Originally Posted by milkman
You keep talking about how Haley wasted years of your life.
DJ and Bowe were inconsistent before, and it would make some sense to trade them.
But under Haley they played with a level of consistency that they had not played with before, and are not playing with now.
You say that you've been a fan for 37 years, and I really admire you inability to learn anything in those 37 years.
Accountability is required to get the most out of a team.
Haley demanded acountability, and the results were that he got consistent play from those guys.
Player's coaches never get those results.
I am not surprised that Romeo is getting the results from this team that he's getting.
The only surprise is that he's managed to get these results so quickly.
To an extent I agree but, no, I don't really think Haley made them better.
They were both playing for second contacts imo. Bowe has always been about the money. He asked for a contract after Indy last year. He has a superior performance against crap and asks for money. It's the same thing as you kid laying on the couch all week and then asking for $20 after he takes out the trash imo.
Look what happened after the trade threat
Trade threat turned the light on for Dwayne Bowe
Posted by Gregg Rosenthal on October 19, 2009, 3:05 PM EST
As pointed out in the Chiefs-Redskins portion our Morning Aftermath, Kansas City receiver Dwayne Bowe caught six passes for 109 yards. It was his best output of the season.
Bowe’s performance came at a time when rumors are rampant that he (and pretty much any other Chiefs player not named “Matt Cassel”) is available as the trade deadline looms.
So was he motivated by the rumors? As it turns out, no.
Bowe was motivated by a specific threat, from coach Todd Haley.
Per a league source, Haley tore into Bowe early in Sunday’s win over the Redskins, urging Bowe to pick up his game and threatening to trade Bowe if he didn’t.
Though some might have seen it as a chance to get over the wall and head to a contending team, the exchange seemed to light a fire under Bowe.
So we suppose it would be fitting if the performance prompts a team like the Dolphins or Ravens to make the Chiefs an offer for Bowe that G.M. Scott Pioli accepts.
I honestly don't think Haley ever liked Bowe either. He didn't even stick up for him about the alligotor arms incident which makes me think he thought Bowe pussed out. Even when he was directly asked about it, he declined to answer.