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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.
Sat, 24 Dec 2005 06:59:04 -0800
John Czarnecki, of FOXSports.com, reports former Cleveland Browns head coach Butch Davis could be a head coaching candidate in Kansas City, if current Kansas City Chiefs head coach Dick Vermeil does not return. Early word is Vermeil will not be back in 2006.
Fri, 23 Dec 2005 09:55:21 -0800
Elizabeth Merrill, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs general manager/president Carl Peterson denied he met with New York Jets head coach Herman Edwards last week in New York. Peterson said: said, when asked if he met with Edwards: "No, I didn't. He was in Miami (the Jets played the Dolphins). I've had no conversations with him." Peterson said he's always thinking ahead about future players or coaches, but nothing has been decided about head coach Dick Vermeil's future.
Wed, 16 Nov 2005 19:29:36 -0800
The Associated Press reports New York Jets head coach Herman Edwards said he would like to stay with the Jets until he can lead them to a Super Bowl. There has been speculation that he would consider going to the Kansas City Chiefs should Chiefs head coach Dick Vermeil retires at the end of the 2005 season. Edwards is good friends with Chiefs president and general manager Carl Peterson and Edwards had his first executive job with the Chiefs.
Tue, 15 Nov 2005 19:53:08 -0800
Elizabeth Merrill, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs head coach Dick Vermeil said Tuesday, Nov. 15, that that he hasn't decided whether he'll retire. "I've said the same thing the whole time - if we're successful and playing real well, then I'll have a decision to make," Vermeil said. "If we're not, the decision will be made. I'm not going to come back here and lead an organization that's not successful because I'm not getting the job done. That's the way I look at it. I've said that from the start of the season."
Tue, 27 Sep 2005 17:26:34 -0700
Doug Tucker, of the Associated Press, reports Kansas City Chiefs head coach Dick Vermeil was irked by comments made by Denver Broncos CB Champ Bailey during the team's game Monday, Sept. 26. Bailey accused the Chiefs on national television of not even playing hard. "The way they played up there in Kansas City, it ain't the same, though," said Bailey, who was miked by ABC-TV. Speaking to teammates on the Denver bench after the Broncos had taken control of the game in the first half; Bailey was clearly heard to say, "They're playing a little different. They're not playing as hard. I ain't going to relax, though." Vermeil tried to downplay Bailey's remarks, but was clearly irritated. "That's why I don't allow players to be miked. I don't know what (Bailey) was referring to. That's a player's opinion," he said.
Wed, 24 Aug 2005 12:06:26 -0700
Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs head coach Dick Vermeil said he was unsure when LB Kendrell Bell (shoulder) would be cleared to play. "I anticipate Kendrell coming back," Vermeil said. "I'd like to see him get involved right now. I don't control that. The medical people do. It's just when they feel he's ready and he feels he's ready."
Mon, 22 Aug 2005 17:49:03 -0700
KCChiefs.com reports Kansas City Chiefs head coach Dick Vermeil said free agent QB Jonathan Quinn (Bears) will likely be brought in during the next day or two. "At least bring him in for a couple of weeks. He knows the offense and lives in town. He's convenient and a smart guy," Vermeil said of Quinn.
Mon, 22 Aug 2005 17:45:34 -0700
KCChiefs.com reports Kansas City Chiefs head coach Dick Vermeil said QB Damon Huard (head trama) is "doubtful for the week" and "he'll be out."
Mon, 22 Aug 2005 17:42:18 -0700
KCChiefs.com reports Kansas City Chiefs head coach Dick Vermeil said QB Todd Collins (hand) was "not ready" to play yet. Vermeil went on to add "I can't tell you that. I don't know," when asked if Collins would be ready for the team's Sept. 11 opener.
Mon, 22 Aug 2005 16:10:02 -0700
KCChiefs.com reports Kansas City Chiefs head coach Dick Vermeil, when asked if he would be bringing in a place kicker to battle with PK Lawrence Tynes, responded by saying: "Anybody that was worth bringing in we'd bring in. But that might not happen for a while. Right now it's to see if we can't get Tynes through the slump. I've been through this so many times it seems like I have that disease, that I should know how to handle it by now."
Thu, 18 Aug 2005 20:58:44 -0700
Brad Kuhbander, of KCChiefs.com, reports Kansas City Chiefs head coach Dick Vermeil continues to see improvement with the team's defense. "We all think we're better in training camp," Vermeil said. "I know just watching us against our offense that we appear to be better. We make fewer mistakes and give up fewer big plays. Variations of schemes and trick type things don't break us down like they have in the past. I think we're more alert. I think the discipline within the scheme is better."
Wed, 03 Aug 2005 15:59:07 -0700
The Associated Press reports the Kansas City Chiefs' success will dictate whether head coach Dick Vermeil retires after the 2005 season. But he feels animated, energetic and eager. "If the team plays real well and it looks like the way we do things is capable of producing a good football team, then I might stay," Vermeil said. "I'm just going to play it out and see what happens."
Tue, 02 Aug 2005 22:45:37 -0700
KCChiefs.com reports Kansas City Chiefs head coach Dick Vermeil has seen a steady improvement with the team's defense since training camp got underway. "The defense is getting better; it was very disruptive to everything the offense wanted to do," Vermeil said. "They've got to experience some success. When your defense is continually confronted with one of the best offenses in football sometimes it takes a while to be disruptive. Today they were disruptive." Defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham has emphasized "wrapping up" in practice and his players are complying.
Tue, 19 Jul 2005 21:55:04 -0700
Jonathan Rand, of KCChiefs.com, reports Kansas City Chiefs head coach Dick Vermeil doesn't want his impending retirement to become an issue this season, but recent comments made to the media suggest he might be rethinking his decision to walk away when the season, along with his contract, are complete. "We haven't discussed Dick Vermeil coming to the end of his career," Vermeil said. "If we don't win, I should leave. If we win, then I'll have to decide. I prematurely left one team after the 1999 season. I don't want to do it again."
Tue, 12 Jul 2005 06:15:32 -0700
Jeffrey Flanagan, of the Kansas City Star, reports the status of Kansas City Chiefs head coach Dick Vermeil's radio show is uncertain. He may not do his Monday night coaches show, which had been on KCFX. Chiefs' public-relations director Bob Moore says to hold on because nothing is written in stone yet. "Everything is still kind of up in the air," Moore said. "We're discussing a lot of possibilities about some type of show, possibly with other entities. And truthfully, we haven't even discussed everything with Dick yet." Moore did confirm that the Chiefs' contract with KCFX, the radio rights holder, does not require Vermeil to do a coach's show.
Tue, 21 Jun 2005 19:01:04 -0700
Peter King, of SI.com, reports Kansas City Chiefs head coach Dick Vermeil has hinted that he'd like to see offensive coordinator Al Saunders become the new head coach when he decides to retire, which Vermeil will reportedly do at the end of the season.
Thu, 16 Jun 2005 20:24:53 -0700
Jonathan Rand, of KCChiefs.com, reports Kansas City Chiefs head coach Dick Vermeil says he's more concerned about his offense heading into training camp than he is about the team's defensive potential. "I'm more concerned about the offense being able to compete at the same level as a year ago than about the ability of the defense to play successfully," Vermeil said.
Thu, 09 Jun 2005 22:12:20 -0700
KCChiefs.com reports Kansas City Chiefs head coach Dick Vermeil said the team's Organized Team Activities this week were exceptional. "I think it's the best week of OTA's since I've been here," Vermeil said. "The focus and concentration, the tempo with which we're working is good."
Wed, 08 Jun 2005 21:10:42 -0700
KCChiefs.com reports Kansas City Chiefs head coach Dick Vermeil said he has been very impressed with the team's defense thus far during offseason workouts. "I love it. It's not the new defense it's the better understanding of it," Vermeil said. "It's the growth of the personnel that was here; it's the addition of the personnel that we brought in including the draft choices. It's impressive. We will be better."
Tue, 07 Jun 2005 09:47:30 -0700
The Kansas City Star reports Kansas City Chiefs head coach Dick Vermeil had a basal-cell cancer growth removed from his nose late last week. The surgery required 34 stitches. The 68-year old Vermeil said that he had red makes on his nose that he ignored too long, figuring they would go away. Vermeil was at the team's practice Monday, June 6, with his hat pulled down on his head and sporting a large bandage on his nose.
Thu, 26 May 2005 20:37:21 -0700
KCChiefs.com reports Kansas City Chiefs head coach Dick Vermeil has been pleased with the team's defensive effort during Organized Team Activities. "I am very pleased with the improvement that the defense has made," Vermeil said. "It appears our movement is better, reactions are better, our focus on the little things is better. We have to get so we keep trading big plays. We have to get out of the trade business. Make one, but don't give up one. You make one and give up one then you are just giving up big plays. Then you are coming down to a fumble or interception that wins it or loses it for you."
Thu, 06 Jan 2005 21:42:04 -0800
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Dick Vermeil has confirmed he will coach one more season in the NFL before entering retirement, reports Jonathan Rand of KCChiefs.com. Vermeil's contract is set to expire at the end of the 2005 season.
Wed, 01 Dec 2004 10:56:50 -0800
Associated Press reports Kansas City Chiefs head coach Dick Vermeil said he will return to the team in 2005 for the final year of his contract. There was some speculation that he may be considering retirement at the end of the 2004 season.
Thu, 23 Sep 2004 21:16:46 -0700
A day after saying Kansas City Chiefs RB Larry Johnson needed to "take the diapers off," head coach Dick Vermeil had a one-on-one meeting with the running back to clear up and hard feelings, reports KCChiefs.com. "It was a great meeting," Vermeil said. "It was a really good meeting and I needed it. I needed to visit with him and apologize for the statement that I made – in jest – that got magnified. We had a good visit, about a lot of things. Hopefully it was good for him too."
Tue, 21 Sep 2004 21:43:32 -0700
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Dick Vermeil will coach his 200th regular-season game Sunday, Sept. 26, against the Houston Texans, reports Pete Moris of KCChiefs.com. Vermeil will join Marty Schottenheimer (281 games) and Bill Parcells (257) as the only active NFL coaches with at least 200 regular-season games to their credit.
Mon, 14 Jun 2004 20:10:37 -0700
KCChiefs.com reports Kansas City Chiefs head coach Dick Vermeil had some big-time praise for this year's version of the team from Kansas City. "This is the best football team I've ever been around," Vermeil said. "I've been around two Super Bowl teams – one that won and one that lost. I think this team right now, as it stands, is the best I've ever been around."
Thu, 22 Apr 2004 19:26:22 -0700
KCChiefs.com reports the Kansas City Chiefs are looking to add another place kicker to its roster, likely via the draft. "We have a concern for place kicking given the age of our kicker," head coach Dick Vermeil said. Current PK Morten Andersen is entering his 23rd season in the league.
Thu, 01 Apr 2004 10:23:44 -0800
Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs head coach Dick Vermeil said he may coach the Chiefs in 2006 and beyond. "I see at least two more years," he said. "I don't like the feeling of working in the last year because it's a negative to future focus. You're talking all the time about commitment and building and all of those things. How can you talk about those things when you may not even be there yourself? It's better from a coaching standpoint if you've got a couple of years ahead of you." Vermeil's current contract expires after 2005.
Thu, 26 Feb 2004 20:01:34 -0800
KCChiefs.com reports Kansas City Chiefs head coach Dick Vermeil has been named the Earle "Greasy" Neal Award winner as the Professional Coach of the Year by The Maxwell Football Club. Vermeil will receive the honor at The Maxwell Football Club's 67th Annual Awards Dinner in Atlantic City Friday, Feb. 27.
Wed, 14 Jan 2004 14:09:40 -0800
Jay Glazer, of SportsLine.com, reports Kansas City Chiefs head coach Dick Vermeil has agreed to a two-year contract extension with the team. Financial terms were not disclosed. The contract extension will give Vermeil a similar tenure in Kansas City as his boss, team president Carl Peterson, whose contract runs two more years.
Thu, 01 Jan 2004 10:37:02 -0800
Associated Press reports Kansas City Chiefs head coach Dick Vermeil plans to coach the team at least one more season. He told the Associated Press Thursday, Jan. 1, that he informed general manager Carl Peterson he wanted to stay. His three-year, $10 million contract expires after this season and he's been considering for several weeks whether to retire.
Tue, 09 Dec 2003 19:42:05 -0800
According to KCChiefs.com, Kansas City Chiefs head coach Dick Vermeil said the team will promote WR LaShaun Ward from the practice squad to the active roster sometime this week. Vermeil wants to use Ward as the team's No. 5 wide receiver as well as on special teams.
Tue, 04 Nov 2003 19:18:36 -0800
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Dick Vermeil has promoted RB Larry Johnson to the No. 2 tailback on the team's depth chart, according to ESPN.com. Johnson moves ahead of RB Derrick Blaylock, who only has six carries for 30 yards on the year. "The number of times I see him (Johnson) on the practice field with the ball in his hand, running against our defense, he shows those intrinsic talents and abilities that are hard to coach," Vermeil said of the decision to move Johnson up the depth chart. "Sooner or later, if we need him, I want those skills honed within our own offense."
Mon, 27 Oct 2003 21:20:59 -0800
Updating previous reports, KCChiefs.com reports Kansas City Chiefs LB Mike Maslowski (knee) was walking Monday, Oct. 27, without a limp after injuring his knee in Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills. Chiefs head coach Dick Vermeil said the injury is not as serious as originally expected, but that Maslowski may miss some time. He is expected to be listed as doubtful for the Chiefs next game in Week 10. If Maslowski cannot go, LB Kawika Mitchell will take his starting spot.
Sun, 28 Sep 2003 17:49:26 -0700
KCChiefs.com reports Kansas City Chiefs head coach Dick Vermeil won the 100th game as a head coach in Week 4.
Tue, 26 Aug 2003 16:43:31 -0700
The Associated Press reports Kansas City Chiefs TE Tony Gonzalez (knee) injured his left knee when he was hit while reaching for a pass. "I think it will be short term, but that's a first look," Chiefs head coach Dick Vermeil said.
Fri, 01 Aug 2003 10:52:34 -0700
ESPN.com reports Kansas City Chiefs head coach Dick Vermeil was furious after WR Dameane Douglas (leg) suffered what appears to be a severe lower leg injury when Minnesota Vikings CB Rushen Jones hit him during practice. Vermeil let loose with his words, hollering at a Minnesota trainer that the Vikings should take a shotgun and "shoot (Jones) in the head." According to the report, several neutral observers didn't think Jones' play was malicious, simply aggressive.
Mon, 21 Jul 2003 15:17:23 -0700
Adam Teicher, of the Kansas City Star, reports Kansas City Chiefs WR Sylvester Morris (hip) missed practice Monday, July 21, due to a hip injury. He was expected to undergo an MRI during the afternoon to determine the status of his injury. "He's due for some good luck and hopefully the MRI will show that it's a strain and he will be back with us real soon," head coach Dick Vermeil said.
Fri, 30 May 2003 08:25:58 -0700
The Kansas City Star reports Kansas City Chiefs head coach Dick Vermeil believes this year will show how far his team has come in his three seasons with them. "I've always believed that when you do things right they compound each year," Vermeil said. "By the third year, a lot of things you've done right compound, and there are a lot more guys doing things real well. That reflects in their attitude and their work ethic."
Thu, 26 Sep 2002 21:24:55 -0700
KcChiefs.com reports Kansas City Chiefs coach Dick Vermeil said CB Ray Crockett (hamstring) is still doubtful to play this Sunday. DB Corey Harris would take over as the team's nickel back.