“It’s hard because you want to do the right thing in every situation in each of these games,” Haley said. “But in the bigger outlook of what we’re trying to become and the type of team I want (the Chiefs) to be, there are going to be some of these that sometimes are a little more painful than others. Again, I’m trying to develop our mind-set. If I were waffling a great deal on some of these things, I wouldn’t be able to do that.
“I try to avoid second-guessing. That’s in my life. I just try to make the best decisions I can and then go forward. The thing in these games is you don’t have all the variables in place when you have to make decisions. Once you have more of those variables, it could be very easy to second-guess.”
After watching Thomas Jones go bonkers the previous two contests, Jamaal Charles decided it was his time to shine Sunday vs. the Bills. Charles ran for a season-best 177 yards on 22 carries in the overtime victory and added four receptions for 61 yards. He’s was a big-play machine who is tearing up the league similar to the way he did late in ’09.
If you are going to mindlessly kick a FG when it is 0-0 relatively early in the game, you haven’t got the faintest idea what difference that FG is going to make. Odds are it won’t make any at all and no FG is a guarantee – as we saw. Of course, making the first down doesn’t guarantee a TD either, but it greatly improves the odds.