Hmmmm....Haley and Parcell's in the same sentence. Could this be an indication that Pioli might really like his father-in-law's style without having him in KC?
Johnson has long been one of Haley’s biggest advocates, and has been one of the loudest voices championing him for a head coaching job in recent days. He insists that Haley’s demanding coaching style is a rekindling of Parcells – a guy with the ability to break players down, motivate them, rebuild them and create a lasting bond of mutual respect.
“He’s a smart guy who really understands it from the personnel side,” Belichick said of Haley. “He obviously came up from that side of it with his father, so he has a good understanding of the matchup stuff and working with people’s strengths and weaknesses.
So here Todd comes over to the coaching side and it’s a little different. You’ve got Bill [Parcells], myself, other guys, and we’re yelling or screaming something, but he adjusted.”