He's too conservative. He's too nice to his players. He keeps losing. And he certainly doesn't pray to win.

In Herm's Head 

He's too conservative. He's too nice to his players. He keeps losing. And he certainly doesn't pray to win.

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Indianapolis drove the ball down to the 2 yard line before the Chiefs' defense made an impressive stand. On fourth down, Dungy sent in Peyton Manning instead of the kicking team. Manning took the ball himself and pushed through the defensive line for a first down.

It was a gutsy call. It was something Herm Edwards would never have done.

The Chiefs were out of timeouts, so the Colts waited until the game clock showed 4 seconds and kicked the winning field goal.

With a single play, Dungy showed up his prodigy and made it clear why a coach shouldn't always, without fail, play conservatively.

The TV cameras caught Edwards' reaction. As the kick went through the uprights, he kicked out his right leg and mouthed something that looked unmistakably like Damn. It was the only sign of emotion that the cameras had caught from Edwards all day.

And even with his chances of having a winning November gone, and even with the Chiefs' playoff hopes slipping away, and even with fans questioning his conservative play calling, it still might be the last time we see any emotion from Herm Edwards.

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