What Should We Expect From Todd Haley In 2011?



I’ll begin with the really important stuff.

Double D’s 2011 Arrowhead Tailgate Mix:

1) Sirius – Alan Parsons Project
2) Generator – Foo Fighters
3) Shake Ya Tailfeather – Nelly
4) Communication Breakdown – Led Zeppelin
5) Mr. Mudd and Mr. Gold – Steve Earle
6) Crosstown Traffic – Jimi Hendrix
7) Bulls On Parade – Rage Against The Machine
8 ) Eminence Front – The Who
9) Song #2 – Blur
10) Lose Yourself – Eminem
11) Gel – Collective Soul
12) Protect Ya Neck – Wu Tang Clan
13) Kansas City Shuffle – Tech N9ne
14) Fire Water Burn – Bloodhound Gang
15) Can’t Stop Partying – Weezer
16) Helter Skelter – The Beatles
17) National Anthem – Jimi Hendrix

Second verse, some thoughts on Todd Haley’s 2011 job performance expectations, beyond the jump.

As some of you may already be aware, there is a heard-on-the-street rumor being circulated over at PFW that 2011 will be Todd Haley’s final season as the Kansas City Chiefs’ head coach and that maybe even he knows it! I will neither support nor argue against such scuttlebutt but rather raise some questions concerning what on-the-field football factors would be most likely to bring such a thing to fruition.

For example, I think one thing that might bear fair examination is whether Charlie Weis hurt or helped the Chiefs offense last season and how his departure (and Haley’s likely increased involvement in playcalling) will be perceived in 2011? Another thing that I think can be looked at is the impact that Jamaal Charles had in contributing to our offense’s success last season. If Charles is out for a significant amount of time due to injury or opposing defenses find a way to make him ineffective, how will that affect our ability to win games and in turn, the perception of how Haley is doing as a head coach? And what about the fact that most of the free agent receivers that the Chiefs have brought in just so happen to be guys that Haley worked with in the past and yet none of those have so far contributed to our passing game in any noticeable way? If Baldwin turns out to be a non-factor and Breaston also flops, what then?

Ultimately, it’s wins and losses that determine whether a head coach goes under the microscope and transitions the kind of questions raised above from the realm of academic to all important and demanding of answers. All that being said, I’d really to like to hear other people’s thoughts on this topic. What would have to happen, or not happen, before you would start screeching for Todd Haley’s head?

What should his final record be – no worse than 6-10 perhaps? What should his division record be, at least 3-3? How about his home game record? Which games ought to be considered absolute must wins? Will sideline meltdowns still be deemed acceptable if the going gets rough? Benching key play makers? Any other factors? Truthfully, at what point ought Haley’s leash begin to shorten?

Let’s hear it Addicts.

Tags: Jamaal Charles Jon Baldwin Kansas City Chiefs Steve Breaston Todd Haley