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Haley considered resigning last week


Chiefs coach Todd Haley was a goner well before he got fired on Monday.

Kent Babb of the Kansas City Star reports that Haley considered resigning in private conversations as recently as last week. He was hoping to leave on his own terms, with the ability to tell his side of things.

There is a confidentiality clause in most contracts that prevents a fired coach from speaking publicly about a team once he parts ways.

Babb describes the situation as “increasingly chaotic” during the year. Haley reportedly suspected as early as Week One that he was likely a goner because of his relationship with G.M. Scott Pioli.

Monday was seemingly an inevitable day for the Chiefs. It sets up an even bigger moment for Pioli: Hiring his next coach.

There is no bigger decision a G.M. can make than choosing a head coach. Pioli is 0-for-1 in Kansas City. He chose a coach that didn’t win enough and didn’t fit what the organization was looking for.

Pioli knows he can’t afford to go 0-for-2.

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37 Responses to “Haley considered resigning last week”
  1. texastornado82 says: Dec 12, 2011 3:45 PM

    Enter Josh McDaniels

  2. earthtopft says: Dec 12, 2011 3:45 PM

    Todd stretches the “you can’t fire me because I quit” retort to include “you can’t fire me because I may have been thinking of quitting last week.”.

  3. thetooloftools says: Dec 12, 2011 3:45 PM

    Sparano was just fired by Miami !

  4. theysone says: Dec 12, 2011 3:46 PM

    He has all the time he wants now to attend rap concerts.

  5. comeonnowguys says: Dec 12, 2011 3:46 PM

    Severance pay. Nice.

  6. realitypolice says: Dec 12, 2011 3:47 PM

    Glazer reporting that the Dolphins have fired Sparano.

  7. 6ball says: Dec 12, 2011 3:48 PM


    The loss of Charlie Weiss seemed to hurt the Chiefs. The offense seemed to respond to him. Why’d he leave?


  8. eaglesw00t says: Dec 12, 2011 3:48 PM

    Screw that. Being as he got fired, he gets paid for the whole year.

    Resigning cuts off your pay now.

    I would rather have my mouth shut and a full wallet.

  9. jredshoes says: Dec 12, 2011 3:50 PM

    Enter the father of pioli’s wife… Mr. Bill Parcells…,

  10. earthtopft says: Dec 12, 2011 3:51 PM

    A month from now Josh McDaniels will be sitting in Todd’s office with his feet up on the desk, watching a film clip of the finger wagging incident last year. While he lets the plants and the goldfish die.

  11. snarkzilla says: Dec 12, 2011 3:51 PM

    >Enter Josh McDaniels

    Excellent idea if you’re a fan of any team except the Chiefs.

  12. jeffz303 says: Dec 12, 2011 3:54 PM

    Not to defend Haley, because I think he comes off as a complete ass half the time, but the Chiefs could have hired Vince Lombardi as Head Coach, Bill Walsh as Offensive Coordinator, and Buddy Ryan as the Defensive Coordinator and they wouldn’t have been able to do crap with the “talent” that Scott Pioli has brought to this organization–the worst franchise in the NFL. As a Chiefs’ fan, it hurts to say that, but it’s the truth. My team are the worst-run franchise in the NFL. Worse than the Bengals, worse than the Jags….THE WORST.

    It all starts at the top. Pioli and Hunt. Hopefully, if either truly cares about the Chiefs, they’ll both fire themselves later today.

    WE ARE……..the chefs.

  13. jeffz303 says: Dec 12, 2011 3:55 PM

    “My team IS the worst…..”

    You knew what I meant.

  14. DubZ480 says: Dec 12, 2011 3:58 PM

    Haley should have considered resigning weeks ago! Guess the Ego got in the way!

  15. Davo says: Dec 12, 2011 3:59 PM

    If McDaniels can coach and keep his hands off the personnel side of things, it might work.

    That was the weakest aspect of his job – I mean he drafted TIM TEBOW! And look at how that worked out.

    Oh, wait..

  16. cags777 says: Dec 12, 2011 4:00 PM

    If Scott Pioli hires Josh McDaniels during the offseason, I hope they both reap what they sow. Sorry, KC Chiefs fans, but neither of these two are suitable to be in managerial positions for any organization. More importantly, they need to learn that they are not Bill Belichick or the Patriots organization.

  17. joj0420 says: Dec 12, 2011 4:08 PM

    and what has josh done this year. or any other year for that matter make him deserve a shot at this position? hes a disater everywhere. he deserves nothing.

  18. escoboltsfan says: Dec 12, 2011 4:11 PM

    Thank You So Much Todd! Jared Gaither is a BEAST!

  19. broncotis3000 says: Dec 12, 2011 4:12 PM

    Enter Josh McDaniels

    As a Bronco fan…God I hope so…..

  20. damnyoulinelliot says: Dec 12, 2011 4:12 PM

    He should’ve resigned. I wanted to hear his side of the story. Now that he reportedly has a “confidentiality agreement” we won’t hear the goodies

  21. citizenstrange says: Dec 12, 2011 4:13 PM

    Pioli’s lone claim to fame was accidentally drafting Tom Brady in the sixth round and he has built a career on it.

  22. nooittall says: Dec 12, 2011 4:14 PM

    Scott Pioli has ALWAYS

  23. edgarh21 says: Dec 12, 2011 4:14 PM

    Josh Mcdaniels!!! Oh wait never hell trade Dwayne Bowe, Jamal Charles Balwin, Eric Berry, Javier Arenas for close to nothing lol

  24. turgidsen says: Dec 12, 2011 4:17 PM

    So now Haley has just told his former team he was going to quit on them .Smart move by this crybaby.

  25. thefiesty1 says: Dec 12, 2011 4:19 PM

    Hummm, seems like all the former Pats staff have NOT been successful. I wonder why? Could it be they were not that good to begin with?

  26. nooittall says: Dec 12, 2011 4:20 PM

    Pioli has ALWAYS been known around the league as a big mouth, know nothing bully. He likes to hire young kids so he can scream at them and push his weight around. He wouldn’t have lasted two weeks in the league if he hadn’t married Parcell’s daughter. He got him his job in New England where all he had to do was keep his mouth shut and take credit for things he was incapable of doing on his own. Once he didn’t have Bellichick drafting and coaching his lack of ability showed up pretty quickly. K.C. you suckers got jobbed. He’s clueless, doesn’t know talent, doesn’t know coaching, you guys are screwed. He’ll make another worthless hire as a coach and then it’ll be his turn to be shown the door. Maybe Hunt will actually do the work next time and not hire someone because of his manufactured reputation. Owners are so stupid.

  27. riverhorsey says: Dec 12, 2011 4:25 PM

    “didn’t fit what the organization was looking for” like a squeaky clean Clark Hunt image.

    Hunt is an idiot

  28. jason9696 says: Dec 12, 2011 4:28 PM

    Are there many Kansas City Chief fans at all?

  29. cshearing says: Dec 12, 2011 4:38 PM

    Well, it is no longer shocking the Chiefs regressed this year. If there was that much acrimony between coach & GM, the players would have sensed it.

  30. ubummer says: Dec 12, 2011 4:52 PM


    He is terrible at drafting, but he is a great coach. With a pathetic Browns team that went 5-11, he still managed to beat both the Patriots and Saints last year. Browns were stupid to get rid of him.

  31. jpb12 says: Dec 12, 2011 5:00 PM

    He’s free to speak. He’s just choosing to take the money and shut up.

  32. pleasantsurpriselefty says: Dec 12, 2011 5:01 PM

    Yeah, sure he considered retiring. I also considered paying my back taxes last week. Not!

  33. Nevis says: Dec 12, 2011 5:11 PM

    If Pioli hires McDaniels (which I don’t see happening), then Pioli really is a washed up exec who needs Belichick and Brady to win.

  34. prmpft says: Dec 12, 2011 5:20 PM

    …i’m sure he said “you can’t fire me – quit”!

  35. tatum064 says: Dec 12, 2011 5:40 PM

    Pioli didn’t want Haley in the first place. He wanted Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz. Ferentz wouldn’t leave, so plan B came along. I’m suspecting Dante Scarneccia of the Pats would be a consideration. Haley’s “Bill Parcells, Jr.” act wore thin, but Pioli has to also accept the Matt Cassel thing failed badly. Settle for the 2nd tier QB Landry Jones or Matt Barkley

  36. duffer58 says: Dec 12, 2011 5:51 PM

    In fairness to Haley he loses his Quaterback and their best offensive player in Charles.
    Cassel did not fail badly in any way shape or form.

  37. jjbadd says: Dec 12, 2011 6:43 PM

    To all who even mentions Josh McDaniels, please stop! He is not HC material, in fact, his OC skills arent great either, in case you haven’t saw the Rams this year…

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