The argument shown below got Bruce Arians fired...and Arians isn't even involved.
Witness New England quarterback Tom Brady and then-Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien in extremely heated discussion near the end of the Patriots' 34-27 win over Washington on 12.11.11. Brady had just thrown an interception in the end zone.
Brady is the team's franchise player and one of the greatest QBs ever. But O'Brien (now Penn State's head coach) doesn't back down a bit.
Upon seeing this skirmish, Steelers upper management concluded that Arians and Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger were too close. Arians got fired and was replaced by the more combustible Todd Haley. Upper management apparently hoped to see this confrontation re-enacted by Haley and Roethlisberger, somehow figuring it might do Ben some good.
But it never happened, at least not in public. Anyway, anyone who knows Ben even a bit knows that yelling won't get anything good out of him.
Think about it: Arians was fired and Haley hired based on a argument that happened between a coach and player ON ANOTHER TEAM. That's not relevant, and it's a stupid way of making important decisions.
All Arians did was go to Indianapolis, sub for ailing head coach Chuck Pagano and help the Colts make the playoffs, becoming just the second team in NFL history to win 10 games after losing 14 the year before. Arians also mentored QB Andrew Luck's amazing rookie campaign.
All Haley did was help the Steelers go 7-8.
Bad decision. Bad fit. Idiotic reasoning.