Herm Edwards: I’m Pulling For Benny Sapp

Former Chiefs CB Benny Sapp said that Herm Edwards told him he couldn’t play in the NFL.  The former Chiefs coach recalls their last conversation much differently.

“I told him that if he wanted to be a starting cornerback, he had to be more disciplined,” Edwards said.  “He’s a tough guy, competitive, aggressive, but he didn’t have that discipline he needed.  Sometimes a guy has to get let go to understand that.

“I don’t want this to get into a his-word-against-mine thing, but I’ve never said that to any player, and I’ve been around for a long time.  They’ve had some injuries up there, and he’s gotten a chance to start there and he’s playing well.  I’m pulling for Benny Sapp.”

And whom does Edwards like on Sunday?

“The Vikings,” he said.  “I think they’re going to win.”

Sounds like nothing more than a simple misunderstanding.

Herm told him he needed to change how he played if he wanted to be a starter and Sapp took “starter” to mean player.  If Edwards didn’t think he was good enough to play in the league he never would have kept him on his defense for two seasons.

Not that the Chiefs defense was crawling with top notch defensive talent, but as we’ve seen with Todd Haley, if a coach feels strongly enough about a player he won’t stick on the roster very long.

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