Todd might have been a nice guy but he was a sloppy coach. 11 of his last 16 games had 3+ quarters without a Touchdown. The guy was hired for being an offensive genius. The man who created the great passing game of the Arizona Cardinals. I'm not sure what he actually did as a coach. He claimed that quarterbacks weren't his business. But were running backs? He was unable to create a running game in Arizona. And Cassel was a hot Shotgun QB coming out of the league.
The team went from averaging 8 points in the 2nd Quarter to 3.3. That's an all time worst in Chiefs History. Also an all time worst is the 2.4 points in the 3rd Quarter. Even when the Chiefs were playing well last year, against scrub teams, he never proved to be a great "Half Time Adjustment" Coach.
The Chiefs rarely got off to strong starts and never showed any signs of life in Half Time Adjustments (See Baltimore). Cassel might not be the bees knees, but Haley never kept him on fire - something that even Defensive Minded Coaches have been able to do with their QBs. SUPER BOWL CALIBER Coaches have won with less than Breaston, Bowe, Battle, and Baldwin.
QTR1 QTR2 QTR3 QTR4
Year 1 1.8 5.1 4.25 7.1
Year 2 3.6 8.1 4.5 5.6
Year 3 3.5 3.3 2.4 3.0
There was nothing redeeming about the guy. If the Chiefs are to create an identity, it can't be with a sloppy coach like Haley. The Chiefs need discipline but they also need to have confidence. It seems like with Haley, doubt was in every mind of those players. Especially at Halftime. Whoever they hire, I expect him to be a Lockeroom leader.
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