If you remember coach Haley hadn't stepped foot in Arrowhead as the Chiefs head coach until this evening. Here's what he had to say on entering Arrowhead.
"If you can tell me the first real one is a win I’ll make this one a loss any day of the week. It’s a special feeling when it’s your team and a lot of responsibility comes with that and tonight I didn’t live up to that end of it."
Coach Haley comments on the performance of the three quarterbacks tonight.
On Brodie Croyle, who went 12/18 for 145 yards tonight.
"It was great for Brodie. He got a lot of playing time under his belt in very difficult situations and he made a couple of really nice throws in poor weather conditions, to say the least. That is nothing but positive for Brodie coming off the injury. This was a great win for him getting his feet wet."
Good news for Tyler Thigpen.
"Tyler was put into a very difficult situation just from the standpoint of the score and the weather. I thought he did a nice job of moving the team down the field. We were turning guys free, it appeared to me, and he was running for his life there at the end and made some plays where he probably shouldn’t have. Tyler gave us a chance to win the game."
And the $63 million man?
"The fumbled snap was probably the biggest thing we’ve got to figure out. Obviously the ball is wet, but we’ve got to handle the football and we can’t have failed center-quarterback exchanges of all things. There are enough other things that can go wrong on plays. I think the called play was a potential shot to push the ball down the field a little bit. Other than that, I thought Matt was okay. We played pretty close to the vest with him in there and we ran the ball a bunch. I know we weren’t winging it around a lot."