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New Chief Steve Breaston: “Coach Haley’s not always a butthole”

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Shortly after Steve Breaston agreed to terms with the Chiefs on a five-year contract that reunited him with Kansas City head coach Todd Haley, Breaston gave a radio interview in which he was asked about his relationship with Haley.

Breaston’s short description of what kind of guy Haley is may set the standard for damning with faint praise.

Coach Haley’s not always a butthole,” Breaston said on 810 Sports Radio, via ArrowheadAddict.com.

Haley was the Cardinals’ offensive coordinator during Breaston’s first two NFL seasons, and Breaston had by far his best statistical year in 2008, catching 77 passes for 1,006 yards in Haley’s offense. So Breaston clearly knows he can work well with Haley.

And if Haley were really a complete butthole, Breaston never would have agreed to play for him again. So maybe he’s only 90 percent butthole.

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31 Responses to “New Chief Steve Breaston: “Coach Haley’s not always a butthole””
  1. baous says: Jul 28, 2011 11:14 AM

    Soooo, he is a butthole..

  2. slickster35 says: Jul 28, 2011 11:15 AM

    This “butthole” wins games.

    Look out AFC, the Chiefs have more passing weapons to add to their #1 rushing attack.

    Bring on the killer B’s!

  3. blastfurnaceknows says: Jul 28, 2011 11:17 AM

    You really have to grade these sort of things on a sliding scale with likes of Tom Cable, Brad Childress & Eric Mangini having recently occupying head coaching positions in the NFL. And, of course, Rex Ryan sets the “toe-bending” curve.

  4. mrclearview says: Jul 28, 2011 11:19 AM

    Herm Edwards was a “nice guy” and look how many games we won under him….I’m all for Haley’s approach personally. We made the playoffs, were a well conditioned team, and got more production out of players like Dwayne Bowe and Derrick Johnson than Herm Edwards could even dream of. Glad to have you on board Steve! GO CHIEFS!

  5. jermely says: Jul 28, 2011 11:21 AM

    When I read it, for some reason I imagined Breaston saying it with a Cartman voice.. :)

  6. billybats says: Jul 28, 2011 11:21 AM

    The owner of this publication, on the other hand is a complete butthole.

  7. dcbassguy says: Jul 28, 2011 11:22 AM

    Hey Beavis……..

  8. kcsam76 says: Jul 28, 2011 11:22 AM

    He sure seems like a full time “Butthole” to me…

  9. klunge says: Jul 28, 2011 11:25 AM

    Jamaal Charles may disagree…

  10. mrbigass says: Jul 28, 2011 11:26 AM

    Ha! Butthole percentages should now be part of any new contract for a player or coach. Just simplifies things……..

  11. offsideburns says: Jul 28, 2011 11:28 AM

    my admiration just went up 90%

  12. benh999 says: Jul 28, 2011 11:28 AM

    Matt Cassel is not exactly Kurt Warner.

  13. JSpicoli says: Jul 28, 2011 11:30 AM

    I’m sure Breaston is right. Haley must sleep at least 5-8 hours a night.

  14. seneca1ss says: Jul 28, 2011 11:30 AM

    Great first day on the job (i guess he wasnt a Public Relations major)
    The imagery is horrifying

    Quote of the year so far

  15. thereisalwaysnextyear says: Jul 28, 2011 11:31 AM

    Maybe Breaston just likes buttholes. Sorry, but you left it wide open to that one.

  16. t16rich says: Jul 28, 2011 11:33 AM

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Butthole. Way funnier than the other option .

  17. capslockkey says: Jul 28, 2011 11:37 AM

    “Matt Cassel is not exactly Kurt Warner.”

    Sure, but at least he’s not Derek Anderson, John Skelton, or Max Hall.

    Kevin Kolb is not exactly Kurt Warner either.

  18. clintonrb says: Jul 28, 2011 11:41 AM

    in the interview it wasnt quite like this..
    he stated haley has a soft side that wont let you slack, but can be tough when he has to

  19. riverhorsey says: Jul 28, 2011 11:41 AM

    Ahhh, true love

  20. Spoonthis says: Jul 28, 2011 11:42 AM

    Chris Kluwe said “Coach Haley is not always a D-bag”

  21. riverhorsey says: Jul 28, 2011 11:44 AM

    wouldn’t be a very good coach if he didn’t have a little butthole in him.

  22. Spoonthis says: Jul 28, 2011 11:46 AM

    That folks is the perfect definition of back handed compliment. Nice.

  23. ironheadjr says: Jul 28, 2011 11:48 AM

    New Killer B’s: Bowe, Baldwin, Breaston.

  24. hobartbaker says: Jul 28, 2011 11:50 AM

    The Breaston & Butthole show.

  25. broncobeta says: Jul 28, 2011 11:52 AM

    seneca1ss says:
    Jul 28, 2011 11:30 AM
    Great first day on the job (i guess he wasnt a Public Relations major)

    ——————————

    Or maybe he was… it’s not exactly the hardest subject.

  26. trickbunny says: Jul 28, 2011 12:08 PM

    Now *that’s* getting off on the right foot.

  27. riichiieriich says: Jul 28, 2011 12:25 PM

    ironheadjr says: Jul 28, 2011 11:48 AM

    New Killer B’s: Bowe, Baldwin, Breaston, and Butthole

    ——————————————-

    I fixed it for you.

  28. jpopejoy says: Jul 28, 2011 12:31 PM

    what half-assed reporting…

    to fully quote the article:

    “The quote came when the hosts were asking Breaston about Haley’s..err..less than pleasant manner when dealing with players. Breaston actually praised Haley a lot and credited the coach for helping him develop as a receiver.

    “Coach Haley never lets you take a day off,” Breaston said.”

  29. sportsdrenched says: Jul 28, 2011 1:00 PM

    Why do as fans really care if Haley’s a butthole or not.

    Looking back on it. The biggest a-hole bosses, coaches, and teachers all got the most out of me.

  30. kevinfromphilly says: Jul 28, 2011 1:15 PM

    Only 90%? Beats any coach I ever had as a kid.

  31. punkymagee says: Jul 28, 2011 3:38 PM

    Good coaches are always 90% buttholes; that’s how they get players to do what they want. I like that Steve Breaston says what he means, both in interviews and via his lockout video. I prefer honesty to the same canned PR responses most players give.

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