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Todd Haley and the Least Likable NFL Head Coaches

Ryan AlfieriCorrespondent IIIJanuary 1, 2017

Todd Haley and the Least Likable NFL Head Coaches

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    There are few coaches in the NFL that are as unpleasant as Todd Haley. Those who have played under him, like Steve Breaston, have publicly stated how unlikable he can be.

    Haley is not afraid to call out players or use the depth chart to light a fire underneath them, like he did with Dwayne Bowe. He has also had control issues in the past over who calls the offensive plays. 

    Most recently, it has been reported that he and general manager Scott Pioli have somewhat of an uneasy relationship. In Sunday's game against the Vikings, he was visibly upset with his quarterback Matt Cassel on the sideline, and the two appeared to have a confrontation.

    Let's take a look at some of the other coaches who are among the most unlikable in the NFL.

Tom Coughlin

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    Coughlin is a very accomplished coach in the NFL, and he has gotten better over the past few years in terms of being a likable guy. Still, the man is an old-school disciplinarian.

    Coughlin is famous for the saying, "If you're five minutes early, you're on time. If you're on time, you're late." He even used to fine his players for being less than five minutes early for meetings.

Mike Shanahan

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    Whether it was his, well, "interesting" relationship with Donovan McNabb or the way he handled the Albert Haynesworth situation, Shanahan deserves a spot on this list.

    Shanahan is a very secretive guy that keeps a lot to himself—like when he gave strange and vague answers as to why he pulled McNabb in the last two minutes in a game against the Lions last year.

Marvin Lewis

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    The fact that Carson Palmer and Chad Ochocinco were so eager to leave Cincinnati says a lot. Although the team is among the most poorly run franchises in football, it's not like guys are dying to play for Marvin Lewis.

    In fact, Johnathan Joseph turned down an extension from the Bengals to accept an offer to go to Houston.

Tony Sparano

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    Sparano always seems like he is angry, but he might have a good reason—the Dolphins tried to hire another coach while he was still under contract.

    Still, Tony is tough on his players and runs a hard camp. He wears his emotions on his sleeve, and unfortunately for the Dolphins, they are usually emotions of anger and frustration.

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