Ever since Sunday’s horrific loss to the Lions, Chiefs head coach Todd Haley has been on the proverbial hot seat and the temperature seems to rise with each new day that passes. Numerous writers have thrown out their guesses for possible replacements for Haley in recent days, and Haley himself had to take questions about his job security at Chiefs press conferences. Suffice to say, it’s been a rough week for the Chiefs.
Rumors started appearing that Scott Pioli, the Chiefs GM, doesn’t like Haley and that tensions have been around for awhile. Michael Silver wrote of the tension that it’s the “worst kept secret in NFL circles.” But at least one player promises he has no idea what anyone is talking about.
“To be completely honest I haven’t seen that with my own two eyes," Matt Cassel told WHB's Soren Petro. "From what I see they talk to each other in the building. They are communicating and everything. It looks great, so I don’t know anything. I can’t really speculate on the article or what is being said out there because I haven’t seen that or know anything about it.”
That’s good news for a Chiefs team that needs the rumors to die down so the roster can go about its business. Then again, the single best thing the Chiefs coaches and players can do this weekend to stop the rumors is to simply win a game. That can happen this weekend against the Chiefs.