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Count Zarth
01-03-2008, 09:38 PM
http://kan.scout.com/2/716806.html

Grading the Chiefs: Part 3 – Herm and Carl

Tuesday we graded the offense. Wednesday we graded the defense. Today it’s time to hand out marks to the two most important students in the class – head coach Herm Edwards and general manager Carl Peterson. As always, grades are curved based on pre-season expectations.

HERM EDWARDS – Incomplete

Does a head coach who just finished 4-12 while fielding the worst offense in franchise history really deserve anything other than F? Where the 2007 season is concerned, yes, Herm Edwards deserves a grade of incomplete. I don’t believe Edwards was in full control of his football team this year.

Herm was forced to start 2007 with an old quarterback surrounded by a terrible offensive line. These components were led by an offensive coordinator who has already been fired. You can blame Edwards for all of that if you want, but I won’t.

Carl Peterson sat next to Herm at Thursday’s press conference and took the blame for entering 2007 with KC’s over-the-hill linemen. We all know Mike Solari was Peterson’s hand-picked successor to Al Saunders. Finally, there’s no clear indication about who picked Damon Huard as starting quarterback entering 2007, but there was no lack of support for the veteran from Peterson during HBO’s Hard Knocks.

Those three elements conspired to doom Kansas City’s offense in 2007. When the Chiefs couldn’t run the ball, it threw Herm for a loop. I believe his approach to coaching an NFL team is totally dependent on a successful running game. He’s helpless without one.

Look at his history. Every year Edwards has fielded a 1,000-yard rusher, his football teams have gone to the playoffs (save once). The two years Herm couldn’t find a feature back to last the season, his teams went 4-12.

If we’re going to examine the job Edwards did in 2007 in a vacuum, give him a pass. This was the last year of the Carl Peterson show. Next year and beyond, it’s the Herm Show. How his hand-picked offensive coordinator deals with rebuilding the offense will have a huge impact on Edwards’ 2008 grade.

CARL PETERSON – A+

According to ESPN.com, the Chiefs ranked fourth in league attendance this season. What more can an NFL owner ask from his general manager?

Chiefs fans may not agree with the grade I've assigned, but it's time to rebuild the fan base anyway. Plus, I like the King. He signed my favorite player, Larry Johnson, to a long-term deal last offseason. I can't ignore that, especially after I complained about it all last August.

Yes, Carl was wrong about John Welbourn, Chris Terry, Kyle Turley and the state of the offensive line before the season began. That makes two of us. If I fail Carl over that, I'd have to resign my post here at Warpaint Illustrated for predicting last May (http://kan.scout.com/2/646014.html) that the Chiefs would field a dominant ground game and surrender less than 41 sacks. Heck, I argued in favor (http://kan.scout.com/2/653990.html) of re-signing Kyle Turley.

OnTheWarpath58
01-03-2008, 09:39 PM
Holy shit.

Getcha popcorn ready.

L.A. Chieffan
01-03-2008, 09:40 PM
That site should be shut down

pr_capone
01-03-2008, 09:41 PM
CARL PETERSON – A+

According to ESPN.com, the Chiefs ranked fourth in league attendance this season. What more can an NFL owner ask from his general manager?


A Super Bowl Ring?

AFC Championship?

AFC West Championship?

Winning record?

unothadeal
01-03-2008, 09:42 PM
I tried, but there's no appropriate google image for the word, "drivel"

BigRedChief
01-03-2008, 09:42 PM
CARL PETERSON – A+


http://www.forumspile.com/OMFG-Argh.jpg

L.A. Chieffan
01-03-2008, 09:43 PM
Bennett should kill whoever wrote this crap

BigRock
01-03-2008, 09:44 PM
http://img242.imageshack.us/img242/1013/motherofgodum4.jpg

MahiMike
01-03-2008, 10:07 PM
6th graders w/internet connections = bad idea

Tribal Warfare
01-03-2008, 10:09 PM
ARE YOU F*CKING KIDDING ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

el borracho
01-03-2008, 10:10 PM
Carl deserves an F- and anyone who didn't know that this Oline was destined to fail = innattentive, ignorant or incredibly stupid.

Luzap
01-03-2008, 11:01 PM
I'm tellin' ya... ya gota keep this stuff quiet.

Luz
i'm trying to move up on the waiting list...

Tribal Warfare
01-03-2008, 11:09 PM
I'm tellin' ya... ya gota keep this stuff quiet.

Luz
i'm trying to move up on the waiting list...


Waiting list? LMAO

smittysbar
01-03-2008, 11:15 PM
http://www.nickpage.co.uk/books/ww.JPG

Fish
01-03-2008, 11:19 PM
Duuuuuude....... paaaasssss...... :bong:

Woodrow Call
01-03-2008, 11:21 PM
LMAO

Awesome

Fish
01-03-2008, 11:24 PM
Dick Curl - A+

:BLVD:

'Hamas' Jenkins
01-03-2008, 11:28 PM
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Tribal Warfare
01-03-2008, 11:55 PM
If I fail Carl over that, I'd have to resign my post here at Warpaint Illustrated for predicting last May that the Chiefs would field a dominant ground game and surrender less than 41 sacks.


Another bet ROFL

noa
01-04-2008, 12:08 AM
A+ for Carl!

ottawa_chiefs_fan
01-04-2008, 05:05 AM
Whatever....this has the same impact on the sporting world as it would if my 15-year-old son wrote it and posted it on MSN. In fact, it probably has less since Wendler has less credibility than my 15-year-old son - Wendler is just another internet attention whore.....

CrazyHorse
01-04-2008, 06:07 AM
http://kan.scout.com/2/716806.html





Carl Peterson sat next to Herm at Thursday’s press conference and took the blame for entering 2007 with KC’s over-the-hill linemen. We all know Mike Solari was Peterson’s hand-picked successor to Al Saunders. Finally, there’s no clear indication about who picked Damon Huard as starting quarterback entering 2007, but there was no lack of support for the veteran from Peterson during HBO’s Hard Knocks.

Those three elements conspired to doom Kansas City’s offense in 2007.
CARL PETERSON – A+

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What a dipshit

old_geezer
01-04-2008, 06:11 AM
Does the fact that you were (are) incredibly stupid and incapable of running an NFL franchise mean that you automatically give everyone else with the same handicap an A+ ?

Also, the only thing incomplete about Edwards grade with the Chiefs is he still has a job.

kc rush
01-04-2008, 07:02 AM
Wow. And you wonder why people make fun of WPI.

ChiefsFan4Life
01-04-2008, 07:05 AM
He had to do this for shock value because otherwise no one would talk about his piece of $hit articles

talastan
01-04-2008, 07:12 AM
Fatlock Jr!!

Donger
01-04-2008, 07:30 AM
Going after the lowest common denominator, eh GoChiefs?

Extra Point
01-04-2008, 07:42 AM
Won't print this article, as I don't have any fish, or fish guts, to wrap. Gretz probably doesn't need an assistant, and doesn't need an apologist. For the record, this article is trash.

Count Zarth
01-04-2008, 07:46 AM
Going after the lowest common denominator, eh GoChiefs?

http://img184.imageshack.us/img184/5740/duckhuntdoghs7.jpg (http://imageshack.us)

Luzap
01-04-2008, 08:32 AM
Great !!!

We've got more people to sign the petition :)

Luz
christmas never stops...

TEX
01-04-2008, 08:57 AM
GOATSE - if you ever doubt that you're a total idiot - just whip out this article and read it.

Pushead2
01-04-2008, 09:04 AM
I am speechless........

jeffrho68
01-04-2008, 09:23 AM
So let me see if I understand this correctly:
Herm gets a pass for this failure of a season, because King Carl is really running the show with his hand-picked assistant coaches and over-the-hill players. But even though the King is responsible for a 4-12 season, he gets an A+ grade because he re-signs LJ and for... attendance numbers.
Brilliant!

chasedude
01-04-2008, 09:47 AM
Wow Gochiefs I really think you're snowblind!

StcChief
01-04-2008, 11:11 AM
Carl - C- owner says yes stadium sold (STH) saved his a$$.
Not recognizing Oline player age needs - F

Herm - doing what Solari's eval says - C-
Not bringing in right good coaches - D

2008 is a make or break year for Herm.

Logical
01-04-2008, 11:22 AM
Possibly the worst article you have ever written, even on the attention whore scale it scores a 0 because it is far too transparent.

HemiEd
01-04-2008, 11:52 AM
Carl has done the job his employer is holding him accountable for, evidently. At least until Clark proves differently.

Herm, should only get an incomplete if he is properly kicked out of class permanently. So far, his body of work is worse than an F.