The key word used by Scott Pioli in the Chiefs’ official press statement concerning the firing of head coach Todd Haley is “consistency.” That’s certainly a true statement. The Chiefs lose their first three, win their next four, drop their next four and then win at Chicago. Suddenly they completely lay an egg on the road at the New York Jets on Sunday. This 2011 season has been a roller coaster ride for the Kansas City Chiefs, to say the least.
“Todd helped this team in many valuable ways over the past three seasons, and I am thankful for his contributions,” Chiefs General Manager Scott Pioli said. “Unfortunately, we have not been able to establish the kind of consistency we need to continue to build a strong foundation for the future and we believe a change is important at this time.”
Yet the reality is: how consistent could a team have been this year with the tougher schedule matched with the overwhelming amount of injuries and lack of depth on the roster. Haley is the fall guy for a lot of bad decisions, his included, and it’s clear that a new coach will need more players to work with if “consistency” is the goal.