Haley’s Chiefs have the Chargers again this week. Last time, there was some question as to whether or not he’d make it out of September, given the horrific opening to 2011 and the simmering tumult between he and GM Scott Pioli. Back then, Haley didn’t see the sense in caring about all that. That should explain why when I asked him, late Wednesday night, if he felt the organization had his back when things looked worse, he took the question and went another way with it.
“I’ve said it plenty of times — when you’re losing, there’s going to be tension anywhere you go,” Haley responded. “Tell me about a place where there’s not that, and I’ll bet that’s a place where you have no chance of winning. That stuff’s not something I’d ever focus on. Wherever I’ve been, I’ve tried to stay above the fray and focused on my job.