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Todd Haley Says Playcalling Not To Blame For Chiefs 0-2 Start

Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley went on Sirius XM NFL Radio with Adam Schein and Rich Gannon last week and the hosts asked Haley if he had considered taking over the playcalling duties in Kansas City.

Basically, the answer, which you can read here, was that playcalling is a collective effort throughout the week and he didn't say he's considered taking over those duties.

He went back on Sirius this week and Schein asked him again if he has considered taking over the playcalling duties.

"Adam (laughs)....Our result has had nothing to do with play selection," Haley said.

"Some of Matt's results as we go and review what's going know, last year, he started in a similar way from the standpoint that we were struggling throwing the ball early last year. The ball just wasn't bouncing to them. So whether you call that good fortune, bad fortune, whatever it is, that's the way it went.

"The good thing is that Matt knows, and I know, and our coaches know that he can play better football along with everybody else on the offense and defense. When we start doing that, which needs to start here this week, and start today in practice, we'll feel a lot differently.

"But right now it's about guys just trusting each other, not trying to do too much on offense. It's the same thing on offense -- everyone wants to make a play -- and generally bad things happen when you go outside your comfort zone. So we need just everybody doing their job, sticking together, playing together and protecting the football, first and foremost, and we'll be able to become a good team."

Schein's response came on Twitter a few minutes after the interview: "[S]o odd."

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