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FringeNC
01-06-2009, 06:46 PM
The Associated Press
Wednesday, January 7, 2009

KANSAS CITY, Mo.: If Carl Peterson plans to go straight from Kansas City to the Miami Dolphins, he isn't tipping his hand.

Ending a 20-year run as president, general manager and chief executive of the Chiefs, Peterson delivered a 40-minute farewell speech on Tuesday to friends and staff. In brief remarks later with reporters, he said talk of his possibly going to work for the new ownership of the Dolphins was "pure speculation."

"I don't deal in speculation, never have and never will," Peterson said. "At this point, it's not even worth discussing because it hasn't been discussed."

The 64-year-old longtime pro football executive did say he has no plans to retire.

"I'm thinking about going away for a couple of weeks and relaxing," he said.

Peterson stepped aside last month as the Chiefs were nearing the end of a franchise-worst 2-14 season. Clark Hunt, the chairman of the board of the Chiefs, is interviewing candidates to replace him, and plans to hire a vice president in charge of the team's business operations.

Peterson was on the sidelines wearing a Dolphins lapel pin at a recent Miami game. He has a long-standing relationship with Stephen M. Ross, whose purchase of the Dolphins is expected to be concluded soon. Peterson ran the highly successful USFL team which Ross owned and finished with a record of 48-13-1 before the league disbanded.

"I just know I'm not going to retire," said Peterson, whose Chiefs teams were 176-143-1 and won four AFC West titles. "I'm going to take a couple of weeks off, I know that. I'm probably going some place warm and play some golf. I'm just going to sit back, frankly, and see what may come available.

"I'm in no rush to do anything," he added. "This business can wear on you. I need a little time away."

One of the many people Peterson acknowledged during his speech was Jeff Ireland, the Dolphins' general manager. Ireland, the nephew of a former Chiefs player, got his first job in the NFL as a Chiefs scout under Peterson.

"I'm so proud of him and what he's been able to do with his career here, and in Dallas, and now he's a general manager in the National Football League," Peterson said. "I think that's well deserved."

Peterson said he might take as much as a month off before getting back in the game.

"Maybe I can be a consultant. I don't know what that is, but maybe that's the next venture on the horizon," he said. "I'd like to think I have some knowledge and experience that I could share with people. That's certainly a possibility."

About 300 people gathered in the Chiefs' indoor practice facility to say goodbye to the man who ran the team with near-total control from December 1989 until December 2008. Afterward, everyone but the media was escorted upstairs for a party.

"Carl Peterson leaves a great legacy with a long list of accomplishments," Hunt said. "He returned the Chiefs to prominence in the 1990s. His teams won 176 games, including three 13-win seasons, nine playoff appearances and a trip to the AFC championship game.

"Perhaps my favorite stat is that his teams beat the Raiders 30 of the 41 times that we played," Hunt said. "He helped make Arrowhead one of the best stadiums for Chiefs fans and one of the worst stadiums for opposing teams."

Peterson said his biggest disappointment was failing to get to the Super Bowl and present to Lamar Hunt, the late founder of the Chiefs, the Lamar Hunt Trophy that goes to the AFC champion each year.

Twice when Marty Schottenheimer was coach and once under Dick Vermeil, the Chiefs were 13-3 and had home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. But each time, they lost their first playoff game.

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2009/01/07/sports/FBN-Chiefs-Peterson.php

kstater
01-06-2009, 06:50 PM
Hard hitting journalism at its best.

Bacon Cheeseburger
01-06-2009, 06:50 PM
Well, bye.

http://www.theboxset.com/images/reviewcaptures/612capture_tombstone03.jpg

BigMeatballDave
01-06-2009, 06:52 PM
Good riddance!

Coach
01-06-2009, 06:53 PM
GTFO!

MichaelH
01-06-2009, 06:55 PM
Ending a 20-year run as president, general manager and chief executive of the Chiefs, Peterson delivered a 40-minute farewell speech on Tuesday to friends and staff.

How many staff and "friends" were really there to hear him talk one last time? It should be more like a bunch of people were there to carry his boxes and help him to the door.

the Talking Can
01-06-2009, 06:57 PM
they should have tasered him until he soiled himself....because that's what he did to the franchise

BigMeatballDave
01-06-2009, 06:57 PM
they should have tasered him until he soiled himself....because that's what he did to the franchise

ROFL

petegz28
01-06-2009, 07:01 PM
And?

Ebolapox
01-06-2009, 07:01 PM
don't let the door hit you on the vag' on the way out, douche.

Pushead2
01-06-2009, 07:02 PM
For the final time fuck you carl!!! Gtfo!!

alpha_omega
01-06-2009, 07:06 PM
Buh-Bye!

Count Zarth
01-06-2009, 07:09 PM
Just imagine if Herm gets a final 45-minute press conference. ROFL

Mr. Flopnuts
01-06-2009, 07:10 PM
Just imagine if Herm gets a final 45-minute press conference. ROFL

http://thesportshernia.typepad.com/blog/images/herm_edwards.jpg

FringeNC
01-06-2009, 07:10 PM
I wonder if Matt Millen got a going away press conference?

Deberg_1990
01-06-2009, 07:20 PM
Heh, you guys are brutal...

patteeu
01-06-2009, 07:39 PM
I thought it was a gracious and moving speech. I appreciate what Carl did for this team, particularly in the first decade, and I wish him the best (except when his new team is on the opposing sideline).

Delano
01-06-2009, 07:48 PM
"I'm thinking about going away for a couple of weeks and relaxing," he said.

...

"I'm going to take a couple of weeks off, I know that. I'm probably going some place warm and play some golf. I'm just going to sit back, frankly, and see what may come available."

...

"I'm in no rush to do anything," he added.

So basically, this offseason will not be different than when he was employed by the Chiefs.

siberian khatru
01-06-2009, 07:51 PM
I hate long goodbyes, so ... PISS OFF!

Psyko Tek
01-06-2009, 08:14 PM
did he announce that they are raising ticket prices ?

just for old times sake

MahiMike
01-06-2009, 08:19 PM
I wonder if Matt Millen got a going away press conference?

Don't say that. Carl might end up as an analyst on TV!

Ebolapox
01-06-2009, 08:24 PM
Don't say that. Carl might end up as an analyst on TV!

shit, I don't give a fuck what he does now. as long as he isn't the GM anymore, he can go fluff porn stars for all I care.

Hauptbahnhof
01-06-2009, 08:25 PM
You know Carl is the most unpopular guy in town, and deservedly so. But one thing he did is created this environment where a guy like him is vilified. I doubt if this were the 80s if anyone would have cared much. People wouldn't have been dancing in the streets.

He restored the expectation of winning to Kansas City. No he did not accomplish his goals, didn't win a title, and hung around way too long. But that you can give him credit for.

Adept Havelock
01-06-2009, 08:28 PM
He restored the expectation of winning to Kansas City. No he did not accomplish his goals, didn't win a title, and hung around way too long. But that you can give him credit for.

Solid take.

Oh, and Carl....go ahead and let the door hit you...repeatedly...with great force!

KCChiefsFan88
01-06-2009, 08:30 PM
Only the Chiefs would waste an entire day celebrating a pathetic pile of garbage who led the franchise to exactly zero playoff wins in the past 15 years and one playoff appearance in the past decade.

Thig Lyfe
01-06-2009, 09:45 PM
Only the Chiefs would waste an entire day celebrating a pathetic pile of garbage who led the franchise to exactly zero playoff wins in the past 15 years and one playoff appearance in the past decade.

Not to be a Carl's advocate, but that'd be two playoff appearances from '99 to '09.

jjchieffan
01-06-2009, 11:49 PM
The Associated Press
Wednesday, January 7, 2009

KANSAS CITY, Mo.: If Carl Peterson plans to go straight from Kansas City to the Miami Dolphins, he isn't tipping his hand.

Ending a 20-year run as president, general manager and chief executive of the Chiefs, Peterson delivered a 40-minute farewell speech on Tuesday to friends and staff. In brief remarks later with reporters, he said talk of his possibly going to work for the new ownership of the Dolphins was "pure speculation."

"I don't deal in speculation, never have and never will," Peterson said. "At this point, it's not even worth discussing because it hasn't been discussed."

The 64-year-old longtime pro football executive did say he has no plans to retire.

"I'm thinking about going away for a couple of weeks and relaxing," he said.

Peterson stepped aside last month as the Chiefs were nearing the end of a franchise-worst 2-14 season. Clark Hunt, the chairman of the board of the Chiefs, is interviewing candidates to replace him, and plans to hire a vice president in charge of the team's business operations.

Peterson was on the sidelines wearing a Dolphins lapel pin at a recent Miami game. He has a long-standing relationship with Stephen M. Ross, whose purchase of the Dolphins is expected to be concluded soon. Peterson ran the highly successful USFL team which Ross owned and finished with a record of 48-13-1 before the league disbanded.

"I just know I'm not going to retire," said Peterson, whose Chiefs teams were 176-143-1 and won four AFC West titles. "I'm going to take a couple of weeks off, I know that. I'm probably going some place warm and play some golf. I'm just going to sit back, frankly, and see what may come available.

"I'm in no rush to do anything," he added. "This business can wear on you. I need a little time away."

One of the many people Peterson acknowledged during his speech was Jeff Ireland, the Dolphins' general manager. Ireland, the nephew of a former Chiefs player, got his first job in the NFL as a Chiefs scout under Peterson.

"I'm so proud of him and what he's been able to do with his career here, and in Dallas, and now he's a general manager in the National Football League," Peterson said. "I think that's well deserved."

Peterson said he might take as much as a month off before getting back in the game.

"Maybe I can be a consultant. I don't know what that is, but maybe that's the next venture on the horizon," he said. "I'd like to think I have some knowledge and experience that I could share with people. That's certainly a possibility."

About 300 people gathered in the Chiefs' indoor practice facility to say goodbye to the man who ran the team with near-total control from December 1989 until December 2008. Afterward, everyone but the media was escorted upstairs for a party.

"Carl Peterson leaves a great legacy with a long list of accomplishments," Hunt said. "He returned the Chiefs to prominence in the 1990s. His teams won 176 games, including three 13-win seasons, nine playoff appearances and a trip to the AFC championship game.

"Perhaps my favorite stat is that his teams beat the Raiders 30 of the 41 times that we played," Hunt said. "He helped make Arrowhead one of the best stadiums for Chiefs fans and one of the worst stadiums for opposing teams."

Peterson said his biggest disappointment was failing to get to the Super Bowl and present to Lamar Hunt, the late founder of the Chiefs, the Lamar Hunt Trophy that goes to the AFC champion each year.

Twice when Marty Schottenheimer was coach and once under Dick Vermeil, the Chiefs were 13-3 and had home-field advantage throughout the playoffs. But each time, they lost their first playoff game.

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2009/01/07/sports/FBN-Chiefs-Peterson.php


I don't think reality has set in for Carl yet. He is still doing the same things he did every offseason when he was GM.

J Diddy
01-06-2009, 11:59 PM
Only the Chiefs would waste an entire day celebrating a pathetic pile of garbage who led the franchise to exactly zero playoff wins in the past 15 years and one playoff appearance in the past decade.


Say what you will about CP, but answer this: If he hadn't come here, would we still have a football team in kansas city?

booger
01-07-2009, 12:31 AM
"Maybe I can be a consultant. I don't know what that is, but maybe that's the next venture on the horizon,"


John Bunting is a consultant Carl, you hired him. He was needed not even half way through the season because you and Herm decided to let Gun have his way and Coach LB's along with being the DC in a very important rebuilding year.

Consultants go to places to evaluate and try to help fix things. They don't go to places like Miami who look like they are just doing fine on their own.

Hope that helps Carl.

POND_OF_RED
01-07-2009, 12:47 AM
"I'm going to take a couple of weeks off, I know that. I'm probably going some place warm and play some golf. I'm just going to sit back, frankly, and see what may come available.

Wasn't this his strategy for signing free agents?

Delano
01-07-2009, 07:13 AM
I don't think reality has set in for Carl yet. He is still doing the same things he did every offseason when he was GM.

That is pretty much what I was thinking in post 18.

MahiMike
01-07-2009, 07:18 AM
Look, if you can actually picture what it was like back when Marty came in and the glory days of the roaring 90's, Carl was great for KC. They came so close w/Marty and DV both. The problem where I think most of us learned to hate Carl was his indecision. His indecision to weave between either tweaking a team or starting over. Carl always figured we were a couple guys away from winning it all. During DV's tenure, that WAS the case. Now with Herm, he SAID he was ok w/the rebuild, but we know he hated the idea. Especially when he hired a numnuts that finds a way to lose every close game he's in. I think if Herm had been another Marty or DV, Carl might have gotten an extension.

2 things sealed Carl's fate that I can lay my finger on; that damn LJ pick instead of a defensive pick, and hiring Herm.

Brock
01-07-2009, 07:19 AM
2 things sealed Carl's fate that I can lay my finger on; that damn LJ pick instead of a defensive pick, and hiring Herm.

Yeah, the Chiefs would have been a lot better off with Tyler Brayton.

Iowanian
01-07-2009, 07:23 AM
This is a good opportunity for CP and Gretz to reflect.


See.....GMs, coaches, Sports writers and players come and go. The ONLY constant is the FAN.


Carl is probably going into "high end Hat sales".

Effing morAn.