Kansas City Chiefs: Head Coach Todd Haley Not Gracious in Blowout Loss

Josh McCainSenior Writer INovember 15, 2010

DENVER - NOVEMBER 14:  Head coach Todd Haley of the Kansas City Chiefs has some unwelcome words with head coach Josh McDaniels of the Denver Broncos as he refuses to shake his hand after the Broncos 49-29 win at INVESCO Field at Mile High on November 14, 2010 in Denver, Colorado. The Denver Broncos defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 49-29. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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At the conclusion of yesterday's embarrassing loss at the hands of division rival Denver Broncos, Kansas City Chiefs head Todd Haley was none too pleased with his counterpart Josh McDaniels.

At mid-field, instead of the traditional shaking of hands and a few words, Haley pointed at McDaniels and said a few choice words that I'm sure weren't encouraging.

When asked by reporters what he said, Haley called it a private moment between the two coaches.

I understand that Haley was mad because the Broncos, after jumping out to their big lead, kept on passing the ball on offense and continued blitzing on defense, but in the NFL (especially this season), no lead is safe.

Also, what is with the stigma of running up the score? Why should one team dial back their game plan because the other can't stop it?

After all, what if the Broncos had started playing soft and the Chiefs began a come back and the Broncos couldn't get their offense going again?

If that would have happened, this article could very well be about the Broncos not finishing off their opponent when they had the chance.

Haley shouldn't be mad at Josh McDaniels for spanking him, but rather at his team for not showing up to a big division game after dropping a close one to another division rival the week before.

If he was so upset with McDaniels continuing the passing attack, then maybe he should have asked his defense to do something about it.

Listen, I'm all for good sportsmanship in football, but it boggles my mind that the same people who get miffed about teams resting starters when their playoff scenario is all sewn-up are the same people who want teams to just run out the clock with a big lead.

No one likes to get beat down, but sometimes it happens, and the only way to prevent it is to do something about it.  Maybe next time Haley will address his anger to the right people (his team) and not the opposing sideline.

Until he does that, the Chiefs won't be the team we thought they were three weeks ago.