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Todd Haley upset with John Harbaugh

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Chiefs coach Todd Haley was upset with Ravens coach John Harbaugh after Friday night’s preseason game, telling Harbaugh that he didn’t appreciate the Ravens running up the score in their 31-13 win.

Baltimore scored two touchdowns in the last two minutes of the game, including one with just five seconds left, and Haley thought Harbaugh should have had his quarterback taking a knee, not leading a touchdown drive.

Harbaugh began his post-game press conference by addressing the issue.

“I want to apologize to the Chiefs if they feel like we were not doing the right thing at the end of the game,” Harbaugh said. “That wasn’t the midset, OK? The mindset was – this is the preseason. If this had been the regular season, we would’ve been on a knee. The idea in that situation is to give those young guys who work hard and who are trying to make a football team – this football team or another football team – to play the whole 60 minutes and give them a chance to show what they can do. Offensive line, running backs, everybody.”

In other words, Harbaugh would rather get his third-string offense some work than spare the feelings of the Chiefs’ players who didn’t want the score run up on them.

“I know that’s debatable, I know there’s a point of view both ways, I understand that,” Harbaugh said. “But I just feel like that was the right thing to do for our players, to give them a chance to play the game out and see what they can do.”

Harbaugh said Haley made it clear to him that he wasn’t happy about it, and Harbaugh made clear that he meant no offense.

“I think he said something like, ‘I don’t know about that,’” Harbaugh said. “I understood, and I just said, ‘Preseason, preseason for the young guys.’ He said ‘OK.’ I’ve got a lot of respect for Todd Haley, and a lot of respect for the Chiefs.”

Haley was involved in a similar incident last season, when he refused to shake the hand of Broncos coach Josh McDaniels after the Broncos blew out the Chiefs. Haley clearly doesn’t like it when opposing teams score a lot of points on his team. Maybe his anger would be better directed at his own defense than at opposing coaches.

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  1. joetoronto says: Aug 20, 2011 7:20 AM

    WTF is up with Haley?

    All he does is cry, there’s no crying in football.

    Loser.

  2. canetic says: Aug 20, 2011 7:21 AM

    I don’t like it when Todd Haley gives the ball to Thomas Jones instead of Jamaal Charles.

  3. goawayeverybody says: Aug 20, 2011 7:21 AM

    Todd Haley is a big crybaby. He’s like a little preschooler. What a whiner!

  4. rayvens says: Aug 20, 2011 7:22 AM

    First the 49rs crying about the Saints Blitzing now this guy crying about another team scoring points!….wat is going on in the NFL??

  5. everydayimfumbilin says: Aug 20, 2011 7:24 AM

    haley looks like he’s on crack

  6. JackLeone says: Aug 20, 2011 7:25 AM

    Dear Todd Haley,

    Get over yourself.

    Best Regards,

    The League

  7. redskinspike says: Aug 20, 2011 7:27 AM

    Aww, is Todd Haley upset? He’s making himself look like a child, if you don’t like getting blown out then get a better strategy douche.

  8. jikkle49 says: Aug 20, 2011 7:27 AM

    Have to side with Harbaugh on this one.

    These are fringe guys trying to make the team and it would be unfair to them to not give them every opportunity to showcase their abilities

    Nobody cares about the win/loss or the score of preseason games so not sure why Haley cares either. It’s not like he’s going to get fired over his preseason record or failings.

  9. deanvernonwormer says: Aug 20, 2011 7:27 AM

    Haley: Instead of whining like a pig tailed little girl why don’t you have your guys play some smashmouth football? With 5 seconds left have one of your guys commit a personal foul to stop that ball from getting in.

  10. cowboy88 says: Aug 20, 2011 7:27 AM

    Grow Up, Todd!

  11. edmazeing1 says: Aug 20, 2011 7:27 AM

    This cant cant be said enough..if u dont want a team to run up the score stop them, or do like wussy“s do in madden when geting kilt quit!!!

  12. arkadyrenko says: Aug 20, 2011 7:31 AM

    Somebody please tell Todd Haley the score doesn’t matter in preseason games. The point is getting your team ready, which John Harbaugh seems to understand perfectly.

  13. CKL says: Aug 20, 2011 7:31 AM

    Oh FFS, Haley needs Parcells to bitchslap him. He wasn’t “raised” that way in the coaching ranks. And since Parcells’ son in law works for the Chiefs it is just a phone call away.

    THERE IS NO RUNNING UP THE SCORE IN PRO SPORTS. Much as I think Harbaugh whines too much at times too, he has every right to coach his team that way and he was being too nice apologizing to Haley in his postgame.

  14. barneysbullet says: Aug 20, 2011 7:33 AM

    Good grief Todd, get over it ALREADY

  15. ajtexans says: Aug 20, 2011 7:34 AM

    The Chiefs defense had the same opportunity to stop the Ravens as the Ravens had to score. Whiners don’t make good leaders.

  16. maximus50 says: Aug 20, 2011 7:37 AM

    Todd Haley, you sound so ridiculous. Running up the score in preseason, even a casual fan knows teams use preseason as practice because that’s what it is. There aren’t any rules preventing you from getting all your stuff in. Look at the idiot Saints, they blitzed the niners every down in last week’s preseason game….even though Jim Harbaugh had very limited time with his new team he didn’t cry about it like Haley he took it as a chance to gain valuable teachable moments to get his team better.

  17. tbtrojan says: Aug 20, 2011 7:39 AM

    If the Chiefs didn;t like the score being run up on them maybe they should have done what they are paid very well to do a little better and that’s stop them.

    If a team can put 90 points up in a game, let them.
    This ain’t pee wee league ball, these are professionals, they are meant to “earn” a living by scoring on offense and stopping scores on defense. You don’t do that don’t come crying about feelings, go find a way to do your JOB better.

  18. nceaglesfan says: Aug 20, 2011 7:40 AM

    Maybe TO was right when those guys were together in Dallas a few years back. You get 2 crybabies together and there’s bound to be a confrontation. Let’s move on to the mans portion of NFL coverage

  19. thetechnocrat says: Aug 20, 2011 7:40 AM

    Waah waaaah. It’s preseason and someone won’t stop scoring on me. I’m an ass to everyone because no one powdered my behind!

    Someone change his diaper and get him ready for a 6 or 7 win season followed by a job search. I’m sure his act is running old in KC too.

  20. 6stairwayto7 says: Aug 20, 2011 7:41 AM

    This is why no one is capable of stopping pure Steel. The real dream team.

  21. dylanmusicfane says: Aug 20, 2011 7:42 AM

    I’ve never understood the running up the score thing. if you don’t want teams scoring, tell your defense to stop the opposing team! doesn’t matter if there is five minutes or five seconds left, preseason or regular, the offense is supposed to score. eff the crybabies that can’t take it.

  22. kegowhisky says: Aug 20, 2011 7:43 AM

    oh frickin’ wwwwaaahhhh again! It IS pre-season, and you want to take advantage of every play, every second to see who has what it takes for your team for the whole season. ….

  23. tfbuckfutter says: Aug 20, 2011 7:45 AM

    I like when guys who have very little experience tell other guys with equal or greater amounts of experience how to do their job.

    I think they appreciate it and value the lesson.

  24. ravenfan820 says: Aug 20, 2011 7:45 AM

    Seriously…in preseason????? Maybe Todd should see preseason as a learning tool for his team too….

  25. goodmengoodwill says: Aug 20, 2011 7:45 AM

    I hope football doesn’t start following baseball with their ridiculous ‘unwritten rules’.

  26. mswravens says: Aug 20, 2011 7:47 AM

    What’s he trying to accomplish? Make us feel bad if they get lucky and make the POs again only to be pasted by the Ravens again???

    Gimme a break…this guy does not have the fortitude to be an NFL head coach. It’s a freakin fake game…it’s a glorified practice…get over it….

  27. ifyouthinkofgarbagethinkofakeem says: Aug 20, 2011 7:49 AM

    Toad haley keeps whining and crying about stuff like this.
    This is only the PRE season. PRE season ok. Stop whining
    And crying and complaining. Like ray ray would say ” it’s a man’s
    Game, now get off the field aarff aarff”…

  28. shea801 says: Aug 20, 2011 7:52 AM

    Gee, Todd, maybe Harbough thought it was a good idea to get his team the utmost time on the field given they didn’t have an offseason to work the new guys. Apparently, the Chief’s need it too. Todd.

  29. Patriot42 says: Aug 20, 2011 7:52 AM

    Having someone on defense that can stop the other team from scoring might be a good idea.

  30. jamillar says: Aug 20, 2011 7:54 AM

    The NFL is weird in this way – there aren’t too many other sports where opposition coaches expect a team to go easy on them when they fall a long way back. As just about everyone else has said – go and stop them yourselves Chiefs!

  31. doyousmellthat says: Aug 20, 2011 8:00 AM

    I like Todd Haley but I’m beginning to feel like he does a lot of whining about scores. Either stop somebody (Denver last year) or realize that in the preseason teams won’t take a knee. I didn’t have to read more than the headline to know why Harbaugh did what he did. Why didn’t Haley realize that?

  32. stuartscottslefteye says: Aug 20, 2011 8:03 AM

    I agree with Harbaugh. Careers are dependent on preseason play. A few etiquette rules get tossed out the window with the understanding that once rosters are established and regular season play begins true sportsmanship will commence. Last year Harbaugh chose to kick a field goal with a large lead against the Redskins with a couple of seconds left in a preseaon game. Immediately afterwards he ran up to Shanahan and said he wasn’t trying to run up the score but he had a tight kicker competition that was still up in the air. Shanahan understood. Perhaps Haley is still stinging from the playoff loss at Arrowhead at the hands of the Ravens. Either way, he may want to lighten up – at least during the preseason.

  33. NFL Football Now says: Aug 20, 2011 8:04 AM

    Definitely side with Harbaugh. This is football and that is the preseason, Haley=0-9-1 ATS in the preseason anyway, so he never gives a ****.

  34. wte1 says: Aug 20, 2011 8:08 AM

    That’s why there’s 60 minutes on the play clock Todd and not 59:55.

    Players play for 60 minutes and coaches coach for 60 minutes.

    BTW, there’s no such thing as running up the score. You never hear that mentioned in baseball, basketball or hockey. Why should football be an exception?

  35. mikeinminny says: Aug 20, 2011 8:19 AM

    Hey Todd, instead of letting your players see you get mad at the other coach, how about letting them know they got outplayed. Now, if he tried to after them in the locker room or practice he has lost all credibility because he has already made it clear to them that they weren’t to blame, John Harbaugh is.

  36. uwsptke says: Aug 20, 2011 8:21 AM

    Who does Haley think he is? Tony LaRussa?

  37. Fred says: Aug 20, 2011 8:29 AM

    On the plus side, I hear that after the game Haley made some really delicious brownies with his Easy Bake Oven and then had a good cry while listening to Kate Bush.

  38. kimnem says: Aug 20, 2011 8:30 AM

    From a dedicated Chief’s fan…….Todd needs to grow up a lot! I think he’s done a great job with the team but he needs to know that preseason is just that PRE season!!!! Get the best 53 on the sidelines for the season and if they can’t make a goal line stand with 5 seconds left can thier ass!!

  39. steelnucs says: Aug 20, 2011 8:31 AM

    Never thought I’d be saying this, but Harbaugh was 100% right. What is preseason for if not to run plays and see what guys can do? The more I see of Haley the bigger douche he becomes.

    PS – 6stairwayto7 – I know you’re a fan, but come on, man…

  40. izzylangfan says: Aug 20, 2011 8:32 AM

    If Haley wants to concede the game he should take his players and leave the field. Otherwise the presumption is that Haley’s team is going all out for the chance that they could win. Thus the other team should go all out to stop them. There is no running up the score. Both teams should play all out until the final gun. Haley should give up competitive sports if he doesn’t like that. He doesn’t sound like a football player. He sounds like a jackass.

  41. mswravens says: Aug 20, 2011 8:33 AM

    On second thought, I think we’re all missing the boat here…Haley was getting his pre-season practice in also. He was practicing his WHINE for when the Chiefs get blown out in the regular season!!!

  42. riverhorsey says: Aug 20, 2011 8:34 AM

    Haley is just saying we won’t forget it boys so don’t complain when the shoe is on the other foot.

    Love a coach that stands up for his team.

  43. flyeaglesfly13 says: Aug 20, 2011 8:36 AM

    Wwaahh wwaahh wwaahhhh he cries more than my 2 year old. I guess they should take a knee in practice to since pre-season is just two teams practicing against each other.

  44. chiefsnfl says: Aug 20, 2011 8:38 AM

    This isn’t about crying, like a few have pushed, but rather it is about ethics, and John Harbaugh is clearly lacking just like Josh McDaniels; preseason or not, that excuse is a lame cover for having no ethics.

  45. laxer37 says: Aug 20, 2011 8:38 AM

    I’m a Steeler fan and even I have to side with the Ravens on this one.

    It’s a glorified practice. Most of the scoring in this game came in the second half when 2nd, 3rd, and 4th stringers were in there. Play the game and get a look at what you have while you can.

  46. broncobeta says: Aug 20, 2011 8:39 AM

    His vagina must hurt all the time.

  47. hoftb12 says: Aug 20, 2011 8:40 AM

    This guy is such a little bitch it’s unbelievable.

    If I were a Chiefs fan, I would be emabarrassed to have this loser as my coach. Get a clue.

  48. goforgin01 says: Aug 20, 2011 8:47 AM

    Whiner, whiner, chicken-chit cryer.

    And apart from everything else, Harbaugh has at least 2 regular season examples of taking a knee. Solid guy, backs what he says.

    The other guy? Not so much.

  49. bmoreballbuster says: Aug 20, 2011 8:50 AM

    Hey Todd, it’s not just another touchdown, it’s actually some “Ballers” future on the line. You may respect that fact when it’s your future on the line…that is if you last the season! PS- Practice makes Perfect, the league’s manifesto. You may want to try that out (real soon)!

  50. vahawker says: Aug 20, 2011 8:50 AM

    Sissy

  51. tatum064 says: Aug 20, 2011 8:50 AM

    tfbuckfutter says:
    Aug 20, 2011 7:45 AM
    I like when guys who have very little experience tell other guys with equal or greater amounts of experience how to do their job.

    I think they appreciate it and value the lesson.
    =======================
    Especially when the Ravens ran all over them in the opening round of last year’s playoffs and sent KC to their umpteenth straight 1 and out.

    Dude is primed for an implosion if he doesnt lighten up.

  52. brutus9448 says: Aug 20, 2011 8:51 AM

    haly needs to take a chill pill. He’s always upset about something

  53. folkcrusader says: Aug 20, 2011 8:53 AM

    Those are two completely different things MDS, and your reporting on it is poor. Harbaugh is correct in this situation, any work he can get for his team in the preseason is good work.

    The regular season game last season Haley was upset because he knew the Broncos had filmed his walk through via play testing in the game and he was rightly poed. They went to the league and it turned out to be true resulting in fines to the coach and team.

    Of course the fans on this site don’t care if there is cheating, as long as the team they think should win wins.

  54. redrew says: Aug 20, 2011 9:01 AM

    Belichick’s team has taken knees in both preseason games……but he is evil

  55. dfeltz says: Aug 20, 2011 9:08 AM

    I am not a Chiefs fan, but I don’t know if running up the score was the real issue, in a meaningless game why would you risk injury to these young players? I think the one thing everyone can agree on, is that you want your team to come out healthy from the preseason. Winning and Losing certainly doesn’t matter. You’re not really getting anything out of 3rd stringers when they are going against other 3rd stringers, if you want to see what they can do, play them against players who will most certainly be in the league, then you’ll get your answer.

  56. doggz109 says: Aug 20, 2011 9:11 AM

    When is Todd Haley NOT crying/whining about something?

  57. santolonius says: Aug 20, 2011 9:13 AM

    harbaugh = 100% right. guys who may never even have a football career owe it to themselves to try and make an impression until the clock is out.
    haley = one step away from being photographed on the sideline with a teddy bear.

  58. joeflaccosunibrow says: Aug 20, 2011 9:18 AM

    When asked for comment, Allen Iverson said “We’re talkin’ ’bout preseason”

  59. hooknosemike says: Aug 20, 2011 9:19 AM

    Haley needs some midol, seriously.

  60. raiderlyfe510 says: Aug 20, 2011 9:24 AM

    Save your tears Haley…Hue Jackson is gonna give you a lot to cry about this year.

  61. 2ndaryinsanity says: Aug 20, 2011 9:25 AM

    I think Todd should focus more on how to get his team ready for the regular season and less on what other coaches are doing. Perhaps he’s feeling some pressure because the Chiefs have looked like sh#$ thus far. I guess Haley has embraced our pansy a## culture where no one keeps score in little league games “’cause everybody is a winner.” Harbaugh was being smart….using every second of a pre-season game to evaluate his players (extra important with the shortened training camp and lack of OTA’s). His response to Todd Haley’s whinning was pure class. Todd Haley needs to put on his big-girl panties…this is twice now that he’s cried about teams running up the score. As others have already mentioned…if ya don’t like it, maybe your defense should do a better job stopping the opposing team & your offense should score more points.

  62. bunkmcnulty says: Aug 20, 2011 9:27 AM

    6stairwayto7 says:
    Aug 20, 2011 7:41 AM
    This is why no one is capable of stopping pure Steel. The real dream team.
    _________________

    All the other comments on point. The the one delusional Steeler fan. If you can’t focus they have ADHD meds for this problem.

  63. maninmo says: Aug 20, 2011 9:29 AM

    Being a Chiefs fan, Haley stop the whining and coach the team. Should be shaking that finger at your defense instead of the opossing coach.

  64. burds358 says: Aug 20, 2011 9:32 AM

    womp womp

  65. macadamia2010 says: Aug 20, 2011 9:33 AM

    Ravens fan here and for what it’s worth, in Haley’s defense, he was asked about this in his post-game press conference and he didn’t object to it at all. He said he understood how head coaches want to get guys reps and how critical evaluating players is. So although his initial on-field reaction may have been one of irritation, he did not express that during his press conference. I only post this because it further solidifies how the media portrays things to get fan reaction, and along with this very post, it works.

  66. richm2256 says: Aug 20, 2011 9:37 AM

    I think the 31 other HC’s in the NFL should be upset with Todd Haley for not putting a defense on the field that can stop whichever team he’s whining about, or an offense on the field to outscore whatever team he’s whining about.

    Haley looked like a moron last year, complaining about the Donks, and he apprently learned nothing from the embarrassment he earned from that.

    Here’s a thought, coach: develop plays, and teach your team to execute them, that will enable your team to W-I-N.

    No one has any obligation at the pro level to think about the oppositions “feelings”, Haley.

    Seriously, somebody needs to have a talk with this jacka$$, who obviously thinks he’s coaching Pop Warner “nobody loses” football.

  67. frankrizzo51 says: Aug 20, 2011 9:41 AM

    I hate Harbaugh and the Ravens. But he’s right. You going to tell a free agent to not play hard when he’s trying to put food on his family’s table? Or how about this: Stop them from scoring!!! Morons.

  68. donkeylips1028 says: Aug 20, 2011 9:49 AM

    Joetoronto is a knob

  69. haleyistheman00 says: Aug 20, 2011 9:50 AM

    all haley said was “I don’t know about that” that’s it! its not like he didn’t shake his hand. media is blowing this way up

  70. bjones036 says: Aug 20, 2011 9:56 AM

    Dear todd,
    Paying full price for a preseason game to go watch guys who aren’t going to make the team for the full 60 isn’t goona kill ya is it dbag…?.

  71. mike913 says: Aug 20, 2011 10:01 AM

    regular season or preseason if u dont like the other team running up the score late in the game theres a simple thing called just play defense. if i was coach id run the score up as often as possible. it wouldnt be my job to worry about how the other team feels.

  72. kairn42 says: Aug 20, 2011 10:02 AM

    Haley should be THANKING Harbaugh for helping to point out the glaring errors in the Chief’s back-up defense.

  73. ramsfanjoe says: Aug 20, 2011 10:06 AM

    Todd Hailey is a spoiled brat! It is the preseason you Moron! These kids are trying to make a roster spot. I got an idea for you dummy, how about coaching up your 3rd team defense to stop someone! One of these days Todd you are going to show your butt, and another coach is going to clean your clock!

  74. TheWizard says: Aug 20, 2011 10:10 AM

    The score is meaningless in preseason.
    I was disappointed in the Pats taking a knee with less than two minutes to go in their game, I thought it was all about getting some work.
    Do they take a knee for the last two minutes of practice?

  75. polegojim says: Aug 20, 2011 10:11 AM

    Exactly Frank – suggestion for Todd Haley:

    Instead of sniveling, STOP getting your heads handed to you and butts kicked during games, regular season or preseason.

    What a novel idea, eh Todd?

  76. Land Snark says: Aug 20, 2011 10:11 AM

    “Maybe his anger would be better directed at his own defense than at opposing coaches.”

    For real.

    There’s no crying in football. Just stop the other team and shut up.

  77. hooknosemike says: Aug 20, 2011 10:17 AM

    The stillers have “zero tolerance” for this behavior.

  78. osteelers says: Aug 20, 2011 10:25 AM

    If you don’t want them to score again, then STOP them from scoring. What a cry baby!!!!

  79. qdog112 says: Aug 20, 2011 10:33 AM

    riverhorsey says: Aug 20, 2011 8:34 AM

    Haley is just saying we won’t forget it boys so don’t complain when the shoe is on the other foot.

    Love a coach that stands up for his team.
    ——————————————————
    Maybe he should play for them or teach them to play. That would be the standup thing to do.

  80. scudbot says: Aug 20, 2011 10:38 AM

    In other important football news, Rex Ryan is probably about to say something.

  81. mcannan4547 says: Aug 20, 2011 10:45 AM

    Todd haley acts like a little girl. He is better suited to being a film room ninja…

  82. bertcampaneris says: Aug 20, 2011 10:45 AM

    Ah….how very Raven-ous of the Ravens. I mean…..who wants to risk hard feelings (and worse, injury) by running more plays, and calling TOs to do so to boot. (Well, John Harbaugh apparently.) Think Tony Dungy would’ve pulled a stunt like that? Mike Tomlin? Joe Gibbs?

    Sigh….stay ever so classy, Baltimore.

  83. nfaftw says: Aug 20, 2011 10:47 AM

    I think Haley began crying when loudmouth LeRon McClain ran into his ear. He’s upset to see that not only did his new team’s ass get kicked, but that the Ravens clearly dont even miss him.

  84. archibaldnemesis says: Aug 20, 2011 10:50 AM

    what is going on here with the comments. every single offing person is saying the same damn thing and everyone is patting each other on the back for “telling” haley what they think. people are weird. especially nfl fans.

    not that i side with haley either. who cares?

  85. anpsteel says: Aug 20, 2011 10:52 AM

    Todd Haley ought to apologize to John Harbaugh for being a whining little beotch.

    Harbaugh was doing his job. If Todd wasn’t such a tool, he’d realize that.

  86. oscojoe says: Aug 20, 2011 10:59 AM

    Wow, Haley needs to grow up, I agree w/ Harbaugh 100% on this. That is what the preseason is about. He had his team working on situationak football 3rd string or not it was the right thing to do.

    The Chiefs play the Patriots this year, imagine how Haley’s going to react after Brady & Belichek put a beat down on them.

  87. glenne81 says: Aug 20, 2011 11:08 AM

    Todd who?

  88. mikebyrne1502 says: Aug 20, 2011 11:12 AM

    This guy is a POOR SPORT, I don’t see anything wrong with running up the score, any real coach well tell you “these aren’t kids, they are professionals, if we didn’t want to get the score ran up on us, then we should have stopped them!”

    IMO he is upset because the Chiefs aren’t going to have the repeat season. Infact they’ll probably finish 3rd in the division.

  89. gt40bear says: Aug 20, 2011 11:13 AM

    Haley needs to put his big girl panties on and coach up his team. It’s not the Ravens’ fault the Chiefs suck out loud! Hell, the Bucs got treated like a prison bitch Thursday, you don’t see Morris crying about it. Sack up or get out Haley, your act is already stale.

  90. dmo84 says: Aug 20, 2011 11:13 AM

    Hopefully today’s headline reads: “Todd Haley breaks nose from locker room altercation with Thomas Jones.”

  91. westmantooth says: Aug 20, 2011 11:16 AM

    That’s crazy. I thought this article would be about the Ravens totally fisting the Chiefs at home in the playoffs last year.

    Weird!

  92. deathspiralx says: Aug 20, 2011 11:29 AM

    Someone get this man a Midol…

    How about this? If your guys stopped them, then you wouldn’t feel bad. Blame yourself and your team.

    Teams take on the characteristics of their coach. Haley is the anti-Shottenheimer – soft and whiny.

    MAN, I LOVE IT! (Since I hate the chefs.)

    -DeathSpiral

  93. deathspiralx says: Aug 20, 2011 11:33 AM

    Note to archibaldnemesis…

    Quit being a whiner like Haley. BTW, are you him? Secretly logging in and not understanding why we are ragging on you? (Because it is fun and you deserve it.)

    -DeathSpiral

    [Patting sound to the other posters]

  94. 6250claimer says: Aug 20, 2011 11:35 AM

    I just gained a ton of respect for Harbaugh – not just because he was right, but also for how he handled Haley’s criticism – and lost a LOT of respect for Haley. He’s completely delusional on this one.

  95. bloggingpoodlewalker says: Aug 20, 2011 11:39 AM

    Haley….please bro,..ok for a while I was feeling guilty about that battery I threw at him as he left the Oakland Coliseum last year after he got beat in OT,..dude was mad, screaming,…maybe crying,..thought maybe a d-cell might do him some good,..didnt make contact but came close, he saw it,…Im glad now,..hes easily the leagues biggest female dog crybaby ever,…more of the same coming this year you woman.

  96. realfootballfan says: Aug 20, 2011 11:43 AM

    Didn’t he pull the same routine when Josh McDaniels “ran it up” on his team last year?

    What a crybaby. It’s the pros, dude.

    Tell your players to stop somebody.

  97. jpb12 says: Aug 20, 2011 11:46 AM

    Harbaugh is right

  98. bcar1023 says: Aug 20, 2011 11:53 AM

    Lmao. Maybe the NFL should start handing out trophies to every team because they “try hard”. The pussification of America continues.

    Suh is trying to decapitate people and this douche is crying about teams hurting the oh so delicate feelings of his team. Which team do you think is on the way up?

  99. southsidekcfan says: Aug 20, 2011 11:56 AM

    I think most of the comments are totally blowing this non-incident out of proportion. Haley is a firey, competitive guy who made one very brief comment after a football game. As others have mentioned, he completely backed off that comment in his post game presser. When I saw this headline I thought this story might have some substance to it, however there is none to be found.

  100. steelcity09 says: Aug 20, 2011 11:57 AM

    Are there any players or coaches left in the league that like Todd Haley?

    Seriously, what a flipping idiot this guy is.

    He will be fired within 2-3 years.

    Losing Charlie Weis will hurt. King Todd taking over again will set them back years.

    Talk about one of the most egotistical coaches eve. Gees.

  101. t16rich says: Aug 20, 2011 12:00 PM

    It’s called reps Haley. And you clearly need some more of them as a coach.

  102. terumiarai says: Aug 20, 2011 12:13 PM

    Tell that to Bill Belichick

  103. commanderroman says: Aug 20, 2011 12:13 PM

    Every team everyone has been on has heard their coach say, “play to the whistle blows” or “play until their is no time left on the clock” , “don’t ever give up”, “winner’s finish.” I am sure Todd Haley tells his players something to this effect everyday in practice.

  104. yelix says: Aug 20, 2011 12:18 PM

    You guys are all overreacting. Haley’s initial reaction was to be upset, but in the post-game presser, he made it clear that he understood what Harbaugh was doing. It was just a “heat of the moment” reaction, like the McDaniels thing was. The only difference is that McDaniels was a prick who didn’t deserve his job.

  105. marcuswelby70 says: Aug 20, 2011 12:19 PM

    Todd what’s wrong with you…grow a pair!!!

  106. chmba says: Aug 20, 2011 12:28 PM

    Congrats Chiefs on picking another LOSER as a coach. At least Edwards knew something and is entertaining – Haley is just another whining buffoon!

  107. darthhitman says: Aug 20, 2011 12:30 PM

    3rd team needs snap and game film. I like Haley generally, but he needs to stop whining on this 1. If this were reg. season Harbaugh would be in the wrong 100%…but it’s not, and have not seen his team NOT take a knee in that scenario in the reg. season. Change your pad Todd and get ready for next week

  108. mrfrostyj says: Aug 20, 2011 12:32 PM

    A. The Chiefs outscored the Broncos in the 2nd half of the “Josh McDaniels finger poke gate” game so any BS excuse anyone wants to give Haley for his actions last year is always going to completely go over my head.

    B. Todd Haley made headlines a couple years ago for getting into it with everyone including fans in Cleveland after the Browns ran circles around his defense so this is not an isolated thing.

    Fact is Haley will always act like a 2 year old after a bad loss and it’s a shame Harbaugh had to even address it. Harbaugh shouldn’t have to apologise for being a better coach. (This by the way is from someone who doesn’t care much for the Ravens)

  109. nuclearwarfare says: Aug 20, 2011 12:52 PM

    If Haley doesn’t like having the score run-up on him, then maybe he should put better players on the field to prevent that.

    As a Raiders fan, I’ve seen teams put up awful numbers against the Raiders. Never have I said, “They should have eased up.” I’ve always been pissed at the Raiders for being THAT inept that playing a pro-football.

  110. b1gwin says: Aug 20, 2011 12:54 PM

    Seems to me the Chiefs scrubs shouldve been doing all they could to impress upon their coaching staff they are NFL caliber players up until the final whistle. Haleys an idiot. He’s softer than Gary Kubiak.

  111. wawa33 says: Aug 20, 2011 1:03 PM

    Todd Haley is a woman.

  112. jetsetfred says: Aug 20, 2011 1:04 PM

    I know not to bet on the Chiefs and the points..

  113. 4evrnyt says: Aug 20, 2011 1:09 PM

    Hardly matters, Haley will be back as a OC in less then 2 years anyway.

  114. 2ndaryinsanity says: Aug 20, 2011 1:22 PM

    I agree…although I didn’t think it was possible to find a head coach softer than Kubiak. My Texans’ sideline looks like a marshmellow convention now that we have Kubiak AND Wade Phillips. The only upside to this season is our division is weaker than ever before…Titans & Jag’s are nothing special. And Colts are completely screwed if Manning misses any games (or isn’t 100%) due to his (2nd) neck surgery.

  115. mrlynch33 says: Aug 20, 2011 1:25 PM

    @Rayvens Actually Sean Payton was crying first because Jom Harbaugh didn’t call him before the GM. Which is why they blitzed so much & only clueless fans complained

  116. orthodoxdj says: Aug 20, 2011 1:31 PM

    Dear Todd,

    Get over it. Get used to it.

  117. contract says: Aug 20, 2011 1:32 PM

    Haley sure is temperamental, isn’t she?

  118. 2ndaryinsanity says: Aug 20, 2011 1:33 PM

    PoodleWalker….you have no right to call Haley (or anyone else) a bi#$ or crybaby. Because you are a chickens#$% coward who throws things while you hide in the stands. You are the real bi$#% here. People like you disgust me.

  119. bwisnasky says: Aug 20, 2011 1:36 PM

    yelix says:
    Aug 20, 2011 12:18 PM
    You guys are all overreacting. Haley’s initial reaction was to be upset, but in the post-game presser, he made it clear that he understood what Harbaugh was doing. It was just a “heat of the moment” reaction, like the McDaniels thing was. The only difference is that McDaniels was a prick who didn’t deserve his job.

    ————————————————-

    Funny how McDaniels and Haley are similar that way ;)

  120. polishkingski says: Aug 20, 2011 1:54 PM

    haley, pioli, ravioli, stromboli….mmmmmmmmm.

  121. raiders4life says: Aug 20, 2011 2:14 PM

    Being that I’m a Raiders fan, I love Todd Haley. As long as he’s running things in KC, it’s a lock that this guy will continue to handcuff the team from progressing. I hope the Queefs keep him around for a very long time.

  122. Deb says: Aug 20, 2011 2:49 PM

    wawa33 says:

    Todd Haley is a woman.
    ———————————————

    Don’t blame that little whiner on us. He’s all yours.

  123. polishkingski says: Aug 20, 2011 3:22 PM

    my ex bro inlaw works in the front office for the bills (heh heh use too) but anyway he said the word around the others f.o`s was haley was a silver spooner thats got a real smug attitude and it rubs alot of people the wrong way. plus i think i read he never played the game at a high level (college?) so the players must love him for having no idea what its like out under the lights.

  124. richm2256 says: Aug 20, 2011 4:19 PM

    bloggingpoodlewalker says:
    Haley….please bro,..ok for a while I was feeling guilty about that battery I threw at him as he left the Oakland Coliseum last year after he got beat in OT,..dude was mad, screaming,…maybe crying,..thought maybe a d-cell might do him some good,..didnt make contact but came close, he saw it,…Im glad now,..hes easily the leagues biggest female dog crybaby ever,…more of the same coming this year you woman.
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    You proudly admit that you threw a D cell battery at another human being????

    You just gave a new definition to the word “loser”.

  125. Deb says: Aug 20, 2011 4:34 PM

    @polishkingski …

    No argument about Haley’s attitude. But Belichick never played major college ball, so I don’t think that’s a big issue.

  126. yelix says: Aug 20, 2011 5:26 PM

    @bwisnasky
    Except Haley, at least for one season, has won games and taken the Chiefs to the playoffs and appears to be on the right track. It was clear from the start that McDaniels didn’t know what he was doing.

    Trust me, even when he’s whining about being blown out, Chiefs fans would rather have him than Edwards. Under Herm, the players were lazy, unconditioned, and unmotivated. The players actually want to play for Haley. Who knew that Dwayne Bowe would ever be a Pro Bowler and lead the league in TDs?

  127. corvusrex96 says: Aug 20, 2011 7:07 PM

    Preseason, Regular Season, or Playoffs there is NO such thing as running up the score.

    Play all 60 and let the chips fall where they may.

    Haley does not get pass b/c he did the same thing to McDaniels (who btw is a punk) .geez stop complaining about other teams scoring and actually stop them.

  128. cornersss says: Aug 20, 2011 9:45 PM

    “If this had been the regular season, we would’ve been on a knee.”

    Harbaugh is full of it. If it was the regular season he would say ” stop us then if you dont like it” and he knows he would.

  129. agelardi says: Aug 21, 2011 12:51 PM

    Todd Haley is the biggest baby in pro sports. He needs to go coach in a league that has a mercy rule.

  130. chiefwhirlingdervish10 says: Aug 21, 2011 10:51 PM

    I have never been so shocked at the reaction to this type of story. You people are unbelievable. Almost all I see from these comments is hostile vile spewed at Haley for “whining” and “crying”. Tell me, you vast number of ignorant people; tell me what Haley said that has you so upset. Tell me exactly what he said that is “whining and crying”. I’ll show you the only thing he said, as the game ended.
    “I think he said something like, ‘I don’t know about that,’” Harbaugh said. “I understood, and I just said, ‘Preseason, preseason for the young guys.’ He said ‘OK.’”
    After being scored on 3 straight times to end the game, isn’t it understandable that he is annoyed at his team? And isn’t it understandable that after the game he misdirected his annoyance at Harbaugh? After the game, after he cooled off, he said straight out that he understood what Harbaugh was doing, and said that he knew it wasn’t wrong. How was he being such a whiner? And how in the world did you lemmings let Smith rile you all up so much over a non-story? It’s downright disgraceful! Somebody please tell me what Haley said that deserves this hostility.

  131. goforgin01 says: Aug 22, 2011 6:28 AM

    Haley deserves this hostility because he got ripped previously for being a candy-a$$ this way.

    Haley deserves this hostility because he was glaring at the Ravens bench like he wanted to kill somebody with 25 seconds left, when he should’ve been glaring at his Defensive Coordinator.

    Haley deserves this hostility because (and you’re wrong here unfortunately), he was more pi$$ed at Harbaugh than he was his own team at the end of the game…it wasn’t you’re assumed transference (I think that’s what shrinks call it).

    If you’re Todd Haley, you have no rope anymore to react wrong and wise up later with the media.

    The whole point with this pu$$y is how he reacts in the 1st place. Grow up, grow a pair, and coach your team. Leave the judgments to the fans and the media…they’re going to make them anyway, and they sure as hell did on Todd Haley here (again).

  132. jimmymcnultysbottleofjameson says: Aug 22, 2011 8:19 AM

    Give me a break Haley. These guys work their tails off and they’re one or two good plays away from making a few hundred grand a year or going to live back home and figure out what career path to take next. Just as our young guys on offense were out there your young guys on D were out there getting reps too. Stop whining.

  133. waynefontes says: Aug 22, 2011 9:40 AM

    Haley’s a clown.

  134. sullijo1 says: Aug 22, 2011 6:21 PM

    Vegas has the Chiefs O/U at 7.5 wins this year….I wonder if Haley still has a job if they win 7 or 6 games?

    Expectations are pretty high for a team that hasn’t won a playoff game since 1993.

  135. chiefwhirlingdervish10 says: Aug 24, 2011 1:05 AM

    “Haley deserves this hostility because he got ripped previously for being a candy-a$$ this way.”

    You mean when he thought Josh McDaniels cheated? You still think that was about running up the score? If you’re going to form such a harsh opinion of someone you don’t know, you had better get the facts about them straight.

    “Haley deserves this hostility because he was glaring at the Ravens bench like he wanted to kill somebody with 25 seconds left, when he should’ve been glaring at his Defensive Coordinator.”

    You’re going to be this awful towards him because he was glaring in the wrong direction? He was annoyed at the 21 unanswered points, and was “glaring” towards the field.

    “Haley deserves this hostility because (and you’re wrong here unfortunately), he was more pi$$ed at Harbaugh than he was his own team at the end of the game…it wasn’t you’re assumed transference (I think that’s what shrinks call it).”

    Why do you think he was so pissed at Harbaugh? Just because Smith told you to? Think for yourself, man. Haley didn’t blow up at Harbaugh, didn’t say anything rude to him, didn’t even (God forbid) refuse to shake his hand. I mean, honestly… In his quote, Harbaugh even says that he understands Haley’s (extremely minor) reaction!

    “The whole point with this pu$$y is how he reacts in the 1st place. Grow up, grow a pair, and coach your team.”

    You’re telling the man to grow up, a sentence after calling him a “pu$$y”? Do I really need to point out what’s wrong with that?

    I’m not saying Haley’s wonderful. He has his flaws, for sure. I’m just shocked that you people are tearing into the guy over this non-story Smith has cooked up. Why don’t we all just relax a little bit, and not be so quick to hostility?

  136. goforgin01 says: Aug 27, 2011 1:03 PM

    You know what makes this a non-story? If it doesn’t happen again with Todd Haley.

    There’s a crystal ball, and a gun to your head. A question will be asked. After you guess, the crystal ball gets rubbed, and the trigger either gets pulled, or it doesn’t.

    The question is this: “Does this happen again with Todd Haley?”

    “No”

    “KABOOM”

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