We'll miss that old turd bird, Dick Vermeil. After last season, the supersensitive ex-Chiefs coach hung up his whistle -- and his hanky. But we won't miss his crying game. Vermeil had good reason for all of his weeping; he led the Chiefs to just one playoff campaign. Last year, then-rookie linebacker Derrick Johnson told the Pitch that Vermeil might uncork the crocodile tears "once or twice a week." "He lets you know that it's all right to cry," Johnson told the Pitch. "He's a man that's very sensitive. And by no means does anybody on the team think he's soft -- no, not at all." With Vermeil out, the well has run dry. Chiefs fans no longer have to console their coach or feel guilty for Monday morning quarterbacking after another loss. There's new hope in Arrowhead, with ex-New York Jets coach Herm Edwards helming this tear-free era of Chiefs football. Truthfully, Edwards may not make a difference in the win-loss column, but at least the towel boy won't be fetching coach a post-game tear bucket.