The first domino in the AFC West coaching carousel has fallen. This morning the Kansas City Chiefs relieved third year coach Todd Haley of his duties. Norv Turner would be advised to screen calls while actively seeking out the next sucker to give him a gig.
As for Haley and the Chiefs, this was a move that seemed almost overdue. Last year’s fluke AFC West crown wasn’t even enough to keep Haley off the hot seat. He was rumored to be on the outs even after taking the Chiefs to the playoffs. Hard to imagine that warm personality of his didn’t win over more folks in BBQ country. In case you’re not catching the sarcasm there Haley is about as modest as LeBron James in a house of mirrors.
Known for his abrasive nature and fiery temper, I’m sure Haley did his best to insult more than enough people he crossed paths with. Josh McDaniels being one of the more public instances. But, honestly, who can get along with McD? I know…Lane Kiffin…that was a rhetorical question.
Some questioned the timing of the firing, what with it being close to the holidays and all. However if it is any indication Arrowhead Addict’s take is quite the opposite.
No matter the case the Chiefs are once again in rebuild mode. Of course, since this is the AFC West this team could be right back in the hunt next season. Heck, for all we know Romeo Crennel could pull a John Fox and get his team back into the playoff picture. Highly doubtful being that KC would need a lot of help but this is the wild AFC West where parity and mediocrity live. Too bad for Haley that he was the latest victim of undue expectations.