NFL coaches always say they don't listen to the outside noise but catch them at the right time and they'll admit they hear it. I'm sure that's the case with Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley, who was fired as the team's head coach in an announcement Monday morning.
Reports of Haley on the hot seat have been coming out since before the 2011 season even began. The Chiefs were coming off a division title and it seemed strange that multiple reporters talked about the Chiefs coach on the hot seat. As the season went on, the reports continued -- Haley is on the outs with the Chiefs.
And so the Chiefs did what so many folks thought they would do and fired Haley.
Kent Babb of the KC Star has the initial must-read on the Chiefs firing Haley and he indicates that as recently as last week Haley contemplated resigning as the Chiefs head coach. That can't be the most comfortable working environment, when the head coach knows he's on his way out. That the head coach considers resigning because he knows what the end result will be.
Now...we start over.