Since we're at the midway point of the Kansas City Chiefs season, I figured it'd be a good time to take a look at how far Todd Haley and the Chiefs had come.
Last year at this point, Todd Haley had coached the Chiefs to a whopping one win in eight tries. Yep, 1-7 at this point last year. I think losing is still fresh enough in most Chiefs fans mind that we remember what that felt like.
This year the Chiefs stand at 5-3, a full four games better than they were at this point last year and Chiefs fans are showing their approval.
The graph below is Todd Haley's month-by-month rating in our monthly approval polls for all of 2009 and 2010.
Note the change in September and October when the games actually start. Last year's 1-7 start clearly didn't sit well with Chiefs fans but I'm guessing Haley will be maintaining his 90-plus rating into January this time around.
You can tell 2009 was especially bad because the approval ratings (or expectations) were higher heading into the season. 2010 has been especially sweet because the approval ratings were lower to start the season. This is a really cool look at what it's been like the last 19 months.
Last November, Haley was entering his second lowest rating ever at 54 percent and this November, he's at 94 percent.