People like Todd Haley. A lot. We're hearing more and more folks talk about their midseason awards, or predicting the end of the year awards, and the Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley's name continues to come up when talking about coach of the year in the NFL.
Haley has taken the 4-12 Chiefs to 5-2 and in command of the AFC West. Former NFL QB and current NFL analyst Joe Theismann likes Haley at this point.
"Todd Haley took a group of guys nobody thought much of and got them to play together as a team," Theismann said. "Four weeks ago, we thought the Giants were a house of cards. Now they're the best team in the NFC."
Another candidate is Bucs head coach Raheem Morris. Like the Chiefs, he's taken a miserable 2009 team and turned them into the second best record in the NFL to this point. I think Haley and Morris would be more likely to win this over Tom Coughlin, since its perceived that his team had more in the cupboard than either the Chiefs or the Bucs.