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whoman69
09-28-2008, 08:32 AM
I did a search for this and didn't find it. So if its already posted then don't harm any small animals. I really can't believe that the level of propoganda is such that they pulled a nugget from George Bush 2004.

Staying the Course
Sep 24, 2008, 9:07:45 AM by Bob Gretz - FAQ


Coaches all like to say they donít pay much attention to the whirl of attention that swirls around their football teams, whether good or bad.

From experience I can tell you thatís generally true, but only because football organizations have all sorts of people under employment who put their ear to the ground and then report back on the tenor of the public discussion. Coaches donít hear it, seldom read it and only occasionally see it, but they know what people and pundits are saying.

So Herm Edwards is quite aware that those who follow his football team are not very happy. He wouldnít expect anything else, because heís not happy. Remember, this is the guy who became famous for his ďyou play to win the gameĒ rant while in New York. You can still find that one on YouTube.

He knows what a victory would mean, not only for his coaches and players, but Chiefs fans everywhere.

ď(It would be) big, huge, like three Christmas rolled in one and New Yearís and everything else,Ē Edwards said on Tuesday.

ďIf people think itís (losing) OK with me, itís not. I also know there is pain in life you have to endure. If you quit, if you change direction and change your mind, then the character I think I have, is really not real. Thatís one thing Iíve got. I wonít change. I canít. I believe too much in what we are doing.

ďI believe in these players. They are going to get better. They will get better and they will win. Thatís what we are trying to do. Itís very simple.Ē

I donít know about simple. Any time you are pulling together 53 different people, along with about 15 coaches and assorted other staff, thereís nothing simple about that. Introduce 15 rookies into that equation, guys that were on college campuses just a year ago, and simple it ainít.

No matter what the big picture is, no matter how necessary the rebuilding of the football side of this franchise, it canít disguise the fact that this team is 0-3 this season, 0-12 in its last dozen games and it hasnít held a lead in 21 quarters over the last two seasons.

ďYou need something good to happen,Ē Edwards admitted. ďBut what you have to realize, there are some good things happening when you watch the tape. You see guys getting better and thatís what you build on. You build on little things.Ē

Thatís why Edwards isnít being fitted for a straightjacket, or renting a rubber room or heading for the Paseo Bridge to do a swan dive. Unlike the fans and media, Edwards is looking at the tape every week and seeing some of his babies growing up in front of his eyes. Those young guys they invested in during the 2008 NFL Draft are maturing every week.

ďI watched Brandon Carr play at corner, a rookie corner, his first start, from Grand Valley (State) wherever he came from,Ē Edwards said. ďHeís going to be a good football player. Those are things that reinforce everything when you look at guys.

ďYou watch Branden Albert play left tackle, when people wanted to know why you are taking this guy that played guard, he canít play tackle. Heís played left tackle for three games without playing one pre-season game. Heís played pretty dad-gum good for a rookie

ďI watched Brad Cottam after two weeks, all the sudden this third week things clicked. You watch him block and you go ĎHum, thatís the guy we drafted.Ē I watched Jamaal Charles drop two balls and sit on the sidelines and have his head down. I had to go over there and rub his neck and say you are going to be OK. He caught the same pass in the third quarter and takes off and goes 20 yards with a pass that he dropped in the first half.

ďThose are the things you grow on. You see things happening with your football team. You see these guys getting better.Ē

As painful as the last three weeks have been, Herm Edwards says heís sticking to the outline for this season.

ďOur plan is to get these young players better, to win with them, to win right now with them,Ē Edwards said. ďWe are going to keep coaching them. We are not going to change what we do with them. You canít. Itís unfair to everybody. Itís unfair to the organization, itís unfair to what we decided to do in the spring, and now all the sudden itís becoming difficult because we are playing games and we are not winning. We are going to get better.

ďThatís all you can do is keep coaching them and make them get better.Ē

Ultra Peanut
09-28-2008, 08:35 AM
Cut. And. Run.

milkman
09-28-2008, 08:52 AM
Someone needs to tell Herman ****ing Edwards that it isn't the plan or the players that we are pissed about.

I don't need to see the coach's tape to see that guys like Brandon Albert and Brandon Carr are looking like they belong, or to see Turk and Tank are growing and developing.

It's the coaching staff and the fear they show in gameplanning and playcalling that has us pissed.

They aren't helping these kids develop with this fearful approach, the kids are developing in spite of the staff.

'Hamas' Jenkins
09-28-2008, 09:00 AM
So when do we get a surge of competent players, coaches, and executives?

And was the Pittsburgh Sex Toy debacle our own Abu Ghraib?

DTLB58
09-28-2008, 10:14 AM
Someone needs to tell Herman ****ing Edwards that it isn't the plan or the players that we are pissed about.

I don't need to see the coach's tape to see that guys like Brandon Albert and Brandon Carr are looking like they belong, or to see Turk and Tank are growing and developing.

It's the coaching staff and the fear they show in gameplanning and playcalling that has us pissed.

They aren't helping these kids develop with this fearful approach, the kids are developing in spite of the staff.

Here, Here :clap:

I have no problem with the youth movement with this team, but watching them you just don't feel there is "hope" with these clowns coaching them.