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Morning Update (Beer Money Edition)

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Breaking news: Brett Favre will retire. Use the diary I put up for discussion.

  • Warrick Dunn was released by the Falcons, making way for the Michael Turner era. I'll always remember Warrick Dunn for being friggin' awesome in NFL 2K1 for Dreamcast.

  • Randy Moss re-signed with the Patriots. It's a three-year deal worth $15 million in guarantees.

  • Former Chief Sammy Knight is now a New York Giant. The Giants may also be interested in Trent Green as a back up for Eli Manning.

  • Speaking of Trent Green, he visited the Saints yesterday.

  • Apparently four teams have "stepped up their efforts" to sign Boomer Grigsby, Nick Athan of WPI reports. Wouldn't it be hilarious if Boomer was just making that up to make himself feel better? Sounds like this excuse -- My girlfriend would have come to the prom but she's lives in a different country so she won't be coming. Nick also has some other good tidbits of info too so make sure you check it out.

  • Ryan Clady looked good in his pre-draft workout yesterday in Boise, ID. Clady missed most of the NFL Combine with a muscle pull.

  • Forgot to mention this other piece of info from WPI over the weekend -- The Chiefs are interested in signing one veteran receiver before the NFL draft and the Chiefs are among eight teams interested in wide receivers Bryant Johnson and DJ Hackett.

  • Bill Parcells apparently contacted the BC head coach and asked for tape of every single one of QB Matt Ryan's college pass attempts. Just give me anything at this point to make me believe Jake Long is still going to be around.

  • Free agent OG Jacob Bell signs with the Rams.

  • Late addition: This YouTube user seems to be uploading the classic MNF game from 1994 between the Broncos and Chiefs in ten minute segments. Have fun.
I noticed more than a few Chiefs fans on various sites getting worked up about this Herm comment -- "We might have champagne tastes but we have beer money." That comment has inevitably led to a lot of bitching about the Chiefs during free agency.

Like the "Arena football" comment about scoring points, fans need to understand that Herm is making a good point. It's just that he has an odd way of saying it. For example, read the rest of the beer money quote -- "We’re only going to spend a certain amount in free agency, which is a wise thing to do. You’re not going to handicap yourself (in future seasons). You don’t do that. We want to build this thing through the draft. We’re not going to live in free agency." Is that so crazy? And since when do we take everything a coach says before the draft and free agency so seriously?

I knew immediately what Herm meant when he talked about Arena football -- "Twenty-one points – that’s a lot of points. Thirty points? That isn’t even a football game. That’s Arena Football. We’re talking about real football." What he meant is that you don't need to score a lot of points if you play good defense and control the ball. Did he literally mean that he does not want to score points? Of course not.

So let's keep this in mind when we complain about Herm Edwards. Get to the point of what he's saying and don't be so myopic when he makes an odd statement. What makes Herm Edwards fun to have as a coach and to blog about is that he does say interesting things from time to time.

You don't want the Hermisms to stop, do you?