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Carlota69
01-13-2011, 03:13 PM
http://www.kcchiefs.com/news/article-2/101-Awards-Honor-Todd-Haley-as-AFC-Coach-of-the-Year/6eef91e0-012f-477b-a46b-e2a84dd899bd

NFL Films is this year's recipient of the Lamar Hunt Award for Professional Football



A worst-to-first division championship run and the biggest one-year turnaround in franchise history were enough for Chiefs head coach Todd Haley to win his first Coach of the Year honor. In a vote comprised of national media members, Haley was named the NFL 101 Award’s AFC Coach of the Year.

In a year that exceeded preseason expectations, the Chiefs won the AFC West and housed a playoff game at Arrowhead Stadium for the first time since 2003. Kansas City held at least a share of first place in the division from Week 1 through Week 17, while also claiming the NFL’s 2010 rushing crown and improving upon 39 different statistical categories from 2009.

"I am honored to accept this award on behalf of the Kansas City Chiefs,” said Haley. “Our growth as a team this season wouldn't have been possible without the efforts of our entire coaching staff who so tirelessly dedicated themselves to making us better each and every day. While our team's development was truly a collective effort, I am extremely humbled to follow in the footsteps of coaches like Hank Stram and Marty Schottenheimer, who previously received this honor with the Chiefs.

“Our football team made tremendous progress in 2010, but there is still a great deal of work yet to do to achieve our ultimate objective."

Haley is one of four first-time 101 Award honorees in this year’s class of winners. Other first-timers include NFL Offensive Player of the Year Michael Vick (QB, Philadelphia Eagles), NFC Defensive Player of the Year Clay Mathews (LB, Green Bay Packers) and AFC Defensive Player of the Year Troy Polamalu (S, Pittsburgh Steelers).

New England Patriots QB Tom Brady won AFC Offensive Player of the Year honors for the second time and Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith was named NFC Coach of the Year for the second time as well.

In addition to these award winners, the Committee of 101 announced the fourth recipient of the Lamar Hunt Award for Professional Football, created in 2007 to honor the life and legacy of the founder of the Kansas City Chiefs. Given in recognition of visionary leadership that has helped the NFL become the preeminent pro sports league in America, this year’s award winner is NFL Films. Founded in 1962 by Ed Sabol and then guided for many years by his son, Steve, NFL Films has revolutionized sports cinematography and been a major factor in the soaring popularity of professional football over the last five decades. NFL Films has filmed, produced and sold some of the league’s most inventive and unique programming, winning 97 Emmys along the way.

“The Lamar Hunt Award for Professional Football has special meaning to all of us at NFL Films because, just like Lamar Hunt with the AFL and the Chiefs, NFL Films began with one man’s vision – Ed Sabol’s,” said Steve Sabol, who will accept the award on behalf of NFL Films at the 101 Awards gala. “We are flattered and honored to be recognized for our contributions to the game of football, especially because of the name on the award.”

The 2010 season award winners will be presented with trophies at the 41st Annual NFL 101 Awards gala, co-presented by Perfect Output and ECCO Select, in Kansas City on Saturday, March 5, 2011. The prestigious black-tie awards event was founded in 1969 and has evolved into what many sports insiders consider the finest awards event of its kind.

The awards show hosts for the evening will be NFL Network sportscaster Paul Burmeister and CBS football analyst Rich Gannon, a former NFL Most Valuable Player and two-time 101 Award winner.

Event proceeds this year will be directed to Truman Medical Center through the Chiefs Children’s Fund, a 501(c)3 foundation that distributes funds to various children’s charities throughout the Kansas City area. TMC joined the Chiefs as the official Community Health Partner in September 2010. The Chiefs and TMC are working together to provide wellness education and promote healthier living for the people of Kansas City. Both TMC and the Chiefs play a vital role in the Kansas City community and this partnership capitalizes on two well-established brands for the common goal of improving the health status of the community in general, and of the citizens in the urban core particularly.

BCD
01-13-2011, 03:14 PM
JW begs to differ...

cmh6476
01-13-2011, 03:15 PM
yay

Halfcan
01-13-2011, 03:24 PM
Lets see if how he does next year with a tougher schedule.

We better beef up the D.

Lonewolf Ed
01-13-2011, 03:28 PM
I am a bit surprised. I thought he would get the honor if the Chiefs won a playoff game and since they got destroyed, I figured it would go to someone else. Hopefully, he can earn coach of the year next season with a playoff victory or two.

Carlota69
01-13-2011, 03:41 PM
I am a bit surprised. I thought he would get the honor if the Chiefs won a playoff game and since they got destroyed, I figured it would go to someone else. Hopefully, he can earn coach of the year next season with a playoff victory or two.

one and done sucks, but it doesnt take away the turn around this team has made under Haley.

talastan
01-13-2011, 03:51 PM
Lets see if how he does next year with a tougher schedule.

We better beef up the D.

NT or OLB in the first IMO. Then the other in the second. This year's draft is going to D-heavy from what I've heard.

FAX
01-13-2011, 03:58 PM
And Sweeney Todd receives the Golden Razor Of Accomplishment.

I'm happy for the guy. Very deserving.

FAX

King_Chief_Fan
01-13-2011, 04:11 PM
SAY WHAT???
~Jason Whitlock

Following in the footsteps of Marty and Hank.........no Herm?

Donger
01-13-2011, 04:17 PM
That cannot be. Haley is not an NFL head coach. I have that on very high authority.

ClevelandBronco
01-13-2011, 04:22 PM
He's unquestionably the coach of the year in Kansas City.

'Hamas' Jenkins
01-13-2011, 04:23 PM
He did a tremendous job this year.

Psyko Tek
01-13-2011, 04:30 PM
I didn't know he was stoned

Frazod
01-13-2011, 04:32 PM
Nice to see a Chief finally win something with Lamar's name on it.

Of course, I'd rather have the other one...

eazyb81
01-13-2011, 04:33 PM
Yeah but he's no John Fox.

Fritz88
01-13-2011, 04:54 PM
I want to believe he's good, but I think Romeo and Weis saved his azz.

Sweet Daddy Hate
01-13-2011, 04:55 PM
Who the fuck is NFL 101?

Jethopper
01-13-2011, 05:14 PM
He did a tremendous job this year.

omg........stop the presses

stevieray
01-13-2011, 05:16 PM
Who the **** is NFL 101?
101 Banquet the Chiefs host every year.

Sweet Daddy Hate
01-13-2011, 05:22 PM
101 Banquet the Chiefs host every year.

Well, okay then.

MahiMike
01-13-2011, 05:23 PM
Wow! Way to go Taaaaawwwwwddddd!!!!

stevieray
01-13-2011, 05:24 PM
Well, okay then.

I went one year, met a lot of people, including Lamar & Norma Hunt and Mike Singletary,

...you'd never know the Hunts were uber rich.

Dylan
01-13-2011, 05:38 PM
Awesome ! :thumb:

http://www.stampit.com.au/upload/products/si4342d.jpg

Sweet Daddy Hate
01-13-2011, 05:39 PM
I went one year, met a lot of people, including Lamar & Norma Hunt and Mike Singletary,

...you'd never know the Hunts were uber rich.

It's been my experience that those who are truly wealthy tend to possess a certain humility and gratitude. In contrast, it's been my experience that the upper middle class tend to be self-absorbed, trend-chasing, insufferable pricks.

stevieray
01-13-2011, 05:41 PM
It's been my experience that those who are truly wealthy tend to possess a certain humility and gratitude. In contrast, it's been my experience that the upper middle class tend to be self-absorbed, trend-chasing, insufferable pricks.

I totally concur.

suzzer99
01-13-2011, 05:43 PM
It's been my experience that those who are truly wealthy tend to possess a certain humility and gratitude. In contrast, it's been my experience that the upper middle class tend to be self-absorbed, trend-chasing, insufferable pricks.

It's been my experience that people with 3 letter usernames tend to over-generalize.

Sweet Daddy Hate
01-13-2011, 05:45 PM
I totally concur.

It's been my experience that people with 3 letter usernames tend to over-generalize.

I'll take Stevie's response FTW.

Thx!:p

suzzer99
01-13-2011, 05:55 PM
The Zen path is not for everyone.

PRIEST
01-13-2011, 06:00 PM
Nice :thumb:

MahiMike
01-13-2011, 06:28 PM
How is this thread not getting more hits on a Chiefs website?

chefsos
01-13-2011, 06:41 PM
How is this thread not getting more hits on a Chiefs website?I

chefsos
01-13-2011, 06:41 PM
How is this thread not getting more hits on a Chiefs website?don't

chefsos
01-13-2011, 06:41 PM
How is this thread not getting more hits on a Chiefs website?know

Hydrae
01-13-2011, 07:23 PM
How is this thread not getting more hits on a Chiefs website?

Because it is no surprise that a KC based group would award this to the local NFL coach? :shrug:

FAX
01-13-2011, 07:32 PM
This raises an interesting issue.

There exists in the NFL a school of thought that continuity at the head coaching position lends itself to long-term success. Chuck Noll and Don Shula come are often used as examples.

On the other hand, head coaches can also burn out and lose their team over time. Whatever message they want to convey eventually becomes stale and redundant. Over time, players who have heard the same pitch over and over can't help but tune it out.

I wonder what the optimum tenure of a head coach ought to be? Obviously, it depends on the coach, his age, the owner and lots of other factors, but I'm thinking 5 to 6 years ... maybe a tad more. At that point, whatever methods that coach has used in the past to motivate his players will have surely gone stale.

FAX

Misplaced_Chiefs_Fan
01-13-2011, 07:52 PM
This raises an interesting issue.

There exists in the NFL a school of thought that continuity at the head coaching position lends itself to long-term success. Chuck Noll and Don Shula come are often used as examples.

On the other hand, head coaches can also burn out and lose their team over time. Whatever message they want to convey eventually becomes stale and redundant. Over time, players who have heard the same pitch over and over can't help but tune it out.

I wonder what the optimum tenure of a head coach ought to be? Obviously, it depends on the coach, his age, the owner and lots of other factors, but I'm thinking 5 to 6 years ... maybe a tad more. At that point, whatever methods that coach has used in the past to motivate his players will have surely gone stale.

FAX

Not if he turns the roster over in that time. Keep bringing in new players and they'll never know if Coach is telling one of his old war stories or not. LMAO

FAX
01-13-2011, 08:27 PM
Not if he turns the roster over in that time. Keep bringing in new players and they'll never know if Coach is telling one of his old war stories or not. LMAO

Hmmm.

So head coaches don't lose their jobs because the team simply ceases to respond to their coaching and/or ideas? I can think of dozens of coaches who were fired after having reasonably successful careers with a variety of teams. I wonder why they were terminated? Didn't turn the roster over fast enough?

FAX

Misplaced_Chiefs_Fan
01-13-2011, 08:30 PM
Hmmm.

So head coaches don't lose their jobs because the team simply ceases to respond to their coaching and/or ideas? I can think of dozens of coaches who were fired after having reasonably successful careers with a variety of teams. I wonder why they were terminated? Didn't turn the roster over fast enough?

FAX

I would lean toward that.

In the comic industry, they figure the average readership turns over every 8-10 years, which is why you see so many "retcons" of Superman's origin or a new spin on how Batman became Batman. Why? Because most of the readers who "grew up" with those comics aren't reading them any more and the new readers don't have any emotions tied to "how it was".

Coaches/GMs could take the same approach.

It's the American way, after all. :hmmm: :evil:

-King-
01-13-2011, 08:53 PM
101 Banquet the Chiefs host every year.

Actually

The awards are voted on by 101 sportswriters and broadcasters around the nation who cover the NFL

Read more: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2011/01/13/1500931/haley-wins-nfl-101-award.html#ixzz1AyiHd1Tk

So its not the Chiefs awards banquet. Its an actual award by an organization called NFL 101.

Sweet Daddy Hate
01-13-2011, 08:55 PM
I wonder if ShitMyPants! is still be bandied about as an MVP candidate?LMAO

Dick Bull
01-13-2011, 08:56 PM
Actually



So its not the Chiefs awards banquet. Its an actual award by an organization called NFL 101.



hmm,

KINGFIGHT

stevieray
01-13-2011, 11:28 PM
Actually



So its not the Chiefs awards banquet. Its an actual award by an organization called NFL 101.

that's why I called it the 101 Banquet...the Chiefs host the banquet and the proceeds go to Chiefs charities.

Tribal Warfare
01-14-2011, 12:39 AM
The real coach of the year is Crennel what he did with the defense is nothing short of amazing.

michaelj_58
01-14-2011, 03:19 AM
thank you haley for a good season.

Phobia
01-14-2011, 03:51 AM
Because it is no surprise that a KC based group would award this to the local NFL coach? :shrug:

That's unfair. Chiefs rarely collect any of the big hardware at this ceremony.

Phobia
01-14-2011, 03:52 AM
Nice to see a Chief finally win something with Lamar's name on it.

Of course, I'd rather have the other one...

You didn't read that. NFL Films / Sabols won the trophy with Lamar's name on it. Haley did not.

Carlota69
01-14-2011, 09:26 AM
Because it is no surprise that a KC based group would award this to the local NFL coach? :shrug:


Its a national award. Michael Vick was named NFC Offensive Player, Brady AFC. Neither one of those guys play for KC (although I wouldnt mind if they did:p). Coaches in the past have been from other teams...did you read the article?

FAX
01-14-2011, 09:41 AM
Its a national award. Michael Vick was named NFC Offensive Player, Brady AFC. Neither one of those guys play for KC (although I wouldnt mind if they did:p). Coaches in the past have been from other teams...did you read the article?

Some people don't read the OP very carefully. It happens.

By the way, it's cool that Haley got the Lamar trophy and won a free trip to Las Vegas and a whole year's supply of sausage patties from Hy-Vee.

FAX

Carlota69
01-14-2011, 10:01 AM
Some people don't read the OP very carefully. It happens.

By the way, it's cool that Haley got the Lamar trophy and won a free trip to Las Vegas and a whole year's supply of sausage patties from Hy-Vee.

FAX

MMMM...Sausages....:p

keg in kc
01-14-2011, 10:48 AM
Thought he was a shoe-in as soon as San Diego lost the division. A 10-6 record would not have been enough without the West title I don't think. But they got it.

And I think he clearly deserves it. Next year will be the real telling season, though.