Originally Posted by htismaqe
Absolutely unequivocally untrue.
Haley LOVED Palko. People who were in the locker room after the Bears game got to see it first hand - Haley was on a personal mission to see Palko succeed. In many ways, it looks like he was living vicariously through a kid that grew up in many of the same circles Haley did.
If Orton hadn't have been hurt, Orton starts that NY game.The Pittsburg game sealed Palko's fate - Palko's big thing with Haley was that, in Chicago at least, he didn't give up that deflating crushing mistake that turns the tide of a game...
the kind of crushig turnovers that Matt Cassel specializes in.
Haley make have been ecstatic to win in Soldier Field - given the circumstances, that win alone should have garnered some kind of recognition - but in no way can I believe Haley was 'ecstatic' to have Palko.
Well...he wasn't Matt Cassel, so he DID have that going for him...