There was a lot of speculation that Chiefs coach Todd Haley hated fantasy enthusiasts. And now he has come out and admitted it, too.
Haley told reporters that he has no intention of switching up his running back rotation — our fantasy teams be damned (via the team’s official site).
“It’s a good problem to have,” Haley said. “Now, in the fantasy football world I could see it being a bad problem to have. But we’re worried about the Kansas City Chiefs and what we need to do to win.”
Are you really worried about winning Haley? Because playing Thomas Jones over Charles is not only fantasy foolish, but seems like a good way to lose a game. Although, Haley drew first blood with a win over the Chargers. Though that seemed to have more to do with Chargers special teams, but that’s just nitpicking. Honestly, if Malcom Floyd can keep his feet, we are looking at a tie game and possibly a loss by the Chiefs.
But close only counts in horse shoes, right?
But to be honest, I wonder how Haley is going to use his running backs in the future. Because it looks like Dexter McCluster could start figuring prominently into the Chiefs’ offensive scheme, too. Could that be a potential three-headed monster lurking? If that is the case, Haley could challenge Mike Shanahan, John Harbaugh and Gary Kubiak for the title of most despised football coach among fantasy enthusiasts everywhere.
Haley says that he is trying to win games, but hey, we are too.
— Adam Rank