Originally Posted by aturnis
The "Haley started Palko in spite of Pioli" was the best attempt by fans to rationalize what was happening, conspiracy theory.
The fact that Pioli set the game day roster for Haley, was reported by connected people in industry...
There are few different options that seem plausible
1. Haley wanted Palko, and started him out of spite
2. Haley wanted Palko, thought he was horrible and was denied to start another (Stanzi, Orton)
3. Haley didn't want Palko and he was forced to start him
IMO, those are the 3 most plausible scenarios.