While the Kansas City Chiefs made it official Monday by firing head coach Todd Haley after Sunday's embarrassing 37-10 loss to the New York Jets, Haley reportedly saw the writing on the wall for weeks.
According to the Kansas City Star, he clashed with GM Scott Pioli throughout the season and was contemplating resigning so that he could tell his side of the story as late as last week.
After season-ending injuries to Jamaal Charles and Eric Berry effectively ended the Chiefs chances of making a repeat trip to the playoffs in the season's first few weeks, the first signs of Haley's discontent became clear.
The coach refused to shave and began wearing increasingly natty clothing to press conferences despite working for an extremely image-conscious franchise.
Kansas City rebounded for a four-game winning streak in the middle of the season, but the season-ending injury to QB Matt Cassel quashed any signs of optimism, with the Chiefs suffering through inept QB play from backup Tyler Palko over the last four games.
In Palko's four starts, and Haley's last four games as a Kansas City head coach, the offense scored only 32 points.