If it’s been said before, it’s been said 100 times, why has the Trent Green deal to the Miami Dolphins not been completed as of yet? The deal has been on the table now for about three months, and both teams now that it is in the best interest of each to get the thing done already. Parties on both sides are speaking out, as Green came out a few days back and showed his displeasure for the situation, and now Chiefs coach Herm Edwards is speaking out and lashing out for reporters questions about the truth being told about the whole mess.
Edwards shared an exchange with KC reporters on Wednesday that included him even taking a local radio sports talk host aside to share his point of view on the whole situation. Edwards was questioned about why the deal was taking so long, as well as about Green’s comments that he being in camp as a lame duck QB was “very awkward.” Edwards spoke with Green on Wednesday and told reporters that he was not going to get into it. “I met with Trent and I am not going to comment on what Trent told you guys,” Edwards said. “So I’ll leave it at that.”
While that could have been the end of the presser, things then got a little hot, with Edwards stepping up to defend his team, a team that last season got in the back door of the playoffs, then played a weak game at the RCA Dome vs the eventual Super Bowl Champion Colts. “This team has been together for six years. We can’t lose sight of that. It’s won 53 games. Been to two playoff appearances. There are some things I have to do a little bit different that I didn’t do last year. And that’s my job as the head coach, to make this a competitive environment where guys understand that you have to compete at the professional level.”
What Edwards needs to do first is get himself in front of the people that are not making the deal to send Green to the Dolphins, and tell them to get it done. Green’s comments are just the tip of the iceberg on what will continue to be a sticky situation for KC. The Chiefs now Green is not going to be there in 2007, so just do the right thing and take your draft pick from Miami and move on. Nothing good could come of Green being on a field right now in KC while his heart is already in South Florida.
The situation puts Edwards in a tough spot, and in a spot that a coach who is trying to get his team to the next level should not be in. KC is a team that has tried for the past few years to get over that hump, and last year they took a step forward. The Green situation starts 2007 on the wrong foot, no matter if Edwards will admit it or not. “We’re making a big deal out of this (quarterback) position, but there are a lot of other positions that guys are competing for their jobs, to see if they’re going to be the starter, the backup guy. I’ve always been fair when I’ve been put in this situation,” Edwards said.