Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley and Miami Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano worked together once upon a time back with the Dallas Cowboys. Fro 2004-06, Haley was the receivers coach and Sparano was the offensive line coach so they're familiar with each other and grew up under the same people in the business.
Each coach was asked about their relationship with the other this week and they both said they keep in touch and root for the other to do well (except this Sunday, of course).
Here's what Sparano said (via Dolphins.com): "We keep in touch a lot, as much as I think head coaches can get on the phone during the course of the season...not much. Todd is a texter. Of course I became a texter a couple years ago thanks to my daughter. We'll text each other occasionally that type of stuff. We'll visit with each other on the phone in the offseason quite a bit. But he's a good friend of mine and a good coach. He's done a nice job there."
Here's what Haley said to the Miami media: "Anybody you care about that has to go through some of that you feel for. But at the same time we're all coaches in the NFL and we know that it comes with the territory and Tony's a pretty tough-minded guy ...Knowing his experience and background ... it's going to be hard to get him to crack."
So this week's handshake shouldn't be a problem.