Herman Edwards, I don’t know you from Herman Munster, but right now we’re on your side. Arrowhead Addict still approves of the job you are doing as the head coach of the Chiefs and has your back. But you almost lost us last week.
There was absolutely no reason why Eddie Drummond should have been active last week. Zach and I both fought of colds and the elements — not to mention driving three hours both ways — to support our team last week, and this is how you repay us and the other 50,000 fools who were loyal enough to show up and support the Chiefs last week?
The only thing I wanted to see personally was a Bobby Sippio catch, and you kept him inactive for Drummond? The same guy who had been in street clothes for the last month? The same guy who set kick returning back about as much as Paris Hilton and Co. set back ladylikeness? The same guy who couldn’t run a kick return past the 30-yard line if his life depended on it? The same guy who has arguably cost us two games with bonehead fumbles? The same guy who prevented us from taking a look at Justin Phinisee?
(By the way, Phinisee is still available, because he’s still just sitting there on the Rams’ practice squad. Why not pick him up and give him another shot? At least we know he can make it past the 50.)
Get this guy the hell off the team already! Last week’s decision to activate Drummond was among the worst personnel decisions I have ever seen. No, not just for the Chiefs, the NFL, professional sports, business, etc… in the history of God’s green Earth. He might be a helluva guy, but he puts the “H” in hasbeen. Please don’t give him the opportunity to play against his former team the Lions this Sunday. He’s had more than enough chances and then some.
On the flip, my support of Bobby Sippio has been obvious from day one. Some would say I have a man crush on the dude. I admit, at times I go overboard, but I honestly think he’s a poor man’s T.J. Houshmandzadeh. So I was twice as pissed when I saw No. 85 roaming the sidelines and returning kicks last Sunday, because I knew he was active at Sippio’s expense. I don’t care what anybody says about Bobby — I’ll put everything I own on him being better than Drummond. And if not Sippio, then why not Phinisee? Why not some other promising young wide receiver project sitting on someone’s practice squad (Chris Hannon is also still out there)? Why play a piss-poor player who has absolutely no future with the team? Money? Are we that cheap?
The only way I can rationalize Drummond playing last week is by telling myself that Herm pulled a Doc Rivers and tanked to improve the Chiefs’ draft position. If that’s the case, that’s cool. If not, then Herm Edwards might just be as stupid as Jets fans say he is. Regardless, with Eddie Kennison out this week, I fully expect Sippio to both be active and play. I expect Drummond to be inactive. We’ll probably see Jeff Webb return kicks. Who knows? Maybe we’ll even see Michael Allan split out a few times.
All I know is that if I see No. 85 out there I am turning off the TV.
(Here’s another thought: Is the No. 85 now cursed for the Chiefs? Rod Gardner wore the number, and now Drummond. Who’s next: Amani Toomer in 2011? Peter Warrick? Todd Pinkston? Man.)