In my opinion Haley cost this team a shot at the playoffs by sticking with Palko WAY beyond what he should have. It was blatantly obvious to everyone watching the games that Palko was not the answer. Blatantly obvious. There was no harm in testing the rookie(Stanzi).
Combine that with everything else that has been said, Haley was making poor decisions on and off the field.
Getting back to the point of the thread, if the Chiefs hire Norv Turner in any capacity then more heads should roll. That guy singlehandedly has imploded the Chargers.
Im not as down on Haley as I might appear, but I understand why he was fired. Sure things would have been a lot different with Charles and Berry but I think Haley has a lot to learn about being a HC!! :bananen_smilies046:
He was not fired for a poor performance.
And, if he was playing Palko to spite his boss, then clearly, he had already been ordered to make the witch.
The GMs job is not to make on-the field decisions. That is the HCs job.
And the whole situation seem to root at the OC position.
If the HC wants to coach his team by calling the offensive plays, then that would be his decision too.
But, again, what I am saying is that there nothing is going to convince me that Pioli was perfect in his dealing with Haley.
And, while you may choose to argue that, I guarantee that Scott Pioli would not.
As for the hammer and nail situation, you hired me to build the house. Don't tell me how to hammer, and I will do it right.
But, when you come in, as an amateur, and try to tell me, the professional, how I should swing the hammer, you are in the wrong.
Just because you have the option of the final say, (firing) does not change that you are wrong.
Todd Haley is the HC, and Scott Pioli is not a coach at all.
Todd Haley should have been doing the coaching, not Pioli.
And now, because he refused to work with Todd Haley, who also could have done alot to improve his relationship with Pioi, Scott Pioli now finds himself with a situation of looking for a new HC, who is going to be willing to let Pioli make all the coaching calls.
I don't think he is going to find any proven coaches to do that.
I think he better let Crennel have the job. Because Any coach is getting other offers is going to go elsewhere.
All I am saying is that Pioli is not innocent in this.
He absolutely had his part in it.