It wasn’t quite Jim Schwartz vs. Jim Harbaugh, but Hue Jackson and Todd Haley had a little friction during their postgame handshake on Sunday.
The two men shook hands after the Chiefs thrashed the Raiders 28-0, but Jackson then appeared to have more to say to Haley while wagging a finger in his direction. Haley did not return fire and walked away while Jackson was still letting loose. A member of the Raiders staff stepped between them just to be on the safe side and there was no further interaction between the two men.
Jackson wasn’t sharing his beef with the media after the game.
“That’s between me and him,” Jackson said. “We get to play them again. We’ll go to Kansas City here at some point down the road.”
There was no shortage of things that might have set off a confrontation. It was a pretty chippy game, starting with some woofing between the teams during pregame warmups. Tamba Hali hit Carson Palmer low on Palmer’s first play of the game, drawing a flag, and cornerback Travis Daniels was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct as well. The Raiders picked up a couple of personal fouls of their own on the final Chiefs drive of the game. That drive featured Matt Cassel throwing into the end zone on the first play after the two minute warning even though the Chiefs were up 28-0.
On top of all that, Haley has never been accused of being a particularly warm and fuzzy (even with his winning streak beard) character. He’s had issues with Josh McDaniels and John Harbaugh in the past, although he was the aggressor in each of those cases and Jackson seemed like the aggrieved party on Sunday.
With things getting tight in the AFC West, this just adds another layer of fun to the rematch between the teams.