OTC: Wright Pushing Haley/Weis Bickering Theory As Chiefs Ills


“It’s like a river. It just keeps running. All (Todd Haley and Charlie Weis) did all week was bicker over the (Denver) game plan and what they should do and how they should attack them.”
Bill Maas, 610 AM
GH: Maas has been pushing this point that Haley and his new offensive coordinator are at constant odds over the offensive game plan and play calling. Is there truth to it? Is it overblown? Is it causing a rift between the staff that is filtering down to the players? Good questions. Read on.
The most important moment of the (Denver) game for fans was finally seeing Haley bitch out Weis (on the headset). This is a major issue in the locker room.”
Nick Wright, Twitter
“If those two guys are continuingly bickering, what do you think the players are doing? The players are scratching their heads saying, ‘You got to be kidding me. You want me to do what?’ It challenges (Haley’s) credibility.”
Bill Maas, 610 AM
“This isn’t speculation. This isn’t a guess. This isn’t an attempt to stir things up. Haley and Weis can’t stop bickering with each other in front of the players. When Todd Haley is sarcastically bobbing his head from side to side and cursing a blue streak to Charlie Weis (during the Denver game). And don’t tell me how do you know it’s Charlie Weis! I know it’s Charlie Weis because I’m not a dope.”
Nick Wright, 610 AM
GH: Wright has attempted to set himself up as the Bizzaro Kevin Kietzman – a polar opposite to WHB’s substance-poor but speculation-rich afternoon talk show host. But Wright’s show steps precariously close when he boldly announces his report is not speculation and not a guess – and then offers nothing more concrete than he knows because he’s not a dope. Is that also a guess, Nick?
“The last thing the Chiefs wanted was for Brodie (Croyle) to go out there and look great and then they’d have a quarterback controversy.”
Nick Wright, on why Haley left Cassel in despite the large deficit in Denver, 610 AM
GH: Huh? Maybe he was just trying to win the game. What were the odds of BC going off and creating a quarterback controversy? Wright is now tossing out more conspiracy theories than Oliver Stone.
“Do we know if there really is some bickering or is this some rumor? How do you know what Todd Haley is telling him on the headset?”
Caller to Bob Fescoe’s show, 610 AM
GH: Sports talk listeners have become far more knowledgeable over the years to sniff out what smells like a stab at creating a story where one may or may not exist. They are wary of the ratings game that drives sports talk radio. Do Haley and Weis disagree? Sure, who doesn’t Haley disagree with? Is it really detrimental to the health, wealth and success of the Chiefs? That for me is where Wright’s and Maas’ breaking story falls apart.
“I do believe that this team has opened the door for skepticism and they’ve opened the door for doubt. How do they close that door? They’ve got to go back to basics. Success may have gotten to all of them a little bit.”
Bill Maas, 610 AM
“The performance I saw (Sunday), the Chiefs will lose to every team they play the rest of the way. That was just as ugly and hideous as it gets in Denver.”
Kevin Kietzman, 810 AM
“This is like the lynchpin game of (the Chiefs) season.”
Kevin Harlan, the play-by-play voice for the Chiefs/Broncos game, as Denver jumped to a huge first-half lead, CBS
GH: It seems like every game is a lynchpin game for most of the teams in the NFL. It is just how the league works and why we all eagerly await each Sunday’s games. Let’s hope the Chiefs continue to play lynchpin games into December and beyond.
“Was it just me? I thought (Kevin Harlan) sounded Chiefs’ homerish in the second half.”
Josh Klingler, on Kansas City’s own Kevin Harlan’s work Sunday as the play-by-play voice on the CBS broadcast, 610 AM
“Kyle Orton that time had time for chips and salsa and to order out for a pizza. He’s never really been under duress.”
Mitch Holthus, Chiefs Radio Network
GH: An NFL quarterback who has time to throw is almost impossible to defend. Blame the Chiefs young DBs all you want but the crux of their problems is in the Chiefs inability to mount a pass rush.
“Their pass defense was awful! It is the biggest weakness on this football team. Pass defense is the problem for this team. The two things this team needs more than anything else is another cover corner and another pass rusher. They’ve got to put more pressure on the quarterback.”
Soren Petro, 810 AM
“Todd Haley got outcoached. I think (the lopsided Denver loss) is a precursor for more troubles. I’ve said this all along about the Chiefs – they aren’t a good team yet but they are playing well.”
Jeff Chadhia, NFL reporter for ESPN, 810 AM
“They’re still going to win 9 or 10 games.”
Shan Shariff, 810 AM
“It’s just their opinion. We’ve got a lot of football left.”
Matt Cassel, when asked by Petro to respond to others who believe the Chiefs are last year’s Broncos, 810 AM
“I think San Diego not only gets to 10 wins but I think they might get to 11. How about that boys? … I’m telling you, watch the San Diego Chargers.”
Boomer Esiason, prior to the Chiefs/Broncos game, picking the Chargers to win the AFC West despite their slow start, CBS
GH: The Chiefs are losing what national backing they had after their last two in-conference losses. At 5-4 everything is still attainable for the Chiefs. Their schedule is still attractive. They still play in one of the NFL’s weakest divisions. Haley gets to earn his money the next seven weeks and prove to us he can coach as well as he can point fingers.

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11 Responses to OTC: Wright Pushing Haley/Weis Bickering Theory As Chiefs Ills

  1. Cliffy says:

    It’s all about handshakes …
    Weis is just thoroughly disgusted that Haley refused the post-game handshake. I think Weis is lobbying Pioli to suspend Haley so he can take over as head coach. Without post-game handshakes going forward, I see no way the Chiefs can compete. What percentage of head coaches who refused post-game handshakes went on to win division titles? I’ll bet it is damned small!! Weis is trying to persuade Crennel to kick Haley’s ass for not shaking hands. Weis would do it himself but he can’t catch Haley on that little scooter.

  2. Kerouac says:

    todd haley…who loves ya baby?
    And the room erupts in deafening silence. ___________________ I’m Telly ya we loves the smell of discontent at One Arrowhead Drive in the morning, afternoon & evening._____________________ Here’s a typical day of game-planning with the duffer and the OC et al – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4ZgVRJ-H8U

  3. Guy Who Says What Others Think says:

    Third Chiefs commentary of the week? STOP!
    Seriously, who gives a damn? 3 columns already by Hall this week on the shitbag Chiefs. ENOUGH ALREADY. Move on to some things that have some success in the KC area. Like college football and basketball. The moribund NFL franchise here in town hasn’t won anything of note since 1970.

  4. dp says:

    Pass D
    Petro is correct….the team’s pass D is the weak spot. Hali only guy on the team that is a consistent pass-rushing threat. Flowers has wet himself in crunch time against Oakland and Houston. Carr was flat out targeted and abused by Denver last weekend. Those guys are supposed to be the strength of the secondary that starts two rookie safeties (when Lewis is healthy).

    But, even last week and after the Houston game, Cassel gets 85% of the blame from the squares that don’t know what they are talking about. Cassel’s passer rating is 94.5. Ahead of guys named Manning, Brees, Rodgers and Schaub.

  5. mark x says:

    Harlin vs. Holthus
    … just love watching the Chiefs when Harlin is doing the game. It’s sooo obvious why Harlin has gone ‘big time" & Holthus never will.

  6. mark x says:


  7. Uncle Dick says:

    Harley jo is still Sybil
    Without McGraw back there, the DB’s got confused and thought they were playing basketball. KU wants to schedule the Chiefs for homecoming next year. Hey Todd, Ned Beatty called, wants you to go camping.

  8. Cliffy says:

    Wii game?
    Uncle Dick … I guess Ned Beatty was ahead of his time. He was screaming "Wii, Wii, Wii" during that scene from Deliverance.

  9. pellboy says:

    Wow, way to go out on a limb there, Boomer. Outside of a possible loss at Indy, they’ve got a really good chance of running the table…

    @ Cincinnati

  10. Uncle Dick says:

    Not for my console
    Yeah Cliffy, he was wanting them not to use a joystick even way back then.

  11. Rainbow Man says:

    Week 10- Still In race- Quit Griping People
    None of this discussion takes place if a Chiefs win or loss is irrelevant. The fact is… the Chiefs are still in a solid position to win the AFC West.

    If I knew in August that the Chiefs would be in a division race in week 10… I would have bought more tickets…

    I will be there Sunday baby.

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