Last year, during breaks in the game on the sidelines, Haley would have been deep in conversation with quarterback Matt Cassel, going over the Polaroids to discuss defensive coverage and how to beat it. Now that’s Weis’ job. So during one of San Diego’s drives, Haley looked over and saw Arenas with his hands on his thighs, bent over, obviously winded; he’d been playing all nickel snaps on defense for the Chiefs.
“Put McCluster back on punt returns,” Haley told special teams coach Steve Hoffman. Hoffman looked at Haley like he had two heads. Arenas had returned two punts in the quarter, one for 36 yards and one for 24. You want me to take Arenas off returns?
“Why?” Hoffman said. “Javier is doing a great job!”
Great article by Peter King on Haley. Check it out.
Topics:Dexter McCluster, Javier Arenas, Kansas City Chiefs, Todd Haley
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