Three little Chiefs trivia tidbits that I think really put in perspective the hopes we had for three key players in the Herm Edwards era.
1. WR Dwayne Bowe caught more passes in his first two seasons (2007-2008)with the Chiefs than any other player in club history. Priest Holmes held the previous record with 132 in his first two.
2. Linebacker Derrick Johnson started 44 of the 45 games he played in his first three NFL seasons from 2005 to 2007.
3. Larry Johnson entered 2008 with 56 touchdowns in his 56 career games. The only two players in NFL history to score more than one touchdown per game at the time were Ladainian Tomlinson and Jim Brown.
4. Finally, entering 2008, Herm Edwards had taken his teams to the playoffs four times in his NFL coaching career. At the time, only two coaches, Tony Dungy, and Bill Belichick had more trips .
Today, Larry Johnson is a man without a team and possibly a career. Dwayne Bowe is now known in some circles as “Butterfingers Bowe”, and Derrick Johnson didn’t continue the streak for 2009 though when I’m bored I replay the TiVO of him running the two interceptions back for touchdowns during the Broncos game. Herm Edwards, doesn’t even have a coaching job.
Anyway Addicts, what happened? Player demoralization? A matter of being a quart low on brain fluid such as LJ? The simple fact that a team might not have any other options but to depend on one player? What happened to Herm? I haven’t written either Bowe or Johnson off, but why the current lull?