"I've never seen a worse [coaching] decision in my 32 years of covering this [Chiefs] football team. It might be the worst decision in the history of the National Football League. If [Dick] Vermeil let [Al] Sanders make that call, he needs to take a hard look at himself."
-- Jack Harry
, on the Chiefs' decision to pass from the 1-yard line on first-and-goal near the end of the first half of the 39-32 loss in Seattle, WHB 810
GH: The Chiefs had the best running back in the league, behind the best offensive line in the franchise's history, on a day they would rack up 217 yards rushing against the worst-run defense in the league. And our $10 million head coach decides to throw the football. This guy is Gunther with a wine cellar.
"It was a critical, critical play. But that's the National Football League. ... If I had it to do over again, I'd run a quarterback sneak."
-- Dick Vermeil
, Metro Sports
GH: Oklahoma's Bob Stoops said it best: Teams don't get mulligans. There are no "do overs" in the NFL. Vermeil owes his team an apology, and he owes Lamar Hunt his resignation.
"We lost to a team with Jeff George on it! That's terrible!"
-- Rich Baldinger
, Metro Sports
"This will be the third straight year that the Chiefs will be playing meaningless football throughout the month of December."
-- Danny Clinkscale
"Aw, hell no! I don't want any faggots on my team. I know this might not be what people want to hear, but that's a punk. I don't want any faggots in this locker room."
-- Garrison Hearst
, San Francisco 49ers running back, asked if he would welcome a known homosexual as a teammate, Fresno Bee
The Kansas City Star reprinted Hearst's comment but did not print the word
Star replaced the word with "(disparaging term)." I want my newspaper to reprint quotes accurately, not to act as a morality filter for its readers.
"I cannot explain how it feels to work hard for an entire season and then lose because of mistakes by a bunch of middle-aged dorks."
-- Trev Alberts
, college-football analyst, on how it feels to lose a game on a poor call by an official, ESPN.com