The cries for Todd Haley’s job have quieted down. The rumors about Haley being ousted and his shaky relationship with G.M. Scott Pioli have gone away, at least for now.
“Making a head coaching change is not something we’re contemplating,” Chiefs chairman Clark Hunt told Adam Teicher of the Kansas City Star.
That’s what a three-game winning streak can do.
Hunt disputed the widespread reports of discord between Pioli and Haley.
“They have an excellent relationship. I understand there’s been a lot of focus on that subject. But in the time I’ve been around them, they work very well together. They have a shared vision for the kind of football team they’re trying to build,” Hunt said.
Hunt cited the Steelers as a model of stability that he aspires to. He likes the notion that they rarely change head coaches.
It’s hard to imagine Haley having a Bill Cowher-type run in Kansas City, but winning is the ultimate leverage. Haley’s contract runs out after 2012. That means the Chiefs will likely want to address the situation after this season one way or another.
“I don’t think it serves a purpose for me to publicly discuss anybody’s contract situation,” Hunt said. “I do think Todd has done a very good job since he’s been the head coach of the Chiefs. We were obviously delighted to make the playoffs last year, and he has the team playing well again. Those types of things tend to take care of themselves at the right time.”