Chiefs, Dolphins Fire Head Coaches
Despite winning the AFC West last year, Todd Haley was fired today after the team’s 37-10 loss to the Jets dropped the Chiefs to 5-8. Haley’s fractious relationship with GM Scott Pioli was not exactly a secret, so the unsportsmanlike conduct penalty Haley caught in yesterday’s game was especially stupid.
And, in the least-surprising NFL news of the season, Tony Sparano also got canned. The Dolphins had clawed their way to 4-8 after dropping their first seven games, but losing to the hapless Eagles sealed his fate. The fact that he lasted two weeks longer than Jack Del Rio is pretty much the only unexpected twist in this story.