Sunday, October 11, 2009
AFC West notes
By Bill Williamson
Posted by ESPN.com’s Bill Williamson
Interesting move by Chiefs coach Todd Haley. ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported that Haley took his coaching staff off the practice field Friday after a sloppy session by his 0-4 team.
Haley borrowed a page from mentor Bill Parcells with the move. It caused the players to take control of the practice and be more accountable. So far, it seems to be working. The Chiefs were leading Dallas 10-3 at the half.
There is more smoke to the Mike Shanahan-to-Washington talk. I truly believe he will end up in D.C.
Fox Sports reported Sunday that the Raiders are calling teams offering virtually everyone but the team’s young players who have potential in a trade. Does that mean star cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha could be acquired by the Oct. 20 trade deadline?
Asomugha is 28 and he is in the prime of his career. I couldn’t see Oakland trading him. But I can see Oakland looking to get rid of other veterans in the next nine days.