Herm Edwards Fired by the Chiefs, Mike Shanahan next..
As you all have read, Herm Edwards was fired today by the Kansas City Chiefs. Edwards was a very mediocre 15-34 with the Chiefs in 3 years. He did have one year left on his contract, and many thought there was a shot he would be retained by Scott Pioli. Not the case. He was fired today, here's what Pioli had to say...
"Since my arrival last week, Herm and I have had several conversations as part of my overall evaluation of the football operation, After careful consideration, Clark and I felt that it was best to make a change. What I conveyed last week in the press conference I still believe to be true -- Herm is a great man and a tremendous football coach. He respects the game and the league, and he is passionate about his players and his craft." Pioli said in a statement reported on ESPN.com.
ESPN also reports from inside sources that Mike Shanahan is close to a deal with the Chiefs. This would come as a shock to anyone who knows the AFC West. Many thought with the respect Shanahan has for Broncos team owner Pat Bowlen that he would never even consider joining an AFC West foe, well it looks like he might defy all of the odds.
This will come as a nice surprise and scare for anyone living in Denver. Everyone in that city loved Shanahan and respected him very much. Now how will they feel having to face their former master mind on the opposing sidelines two times a year. Ouch. <!-- INLINE NFL.com Video (BEGIN) -->