Chiefs coach delivers a parting shot

MIKE ZEISBERGER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 10:39 PM ET

KANSAS CITY - Maybe Todd Haley didn't quite throw departing offensive co-ordinator Charlie Weis under the bus. But he certainly tried to shove him in front of it.

While Haley hasn't come right out and said it, his critical comments concerning the Chiefs curious game planning in their 30-7 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday seemed to suggest he isn't sad to see Weis leave.

In fact, you get the impression Haley would be more than happy to drive Weis to the airport, where the former head coaching flop at Notre Dame will soon be boarding a plane and winging to Florida to become the offensive co-ordinator of the Gators.

There have been rumblings here that the stubborn Weis had been at loggerheads with Haley, the offensive-minded head coach of the Chiefs.

Given some of the strange decisions made by Weis in the blowout loss to the Ravens, you can fully understand why Haley might have issues with him.

First off, how do you not utilize star wideout Dwayne Bowe, who didn't have one pass thrown his way? This is the same Dwayne Bowe who led all NFL wide receivers with 15 touchdown catches this season.

Said Haley: "You have a game like that and one of the guys that you've ridden thoughout the year appears to be uninvolved in the plan ... Again, we've got to do a better job of figuring out ways to get the ball in the hands of our guys that have consistently made plays."

Take that, Charlie.

Hayley also wondered about a fourth-and- a-half-yard call in the third quarter in which the Chiefs opted to pitch the ball wide to Jamaal Charles instead of pounding it inside. Charles was chopped down for a four-yard loss.

"It was not a well-executed play, a well-conceived play," Haley said.

Goodbye, Charlie Weis. Don't let the locker-room door hit you in the butt on the way out.


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