Todd Haley: “The season will not be canceled, as far as I know”

Getty Images

After his team was blown out by the Lions and fell to 0-2 on Sunday, Chiefs coach Todd Haley sounded slightly less inspiring than Knute Rockne in his postgame comments.

“The season will not be canceled, as far as I know,” Haley said.

The way the Chiefs are playing, they look like they don’t realize the season has even started. They were humiliated, 48-3, by the Lions, a week after being humiliated, 41-7, by the Bills. If the Big 12 is looking for some new teams, maybe the Chiefs should join, because they’re unable to compete in the league they’re playing in now.

Piling on Haley almost seems cruel at the moment, but the Chiefs look like a very badly coached team right now. A good example of how bad the Chiefs’ coaching is came in the third quarter of Sunday’s loss, when the Lions had third-and-goal at the 1-yard line. Everyone at Ford Field knew that the Lions would want to have Matthew Stafford throw a quick pass to Calvin Johnson in the end zone, and yet the Chiefs chose to single cover Johnson. Sure enough, Stafford hit Johnson right in the hands — but Johnson dropped the ball, and the Chiefs dodged a bullet.

But here’s where the Chiefs’ coaching got really bad: Now it was fourth-and-goal, and everyone at Ford Field knew for sure that what the Lions would want is a Stafford-to-Johnson pass. So did the Chiefs realize that they had just dodged a bullet and couldn’t count on Johnson dropping another pass? Nope. The Chiefs single-covered Johnson again, Stafford threw to him again, and this time Johnson held on for the score.

That’s just one blatant example of how the Chiefs looked like a poorly coached team on Sunday; we’d be here all day if we tried to list every example. The bottom line is that Haley is right: The season won’t be canceled, and the Chiefs still have 14 more games to play.

But Haley may not have 14 more games to coach.

63 responses to “Todd Haley: “The season will not be canceled, as far as I know”

  1. Todd Haley is going to be fired.

    That whole whiney-agro crap only works if you’re actually good at being a headcoach, which Todd Haley obviously is not.

  2. @ moonischasinme

    He wouldn’t understand why they were running up the score for BCS ranking and then complain about it.

  3. You should try you hardest at getting that accomplished , your staring down one of the most embarrassing seasons in recent NFL history ,

  4. I am starting to think Charlie Weiss was really the head coach and Haley was just a figure head. Cassel is absolutely pathetic and just a bum. This team will give up another 40 next week against the Chargers.

  5. After Ndamukang Suh sacked his quarterback Suh did a little celebrating. You could read Haley’s lips on the sideline – “Aw growup”. Haley’s in the middle of a game and, instead of being focused on his coaching responsibilities, he’s upset at the other teams’ player for making a good play!

    Haley gets my vote as one of the worst head coaches I’ve ever seen. On top of that Pioli got snubbed after the game because of the tampering “bad blood” between the teams. Pioli came to Kansas City highly touted – all he’s really done is make an ass of himself! Hire Haley as the HC? They both should be shown the door.

  6. In reality, they were playing well and running well until Charles got hurt.

    Injury and mental mistakes again bit them.

    That said, Haley has made sure everyone in the country is rooting against him.

    Anger and Ego make him a very lonely man on the sideline.

  7. I think he’s talking about his Golf Season …

    Hey Todd … word to the wise, pick a Golf League and Club Membership atleast a few states away from Missouri …

    Then again, even those of us who are not Chief fans have got to be disappointed in the lack of competition from the team you have lead!

  8. I know injuries hurt them, but how do they go from making playoffs last year to totally getting wiped out by the Bills and Lions this year? Those games weren’t even close

  9. Heard there is dissention at 1 Arrowhead Drive between the HC and the General Manager and there has been for about a month now.

    As a Chiefs fan, never have cared for Haley’s approach and ego. Would love to see Jeff Fisher here because I think his blue collar attitude would work in this city with the fans and he would field a good defense.

  10. San Diego will kill them! I’ve been a Chiefs fan for over 40 years and this current regime is the worst thing I have ever seen here. I thought Herm Edwards was bad, at least his team was somewhat competitive. I sure miss him.

  11. What I don’t understand is that it’s not like they lost talent over the course of the year….so why are they SO inept this year? Did Charlie Weiss make that much of a difference? Pretty amazing how they went from such a strong rushing team with the ocassional Bowe/Cassel hot streak to getting destroyed by the Bills & Lions.

  12. There are not enough superlatives for “terrible” to describe this team, it’s playing, front office, and coaching staff right now.

    Just Wow!

    Statisticly the Chiefs will accidently find a win this season. I’m not so sure. It’s been decades since a team has been slapped around like this. And only 3 seasons since a team went 0-16.

    And what’s worse Pioli will get another crack at putting the Chiefs back together.

  13. polishkingski says: Sep 19, 2011 9:41 AM

    haley, pioli, ravioli, stromboli….mmmmmmmmm.
    *************************************************
    You keep making this stupid comment, over and over. Pioli is Italian, is that your beef?

    Come on, take off the robe.

  14. crennels playcalling on d has been quite suspect this year, the goalline plays mentioned above are a shining example..
    side note:
    derrick johnson seems to be regressing again and brandon flowers coverage skills seem tohave diminished

    the lockout killed this team..
    along with pioli spending no money to add depth and or get a real d line or right tackle..
    brian waters looks like a stud in new england yet the powers at be here decided that he was too old and slow to be a consistent player

    no moeaki, no berry and now no charles..
    if we do get the 1st pick in next years draft pioli will trade down for a bunch of 2nd and 3rd round picks ,with these picks he will draft 5 corner backs and 3 tight ends…

    i also read the pioli wants to get read of haley and bring in mcdaniels next year..

    why?

    what has he proven?

  15. Has anyone seen Haley and Josh McDaniels in the same room at the same time? Because I’m starting to think they’re the same guy: Young, arrogant coach who knows it all and quickly dumps the coordinator helping turn things around, leading to the team’s collapse.

  16. For those of you wondering how could this happen to a team that went 10-6 last year, all you need to look at is how they went 10-6 last year, they beat ONE team with a winning record and that was the fluke win over the 9-7 chargers opening weekend at home. This team was NEVER any good to start with.

  17. All their problems go back to coaching. The team has some talent: Hali, Cassel (he’s had solid games), Bowe, Charles, Albert, Dorsey, etc. Their talent is far better than the Lions talent from the 0-16 team (this is coming from a Lions fan). They shouldn’t be THIS bad, but they are. That is a sure sign of coaching failure. They even wouldn’t be this bad with this roster under Herm Edwards.

  18. The Haley watch has officially begun. You can be an arrogant prick only if you win. Normally I would say 0-5 would get him the boot but with the injuries to Moeaki, Berry and now Charles the front office with use that as an excuse to keep him until week 9 or maybe 10. I will go with week 10. By then they will be 0-9 with back to back home losses to the Dolphins and the Broncos and starting a five game stretch against playoff teams from last year. Perfect time to send Haley packing. The worst part is Pioli still won’t admit the Cassel mistake so even if the Chiefs win the Andrew Luck sweepstakes, Pioli won’t draft him.

  19. I feel badly for the Chiefs fans, and this is coming from a Lions fan. I know the feeling of watching your team not only get beat, but not even be competitive. You have good players on your team. It all comes down to coaching….new systems, bad systems. Haley needs to go, and Romeo needs to go with him. Single covering Calvin Johnson, no matter what that idiot Chris Carter says, is a lesson in failure. Calvin may have been shut down for most of the game, but that’s because the Lions never really needed to go to him.

    Best of luck in the future, Chiefs fans.

  20. jimmysimpson55 says:
    Sep 19, 2011 9:19 AM
    Does the term “piling on” mean anything?
    ===============================
    No, the term “arrogant jerk” would be more appropriate. If anything, this article is pulling punches. I’ve seen his act at yelling at players…the Bill Parcells, Jr. act only works when you’ve won rings…

  21. What can you do with your offensive line against the Lions when it takes 3 guys to keep Suh off your QB’s back? Good luck running the ball against this team.

  22. I made the Haley/McDaniels comparison last week after the Bills destroyed KC. I thought Haley at least had a bit more common sense than McDaniels, but am now starting to think otherwise.

    The more I think of the comparison, the more I actually like McDaniels. At least he went to Denver and made that offense look powerful. Perhaps he wasn’t ready to HC, but he at least succeeded where he had expertise.

    Face it, Haley’s a bum. Get ’em outta there!

  23. “Pioli is starting to make me realize just how gifted Coach Belichick is. Belichick was able to win year after year in spite of Pioli.” Ditto McDaniels.

  24. Being from Denver, I really did not think it could get any worse then Josh McDaniels. I can’t even watch Rams games because I still can’t stand even looking at that moron…

    However, Todd Haley might actually be worse. I can’t believe this guys demeanor. He constantly looks like that fat aggressive mom on the playground whose kid just got picked on.

    Hey Todd Haley: JUST SHUT UP AND COACH! You’ll only be there a few more weeks anyway.

  25. Wow….. this guy SUCKS. I never thought there’d be a worse coach than Josh McDaniels, but Haley is a shoe-in.

    Outscored 89-10 in TWO GAMES???

    Todd, you’re gonna WISH the season was cancelled.

    There are going to ne a LOT of hands not shaken this year. The Chiefs may petition Gooddell for a Pop Warner “Mercy” rule for the NFL.

    And get it.

  26. tatum064 says:
    No, the term “arrogant jerk” would be more appropriate. If anything, this article is pulling punches. I’ve seen his act at yelling at players…the Bill Parcells, Jr. act only works when you’ve won rings…
    ———————————————————
    Thing is, Parcells only yelled when the player was dead wrong. Had the pleasure of watching him up close; once in training camp with the Giants, and once very “up close” in New England. When the man jabbed you, you deserved it, and he did it to get your attention. You’d never want to embarrass yourself in front of your teammates again.

    It almost always worked.

  27. From what I’ve seen and read about Haley, he seems pretty arrogant and autocratic. He fires Chan Gailey even though he made some pretty ordinary players look good, and then Charlie Weiss leaves on his own. I’m guessing Haley is a little tough to work for.

  28. Never bought Haley as a good HC candidate, always surprised that Pioli endorsed the hire.

    Having said all this, never seen a team go from 10+ wins to this bad in a single offseason. Something went very very wrong between January and now.

  29. I hereby open the betting table on who gets the axe first – Sparano or Haley (or write-in nominee, if you choose).

    Miami’s bye week is Week 5, and between now and then they are at Cleveland and at San Diego. I think they have a chance to win in Cleveland, so the best case scenario is 1-4 going into the bye week.

    KC is at San Diego Week 3, then home against Minnesota, and then at Indy, and then their bye week. I could see them beating either Minnesota or Indy, so I imagine they’ll be 1-5 going into their bye week.

    I actually think Haley still gets the axe before Sparano does, considering they won the division last year. Crennel will likely be interim coach until they replace Haley.

  30. After his team was blown out by the Lions and fell to 0-2 on Sunday, Chiefs coach Todd Haley sounded slightly less inspiring than Knute Rockne in his postgame comments.

    “The season will not be canceled, as far as I know,” Haley said.

    ===================================

    No Todd, the season won’t be cancelled. But you managed to do that yourself along with GM Scott Pioli in having a complete lack of understanding of your personnel and the offense/defensive schemes you installed, to the point your defense might go down as one of the very worst in NFL history at the rate you are going.

    And I guess that $32M in cap space isn’t burning much of a hole in your pocket either. What, did KC become the Pirates of the NFL all of a sudden?

    But yeah, you’ve got to play 14 games, and my money says you’ll be lucky to win 3 of them.

  31. Is this joker even qualified to be a head coach?….I think he should have stuck with his collegiate golf playing…

  32. Let’s take a look at some stats here. Sure we all know they have been outscored 89-10, however that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Do you realize that they have accumulated a total of 221 yards passing in 2 games? To put that in perspective, there are 18 QB’s in the league this year that has passed for more than that… in one game. Cam Newton, and Phillip Rivers have passed for nearly TRIPLE that total and Tom Brady has passed for nearly FIVE TIMES that in their first 2 games. Maybe their not a passing team. While there rushing stats are fairly respectable, one has to believe that that total is about to drop DRAMATICALLY with Charles gone. So with that said, personally I’d be shocked if they win a game. I’m not even sure any of there games will be lost by less that 10 points. When you are this bad, there is plenty of blame to go around. At least with the ’08 Lions everyone was pulling for them to get that fist win. This team seems to have already quit and their administration obviously has no clue on how to fix it.

  33. “The way the Chiefs are playing, they look like they don’t realize the season has even started. They were humiliated, 48-3, by the Lions, a week after being humiliated, 41-7, by the Bills. If the Big 12 is looking for some new teams, maybe the Chiefs should join, because they’re unable to compete in the league they’re playing in now.”

    OUCH!!

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!