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Count Zarth
06-18-2009, 02:32 PM
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<table><tbody><tr><td valign="top">Right before he left Kansas City, Carl Peterson had one last great idea.
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Peterson was standing in the middle of Arrowhead Stadium gabbing with Trent Green (http://kan.scout.com/a.z?s=115&p=8&c=1&nid=3943217) before a preseason game against the Miami Dolphins when sheer genius struck. The moment was captured on HBO's Hard Knocks.

"When things are over with in about another five years," Peterson said, "come back. We'll have you here."

With that, Peterson smiled and pointed to the Arrowhead Stadium press box.

Carl is long gone but Green in Kansas City makes sense again. He has a place in Arrowhead Stadium Ė the broadcast booth, right next to Mitch Holthus.

Green, who announced his retirement from the NFL last Friday, should become the next Chiefs color analyst for KCFX Radio. It makes too much sense. Itís too perfect a fit. Itís too easy a transition to consider anything else from where Iím sitting, at least.

I donít want to tug on Supermanís cape, but with Hall of Famer Len Dawson cutting back his duties as sports director at KMBC, might we be able to speculate that heís near the end of his run as Holthusí sidekick? Dawson is 73. A younger, fresher perspective in the booth might be just what the Chiefs need, especially with all the other changes around the organization.

Itís difficult to think of anyone else who would bring more instant credibility as color man than Green. Chiefs fans still love him, and a good portion of the fan base wanted him to retire from the NFL last year, fearing for his health. On a given Sunday, there are dozens of #10 jerseys still scattered around Arrowhead Stadium.

Green had a messy divorce with the organization before he was traded to Miami, but the coach who orchestrated it (Herm Edwards) is now gone and there donít appear to be any hard feelings whatsoever. I suspect Green could walk into almost any Kansas City barbershop or watering hole and be instantly mobbed by an adoring public (and I wonder if heíd have to pay for anything, too).

Fans would tune in just to hear Green talk about Chiefs football. The sense of familiarity he has with the organization, community and team would give a warm, fuzzy feeling to the broadcast an outsider couldnít hope to replicate. Thatís a bit sappy, but think about it Ė to a die-hard Chiefs fan, listening to a celebrated quarterback over the radio for three hours while you watch the game is like having an old buddy by your side. Itís comfortable.

Greenís experiences in Kansas City make him the ideal choice to chronicle the current regime. In 2001 Green entered Arrowhead with a new coach, a new offensive system, and the expectations that came with the cost of a high draft choice. The same scenario has played out in 2009 with Matt Cassel (http://kan.scout.com/a.z?s=115&p=8&c=1&nid=4210794) and Todd Haley, who will be expected to replicate their prior offensive success in Kansas City.

Green is highly familiar with the boo birds that will undoubtedly be heard should Cassel stumble in his first season as a Chief. Heíll have a better idea of whatís going through a quarterbackís head than anyone else at that point. Who better to speak to Chiefs Nation at that critical juncture?

Then thereís the post-game arena. As a recent NFL quarterback, Green will have instant credibility with the players in the Chiefsí locker room. As a former teammate, his ability to get Larry Johnson (http://kan.scout.com/a.z?s=115&p=8&c=1&nid=4307530), Brian Waters (http://kan.scout.com/a.z?s=115&p=8&c=1&nid=4307563), Derrick Johnson (http://kan.scout.com/a.z?s=115&p=8&c=1&nid=4307508), Jarrad Page (http://kan.scout.com/a.z?s=115&p=8&c=1&nid=4307542), Monty Beisel (http://kan.scout.com/a.z?s=115&p=8&c=1&nid=4307404), Tamba Hali (http://kan.scout.com/a.z?s=115&p=8&c=1&nid=4307451) and Dustin Colquitt (http://kan.scout.com/a.z?s=115&p=8&c=1&nid=4307414) to open up in interviews will be unparalleled.

Are there negatives? Certainly. Green already spent time as an analyst with NBC Sports during the playoffs. While he did a great job, itís obvious the networks are chasing him. Would ESPN offer Green a bigger salary than the Chiefs?

There's also the Scott Pioli (http://kan.scout.com/a.z?s=115&p=8&c=1&nid=3933332) factor. The front office has already been swept practically clean Ė will he want to bring in his own broadcast team? No one can say for certain, but it wouldnít be out of character.

Finally, we have to consider Greenís feelings. Maybe heíd rather sit in a cozy TV studio somewhere on Sundays. Perhaps heís sick of dealing with professional athletes or he wants to spend more time with his family. He might have hallucinations of Robert Geathers (http://kan.scout.com/a.z?s=115&p=8&c=1&nid=4223511) and feel queasy every time he looks at Arrowhead Stadium.

But if you ask me, the Chiefs ought to throw the bank at Green, welcome him back with open arms and make him a part of the franchise again. And while weíre at it, KMBC can throw him in a suit, too. Maybe itís a pipe dream, but it sure sounds like a lot of fun.

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88TG88
06-18-2009, 02:33 PM
pass

Halfcan
06-18-2009, 02:35 PM
I don't care either way.

Sofa King
06-18-2009, 02:36 PM
QBOTF

Bowser
06-18-2009, 02:37 PM
That would be great, but I believe Green has a future with the networks as a color guy.

Ebolapox
06-18-2009, 02:38 PM
fuck, just bring back todd blackledge.

DAMMIT, CARL....ERRR... SCOTT!

KCUnited
06-18-2009, 02:39 PM
I like Trent and all, but Len won a Superbowl. That's his post until he decides he's done.

TRR
06-18-2009, 02:45 PM
I thought there may have been a time when Haley and Pioli would have taken Green on as their #3 QB to help groom Cassel and Thigpen. Green seems to be Haley and Pioli's type of veteran player.

I'm all for Green in the booth.
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Mr. Flopnuts
06-18-2009, 02:47 PM
I like Trent and all, but Len won a Superbowl. That's his post until he decides he's done.

Yep. But when he's done I'd love to see Trent step in. He'll probably end up on a network though.

BigRock
06-18-2009, 02:52 PM
Right before he left Kansas City, Carl Peterson had one last great idea.

Peterson was standing in the middle of Arrowhead Stadium gabbing with Trent Green (http://kan.scout.com/a.z?s=115&p=8&c=1&nid=3943217) before a preseason game against the Miami Dolphins when sheer genius struck. The moment was captured on HBO's Hard Knocks.

"When things are over with in about another five years," Peterson said, "come back. We'll have you here."

With that, Peterson smiled and pointed to the Arrowhead Stadium press box.

I did not get "broadcasting" from that conversation at all.

I got "We'll put your name up there the second you retire, and if Dick was still here we'd unveil your statue".

FAX
06-18-2009, 02:53 PM
Even if it means that he mumbles his way through a broadcast, falls asleep on 3rd down, and drools on his microphone, I say let Lenny leave on his own terms.

I mean, we're used to it already.

FAX

Count Zarth
06-18-2009, 02:53 PM
I did not get "broadcasting" from that conversation at all.

I got "We'll put your name up there the second you retire, and if Dick was still here we'd unveil your statue".

The conversation also included talk of Green keeping his house in KC.

Pretty sure Carl wanted him in some role with the Chiefs.

Skip Towne
06-18-2009, 03:04 PM
Trent is too classy for the low rent Chiefs. He has bigger fish to fry.

Rooster
06-18-2009, 03:06 PM
Trents too pretty. He has a face for TV not radio.

bsp4444
06-18-2009, 03:13 PM
This. Trent will be on TV.

bobbything
06-18-2009, 03:14 PM
On a given Sunday, there are dozens of #10 jerseys still scattered around Arrowhead Stadium.

http://www.epicallyfunnypictures.com/FunnyPictures/ISeeWhatYouDidThere/what-you-did-there-i-see-it.thumbnail.jpg

King_Chief_Fan
06-18-2009, 03:40 PM
Trent is too classy for the low rent Chiefs. He has bigger fish to fry.

correct...he will have a gig on ESPN or Network TV

BigRock
06-18-2009, 03:41 PM
Pretty sure Carl wanted him in some role with the Chiefs.

I'm sure he did. But still, nothing about that conversation suggested broadcasting. Surely Carl would expect Trent to have bigger goals in that field than being a radio color guy for one specific team.

I remember people talking about that scene when it happened, wondering if Trent deserved to go onto the Ring of Honor the second he retired like Carl seemed to imply.

FAX
06-18-2009, 04:03 PM
I'm not sure Trent belongs in the ROH. Maybe he does, I don't know.

But, I'm 100 percent certain that he'll receive a lot of offers for national gigs. He has the entire package ... good looks, articulate, smart, experienced ... I'd love to see him take over for Lenny some day, but I wouldn't count on it.

FAX

Chocolate Hog
06-18-2009, 05:07 PM
Anyone who suggest replacing Len Dawson on radio hasn't listned to a Chiefs game. The Chiefs radio is the best in sports.

Mr. Krab
06-18-2009, 05:32 PM
Go to 3 guys if Dawson is slowing down, then if Green works out he can step in as a replacement.

StcChief
06-18-2009, 05:56 PM
Green is bound to be a network guy. young enough, TV look, knowledgeable about game,
(more than some clowns on network).

KCUnited
06-18-2009, 05:59 PM
I have no doubt that Len could out throw, drink, and gamble Trent Green right now. I think the losing is getting to him though, there are times he sound thoroughly disgusted by what he's witnessing.

alanm
06-18-2009, 06:13 PM
I'm sure he did. But still, nothing about that conversation suggested broadcasting. Surely Carl would expect Trent to have bigger goals in that field than being a radio color guy for one specific team.

I remember people talking about that scene when it happened, wondering if Trent deserved to go onto the Ring of Honor the second he retired like Carl seemed to imply.That's exactly what Carl was talking about. Either that or going to work for the Chiefs.
But since Carl is gone I would think it would be Clark's call now.

big nasty kcnut
06-18-2009, 06:18 PM
Trent green should be the radio guy. When len dies till then len should be the radio.
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MahiMike
06-18-2009, 07:54 PM
I like it. Trent is my favorite Chief, EVA!

KCBOSS1
06-18-2009, 08:52 PM
I would like to see them bring him back as a QB coach.

Bowser
06-18-2009, 09:08 PM
I would like to see them bring him back as a QB coach.

LMAO

FAX
06-18-2009, 09:25 PM
I think he should open a cheese manufacturing company: Green Cheese, Ltd.

Or maybe a flashlight store: Green Lantern, Inc.

Or maybe a casual clothing outlet: Green Tees, LLC.

Or maybe a spa: Green Peace, Inc.

Or maybe a ... oh well, you get the idea ...

FAX

Stryker
06-18-2009, 09:34 PM
ROH? Puhlease. I would have loved to have seen the 2006 outcome against the Colts in the playoffs with Huard in there instead of Green. 23 - 8 I believe it was. Who got us to the playoffs the last half of that season? Who deserved to be the starter that game?

:banghead::banghead::banghead:

I do believe the masses love him but - TO A DEGREE. He won many games for KC but not to the ROH status ROFL ROFL ROFL

Count Zarth
06-18-2009, 09:37 PM
Who got us to the playoffs the last half of that season? Who deserved to be the starter that game?


But Huard sucks! :rolleyes:

Stryker
06-18-2009, 10:29 PM
But Huard sucks! :rolleyes:

He does now and no, I am NOT an advocate for him, BUT, at least you know where the foundation was laid :rolleyes:

NOW he folds like a cheap tent - do you blame him?

Think outside the box. The name Gannon ring a bell? :rolleyes:

I believe HE actually WENT to a SUPER BOWL.

My point is simple. Yes, Trent did a fine job in KC but he DOES NOT deserve to be considered for the ROH just because he went to the Pro Bowl 2 times. Poor judgement, be it the coaching staff or KING CARL himself, changed the outcome of THAT game in my opinion.

Radio personality for the Chiefs perhaps - I could see it but ROH? You are an idiot to think that! ROFL

FAX
06-18-2009, 10:57 PM
Like most people, I liked Mr. Green Jeans. He was cool with all the animals and was usually good for a carrot or two. But, for me, it was Mr. Moose or nobody. Bunny Rabbit was happening with how he tricked the Captain into giving him carrots and all, Dancing Bear was pretty awesome when he was in the zone, and Grandfather Clock was nice even though he slept through most of the shows. But Mr. Moose had it all. The fact is that nobody told a knock knock joke like Mr. Moose and nobody ever will. Even Banana Man had to give it up for the Moosester and Banana Man was a chick magnet extraordinaire.

FAX

whoman69
06-18-2009, 11:26 PM
Dawson is 74. He may or may not decide to retire soon. Until then, there's no conversation.

BigRock
06-18-2009, 11:41 PM
He does now and no, I am NOT an advocate for him, BUT, at least you know where the foundation was laid :rolleyes:

NOW he folds like a cheap tent - do you blame him?

Think outside the box. The name Gannon ring a bell? :rolleyes:

I believe HE actually WENT to a SUPER BOWL.

My point is simple. Yes, Trent did a fine job in KC but he DOES NOT deserve to be considered for the ROH just because he went to the Pro Bowl 2 times. Poor judgement, be it the coaching staff or KING CARL himself, changed the outcome of THAT game in my opinion.

Radio personality for the Chiefs perhaps - I could see it but ROH? You are an idiot to think that! ROFL

Putting aside the strange fact that you're basing your entire opinion on Trent Green on one game, nobody here is saying he should (or will) get into the ROH.

The point is CARL would think so.

bobbything
06-19-2009, 09:32 AM
He does now and no, I am NOT an advocate for him, BUT, at least you know where the foundation was laid :rolleyes:

NOW he folds like a cheap tent - do you blame him?

Think outside the box. The name Gannon ring a bell? :rolleyes:

I believe HE actually WENT to a SUPER BOWL.

My point is simple. Yes, Trent did a fine job in KC but he DOES NOT deserve to be considered for the ROH just because he went to the Pro Bowl 2 times. Poor judgement, be it the coaching staff or KING CARL himself, changed the outcome of THAT game in my opinion.

Radio personality for the Chiefs perhaps - I could see it but ROH? You are an idiot to think that! ROFL
This whole post is chalk full of fail.

MOhillbilly
06-19-2009, 09:49 AM
someone took my idea and ran with it.

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showpost.php?p=5835381&postcount=30

Skip Towne
06-19-2009, 10:04 AM
someone took my idea and ran with it.

http://www.chiefsplanet.com/BB/showpost.php?p=5835381&postcount=30

Green is too pretty for radio. Look for a big dog to pick him up for TV.