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Herm Edwards Out?

With Scott Pioli joining The KC Chiefs is the end neigh for Herm Edwards?

Our Mark Maske is reporting that Edwards is likely to be fired:

Few people around the league, it seems, expect Scott Pioli, just hired as the general manager of the Kansas City Chiefs, to retain Herman Edwards as the team's coach.

"A guy like that comes in to clean house and start over," said an executive with another NFL franchise, speaking on the condition of anonymity because he didn't want to be seen as meddling in the Chiefs' affairs. "I'm almost sure he'll bring in his own coach."

Kirk Ferentz of Iowa and defensive coordinators Steve Spagnuolo of the New York Giants and Jim Schwartz of the Tennessee Titans have been mentioned as possible replacements for Edwards if he's fired by Pioli.

The Chiefs are coming off a 2-14 season but have abundant salary cap space this offseason and possess the third overall choice in the NFL draft in April.

Edwards has a record of 15-34 in three seasons as the Chiefs' coach, including 0-1 in the playoffs. He went 9-7 in his first season with the club in 2006 before losing a first-round playoff game at Indianapolis, then went 4-12 last season.

Carl Peterson, who hired Edwards, resigned as the Chiefs' president and general manager late this season.

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By Emil Steiner  |  January 14, 2009; 12:10 PM ET  | Category:  Coaches Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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He's gone. But there will be other openings. Maybe Detroit? They could use a new loser.

Posted by: MP00 | January 14, 2009 4:47 PM

It's inconceivable that Edwards will be retained.
Herm, bro, I'd suggest you start dusting off your DC CV.
Pioli was brought in to bring the franchise back to not just respectability, but to one of dominance.
As such, Pioli has been given a blank piece of paper to work with, and as any artist will do, he'll begin soon to splash a whole bunch of paint on the canvas, and make a big mess, with a plan behind the
splotches.
Pioli wants to get out from under the skirt of Belichick, and wave his own magic wand, this time in the mid-West.
This is a great move for all concerned, save poor Herman.
Stick a fork in him - he's so done!
And if I was an assistant on Herm's staff, I wouldn't be planning on any home upgrades this off season.
I'd be dusting off my Rolodex instead.
When you're building an omelet, ya gotta break some eggs along the way, methinks.
The Pioli hire was a stroke of genius by the Hunts - good on them for doing the right thing; their long suffering fans, who had to tolerate mediocrity for too long, will be the beneficiaries, big time.
Arrowhead is gonna rock, and that's a good thing!
The ghosts of Buck Buchanan, Len Dawson et al, are looking down, with approval, I can see them from 'here'.

Posted by: Dalian China Knows Football | January 15, 2009 8:51 PM

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