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January 6, 1989 | Daily News Wire Services
Kansas City Chiefs president Carl Peterson said he will speak with Dick Vermeil to see if he has any interest in succeeding the fired Frank Gansz as coach. Peterson, who was the Eagles' personnel director while Vermeil was their coach, announced Gansz's dismissal yesterday. "I know this question is going to be asked from Philadelphia, so I might as well answer it in Kansas City," Peterson said. "In a general sense, I have communicated with Dick over the last several weeks as I have for the last number of years.
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December 13, 1988 | By Diane Pucin, Inquirer Staff Writer
Carl Peterson could be the Kansas City Chiefs' next general manager, and the former Eagles personnel director said yesterday that should he take the job, he'd be interested in bringing Dick Vermeil along as head coach. Peterson, 45, who also served as president of the Philadelphia Stars of the now-defunct United States Football League, said yesterday that he was close to making a decision on the Chiefs job. "We've had a lot of conversations since last Friday," Peterson said.
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July 18, 2014 | BY KEN DUNEK, For the Daily News
I MIGHT HAVE been the luckiest player in pro football history. Unfortunately, there are two kinds of luck. My "Walter Mitty" career began as an undrafted free agent with the 1980 Eagles. Fresh out of Memphis State (now the University of Memphis), I was a converted power forward on the basketball team who chose football in his senior year as a last chance at realizing my childhood dream of being a professional athlete. You see, the NBA wasn't looking for any 6-6 white centers, but the NFL did have a need for 245-pound tight ends who could run a 4.6 40-yard dash.
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December 20, 1988 | By Angelo Cataldi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Carl Peterson, a football executive who helped build two successful franchises in Philadelphia over the last 12 years, returned to the game yesterday when he accepted a four-year contract as president and general manager of the Kansas City Chiefs. Now the question is, will Dick Vermeil soon join him as head coach? "I have had a very brief conversation with Dick - only because he is such a close friend," said Peterson, who served as Vermeil's personnel director for seven seasons with the Eagles.
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April 22, 1991 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
When offensive tackle Joe Valerio was selected in the second round of the NFL draft yesterday by the Kansas City Chiefs, it was the result of his talent, size and potential. But his summer employer might have had a wee effect, too. Valerio, a health economics major at Penn, interned at the investment firm Kidder, Peabody & Co. in Center City during the summer. Tim Sennatt, a Kidder Peabody vice president, was a high school friend of Carl Peterson, the Chiefs' president and general manager, in Long Beach, Calif.
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December 17, 2015 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Columnist
EVERY YEAR, for reasons I still haven't been able to ascertain, the Southern California town of Newport Beach honors the last player picked in the NFL draft. They call him "Mr. Irrelevant" and they fly the guy out to the left coast and wine and dine him and shower him with gifts and have a banquet in his honor, then put him back on a plane, so he can try to make somebody's practice squad. Three years ago, Bruce Arians was the Mr. Irrelevant of that year's NFL head-coaching hires.
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February 21, 1986 | The Inquirer Staff
Baltimore Stars general manager Carl Peterson was the first executive interviewed by the Dallas Cowboys for the position of pro personnel director, club president Tex Schramm confirmed yesterday. But contractual problems may keep Dallas from hiring Peterson, who is a part-owner of the Stars. Peterson's contract with the United States Football League club stipulates that he must fulfill a five-year contract to redeem his 10 percent share of the club. He is beginning the fourth year of his contract.
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January 6, 1989 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Frank Gansz, whose teams won just eight games in two years, was fired yesterday as coach of the Kansas City Chiefs. Carl Peterson, named president and chief operating officer last month, said he fired Gansz after a lengthy review. Peterson, a personnel executive with Philadelphia when the Eagles played in the 1980 Super Bowl, is a close friend of former Eagles coach Dick Vermeil. "I know this question is going to be asked from Philadelphia, so I might as well answer it in Kansas City," Peterson said.
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September 5, 1989 | By Kevin Mulligan, Daily News Sports Writer
Carl Peterson was a regular at Temple University football games until he joined the Kansas City Chiefs as president and general manager. He was about as high on running back Paul Palmer's potential for stardom in the NFL as Palmer himself. "I saw him do it all at Temple," Peterson said. "I was a big Palmer man from the start, and still am. " But Palmer did not do it all in Kansas City this preseason. And yesterday, the Chiefs' No. 1 draft choice in 1987 was among the more prominent names released on NFL cutdown day. It was not a good day for ex-Owls.
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July 17, 2014 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Staff Writer
JIM MORA sat in the den of his Palm Springs home, tan and fit and still so damn young-looking even at the age of 79. Behind him, the walls were filled with dozens of pictorial memories of a successful coaching career that saw his teams win 125 NFL regular-season games. Only 24 other coaches in history have more victories. But the photograph Mora was focused on at the moment had nothing to do with any of those 125 wins. The picture shows him standing on a platform in JFK Plaza holding up a trophy with two other men. It was taken 30 years ago today, at the end of the victory parade the city threw for Mora and his Philadelphia Stars after they won the United States Football League championship with a 23-3 win over George Allen's Arizona Wranglers.
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December 17, 2015 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Columnist
EVERY YEAR, for reasons I still haven't been able to ascertain, the Southern California town of Newport Beach honors the last player picked in the NFL draft. They call him "Mr. Irrelevant" and they fly the guy out to the left coast and wine and dine him and shower him with gifts and have a banquet in his honor, then put him back on a plane, so he can try to make somebody's practice squad. Three years ago, Bruce Arians was the Mr. Irrelevant of that year's NFL head-coaching hires.
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July 18, 2014 | BY KEN DUNEK, For the Daily News
I MIGHT HAVE been the luckiest player in pro football history. Unfortunately, there are two kinds of luck. My "Walter Mitty" career began as an undrafted free agent with the 1980 Eagles. Fresh out of Memphis State (now the University of Memphis), I was a converted power forward on the basketball team who chose football in his senior year as a last chance at realizing my childhood dream of being a professional athlete. You see, the NBA wasn't looking for any 6-6 white centers, but the NFL did have a need for 245-pound tight ends who could run a 4.6 40-yard dash.
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July 17, 2014 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Staff Writer
JIM MORA sat in the den of his Palm Springs home, tan and fit and still so damn young-looking even at the age of 79. Behind him, the walls were filled with dozens of pictorial memories of a successful coaching career that saw his teams win 125 NFL regular-season games. Only 24 other coaches in history have more victories. But the photograph Mora was focused on at the moment had nothing to do with any of those 125 wins. The picture shows him standing on a platform in JFK Plaza holding up a trophy with two other men. It was taken 30 years ago today, at the end of the victory parade the city threw for Mora and his Philadelphia Stars after they won the United States Football League championship with a 23-3 win over George Allen's Arizona Wranglers.
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January 7, 2013 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Staff Writer
Periodically, during his 14 years as the Eagles' head coach, I asked Andy Reid the million-dollar question: Why in God's name do you still want to coach in this town? I'm not breaking any news here by saying there are a lot of easier places in the National Football League for a coach to make a living than Philadelphia. Places where you don't have to worry about getting a beer dumped on you after a loss. Places where they don't hurl four-letter words at you. Places where you're not subjected to the kind of abuse from the fans and scrutiny from the media - or is that scrutiny from the fans and abuse from the media?
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October 8, 2010 | By Paul Domowitch
It can't happen, right? No way the NFL owners and players are dumb enough to kill their $8 billion-a-year golden goose. No way this insane game of chicken the two sides are playing is going to continue into next spring and summer and fall and threaten the 2011 season. Right? Wrong, says one former league executive. "I think there's going to be a work-stoppage," said Carl Peterson, who spent 19 years as the president and general manager of the Kansas City Chiefs before resigning in 2008.
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December 16, 2008 | Daily News Wire Services
Carl Peterson, who turned the Kansas City Chiefs into an NFL powerhouse in the 1990s, has resigned after nearly 20 years as president, CEO and general manager. "I am proud of my association with the Kansas City Chiefs and our many accomplishments over the last 20 years," Peterson said in a statement released by the Chiefs. "I thank the Hunt family for the opportunity to lead the Chiefs organization and sincerely appreciate all the coaches, players, administrators and Chiefs employees with whom I've had the pleasure of working with in my time here.
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March 23, 2005 | By Ashley McGeachy Fox INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
He is coach of the Kansas City Chiefs, yet Dick Vermeil makes no attempt to hide his affinity for the Eagles, not even from one particular free agent he was wooing a few weeks ago. "You know, I'm an Eagles fan," Vermeil told Jeremiah Trotter during Trotter's free- agency trip to Kansas City. "I coached there. I lived there. I have grandkids that root for you guys. They know you. My permanent residence is outside Philadelphia. So I have to ask: Why do you want to leave?" Trotter didn't.
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January 12, 2001 | by Paul Domowitch, Daily News Sports Writer
Carl Peterson's first call 12 years ago after he was hired as the Kansas City Chiefs' general manager was to his old friend, Dick Vermeil. In the late 1970s, Peterson helped Vermeil transform the Eagles from a sad-sack organization to a Super Bowl team. Now, he wanted Vermeil to help him do the same thing with the then sad-sack Chiefs. He offered his pal the Chiefs' head-coaching job. But Vermeil, who retired from coaching after the '82 season, turned it down. "I told him I wasn't ready to get back in then," Vermeil said.
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January 5, 2001 | by Paul Domowitch , Daily News Sports Writer
Twelve months ago, Dick Vermeil scripted what seemed like the perfect ending to his coaching career. He led the St. Louis Rams to a Super Bowl title, wept unabashedly, then withdrew from the limelight with his wife, Carol. Fade to black. Uh, no. The coaching bug that brought Vermeil back to the sideline with the Rams in 1997 after a 14-year hiatus seems to have bitten him again. Less than a year after he told Rams owner Georgia Frontiere he had coached his last football game, Vermeil has been lured back to the game by longtime pal Carl Peterson, Kansas City Chiefs president.
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December 29, 1994 | by Paul Domowitch, Daily News Sports Writer
Carl Peterson says there really is no great mystery as to why Dick Vermeil would want to rejoin the NFL rat race after a 12-year hiatus. "The man is a football coach, always has been, always will be," said Peterson, the president of the Kansas City Chiefs and one of Vermeil's closest friends. "That's where his love is, his passion, his expertise, and where his greatest asset is. He's the consummate coach. " Twelve years ago, burnout grabbed the consummate coach by the throat and chased him out of the game.
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