I understand that Herm Edwards isn’t Robin Leach and that the Kansas City Chiefs aren’t the show Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, but Herm’s latest comments have really pissed me off. Take a look for yourselves:
We might have champagne taste, but we’ve got beer money.
Excuse me! The Chiefs are going to have $20 million to burn after franchising Jared Allen and cutting dead weight. The Chiefs could pop champagne this offseason like it was a Fifty Cent video.
If they want to avoid renting older players for just a few years — i.e. high-mileage vets like Donnie Edwards, Pat Surtain and Ty Law — fine. But part of rebuilding involves spending money. So we better spend some serious money on those 26-27 year olds about to sign their second contract that Herm taked about. I’m talking about Max Starks. I’m talking about Donte’ Stallworth. I’m talking about Asante Samuel or Drayton Florence.
Like President Truman once said, the buck stops here. If the Chiefs are the Cheaps this offseason and don’t spend a lot of that huge wad of cash they have, I’m boycotting Arrowhead Stadium next season, and I suggest other Chiefs fans join me. We need to send a message to the franchise that our loyalty cannot be taken advantage of any longer. We also need to send a message out to Clark Hunt: This is the Show-Me State, pal, and you have to show us that you care about building a Super Bowl-caliber NFL team.
This is dead serious. We are going to run campaigns for the Chiefs to sign three young, top-notch players to their second contract. If the Chiefs ignore their holes and the fans’ wishes, we should ignore Arrowhead Stadium next season. I’m not saying that they have to sign all or any of the guys we campaign for, but they have to make a splash this offseason free agency-wise. One like they haven’t made in quite some time. We have to put our foot down, so we absolutely will run a boycott Arrowhead Stadium campaign if the Chiefs do a jerk-off job during free agency.
The gauntlet has been thrown down Clark, Herm, King Carl and Co. How will you respond?