But Haley, the combative third-year K.C. head coach, has a little work to do as well, because there's no such thing as running up the score in the preseason, and his unhappiness with the late-game strategy of Ravens head coach John Harbaugh doesn't play well. Nobody's feelings should get hurt in August, when it's all about figuring out your roster and practice making perfect.
The Patriots ran for 129 yards in the first half, and Brady threw for 119 more, along with two touchdowns. The Steelers defense also seemed ahead of the game in Week 2, holding Philadelphia's "Dream Team'' Eagles to just 71 yards of offense in the first half, and forcing five Philly turnovers in a 24-14 win. The Steelers picked off Michael Vick three times in the first half, and later collected a Vince Young interception to round out the domination of their cross-state rivals.
Are we that gullible and desperate for any shred of NFL "news,'' real or imagined? (I know. A rhetorical question. After all, Peyton Manning's starting streak is involved). When Irsay asked which way to turn at the Firechief, I think he knew some media members and probably more than a few Colts fans would turn themselves inside out in response. And he never even had to leave Indy to take anyone on that trip.