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.

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  1. Herb says:

    As a Bronco fan, I hope the Chiefs hire Josh McDaniels to take over for Haley…..

  2. G.A.Phillips says:

    As a Packer fan….lol….I feel blessed.

  3. Neil Hudelson says:

    If only my colts would follow suit…

  4. Andy says:

    I wish I could give Herb’s comment an infinite number of likes.

  5. Graham says:

    I’m pleased to see KC preemptively firing their coach for the embarrassing loss they will suffer this weekend at the hands of Green Bay.