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A couple weeks ago I wrote about how the Chargers are the best place to work. At least in the NFL. Now, as it turns out, the worst place to work in football is another team in that very same division. It’s an honor granted to the Scott Pioli led Chiefs of the AFC West.
Holy heaven what a mess the Chiefs have created. That is, according to the Kansas City Star.
Haley suspected that many rooms at the team facility were bugged so that team administrators could monitor employees’ conversations. Stopping finally in a conference room, Haley said he believed his personal cellphone, a line he used before being hired by the Chiefs in 2009, had been tampered with.
Bugging rooms? Tapped phones? The Chiefs are like a terrible early-90s spy comedy.
Honestly, I wouldn’t be surprised to hear that Todd Haley is a complete lunatic. For this reason, I’d take accusations from him with a grain of salt. However, there are other substantive accusations in Kent Babb’s Kansas City Star piece.
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Former Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley believed that his cell phone was tapped and numerous rooms in the teams facility had been bugged in order to listen in on conversations that went on between team personnel.
The scary part is that Haley isn’t the only one that’s felt this way.
“When you’re mentally abused, you eventually lose it, too,” one former longtime Chiefs...
Former Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley was fired shortly before the end of this season, despite leading the Chiefs to an AFC West title the year before. Not long after leaving, a story has surfaced about his former employer with allegations about the Kansas City organization that have opened eyes across the league. In a juicy piece of investigative reporting by The Kansas...
The Kansas City Star came out with a story that paints a provocative, troubling picture of life in the Chiefs offices under Scott Pioli. To ensure no one would notice, they published it on Saturday night. But we're more than happy to dive in to the tales of a workplace gone mad with paranoia and secrecy—a place where Todd Haley is convinced...
According to a host of former Chiefs employees, life under general manager Scott Pioli is marked by fear of being watched or listened to no matter where they are in team facilities. Former coach Todd Haley reportedly felt the same way.
Todd Haley walked into the public relations office at Chiefs headquarters on a Thursday in early December. Four days before he was fired as the team's coach, he wanted to talk about what life was like inside this organization. But he didn't know who else might be listening.
Let’s face it, the Kansas City Chiefs have been a poorly ran organization as of late. Sure, they were quite good for a long time, with former GM Carl Peterson making some very good moves (Priest Holmes, for example) that led to an extended period of winning football. Peterson resigned at the end of the 2008 season, and Scott Pioli was brought in from the New England Patriots...
Former Kansas City Chiefs head coach Todd Haley told the Kansas City Star he suspected that meeting rooms and even his cell phone were being bugged by team administrators in order to listen in on employee conversations.The Chiefs have denied the claims, but during this time of transition, many former employees claim that privacy and intimacy was always in question. Haley was fired...
Maybe this is some of the reason that Todd Haley hasn’t been rushing, or able, to take a new (specifically with the Jets) job? Looks like there might be some more craziness this week for Haley before he finds a new team – be it New York or Arizona.
Haley suspected that many rooms at the team facility were bugged so that team administrators could monitor employees’ conversations...
On Sunday, the Kansas City Star published an article stating that former Chiefs coach Todd Haley “suspected” rooms at the facility were bugged and “believed” his cell phone had been tampered with. It’s a strong accusation, and if it’s true there should be serious consequences to anyone involved in those activities. But the league won’t…
The Daily News has learned that barring an eleventh-hour course reversal, Todd Haley will not be joining the Jets’ coaching staff. Haley, who was fired by the Chiefs after Week 14, interviewed for an offensive staff position last week. There was speculation that Haley would team up with new ...
It seems the Jets have found themselves in a condrum after newly promoted outside linebackers coach Mike Smith has decided to leave for West Virginia where he will coach the linebackers and have co-coordinator responsibilities. The offer from WVU was more appealing and after interning for a few years, he understandably did what was best for him and his family. We wish him the best...
The Kansas City Star reports: Former coach Todd Haley's belief that team officials were bugging phones to monitor employee conversations, and interviews with more than two dozen current and former employees, suggest that intimidation and secrecy are among the Chiefs’ principal management styles under general manager Scott Pioli.
More on Mike Smith heading to WVU. [NY Post]
Everyone misses the Jets sideshow. [NYT Fifth Down]
More on Matt Higgins departure. [NY Times]
There’s little chance Todd Haley will come to the Jets. [JetNation]
Cimini looks at the running backs. [ESPN NY]
Indianapolis is becoming unsentimental about the past. [NY Times]
A quick look around the AFC East. [ESPN AFCE]