Yet, I still couldn’t see his face. Not even from just tenyards away, which is where I was standing at the end ofSuper Bowl 43. Time had just run out. And I ran backbehind the bench to pick up my broadcast gear. Suddenly,with all the players and coaches at midfield, I was thelast person on the Cardinals sideline. Just Paulie Pigskinand the Cardinals’ offensive coordinator – who stillhadn’t moved an inch.Todd Haley just stood there. Staring straight down at hisshoe laces. Music blaring. Confetti blowing. And Haleylooking without blinking – past his play sheet anddirectly into the Tampa turf where James Harrison hadraced past two hours earlier with… well, we all remember.The clock had just expired. On a Super Bowl ring. AndHaley’s coaching career with the Cardinals. Forever. Or sowe thought. Turns out, here in 2012, Haley might be standing on theCards sideline again – although he rarely stands in oneplace. Instead, Haley alternates between barking outplays, tearing off headsets, and pointing fingers intofacemasks. In other words, he cares. And for those of us outsideprofessional sports (fans, media, etc.), it always seemslike we care the most about the people who really do care.Truly care and share the passion, minus the paycheck, forthe game itself. Because, to the rest of us, it’s not ourjob, it’s more like an addiction. Somehow, our DNAdictates that we can’t help but care. Right? Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Which is what made that Super Bowl snapshot so memorable.For once, Todd Haley wasn’t saying anything. And thatresonates louder than anything else I remember. With that in mind, if what my NFL sources are sayingproves accurate – that Haley has the “Cardinals atop hislist of non-head coaching opportunities” – then we allneed to break out the ear muffs like Vince Vaughn’s kid in“Old School,” because the volume is about to be turned upagain this season. So, my lasting impression of Todd Haley? Beyond thatimage of the lone person left on the Cards Super Bowlsideline is that Haley really cares. Deeply. As wereported before the Super Bowl season, deep enough to callLarry Fitzgerald a “One-Trick Pony.” Deep enough to helpresurrect Kurt Warner (I still remember what he told melate in 2008: “We took the cowboy out of him” –referring to what Whisenhunt & Haley did to transform KurtWarner from the risk-taking/turnover prone QB with the NYGiants to the “Gloved One” with the Cards.) Speaking of Whisenhunt, I still remember Haley as one ofthe only guys with the carte blanche to readily refer toCoach W as “Kenny.” And, as long as we’re running the no-huddle down memorylane, there’s the Anquan Boldin sideline confrontation,which I’m still asked about to this day. The real untoldstory isn’t what the cameras didn’t catch, it’s that youcould usually set the over/under on sideline smackdowns atthree – per game! And at least one of ‘em wouldinvolve Kurt Warner. (Heck, I still remember a game in DCwhere even Paulie Pencilneck had to hustle out of the wayas Haley stormed the sideline ready to go Lou Piniella ona 5th round rookie named Steve Breaston, who had messed upa route on 3rd down and killed the drive.) 0 Comments Share What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinke Top Stories You couldn’t hear a thing. And, in hindsight, you didn’tneed to. The look said it for him and, at the same time,said it all. Not the look on his face, mind you. In truth, youcouldn’t see that. All you really could see were theslumped shoulders, along with the single bent knee bearingall his weight. But what you really saw was utterdejection. And although you knew it would fade, you alsorealized right then that losing a Super Bowl lasts alifetime. D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away
And with President George W. Bush now sending thousands more U.S. troops to Baghdad and western Anbar province, despite opposition in Congress and the American public’s increasing war weariness, the prospect looms of even higher casualties. The shadowy insurgency has managed to counter or compensate for every new U.S. military technique for defeating roadside bombs, which over time have proliferated and grown increasingly powerful. The U.S. has spent billions trying to counter that threat, and the Bush administration in its budget 2008 request to Congress this week asked for another $6.4 billion to find more effective defenses against it. The Pentagon’s terse death announcements only begin to tell the story: Sgt. Corey J. Aultz, 31, of Port Orchard, Wash., and Sgt. Milton A. Gist, 27, of St. Louis, died Jan. 30 in Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province, of wounds from an improvised bomb that detonated near their vehicle. Three days earlier, three soldiers – one just 19 years old – were killed by a roadside bomb in Taji, just north of Baghdad. And a week before that, four soldiers, from towns in the four corners of this country – Florida, New Hampshire, Oregon and California – were killed by a roadside bomb not far from Fallujah. WASHINGTON – More American troops were killed in combat in Iraq over the past four months – at least 334 through Jan. 31 – than in any comparable stretch since the war began, according to an Associated Press analysis of casualty records. Not since the bloody battle for Fallujah in 2004 has the death toll spiked so high. The reason is that U.S. soldiers and Marines are fighting more battles in the streets of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, and other cities. The top killer is the roadside bomb, but hostile forces also have had more success lately shooting down U.S. helicopters. Pentagon officials said initial indications from the crash of a Marine CH-46 helicopter on Wednesday, killing all seven aboard, are that it was caused by mechanical trouble, not hostile fire. In some respects it is the urban warfare that U.S. commanders thought they had managed to largely avoid after U.S. troops entered Baghdad in early April 2003 and quickly toppled the Saddam Hussein regime. The increasingly urban nature of the war is reflected in the fact that a higher percentage of U.S. deaths have been in Baghdad lately. Over the course of the war, at least 1,142 U.S. troops have died in Anbar province, the heart of the Sunni Arab insurgency, through Feb. 6, according to an AP count. That compares with 713 in Baghdad. But since Dec. 28, 2006, there were more in Baghdad than in Anbar – 33 to 31. The surge in combat deaths comes as the Pentagon begins adding 21,500 troops in Iraq as part of Bush’s new strategy for stabilizing the country. Most are going to Baghdad, but some are being sent Anbar. With the buildup, U.S. forces will be operating more aggressively in Baghdad as they try to tamp down sectarian bloodshed, a tactical shift that senior military officials say raises the prospect of even higher U.S. casualties. “There’s clearly going to be an increased risk in this area,” Adm. William Fallon, Bush’s choice to be the next commander of U.S. forces in the Middle East, told his Senate confirmation hearing last week. Risk is already extraordinarily high from known threats, including roadside bombs. The frustrating fact about the hunt for a solution to the roadside bomb is that the Americans have improved their ability to find and disarm them before they detonate, and they have outfitted troops in better body armor. But the insurgents still manage to adjust: new tactics in planting the bombs, new, more powerful explosives, different means of detonating them and, amazingly, a seemingly endless supply of materials. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Friday that 70 percent of U.S. casualties are caused by such bombs. He said that lately Iran, allegedly in league with renegade Shiite groups in southern Iraq, has had a hand in supplying a more lethal version so powerful it can destroy a U.S. Abrams battle tank, which is shielded with heavy armor. On Jan. 22, Army National Guard Spc. Brandon L. Stout, 23, of Grand Rapids, Mich., was killed by one of those more powerful bombs, known as an explosively formed projectile, that went off near his vehicle in Baghdad. A week earlier, four soldiers were killed by a roadside bomb in the northern city of Mosul. It is not possible to fully track the trend in bomb-caused deaths by month. The U.S. military considers such information secret because it is considered potentially useful to the insurgents and their backers. Also, the Marines do not announce the specific cause of any of their combat deaths, whereas the Army does. Hostile forces also have had more success lately shooting down U.S. helicopters, Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, acknowledged Tuesday. He said four U.S. helicopters in recent weeks have been shot down by small arms fire, including a Black Hawk in which all 12 National Guard soldiers aboard were killed. What’s more, there have been troubling new twists to some other attacks, including the sneak attack in Karbala that killed five U.S. soldiers; four of them were abducted and executed by unknown gunmen. U.S. officials say they are studying the possibility that Iranian agents either planned or executed that Jan. 20 attack. A leading war critic, Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., said he was aware that U.S. casualties were rising, particularly in Anbar province. “It doesn’t surprise me at all because they are targeting American troops,” he said. Under a new approach announced by Bush on Jan. 10, U.S. troops will be paired up with Iraqi brigades in each of nine districts across Baghdad, rather than operating mainly from large U.S. bases. “Our troops are going to be inserted into the most difficult areas imaginable – right into neighborhoods, right in the face of the Iraqis,” Sen. Carl Levin, the Michigan Democrat who is chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said. “How are we going to avoid the inherent risks that are created?” The recent rise in U.S. combat deaths has developed with relatively little notice in Congress, which has focused on the broader issue of whether to begin withdrawing forces and, now, whether to opposed Bush’s troop buildup. The American public clearly has soured on the war. In an AP-Ipsos poll taken Jan. 8-10 , 62 percent said they thought, looking back, that it had been a mistake to go to war, while 35 percent said invading was the right decision. Gates, while not ruling out a rise in casualties during the buildup, told reporters Jan. 26 that he sees a possibility that some insurgents and renegade militias will back off temporarily “in the hope that they can wait us out and filter back once we’re gone.” That could mean a decline in the U.S. casualty rate, at least temporarily. And if Bush’s plan – which couples a troop buildup with stronger economic development efforts and a renewed push to get the Iraqis to reconcile their political differences – works as intended, then a drop-off in deaths might be longlasting. The 334 U.S. troops killed in action in Iraq over the past four months does not include 36 who died of non-hostile causes like vehicle accidents. The previous highest total for those killed in action during any four-month period was 308 between September and December 2004, which included the November battle to retake the city of Fallujah. The recent increase is not linked to variations in U.S. troop levels. That number shifted from about 137,000 troops at the end of January 2006 to a range of 130,000-150,000 during summer and fall before ending the year at 128,000. It has risen now to about 138,000, with the buildup in Baghdad just getting started. Since the start of the war in Iraq, nearly 3,100 U.S. troops have died, of which nearly 2,500 were killed in action.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
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