Herm Edwards never had a chance.
I guess my only question is: What took them so long? The moment the Chiefs hired Scott Pioli as their GM Herm was a dead man. No, the moment former president Carl Peterson stepped aside, he was goner. And he knew it: Why else do you think he told his assistants to find jobs where they could?
I feel for the guy because he didn't have a prayer with the team he was left with this season. He played most of the season with a third-string quarterback and inexperience everywhere, yet somehow he kept the Chiefs competitive. So they won two games. Young players got to play, and I've always said I'd rather be bad young than bad old. Trust me, the time they got on the field this season will pay off in the future.
Edwards was chosen by Peterson, which is another reason he didn't have a chance of staying. The Chiefs made it clear when they interviewed candidates for the GM job that they wanted to distance themselves from Peterson's regime. Now they have.