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#pounditSunday, March 3, 2024

Todd Haley-Josh McDaniels Postgame Handshake Was Uncomfortable (Video)

I probably shouldn’t have even labeled the postgame exchange between Todd Haley and Josh McDaniels a handshake since that never happened. Instead, Haley, upset over his team’s 49-29 embarrassing defeat in Denver, had words for McDaniels and capped it off with a finger wag. Check out the Todd Haley-Josh McDaniels handshake video if you haven’t seen it:

McDaniels wasn’t asked about the incident after the game while Haley said the matter was private. Reading Haley’s lips, it appears as if he mouthed the words “last year” during his wagging. My guess is that was a reference to the way Kansas City bounced back from a blowout loss to the Broncos in week 13 with a one-sided win of their own 44-24 in week 17. They’ll certainly be thinking revenge when the teams meet at Arrowhead Stadium in three weeks.

So what made Haley upset? Maybe it’s because the Broncos kept their starters in the game late and were still throwing the ball in the 4th quarter. You can put that on McDaniels if you want, but Haley will have the chance to shut him up December 5th.

UPDATE: KSCW via SI Hot Clicks shows the updated video where Haley is heard saying to McDaniels “There’s a lot of s*** being talked about you.”


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