a fresh start, unless all of a sudden we start winning Super Bowls...

I seem to remember the defensive drafts were pretty good under Bradway, offensive not so much, although we did let Joe Horn escape.

Wallcrawler
01-05-2006, 05:33 AM
This is even better, if its actually true. If Herman Edwards AND Donnie Henderson were to come to KC, I would definately be pretty excited about that.


The thing that is wrong with this though is that if this were true, and the Jets were planning to replace Edwards, Carl would just wait until the Jets released him and keep our draft picks.

Mr. Laz
01-05-2006, 12:10 PM
http://www.nydailynews.com/front/story/380272p-322893c.html

Gang ready to Jettison Herm

Won't be back, K.C. or no K.C.

put the squeeze on them carl ...


why trade for a guy who's gonna get cut anyway?