The Kansas City Chiefs fired former head coach Todd Haley in the middle of the 2011 season but not the team could indirectly be responsible for helping Haley get another head coaching gig.
After leaving the Chiefs, Haley was hired to be the offensive coordinator for the Pittsburgh Steelers but now the Arizona Cardinals, the team left to come to the Chiefs, is requesting permission to interview Haley to be their head coach.
From Jason La Canfora:
And with it now murky as to whether Andy Reid ever makes it out to AZ; Cards preparing to request permission to interview Todd Haley…
The Cardinals were reportedly very interested in Andy Reid, however the Chiefs intercepted Reid yesterday in Philly. The interview lasted nine hours and the most recent reports suggest Reid is close to a deal with KC. As such, Reid has pushed back his meeting with the Cards.
Now the Cards are looking at other options, which clearly includes Haley.
It would be pretty funny if the Chiefs ended up inadvertently helping Haley get another shot as a head coach. We shall see.
Nice to see an offensive mind in there that has developed some QBs before. Can’t really complain. I just hope he can take control of that locker room. IMO it seems like there is a real lack of leadership.
also says that if reid is hired gm scott pioli will be fired most likely
Good college resume and at the moment he’s kickin the crap outta Florida’s top defense.
Also saw his interview w/ him and his mother , both seem like down to earth type people.
What say you ? its a thought.
In the one on one interview NFL.com recently did with Clark Hunt…Clark confirms that he has always been involved with Pioli & football operations, which would include coaching hires, draft choices, & so on. The only real change Clark is making, is that from this point forward, the HC will report to him and not the GM, whether it remain Pioli or someone else. Clark also states clearly in this interview, that he could retain Pioli, as well as not, based upon many factors.
The entire article can be read following the link below, but here are points I’m referring to above;
NFL: "When you say the coach and GM will report to you, does that mean you’ll be taking a more hands-on role in football?"
Clark: "I think it’ll be a different role. I do spend a lot of time already on the football side. Most of that interaction in the past has been with the GM, as opposed to the head coach. On a going-forward basis, I anticipate spending a lot of time with both."
NFL: "Do you feel like Scott Pioli can still be the right man to right the ship here?"
Clark: "I have not ruled that out. We’re still evaluating that. But the priority here over the next few weeks is going to be the head coach."
- Running back Damien Williams: from low-risk addition to key part of Chiefs’ offense - Kansas City Star
- Upon Further Review: Five Quick Facts About the Chiefs' Loss to the Chargers on Thursday - chiefs.com
- Patrick Mahomes is reportedly planning a cereal called “Patty Flakes” - Arrowhead Pride
- Podcast on the Chiefs’ defense & more after Thursday night’s loss to Chargers - Kansas City Star
- Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Kendall Fuller having wrist surgery - ESPN
- Family of former Kansas City Chiefs star Kareem Hunt has history of criminal behavior - USA TODAY
- LA Chargers beat Kansas City Chiefs in stunning late comeback - BBC Sport