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Josh McDaniels not sure why Todd Haley snubbed him

Chiefs coach Todd Haley’s point heard around the football world has some folks in Kansas City whether Haley can control his emotions.

The act seemed immature, and wound up making Broncos coach Josh McDaniels look sympathetic, no matter the reasons why Haley was upset.  McDaniels was asked Monday why he thought Haley was upset.

“I don’t know. Im not sure about that,” McDaniels said in video we watched on DenverBroncos.com.   “I was proud of the way we played.”

Haley may have been upset about the Denver defense taking a timeout with ten seconds left.  McDaniels said that the timeout came from linebacker D.J. Williams.  There was confusion about how the Broncos would line up on a play because McDaniels didn’t substitute defenders as usual when the Chiefs did.  (In that sense, he may have been not trying to pile on the Chiefs like Haley thought.)

McDaniels didn’t want to belabor the point or particularly think it was a big deal.  He stressed how much respect he has for so many people in Kansas City.  “It’s part of the game and we all make choices,” McDaniels said.

We don’t think it’s a particularly big deal either, although Haley has to worry about his perception as a hothead becoming reality.   Here’s Haley vaguely trying explain it all.

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16 Responses to “Josh McDaniels not sure why Todd Haley snubbed him”
  1. florioisatool says: Nov 15, 2010 2:28 PM

    He’s a head coach in the NFL and is as inarticulate as that? Haley deserves to get a lot of heat for that display and hopefully he’ll mature quickly. The only thing missing in the clip was having his hat on backwards.

  2. weswelkerspornstash says: Nov 15, 2010 2:31 PM

    Good thing he didn’t play Wisconsin this weekend

  3. JSpicoli says: Nov 15, 2010 2:31 PM

    He and Singlebary should be named Co-Mr. Ballistic of the NFL.

  4. mean13 says: Nov 15, 2010 2:43 PM

    He and Raheem Morris should teach English together.

  5. riverhorsey says: Nov 15, 2010 2:50 PM

    the only people worried about Haley controlling his emotions are the talk show hosts trying to create some ratings for their pretty pathetic shows.

    People in KC love Haley and his straight forward demeanor.

  6. MTLighthouse69 says: Nov 15, 2010 2:50 PM

    I think the Chiefs are starting to crack under the pressure. As much as some people have written off the Chargers this season, I think it is safe to say they are in the driver seat when it comes to winning their division. The next three weeks will tell the tale.

    As for running up the score in the NFL, there is no such thing. As long as points are part of the tie breaking process when it comes to making the playoffs, I have no problem with how many points a team scores.

  7. rhodeislandpatriotsfan says: Nov 15, 2010 3:03 PM

    Todd Haley looked amateurish. The handshake doesn’t have to be sincere. Rather, it supposed to be emblematic of good sportsmanship. If Belichick can shake Mangini’s hand, then Haley can shake Josh “Mini-Hoodie” McDaniel’s hand.

  8. klh1965 says: Nov 15, 2010 3:14 PM

    I am a Chiefs fan but what Haley did was just plain wrong. If you don’t like the way Denver kicked you around the football field then settle it on the field! The players are paid to score points and keep the other team from scoring. Haley and his staff and paid to have the team ready to play on Sunday. From what I saw neither happened. Be a man, suck it up and be ready to play next time!

  9. joetoronto says: Nov 15, 2010 3:47 PM

    riverhorsey says: Nov 15, 2010 2:50 PM

    the only people worried about Haley controlling his emotions are the talk show hosts trying to create some ratings for their pretty pathetic shows.

    People in KC love Haley and his straight forward demeanor.
    *********************************************************
    Did you watch the video above?

    Watch the fool dance around in circles and then tell me he’s “straight forward”, lol.

  10. Deb says: Nov 15, 2010 4:14 PM

    I’m not wild about either of these coaches, but reporters and bloggers make too much out of this nonsense. Haley looked silly, but his team had just been thrashed and he was having a moment. McDaniels has had his share of moments since becoming a head coach, too. At least Haley’s didn’t involve overpaying for a draft pick.

    When it comes to the press conference, these guys need to go back and study Parcells and stop trying to explain themselves on this minutia. It never helps. When the press asks questions like that, they should just say, “Have any football questions?” If not, end the press conference. Don’t get into this no-win game of trying to explain why you scratched your nose in the third quarter when your QB looked left instead of right.

  11. bwisnasky says: Nov 15, 2010 4:22 PM

    As much as some people have written off the Chargers this season, I think it is safe to say they are in the driver seat when it comes to winning their division. The next three weeks will tell the tale.

    ———————

    Not as long as there is a silver and black team ahead of them that is 3-0 in the division when the rest of the division is 1-2

  12. joetoronto says: Nov 15, 2010 4:28 PM

    Deb: Are you ready for some football?

    Win or lose, we leave a trail of destruction, lol.

  13. nowathand says: Nov 15, 2010 4:35 PM

    I think sometimes PFT is trying to inject drama into situations where it doesn’t belong.

    I hear this on sports radio and see it on ESPN and NFL Network, too. Sometimes, even the most brilliant sports analysts of NBA and NFL can get too analytical when talking about coaching demeanor.

    I agree that teams that complain about their head coach when he isn’t animated at all definitely don’t understand how little demeanor has to do with winning.

    That said, I think Garrett’s militaristic ACTIONS and Singletary’s strong, vocal instruction and passion do have some influence on how their teams are playing. Some players really like coaches that relate to them and have the same exuberance, anger, and even swagger that they do.

  14. Deb says: Nov 15, 2010 5:20 PM

    @joetoronto …

    Heehee … some of this stuff gets so silly. Now I see Haley has apologized. If he wanted to do that, he should have just called Josh. No need for it to be a news story. It’s not just the sports media. All this 24/7 coverage makes the media as a whole expert in turning molehills into mountains.

  15. joetoronto says: Nov 15, 2010 5:26 PM

    Deb:

    I’m talkin about the Raiders and the Steelers, lol.

  16. Deb says: Nov 15, 2010 6:47 PM

    Thanks for clarifying–you did lose me on that lol

    Based on last night? No, I don’t think we’re ready for some football lol

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