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Wed, 17 Mar 2010 08:33:06 -0700
Rick Maese, of The Washington Post, reports former NFL head coach Dick Vermeil said he believes Washington Redskins RB Larry Johnson will beat out RB Clinton Portis for the team's starting running back spot. "He will take over the running back position," Vermeil said. "That's what I think. He'll push that guy right out of a job. Larry Johnson will work all week - he'll work Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday - and he'll make you start him on Sundays."
Tue, 05 Feb 2008 07:39:19 -0800
The Associated Press reports former St. Louis Rams head coach Dick Vermeil doubts dirty tricks prevented the team from winning the Super Bowl in 2002 versus the New England Patriots. Vermeil added that it is players who win games, not schemes. "Personally, I don't think it had any effect on the game," Vermeil said. "That stuff's been going on forever and I don't think you gain from it. But if people are doing it they must think it's making a contribution."
Wed, 27 Sep 2006 09:39:04 -0700
Elizabeth Merrill, of the Kansas City Star, reports former Kansas City Chiefs head coach Dick Vermeil has taken exception to critics who feel current head coach Herman Edwards is too conservative offensively. "The system's the same," Vermeil said. "I don't think they're not trying to score, you know? I know the coaches. I've talked with them. They've had some pass protection problems, and that limits you some. And sometimes there's a little different approach to using the same scheme. But I think they'll hit a happy medium, a very pleasant medium with the offense. It'll be very efficient."
Mon, 14 Aug 2006 05:36:53 -0700
Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune, reports ESPN will announce its broadcast team for the Chargers' Sept. 11 season opener in Oakland. Brad Nessler will handle the play-by-play with Ron Jaworski and Dick Vermeil serving as analysts and Bonnie Bernstein as the sideline reporter. The game will be played at 7:15 p.m. as the second half of a "Monday Night Football" doubleheader.
Wed, 11 Jan 2006 09:56:19 -0800
Elizabeth Merrill, of the Kansas City Star, reports former NFL coach Dick Vermeil believes Kansas City Chiefs offensive coordinator Al Saunders will end up being a head football coach somewhere. "I think he deserves the opportunity," said Vermeil. "He's paid his dues. He's a super football coach, a super person with a tremendous work ethic. And I think someone, one of these so-called geniuses in the National Football League, is going to recognize that. We've got a lot of guys in positions that are scary."
Sun, 01 Jan 2006 20:45:27 -0800
The Associated Press reports former Kansas City Chiefs head coach Dick Vermeil said he will not return to the NFL after this retirement. Vermeil had retired two times before in 1982 after coaching the Philadelphia Eagles and again in 1999 after leading the St. Louis Rams to a Super Bowl win. He said that he has no plans for the future and that he hasn't even thought about it yet.
Sat, 31 Dec 2005 22:06:51 -0800
The Associated Press reports Kansas City Chiefs head coach Dick Vermeil will retire after the 2005 season. Vermeil informed the team of his decision during a team meeting Saturday, Dec. 31.
Wed, 28 Dec 2005 06:07:37 -0800
The Capital Journal reports Kansas City Chiefs head coach Dick Vermeil denied a FOX Sports report that said he wouldn't be retained unless the Chiefs made an unlikely run deep into the AFC playoffs. Vermeil had a sharp one-word response when asked about the report Tuesday, Dec. 27. "That's bull (bleep)!" he retorted when asked about the report that said his future wasn't in his hands. "That's like the one that said I was run out of St. Louis (after the 1999 Super Bowl season)," Vermeil said. "People who make a living on speculation are an embarrassment to the media."
Sun, 25 Dec 2005 18:42:24 -0800
Elizabeth Merrill, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs head coach Dick Vermeil had the body language of a man deeply pondering the end Saturday, Dec. 24, after the team's 20-7 win over the San Diego Chargers. He wrapped himself in a tight embrace with his boss when somebody mentioned Napa, the site of Vermeil's winery. "I wouldn't read anything into that right now," Chiefs president/general manager Carl Peterson said. "It's been a long season. By next Monday, Jan. 2, Kansas City will be hanging on a decision from Vermeil, who's 69 and in the final year of his contract. Peterson says his coach hasn't made up his mind.
Sat, 24 Dec 2005 09:43:32 -0800
Jay Glazer, of FOXSports.com, reports Kansas City Chiefs head coach Dick Vermeil is not expected to return to the team for the 2006 season. It will be up to Vermeil to either retire or be told that he will not be re-signed after the team's last loss.
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