When the Kansas City Star is declaring it a done deal, which the did at the top of the hour, you know it’s a sure thing.
Todd Haley will receive $12 million over four seasons as Chiefs head coach, a source told the Kansas City Star…
Nine NFL teams will enter next season with new head coaches. Seven will be guided by rookie head coaches.
Haley will be the 11th head coach of the Chiefs. He replaces Herm Edwards, who was fired after three seasons.
There are some very important points to be made about the text I selected.
First off, we really wanted Todd Haley. $3 million a pop is pretty good money. Even though it is what John Harbaugh, Mike Smith and Tony Sparano got last year, it still makes him tied for 10th among NFL coaches. Given his salary and that we waited all the way until after the Super Bowl and then got a deal done in a mere five days, I’d say that Haley was the guy all along.
Seven rookie coaches out of nine. Ladies and gentleman, it’s a trend for a reason. That reason? It’s working! Look at the years Harbaugh, Smith, Sparano, Tomlin and Whisenhunt had last year. Then look at the years Dungy, Edwards, Gruden, Holmgren, Shanahan and Turner had. The first-time coaches all improved over the previous year. Meanwhile, the retreads all got worse.
People always talk about retread quarterbacks in Kansas City, but what about retread coaches? I know Gunther Cunningham wasn’t one, but I never thought he was cut out to be a head coach. Given the youth and hunger of both our players and front office, Haley is a perfect match.
Our 11th coach. That’s saying something, folks. Let’s celebrate! After all, it’s not every day that you get a new coach, let alone one whose offense just miracled the lowly Cardinals into the Super Bowl.
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